Okay, that does sound like a show George Carlin would come up with. Plus, we're a year away from Carlin debuting a certain monologue: The Seven Words you can't say on Television.Nelson was referring to an infamous episode on an already controversial television show that seemed to exist for no other reason than to push the boundaries of good taste and what the networks, NBC in this case, would allow. The show revolved around the family Patriarch played by George Carlin, his shrewish wife and their three teenaged children. The oldest son was a hoodlum while it was strongly implied that the daughter was a prostitute, and the youngest son was gay.
The episode in question, the Season Two Premiere, had featured the family going waterskiing on Lake George over Labor Day weekend and their boat was a decrepit looking fishing boat with an outboard engine that was both comically huge, loud, and belched black smoke. The episode had ended with the lot of them leaving their vacation earlier than expected to avoid getting arrested, but not before leaving the people in next campsite, the ones they had tormented for the entire weekend, holding the bag when the Sheriff’s Department showed up.