During filming of the episode in 1977, the show become associated with a strange American legend. Filming a scene in the funhouse called Laff-in-the-Dark a technician tried to move a strange looking wax-covered mannequin hanging from a rope and when he did the mummy's arm broke off in his hand. Sticking out of the wax was a human bone. When forensic scientists unclothed the figure they cut through the thick, hard wax and found that it was the body of Elmer McCurdy, a notorious outlaw who had been killed in a gunfight in 1911. After he was formally identified, he was buried in a formal ceremony and many of the crew of "The Six Million Dollar Man" were in attendance.