Wally Cox, comedian and character actor, was most famous for his role on television as Mr. Peepers. He was also the roommate of Marlon Brando in acting school. His career as a stand-up comedian is less noted.
One night he is working the Dunes in Las Vegas. He bombs. Not just a little bomb, a big bomb, the biggest of all stinkerooneys. The bomb is so bad that the Dunes management arranges to have Wally carried out on a stretcher, so they can cancel the remaining engagement due to illness.