The episode: “Time Chasers,” ep. 821
The riff: Noted with a degree of horror by Mike as a pudgy-looking figure with a mop of red hair squats on top of an abandoned building. (The characters are in the future)
The explanation: Mason Reese is a former child actor turned restaurateur. He was mostly known as a child in the 1970s, when he appeared in many commercials for Post Raisin Bran, Underwood Deviled Ham (ick) and Dunkin’ Donuts. He was recognizable mostly because of his slight lisp, sort of squished-looking face and red hair. Today he owns several restaurants in New York City.
Novelty factor: Okay, I’m not proud to admit it, but this kid kind of creeps me out.