In Episode 3 of LJ’s Trip, the show’s host, LJ, travels or “trips” back to witness master escapologist Harry Houdini’s final death-defying act. Instead of playing the respectful peanut chomping observer, LJ, played by New York actor Joel Stigliano, engages in footsie sexy time with the lovely Miss Kitty Pinchbottom and stops Houdini’s performance dead by killing him! It was just an episode ago that LJ was seducing cavewomen with his suave come-ons such as, “I like your hair,” and “You’re pretty,” and now he’s added grisly, brutal murder to the list!
The episode takes place in a stylish Steampunk universe where Gray makes a cameo as a Steampunk clock repairman. Episode 3’s steamy design was created by Brunson from his home which was infested by a colony of bats at the time. Not unlike a certain Bruce Wayne, Brunson relied on imaginary wealth, black spray paint, and Morgan Freeman to create his inspired collection.