John originally wanted to call the show -"The Village Cooks"- since we taped in his garage on his estate, the Village Crean, in the Back Bay of Newport Beach.
But on the first show John set the paper towels on fire. Joey Bishop jumped up and said," Neither one of you are at home on that range!"
John and I looked at each other and said, that's the name of the show- At Home on the Range.
The tag line - the cooking show for the deranged- came later.... the show premiered June 2nd 1992 on my birthday.