This is the famous “Blue Boy” episode. Jack Webb wrote the script for this story (under a pseudonym), which covers the problem of LSD in the hands of teenagers. The drug had only been made illegal one year prior to the episode’s original air date. It features a fascinating Hollywood rendition of a flower child strung out on acid — at the beginning of the episode, Blue Boy has his head in a hole in the ground, after earlier trying to eat the bark off a tree. He is held for public intoxication, although since LSD was not illegal he could not be held for possession. As soon as it is made illegal, some months later, Joe and Bill go out to make some arrests, crashing a psychedelic drug party. By the time they track Benjie down, however, he has OD’d on a combination of LSD and other drugs.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on March 24, 2011