I had work very hard to keep from commenting during the performance. There's several stretches of dialogue that a warped mind like mine can twist into come-ons between male characters. I would not have been at all surprised had the show ended with the two cowboys in each others arms, as well as the professor and the sheriff.
I see they remade the movie for TV in 1982, Barry "I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it would help" Corbin as Virgil, Tim "Vice President Otter" Matheson as Bo, and Margot "Lois Lane" Kidder as Cherie. I'm sure it was played seriously, but I couldn't help but laugh based on that casting.