An early episode discusses some horseplay her father used to do in the pool, a game called “The Octopus Hole,” which involved grabbing a leg and pulling one of his kids under. This terrified Jessica. Other siblings remember enjoying it. There was, however, no debate regarding how their father’s unpredictable temper in the un-magic hour after he came home from work (he was a successful advertising agency executive), but before he’d gotten some alcohol in his system. Jessica’s brother, Charles, recalls in “Winnetka” their father tasking him to play bartender and water his drink down a little. The boy faked it, thereby getting him tipsy faster.