We assume that Ricky gained the unwanted nickname of 'Reveen' due to his vague physical resemblance to real-life personality Peter J. Reveen, a hypnotist and showman hailing from Australia but performing mainly in Atlantic Canada. His stage name was 'Reveen, the Impossiblist.' He has appeared on David Letterman, and also produced a series of self-hypnosis CDs for such purposes as quitting smoking and overeating. Peter died at the age of 77 on April 8. 2013 after a battle with diabetes and dementia.