Prof. J. Tillingham Hornett is an entomologist who once happens to be traveling on the same train as the gang. He has his bug collection, which he claims is the finest in America, with him. His case falls to the floors and breaks open while he is sleeping at 4 a.m., and the bugs spill onto the floor. Farina wanders by and helps disperse them throughout the train car, and soon all the passengers are scratching themselves.
J. Tillingham Hornett was played by Gus Leonard.