Not sure if you were being sarcastic on this reply or not..but I have been intrigued by the red button since the 1980s when i first noticed they were on all the williams pinball machines, before such easy info was available on the internet. Then I discovered it was all done by Pat Lawlor. He has been asked about the red button more than once, and he will never answer. Its like asking Robert Plant the true meaning of Stairway to Heaven or something, its not something he wants to put out there. As a person who spent literally hundreds of dollars on pinball over the years I have a theory as to what the red button is...its always about 'amusement devices' which are designed to take your money as fast as possible. I suspect that either by magnets or deliberate design there is an aspect to the machines designed to limit the amount of time you get to play, and like modern claw machines, stacker games, other arcade redemption machines of late, a certain number of plays were allowed to let you 'win' if you had the skill. I especially felt this way after having a 400 million game in the arcade of Twilight Zone, followed by a 100k point game the next quarter. I think Pat was the quintessential pinball designer and knew both the playfield and electronic side of things that could make sure you didnt have a game longer than 2 minutes most of the time...and that is what the red button represents. It always is represented by some sneaky looking figure on the backglass, who is more in control of the machine than you are. Chuckie is the perfect example, a carnival barker trying to get you to come in the funhouse. That motherf$cker. I loved hitting him in the mouth. And Twilight Zone was the ultimate Williams and Pat Lawlor love letter to pinball, as when you played it being a veteran Williams pinball player you would recognize all the samples from the other machines, and the cows. That f$cking red button. I always knew there was something to it....but Hey, its only Pinball!