The premise of the sketch was that sex was too spontaneous to be regulated, and the quiz show played that idea to the hilt.
"He had enthusiasm to the hilt," said his niece, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.
He played affirmative action to the hilt and took full advantage of it.
Old English hilt "hilt, handle of a sword or dagger," from Proto-Germanic *helt (cf. Old Norse hjalt, Old High German helza "hilt," Old Saxon helta "oar handle"), perhaps from PIE *kel- "to strike." Formerly also used in plural in same sense as singular.