How a Hotel Guest Book Prank Inspired the Creator of ‘My Name is Earl’ to Create His New Comedy [Interview]
Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Fred Topel
It’s not too late to catch up on TBS’s new comedy The Guest Book. This week brings the third episode, and even though it’s an anthology series, you’ll want to keep up. Set at the Froggy Cottage cabin, each week sees a new guest check in with a new story. However, the manager Wilfred (Charlie Robinson) and the strippers from nearby Chubby’s are always there, and single father Andrew Brown (Garret Dillahunt) seems to be staying longer.
Creator Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope, The Millers) got the idea when he started writing funny stories in guest books where he stayed. The Guest Book is based on those stories, and they will all pay off in the season finale. Garcia spoke with /Film by phone last week, in a good mood since episode two saw increased viewership.