Where did the idea for Vinnie and Mr. Carter (the pie-gun) come from?
Greg’s answer: The idea began with the Schnook. The Schnook evolved into Vinnie. But before there was Vinnie, there was the idea that every action has repercussions. Our series was always, I believe, pretty good about showing the repercussions of actions. At least the major repercussions. But actions have small repercussions as well. I had always wondered about that poor guy who lost his motorcycle. How did he explain that? Another example that we didn’t get to put into the show had Goliath ripping off the hatch of the Huntership before entering it. We didn’t have room for it, but I would have loved to show Vinnie nearly getting killed by that falling hatch. That’s the poor Schnook. Vinnie was just a funny guy to put in that role. The pie idea came from Brynn Chandler Reaves, I believe. Something about an old Superman comic or cartoon, I think. Making it Banana Cream, was me. A tribute to BONKERS actually — a reference to a semi-essay about which pie is the funniest pie that I made th