Earl Hickey, Meet Stewie Griffin
Imagine, instead, that he instead took a life lesson from ... Stewie Griffin.
Or, save yourself some imaginative effort and just wait until the first season of "My Name Is Earl" is released on
Greg Garcia, creator of the hit
"We're actually doing 15-minute mini-episode [that asks] what if Earl [
Lee and Garcia also discussed the origins of television's most famous facial hair since the heyday of "Magnum, P.I." Garcia says that NBC initially was hesitant about having a mustachioed Earl, "but Jason said, 'Trust me, I look funny with facial hair.'"
The network did, however, convince Lee to trim the 'stache back a little bit. "I originally went for a fu manchu, but NBC said no. I guess it made me look a little bit too trashy," he says. "So we sort of shaved off the chu and left the fu man."
"My Name Is Earl" is in the homestretch of production for this season, with three episodes and part of a fourth left to shoot. Garcia says in the season finale, we'll find out the No. 1 item on Earl's karmic to-do list, which was the misdeed he performed just before he won the lottery.
Other upcoming episodes include two that were screened for the audience Tuesday: one in which Earl and Randy (