In the “Town Car Willie” spinoff, I like how post-apocalypse there are still Uber drivers in the lava-flooded streets of Los Angeles. How did you come up with that idea?
Tai: I’m pretty sure Willie’s the only one driving. I’m not entirely sure but I feel like he’s the only one on the app, so if you need a ride, Willie’s your guy.
Patrick: He’s so motivated, he knows he might get another job out of it if he keeps at it.
Tai: Originally we had seven episodes in our season; now we have six. We ended episode five on this big cliffhanger, and we thought it would be fun if we had Episode 6 have nothing to do with anything, and just follow Willie during his day job as a chauffeur. So we had a bunch of people come in and it ended up being 22 minutes of just great stuff. I called Patrick and said “Maybe we should do it as a spinoff.” It just took on a life of its own.
Patrick: What I’m hoping is, we do another spinoff of “Town Car Willie” and the episodes are only 30 seconds.
Tai: Like, it’s Patrick sitting around in silence with his wife while Willie’s driving. He’s massaging Hunter’s feet. What is Patrick doing?
Speaking of Patrick’s wife, Missi Pyle recently joined the cast and she’s a new actress for the character. How did she get involved in the project?
Patrick: She’s an old friend of mine, because we were in Galaxy Quest together, and [Season 1 actress] Elisa Donovan couldn’t do it anymore because she had a baby or some stupid reason.
Tai: She had a baby and she moved to San Francisco.
Patrick: Really, really bad reasons — she didn’t like us. But I don’t care, it’s web! What I wanted was to have a different woman play my wife every episode, but that got a little confusing, a little hard to schedule. That’s the kind of thing I like — we don’t need to mention that there’s a different person playing her.
It’s alluded to at one point — Willie says “Ever since you had the baby you’re like a completely different woman.” Missi’s having a lot of fun with the part.
Patrick: Oh, she tears it up.
Tai: She’s hilarious. She really plays. She f*cking goes for it, man.