Earl Schmerle is part of The Rock-afire Explosion's comedy act, sharing stage right with Rolfe DeWolfe. Earl is a puppet, located on Rolfe's right hand. He usually teases Rolfe relentlessly, and seems to have a mind of his own. Earl also sings lead vocals in many songs.
In the development of the Rock-afire, Earl is the only character that did not originate as a character in either the Wolf Pack 5 or The Hard Luck Bears. However, Earl's voice closely resembles that of the Wolfman from the Wolf Pack 5.
During Concept Unification, Earl's animatronic was removed entirely, as the right arm assembly containing Earl was replaced during the conversion of Rolfe's animatronic to Chuck E. Cheese.After these events, it is likely that Earl's animatronic was most likely either destroyed, put into storage, or sold to a collector.
It should be noted, however, that during concept unification, Rolfe and Earl preformed the last official Showbiz Pizza show known as The Rolfe and Earle Show. During the show, both characters were voiced by ShowBiz employees.
It should also be noted, that on the Concept Unification Prototype Stage, Earl was also scrapped altogether along with Rolfe.
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