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Earl with Rolfe


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.

With the exception of a period in the mid-1980s where ShowBiz Pizza Time produced its own Rock-afire show tapes, Earl has been voiced by Aaron Fechter.[1][2]


In the development of the Rock-afire, Earl was 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 resembled that of the Wolfman from the Wolf Pack 5.

Concept Unification[]

During Concept Unification, Earl's animatronic was completely removed, as the right arm assembly containing Earl was replaced during the conversion of Rolfe's animatronic to Chuck E. Cheese.[3]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 performed 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 removed completely, along with Rolfe.