Stephanie Lynn Robinson did not know the ending of the story (Hannah's fate) until it was released.  The last line in the script was "scream."  She didn't know why.  

The genie's name is Jay Santiago.

Joshua Alexander was selected among 20 actors for the part of the narrator.


Stephanie Lynn Robinson (Hannah - The Taco King) first auditioned for the part of Sarah Peppersocks.  With her "cute little girl voice," she seemed more suitable for Hannah.  Her voice is very similar to Tony Award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked/You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown).

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Doug Barron, TV Announcer, is a cast member of TRAILER PARK BOYS as the legendary newsman Steve Rogers.

There is a strong correlation to Disney's Aladdin in the storyline of Inseedious.  A boy uses a wish to release the person who gave him the wish from bondage.


Most Snuffbooks stories are derived from movie posters.

Hannah's "AVOCADO" sequence is a tribute to the silhouette players on Electric Company.  ("Yes, that's Morgan Freeman.)

There were 14 versions of the story before its final edit.  The original version was called "Oscar and the Bonbons." 

It was James Smillie's idea to make the genie Hispanic.

In the original story, Horace falls to his death.

The opening sequence is a tribute to the 1969 televised opening credits of Frosty the Snowman.  The closing sequence (all black w/piano led orchestrations) is a tribute to the closing credits of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

The title of the book comes from a review of Matt Damon's movie, The Informant.  

In the original story, when Sarah is first introduced on The Now Show, instead of a hand mirror, she looks at her reflection through a kitchen knife.

Melody Muzljakovich is a trained singer.


There is a sequel to Inseedious in the works involving Horace's rescue.

The reason Peter's eyes glow is to serve as a metaphor for his role as the blind whale's sight at the end of the story.

The "...and then, there was silence" line was used as a contrasting tool to the noise that precedes it.  Directing ones attention to silence is a leading spiritual technique taught by famed spiritual advisor Eckhart Tolle.

The line "tips on how to eat tacos without the filling falling out" comes from an episode of Sanford and Son when Rollo moves next door.