Wiseau originally collaborated with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheimer of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as a guest producer on a segment titled “Tommy.” When Wiseau started production on a new sitcom called The Neighbors, in which he plays a landlord to a weird-ass cast of tenants, Tim and Eric signed on to help produce the show, but were pushed away by Wiseau. “Tommy wanted more help to make it and we wanted him to do what he does in a vacuum without any assistance from professionals,” Heidecker told GQ.

Wiseau apparently wanted more creative help from the duo, while they just wanted to assist with the business side of things.