The slate of "Toby" movies:

Pretentious Pictures presents six comedies about gigolo/tour guide/lazybones Toby, based on three novels and a book of novellas.  Hardcover Foreign Matter was published by Atheneum/Macmillan in New York:
“A very, very funny book."—The West Coast Review of Books
“Fresh and spirited.”—Publishers Weekly
“Enormously enjoyable.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A complete success.”—Books in Canada
“A delightfully comic creation.”—The Montreal Gazette
“Funny, ebullient comedy of errors.”—Santa Cruz Sentinal
“The feel of a Peter Sellers movie.”—Wichita Eagle-Beacon
“Fast-moving and funny.”—Anniston Star
“The most hilarious book I have ever read.”—Goodreads
Physical comedy sequences on par with the best of Chaplin and Keaton.”—Amazon
“Could bode well for his future.”—The New York Times
Let’s hope so.

Toby travels with a woman who pays.  He's got it made, except that her nine-year-old daughter is smarter than he is, and gets him into and out of trouble at will.
Foreign Matter begins with Toby tour-guiding in Venice, where he meets rich blonde bubble-head Marcie and abandons the tour to rub noses with her, till he runs out of money.  “To-bee!  Let's just live on my money!”  Well, it’s awkward but what can one say?  He reclines into the good life. 
We haven't got our Toby yet so I'm using models to give you the idea.  I do, though, like John Goodman for Marcie’s father-in-law, billionaire Hazelton Turnbull “Hard Turd” Harding IV.  Haze loathes Toby, and loathes giving Marcie her allowance to feed him.  But he loves his little granddaughter, and she's where the power lies.

When Haze spends Marcie’s money on a painting for the Harding Memorial Museum, Toby steals it...
The point about Toby is that he's absolutely useless—a slack good-for-nothing fugitive from the it-isn’t-doing-you-any-good-unless-it-hurts society.  As the Montreal Gazzette said, “his most exasperating quality is also his most endearing: the more we get to know him, the less we expect from him.”  

In Total Moisture the same characters are in Cannes, where Haze is trying to buy a title.
In Will You Please Fuck Off? they’re in London, where Haze plans to marry Marcie into an aristocratic family; and Toby, as if he didn’t have enough trouble, is stalked by a gay ghost. A micro-budget project.
In The Cad, about Toby’s tour-guide days, he is the incompetent guardian angel of a group of Americans in Greece, and has a love affair that threatens to make a solid citizen of him.
In The Worst That Could Happen, a story of the ant and the grasshopper, he finds a home with a widow who’s trying to hang onto her Greek-island hotel.
And in Ain't It Awful, the gang is on Hydra.
Like the James Bond series, the Tobies are set in various pleasure zones.  And the book Will You Please Fuck Off? contains two more novellas, “The Fat Girls Contest,” in Paris, and “Certainly Something,” by the Greek sea, these two coming along.
The other six are ready.
 Pretentious Pictures presents summer comedies.

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