Workaholics Episode 1 Review
In what world of sexting is a shot of a girl’s nipple supposed to be followed by a picture of a dude’s dick? That is a question Anders Holmvik (Anders Holm) didn’t bother to ask when his two best friends Adam Demamp (Adam DeVine) and Blake Henderson (Blake Anderson) were messing with him. I mean, if they tell you they heard it on Dateline, what are you supposed to do but believe it, right? Well, now Anders has to live with the fact that everyone in their friend Vanessa’s phone have a very interesting–and oddly tan–new wallpaper. As his pranking friend Adam reveals “the nipple of your dreams is really the tipple of nightmares.”
If you’re wondering why the main actors of Workaholics have names eerily similar to their characters, it’s not an accident. The first season of the very funny Comedy Central show was ordered after an executive of the popular cable channel saw a series of YouTube videos the three actors/writers/producers had posted on youtube. It’s another success story that bears the same universal message all got-famous-quick Hollywood stories have: you just have to go out and do it.
So does this show about three alcoholic, pot smoking, proudly degenerate telemarketers deserve to share the same airspace with such long-living series’s as South Park, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report? I’d have to give one big ass, happy ass resounding “YES” to that. I mean, they even named it with the right frame of mind. Workaholics was a play on words, implying alcoholics in the workplace.
So what wrench is thrown into these three immature and lovable friends’s monkey for their premiere episode that would rock their world and inspire a complete 22 minutes of mayhem and antics? It’s brilliant in it’s simplicity: drug test. Dun dun dun.
Let’s just say when they turn to a playground of kids to get a clean sample of urine you’ll have no doubt this show is a melding of insane brilliance and *&^%ing insanity that reminds you of those great SNL shorts everyone loves like Jizz In My Pants or Dick in a Box. And with a finish intentionally channeling Die Hard, is there anything that this series can’t get right? Don’t answer that, it’s a rhetorical question.
If after you watch this you feel the need to buy the following two seasons (which are not at home on Netflix, unfortunately), there is nothing wrong with you. You’re only problem is that you have excellent taste.
So if you have Netflix or are considering the 30-Day Free Trial, this is a must to watch. Don’t add it to your Queue, just search, play, and enjoy this wonderful season on Netflix.
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For those who like their Special Features and Audio Commentaries, here are a few helpful links to the physical copies and digital copies of the 3rd season:
Amazon – Workaholics: Season 3 [HD]
iTunes – Workaholics, Season 3
A head’s up: Seasons One and Two are sold separately on DVD for $13 a pop, while both are sold together on Blu-Ray for $16.