Make Up head Alexei Dmitriew took Maribeth Monroe to his laboratory and sculpted a likeness for decapatational purposes; because if you’re going to chop someone’s head off, it’s gotta look good. Alexei did this while also juggling turning actors into meth heads into zombies for "In Line", as well as turning our office workers into office cyborgs. One bad powder coat, and it becomes a bad public access horror movie; instead, we got a believable scary as hell cyborg tour-de-force.
Costume head Jerry Jaeger then had to find the right look for the office cyborgs, which he nailed down expertly; the real challenge lied in how to dress Queen Alice. He managed to find an outfit from a famous film (not THAT Avengers…) that gave Alice that sexy-scary hybrid haunt. It may not have been easy to wear, but it sure made a lot of guys send Maribeth some interesting reads on Twitter.
That’s official shout outs to Alexei, Jerry, and their team of minions. There’s still more cast and crew that could be shouted out for their work in "The Future is Gnar", but even a paragraph here couldn’t capture the efforts of all involved. You think those helicopters flew themselves?
So thank you, once again, to the best crew in TV for helping Workaholics make one of the most memorable episodes of it’s run.
And unleash his house of horrors did Alexei let forth. In the photos you can see Blake’s LARP-influenced apocalypse zombie; it’s playtime, really. Then the Adam’s PCP-vision zombies change the game. Their eyes follow you with a darkness you thought you locked away long ago. They haunt. They freak out kids who walked by set that day. They may have eaten someone, we didn’t have a solid headcount when we started.
But what may be most amazing is this pales in comparison to the size and scope of what you can expect out of the future-set Workaholics Season Finale.
Alexei, Costume Supervisor Jerry Jaeger, Todd Daniels Props, and a crew of seemingly thousands from the Art Department starting with Gary Kordan’s designs through Julie Drach’s superhuman set dressing efforts, plus many many many more, you will see what some call our best episode. By the end of the shoot week, #ArtDeptStrong was appearing on office doors and white boards.
It is truly a Workaholics-world you’ve NEVER seen before, and the credit goes to the best crew on TV (that doesn’t have to deal with horses or have House of Cards’ budget, etc.).
See what some called “a movie disguised as a cable TV show” in "The Future is Gnar", this Wednesday night at 10/9 CT, only on Comedy Central.
Karl modeling his custom-fit nipple rings.
For those who asked, Kyle (who plays Karl) does NOT currently have his nipples pierced. He selected some choice synthetic nips from Make Up Guru Alexei Dmitriew, who can’t even list the tasty chest jewelry as his best work for the episode.
We’ll have more on Alexei’s intensive laboratory where he turned actors into meth-heads into zombies next week.
Watch as Makeup Artist Alexei Dmitriew takes humble Jeff Howard and turns him into the raging neck beast known as Big Fat.
(Special thanks to Jeff Howard, Alexei Dmitriew, and Evan Ahlgren)