Yesterday we talked about how the Workaholics Art Department built the future; today, we want to focus on how the Make Up and Costumers built the people of the future for "The Future is Gnar".
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.
Make Up master Alexei Dmitriew had his work cut out for him when he first got the script for "In Line".
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.
Jillian’s bright red jacket had to serve multiple purposes in "Hungry Like the Wolf Dog"; it had to be bright, it had to be warm, it had to be able to be covered in mud.
I think we went 3-for-3; especially when you see the original jacket as modeled by Workaholics writer’s PA Nate “Heartbreaker” Crocker.
Now we ask you… Who Wore it Better?
can i get a demamp camp t shirt?
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Which Blake look did you prefer in "High Art"? Salad Pants Trash or Movie Vest Cash?
Costume Supervisor Jerry Jaeger works with Blake for every episode to find the right piece of crazy clothing to accentuate the character’s journey; and few pieces have matched as well as “Cool Blake’s” movie vest. Part of me is very happy that goldmine avoided being soaked in piss; the good ones always remain piss free, I’ve found.
And worry not! Despite what some had feared, Blake DID NOT cut his hair for reals. He tucked it up, bob style, and his real long locks return for the rest of Season 3B.
See Blake’s long hair return with customary flare in an all-new Workaholics, this Wednesday at 10/9 CT, only on Comedy Central.
What mystery character returns for tonight’s all-new Workaholics?
While we can tease you with this continuity photo from the costume department (slightly edited for max tease potential), we don’t want to give away the return.
But we can tell you who it isn’t:
- B-Rad. Already came back, and it’s not his style to show up unannounced (or unhyped).
- Topher. While he’d love nothing more than to lurk a high school football game, it’s not the direction tonight’s road map follows. Also, I’m not sure he’s allowed within 50 feet of a public school.
- Davis King, Hatchet Salesman. I think he’s busy managing a park somewhere for recreation.
- Sewer Dwayne. He’s not allowed within 50 feet of a public school for entirely different reasons than Topher (parking tickets).
- Chelsea Niederdeppe. Because clearly that picture is of a dude, dudes.
The answer is out there… but to see for yourself tune in to the premiere of "Fourth and Inches" tonight at 10/9 CT, only on Comedy Central.
Jillian’s "Sandman Sims meets Blossom" was a look Maribeth was… envious of?
Costume Supervisor Jerry Jaeger has some things up his sleeves for Maribeth in future episodes, though… emphasis on “future” (evil teasing laugh).
Costume Designer Jerry Jaeger really outdid himself with his work on "Flashback in the Day".
He worked with the guys to determine the looks they wanted, then went about perfecting them in such a way that they looked foolish… but only in the ways they were supposed to.
Also, the entire costume department deserves credit for finding tear away pants after 2001.