It became a credo during "The Future is Gnar". After Production Designer Gary Kordan read some early story documents for the season finale, he started sketching proposals for a war torn future; set in the TelAmeriCorp office.
Then it had to become a reality. How would we turn a normal office set into a cut scene from a video game? The answer turned out to be hard work, and Set Decorator Julie Drach lead her team to their best work of the season, if not the series.
The Art Department of Workaholics made the future gnar. I’d list them all by name here, but I wouldn’t want to leave anyone out, and a lot of their last names are hard to spell, but sincerely, Art-D, thank you. The episode would have looked like the TelAmeriCorp cleaning staff had gone on strike (episode idea?) without you.
Tomorrow on the Tumblr we’ll talk about some other Crew heroes, specifically how the Costume and Make Up Departments made you believe Alice could lose her head.
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.
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.
Mild-mannered Maribeth Monroe blocks a scene from "Webcam Girl" while slowly making the transition into All-Ice Alice.
Then she wardrobed up, and this happened:
The Workaholics Mix Tape - Webcam Girl
For those of you who send us questions about what music appears in an episode, this is your destination. All musical roads lead here, lovers.
Read on for all the hot hits from last night’s "Webcam Girl"…
"Fourth and Inches" played as a Workaholics’ ode to "Friday Night Lights".
More like "Guy-day Night Lights".
Or even "Friday Night Lights-Out".
Maybe “Fries May Excite?”
I’m sorry. That last one really has nothing to do with football.
In "Alice Quits" we saw TelAmeriCorp like we’ve never seen before… wide open.
One of the fun aspects of Travis (Daniel Stern) taking down TAC’s trusty cubicle walls meant more than waving goodbye to wall art and Shart X-ing signs; it meant the people normally hidden by those walls were now front and center for all the world to see.
The telemarketing minions come in all shapes, sizes, types and colors. Alice may have quit, but not before leaving behind a hodge podge legacy of truck stop bathroom creeps, mouth breathing elevator companions and station wagon driving friends of your Aunt Connie.
These are the type of people who teach wood shop. At a community college.
They wait in line at the post office. When all they need are stamps.
They call your home to sell you the steak knives you never new you needed.
These… are the people of TelAmeriCorp.
TelAmeriCorp: We Call You
While we tragically lost our friend Jet Set last December, his performances in episodes like last night’s "Alice Quits" help his memory live on.
In the show, the guys’ hair tribute was meant to honor their co-worker’s dedication; but with the episode airing after his death, I think it did a lot to honor how much Jet Set meant to us all at Workaholics.
How’d you sleep this weekend after "A TelAmerican Horror Story" got up inside your brain? Ready for Monday?
Probably want to take that tape off your eyes first. Well, stop the knife fans, that should be first, THEN remove the tape from your eyes. The lettuce, you do with that as you see fit, it’s your diet.
But you know what’s *really* scary? A new boss.
On Wednesday, January 30th, at 10/9 CT, see what happens when ”Alice Quits”. Only on Comedy Central.
It’s 3 miles to the hospital, we got just over “E” as far as gas goes, Adam strapped to the roof, it’s pretty bright because of the #SuperMoon… and we’re not wearing sunglasses.
Let’s yank it.