Comedy Central’s cult classic Workaholics has given us myriad memorable, moments, hilarious lines, and awkward predicaments, that it seems only the dream team trio of Blake (Blake Anderson, above, l.), Ders (Anders Holm), and our favorite, Adam (Adam Devine, above, r.) can get into and out of, or just into. To recall a few: The time, when, to avoid an overzealous security agent, our trio took to the sewers. The result? Well, um, shit. The very, very classic episode called “Muscle I’d Like to Flex” when Laura Kightlinger guests as Sharon Lavarno, the cougar who owns the building where our boys ‘te-lemarket’, and whose gaze lands upon the inimitable Adam DeMamp, while he pumps iron on the roof of the building. That episode begins with a clip from the beginning of the group’s Wizard Rap (“Wizards Don’t Die”), which we’ve cued for you below from a live set in which the full song appears, and where the sound quality is markedly better than the Youtube show clips. Take a look:
That episode also gave us the following gem:
“Did you ever meet someone who like gets you on all levels? Makes you feel like your souls are boning each other in the spirit world?”
Of course, the gem belongs to Adam, who, frankly, has had so many of them that we may reconsider our recent stance that Rafi (Jason Mantzoukas) of “The League” is the funniest character on television.
So so many. On the death of “Homegirl”:
“Brain tumor. Doctor said it was the size of a p’zone.”
On Anders’ remarks on the taste of spermicide:
“I can’t believe you know what spermicide tastes like. Have you been deep throating condoms just because you can?”
On his disbelief that Ipecac will make him yack upon drinking some, because Ipecac is a scientific formula:
“Those scientists better check their hypotenuses, dude.”
Then he of course pukes, post haste. On historical figures:
“Shakespeare was a super important dude. He was like the president of Rome.”
Not only do we look forward to Adam Devine reprising the Adam DeMamp role, we also look forward to his role in the much anticipated return (to Netflix) of Arrested Development, S4.
Another favorite of ours is “To Friend a Predator”, when the boys set in motion a ruse to lure and catch “Topher” (Chris D’Elia), who has revealed himself as a pedophile, and connoisseur of boys aged “10 to 12.” Only apprehending Topher becomes more difficult than planned because Topher is the coolest, rather, the “ballingest” guy they’ve ever met, arriving to the trap they’ve set for him at their Rancha Cucamunga, well, um, ranch, armed with a bag of herb and a spud gun to launch projectile potatoes.
Topher ends up taking the boys to Club Damnation, a club that they normally aren’t cool enough to gain entry to. The boys are out of place but ecstatic nonetheless, despite their less than chic fashion sense being described as “90’s Canadian.” And all the more ecstatic when Topher introduces them to three female model friends who live in “The Penthouse Penthouse”, a clever takeoff on The Playboy Mansion. When one of the ladies takes Adam’s phone and enters what is presumably her number, Adam endeavors to dial it. When Adam sees it is actually ringing, prompting the realization that she had in fact given him her real number, a bewildered Adam declares, “there really is a second time for everything.”
The boys also displayed a bit of a social conscience when they go all “21 Jump Street”, undercover style, at the local high school, to foil neighborhood vandals. A truly priceless scene comes when Adam, who has gotten in with the cool kids, forces a “swirlie” on Blake when they catch him acting weird in the bathroom, because Blake has not gotten in with the cool kids. The swirlie. Long may it live.
Our boys also have time for fun, even in “Business Trip”, when Adam, Blake, and Karl, their friend and homeless drug dealer (Kyle Newacheck, who happens to write much of this brilliant comedy, along with the 3 stars, and who happened to direct the episode), crash Anders’ hotel room when he leaves to close an important client and skips out on their plans to do LSD together.
Adam on when his friend took LSD:
“My buddy did acid once, and he could immediately speak Cantonese. He was like, “sooong ting taoooo!”
While the boys never actually realized their dream of getting to The Penthouse Penthouse, we’re hoping that that storyline gets revisited sometime during S4, which is set to debut in about 4 weeks time. Perhaps they will work in more rapping as well, as the boys are the most talented comedic rapping team this side of The Rhymnoceros and The Hip Hop Opotamus, the alter egos of Brett and Jemaine, from an even greater classic, “The Flight of the Choncords”.
And on that note, a word to our recent “fans’ and their “comments”–both loosely termed. Be more constructive with your feedback please.