Workaholics Season Three is So Tight Butthole

We get weird while Comedy Central rakes it in
by Liz O’Malley
Co-Editor in Chief

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Workaholics closed their third season in the same far-fetched, drug-induced fashion that one would be foolish not to expect from the stoner-slacker trio.

The first 10 episodes of season 3 wrapped up in late July, leaving off on the tale of how Blake, Ders and Adam met back in college. With their unbreakable friendship solidified by their outcast status, inability to get laid, and passion for intoxicants, fans endured a painful sixth months of waiting before the second half of the season was released. Episodes 11-20 began airing on January 16 and closed with their imaginative season finale on March 20, remaining just as captivatingly gross as always.

Opening with “Booger Nights,” the second half of season 3 immediately establishes itself as relentlessly shameless, (literally) whipping its dick out and daring you to do the same. The guys’ lack of ambition and inclination towards conspiracy lightheartedly embodies the disillusioned attitude of our generation like no other show on television. One-liner after one-liner, Workaholics dares to poignantly address the larger questions of the universe, like which Mike Myers movie is the best (obviously Wayne’s World), or which high school sport is the most fun to place bets on. They also drop subtle references to things like Based God and Freddy Got Fingered, presenting them as archetypal models of the modern burnout.

For some reason the barrage of disgusting antics–from Jet Set (RIP) shitting his pants, to the ingestion of tiny lizards, to Blake pulling a giant spiked anal probe out of Ders’s asshole–are so sick and twisted that you can’t look away no matter how much you cringe. Part of the show’s allure is cathartically seeing the bros do a bunch of nasty shit that you usually try to bribe your friends to do, but that are too gross to reach any kind of reasonable monetary compromise. The fact that they are so willing to embarrass and potentially harm themselves allows everyone’s inner alcoholic to vicariously live out any uninhibited curiosities.

The second half of season 3 also keeps up with the theme of alternate realities. The guys travel into a future ruled by machines where they need to battle their friends-turned-robots in order to reclaim their job from robots. A sleep-deprived Adam gets possessed by a sinister Telamericorp demon who wants the D. No matter where their adventures take them, Adam, Blake, and Ders approach every situation fueled by the same drug crazed enthusiasm and insatiable desire for poontang.

With a perfect balance of douchebaggery and good intentions, Workaholics is undeniably the bromance of the decade. Seeing as Comedy Central has already signed the show on for a fourth and fifth season, it isn’t likely that America’s stoner sweethearts are going to lose momentum any time soon.

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