The show “Workaholics” originally interested me because I heard that Adam DeVine, Adam Dwanye DeMamp on the show, had gone to Fordham University. However, after trying to contact him through the Alumni directory, I eventually found that “I[He] just cut and pasted Denzel Washington’s bio…and somehow that’s made it ALL over the internet,” according to an interview that Devine gave to lost remote.com. After watching the show for several seasons, his lack of education does not surprise me at all.
“Workaholics” is perhaps one of the trashiest shows on television; it honestly makes “Dance Moms” look like a show about charity. “Workaholics’” dedication to degradation of the viewer’s intelligence can be shown through a quote by character Blake Anderson, “ No, I’m not 16. I can’t drink like that anymore.” “Workaholics” is, by definition, trashy television. Their boss on the show describes the three main characters as, “barely functioning alcoholics.”
In one episode, the main characters attempt to catch a child predator and instead end up becoming friends with the predator. The main characters of the show soon learn that the person that is the child predator is, excluding his inner criminal, a normal guy.
The Workaholics, who are complete miscreant dirt bags, attempt to rehabilitate the child predator by taking him to a gymnasium to “meet the closest thing to 10-12 boys that are legal.” At the gymnasium, the Workaholics introduce the child predator to a group of 18-year-old female gymnasts. Unfortunately, the child predator sneaks off into the boys bathroom. It soon becomes obvious that the severity of the pedophilia’s problem is not something a bunch of “bros” can solve by introducing him to hot gymnasts.
Trash television, aside from its hilarious moments, has an important place in entertainment and society because of its ability to bring up otherwise excluded topics from the normal social repertoire. This is exactly why you should watch “Workaholics’” new season on Comedy Central, Wednesdays at 10 p.m.