If you could choose one Workaholics Word of the Day (i.e. “Tight Butthole,” “Torqued,” “Crank Zone,” etc.) to really catch on in everyday vernacular which one would it be? Which one do you use most?
Anders: I suppose hearing a mom busting her kid for “Cranking Down” would be pretty funny. I don’t know what I say the most. I’m pretty heavy with the term “cat.”
Blake: In the high school episode Ders says, “Darius Rucker said it, so you know its real.” You would be surprised to hear how much we say that. Especially when we’re drunk, its like every other sentence, to the point of, like, you might punch one of us. “Darius Rucker tweeted so you know it’s real” is an alternate version as well.
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Do a lot of the plot ideas spawn from real life experiences or do they lean more to being totally random?
Anders: Ask Blake, if ya know what I mean.
Blake: Almost every idea spawns from something real we just expand on ideas and take them to the next level.
With everyone’s comedy background, how much dialog is ad-libbed?
Anders: Maybe 30 percent is off the top of the dome.
Blake: We have a pretty tight script but after we do a couple takes of the page we get real loose, like anything goes, lets see what happens, type stuff.
Will there ever be an origins episode?
Blake: If we can get me a good enough afro wig, yes.
What kind of research did you guys do for the Juggalos episode? Immersing yourself in that culture is a bit of a scary undertaking.
Anders: We watched like three internet videos and fell in love with the culture. Went from there.
Blake: We got A TON of free music and hoodies from the ICP camp so it got pretty deep. I’d always know about juggalos, there were a couple at my school who would rock ICP hockey jerseys. BADASS. But I’ve never been to The Gathering, still waiting for an invite. I’m not scared though, I think it looks like the most fun on earth.
How weird is it seeing Topher/Bieberhole69 on an NBC sitcom and not chilling in the Penthouse Penthouse?
Anders: Chris D’Elia is a homie to Workaholics from before we even had a show. He and Adam were LA standups together. I hope he’s on NBC as long as he wants to be stacking that network paper, telling jokes, dogg.
Blake: Chris D’Elia is one of the funniest standup comedians I have seen. I’m proud of him and if you watch Whitney with the backstory that he is in fact a child predator it only makes the show funnier.
How does one formulate an output of “SWAG”?
Anders: Very carefully.
BA: Lots of cooking and praying to BasedGod.