History Series / Workaholics

11th Dec '16 2:55:38 PM WickedIcon
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* {{Flanderization}}: The main trio have gotten a ''lot'' dumber over time.
11th Dec '16 2:53:00 PM WickedIcon
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** Notably, it's a ''much'' more AffectionateParody than most depictions of the juggalo culture; while they're kind of trashy and bizarre, they end up being pretty decent to the main trio.
6th Dec '16 6:36:27 PM jonty1
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** In "Save The Cat", Adam gets a hawk and names her Beth, a reference to his [[Series/ModernFamily Modern Family's]] character's ex.
6th Dec '16 6:34:58 PM jonty1
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** In "Save The Cat", Adam gets a hawk and names her Beth, a reference to his [[Series/ModernFamily Modern Family's]] character's ex.
14th Sep '16 9:16:15 AM ArthurEld
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** "Temp-tress" has the guys come to the conclusion that the only way to focus on work and not get distracted by the attractive new office temp is to masturbate prompting them to ask Alice if they can "crank down" at work, [[RealityEnsues get yelled out]] and decide instead to jerk off in Ders' car. It does not go well.


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** "Fat Cuz" opens with the guys in the middle of a conversation, seemingly about whether or not they would have sex with Alyssa Milano's corpse-apparently, her name is never mentioned but instead several things she was in, "Poison Ivy II", "Commando" and "Who's the Boss" are referenced and turned into typically (For Adam) clumsy euphemisms.


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** This is done again with "TAC in the Day" which shows the guys first day working at the office.
13th Sep '16 11:42:30 AM ArthurEld
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* DawsonCasting: A variation on this, as the three guys are playing characters slightly but notably younger than their actual age. In "Old Man Ders", Ders turns 25 but his actor was 30, this is to emphasize that the guys are man-children while their actors are smart writer/producrer/actors.



* LikesOlderWomen: Adam's recurring crush on Alice, who is a good ten years older than him. In another episode he enters a relationship with a woman old enough to be his mother.
* LoserProtagonist: The three guys, Jillian, Alice, pretty much all of their coworkers and Karl are all pretty pathetic people all around.

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* LikesOlderWomen: Adam's recurring crush on Alice, who is a good ten years older than him. him (due to DawsonCasting the two actors are about six years about and in the same age-bracket. In another episode he enters a relationship with a woman old enough to be his mother.
mother-he explicitly mentions that fact "Sharon is as old as my mom is."
* LoserProtagonist: The three guys, Jillian, Alice, pretty much all of their coworkers and Karl are all pretty pathetic people all around.around-this is PlayedForLaughs as they have so much room to grow-not that they ever do.



** Bizarrely, any time Anders tries to accomplish something, he ends up turning into an over-confident A-Hole, and ''Blake'' becomes the only sane man... in that he's the one who supports just skipping out on the plan to go home and smoke weed.

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** Bizarrely, any time Anders tries to accomplish something, he ends up turning into an over-confident A-Hole, and ''Blake'' becomes the only sane man... in that he's the one who supports just skipping out on the plan to go home and smoke weed. This is used in "Old Man Ders" as Ders is wasted and on drugs for his birthday (afraid of getting older) and Blake is desperately trying to calm the situation. Adam, is ''never'' this trope, however.



** In "Old Man Ders" the guys are shown mid-discussion about Harry and the Hendersons, with Adam saying "its legit" and Ders saying they weren't disagreeing with that.



* TheUnfettered: If Anders drinks enough he completely drops his faux-mature attitude and becomes a violent, immature version of himself the other boys call "The Ders".
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Subverted. While The three main characters are basically the annoying frat boys that come to your party uninvited, get really drunk, and fuck up your couch, they manage to be so ineffectual and pathetic while still showing heart every now and then that they actually become sympathetic.
* VitriolicBestBuds: The three guys all love each other, but they also get really mad at each other very often. Sometimes they go [[MoodWhiplash back and forth quickly]] like in "Timechair" when Ders and Blake get ready to joust. Blake lists off a past grievance of Ders stealing a chick from him, but Ders can't hear him. Blake quickly shrugs it off, saying its in the past, and the two joust with an air of just having (dangerous and reckless, of course).

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* TheUnfettered: If Anders drinks enough he completely drops his faux-mature attitude and becomes a violent, immature version of himself the other boys call "The Ders".
Ders"- as Blake puts it "he head-butted a female security guard, bumrushed the stage, and dedicated a song to his dad." "This is a guy who fucked a koifish in the mouth until it died in front of a P.F. Chang's."
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Subverted. While The three main characters are basically the annoying frat boys that come to your party uninvited, get really drunk, and fuck up your couch, they manage to be so ineffectual and pathetic while still showing heart every now and then that they actually become sympathetic.
sympathetic-"Heist School" is a prime example because the guys lose so badly to teenagers and audiences ''hated'' the ending. The guys are losers, but they're the audience's losers.
* VitriolicBestBuds: The three guys all love each other, but they also get really mad at each other very often. Sometimes they go [[MoodWhiplash back and forth quickly]] like in "Timechair" when Ders and Blake get ready to joust. Blake lists off a past grievance of Ders stealing a chick from him, but Ders can't hear him. Blake quickly shrugs it off, saying its in the past, and the two joust with an air of just having fun (dangerous and reckless, reckless fun, of course).
4th Jun '16 8:48:40 AM sharkmug
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* TheUnfettered: If Anders drinks enough he completely drops his faux-mature attitude and becomes a violent, immature version of himself the other boys call "The Ders".
2nd Jun '16 6:03:01 PM sharkmug
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** Bizarrely, any time Anders tries to accomplish something, he ends up turning into an over-confident A-Hole, and ''Blake'' becomes the only sane man... in that he's the one who supports just skipping out on the plan to go home and smoke weed.
2nd Jun '16 5:29:51 PM sharkmug
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* InSeriesNickname: "Ders." Anders is hardly ever called by his full name. There are a lot of these, Montez calls himself Monteezy, Blake is called "Uncle Blazer", "Blazer", "Blaze", and "Blazerian". Adam gives himself a lot of nicknames, with fake nickname middle names like "Killzone" "Topgun" and more. For one episode, Ders is called Blonders because he's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blond.]]

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* InSeriesNickname: "Ders." Anders is hardly ever called by his full name. There are a lot of these, Montez calls himself Monteezy, Monteezy (though other characters often call him just "Tez"), Blake is called "Uncle Blazer", "Blazer", "Blaze", and "Blazerian". Adam gives himself a lot of nicknames, with fake nickname middle names like "Killzone" "Topgun" and more. For one episode, Ders is called Blonders because he's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blond.]]
2nd Jun '16 4:47:23 PM sharkmug
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: The meek and kind Jillian goes completely overboard if she's ever given even an iota of authority. When she was put in charge of snacks in the break room she locked everything down and distributed snacks individually (as in, individual grapes, or strictly counted numbers of chips).
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