->''"How are we supposed to find someone to give us clean piss when everyone over the age of 12 smokes weed these days?"''
-->--'''Adam''' in the pilot.

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[[caption-width-right:323:(left to right) Adam, Anders, and Blake.]]
ComedyCentral WorkCom following the exploits of three college graduates and extremely immature men, Adam, Anders, and Blake. The three all work at a telemarketing company, but they spend most of their time getting drunk, doing drugs, and pulling pranks.

The show was based on the [[WebOriginal Web Show]] ''5thyear'' and is generally described as a sort of SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/OfficeSpace'', [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs but on drugs]]. It premiered on ComedyCentral on April 6, 2011, to a mixed-to-positive critical response.

Not to be confused with a {{Workaholic}}, which this show's main characters ''[[{{Irony}} definitely aren't]]''.

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!!''Workaholics'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Adam, to Alice. While he's not ugly, she loathes his personality.
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: In one episode, Karl pronounces chaos as 'cha-hose'.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: All three of the boys engage in this frequently, though Ders and Blake are nowhere near Adam's level. The man is shown or is said to have jerked off at least once an episode.
* {{Adorkable}}: Blake and Jillian are both considerably more dorky than the rest of the cast, which also tends to make them more consistently sympathetic.
* AmbiguouslyBi: All three of the guys constantly try to sleep with women and are explicitly stated to have had sex in the past, but ''constantly'' show attraction to other men, talk about blowing each other and get erections from seeing each other's erections. Naturally, the HomoeroticSubtext goes completely over their heads.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Montez, the boys' co-worker. He has a Spanish surname, but acts stereotypically black. (JiveTurkey accent and all)
-->'''Blake''': He's black?
-->'''Adam''': There's no way to tell.
** A subplot in one episode involves Adam and Blake lusting after the same girl, with one thinking she's African-America, and the other thinking she's Asian. Near the end, she clears up the confusion by stating she's both; she has a black father and an Asian mother.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
-->'''Alice''': I'm gonna eat your balls for breakfast tomorrow, with my Grape Nuts. Then I'm gonna murder you. Then I'm gonna fire you.
** See TheStoner.
* AtomicFBomb: In the episode "Stop! Pajama Time", when Adam finds out he's going to be fired, he lets out a bleeped f-word that stretches into the end of that scene and the commercial break. When the show comes back from break, that's when he finishes yelling.
* AuthorAvatar: The main three are clearly exaggerated versions of their actors, all of whom really ''are'' party loving slackers who frequently engage in recreational drug use.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Ders' father is named [[NorseMythology Thor]]. Adam and Blake freak out when they hear.
* BerserkButton: Anders hates having his name mispronounced.
-->'''Anders''': It's Ahn-ders! I have an Ahn at the beginning of my name! I have a hard-ahn!
* BeleagueredAssistant: Jillian towards Alice, whose awful temper frequently makes her order her around and punish her for ridiculous things.
* BookEnds: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Roommates" starts and ends with the guys all arguing and yelling at each other at the same time, only to stop and share a few contented bites of food, at the beginning, it's pizza, then at the end, donuts.
* BrickJoke: A few.
** In "Straight Up Juggahos", the boys scheme to set Jillian up on a blind date with a man they found online, telling her he is a friend named Jake Heisenripbauer (a name they made up on the spot). At the very end of the episode, Jillian calls him by the said name, leaving us to assume that she's been calling him that the entire time and that she still doesn't know his real name.
** "Model Kombat" has Blake meeting a sports shop owner who lost nearly all his sight during the war when a piece of shrapnel hit him, but Blake mistakes his words for "pizza shrapnel." Later in the episode, Adam throws a pizza slice at Ders. Blake immediately yells at him, asking if they have any idea how many people go blind due to pizza shrapnel.
** In the cold open of "In the Line of Getting Fired", Adam says that he'd be willing to give head to a man for $900 (which he immediately recants). During the closing scene, Blake is being put into an ambulance after being shot and asks how much it will cost him since he doesn't have insurance. The paramedic says $900. Blake and Ders then tell Adam to put his money where his mouth is.
* BumblingSidekick: Jillian to Alice. Blake and/or Adam can work as this to Ders depending on how competent he is in the episode and how incompetent they are.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The boys are more of a subversion of this. All three of them are idiots and slackers who actually do well at their jobs, but this is more because their job works in such a way that it perfectly conforms to each of their personalities, allowing them to do well at it without actually putting forth any genuine effort.
* ButtMonkey: Waymond-he's kind of the maligned sidekick to Montez, in the alternative trio of Montez, Waymond and Jetset.
** Really, all three of the main guys. They're shown to be woefully incompetent at almost everything they try.
* CasanovaWannabe: All three of the guys are perfectly confident around women... it's just the extent of their interactions with them are cheap and often disgusting pickup lines that never work.
* CatchPhrase: "Tight butthole/loose butthole" definitely comes to mind.
** Blake and calling people "dumb idiots."
** Adam and his "Oh I like that!"
** There are a lot of these that are shorter lived like 'let's get weird', and 'take it sleazy'. It fits the characters (especially Adam) by showing how desperate he is to say something other people want to say, to be cool.
** Montez likes to talk about booty.
* CelebrityResemblance: Blake is often called out on looking like Paula Poundstone.
** In another episode, to mock Der's supposed hair loss, Adam calls him Michael Chiklis.
* ChekhovsGun: In the episode "Real Time", while the guys are drinking on the roof in the beginning, Blake is playing with a laser pointer. He later uses it against the future chicks during the bike chase scene.
** An example more like Chekhov's Uniform really: In "Checkpoint Gnarly" Bradley uses Blake's stripper-cop uniform to rescue the boys from the tow truck driver.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Blake and Adam's drug dealer and friend, Karl.
** Blake and Adam themselves, though mostly Blake.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In "The Meat Jerking Beef Boys" a realtor asks the gang not to be out drinking on their roof while she's giving an open house. Blake agrees promptly, saying "Weed only!"
* ComicTrio: They tend to alternate between two set ups. The first has the impulsive Adam as the clueless leader, the perpetually stoned ManChild Blake as the dumb follower and the comparatively intelligent Anders as the OnlySaneMan. The second has the KnowNothingKnowItAll Anders as the clueless leader, the idiotic Adam as the dumb follower and the EruditeStoner Blake as the OnlySaneMan.
* ConfusingMultipleNegatives: "Alice Quits" gives us this example.
-->'''Ders''': Coming in, Trav. We're here to tell you you're about to get a video chat call from the people at Earth Pets.
-->'''Blake''': Yeah, I guess they got some surveillance video of a certain executive shooting birds.
-->'''Adam''': Hmm, that'd be crazy. And I wouldn't say they didn't like it, cause they didn't not like it cause they loved hating it and not liking it at all.
* ContinuityNod: Jillian mentions her cat Brent Hoffman dying in the season two episode "Man Trip". In "Fat Cuz" she tells Adam's fellow cat-loving cousin that it is the anniversary of Brent Hoffman's death.
** Another Jillian related one-in "Old man Ders," she mentions that she was adopted by a "horrible Korean family." In "Real Time," she answers the phone by saying 'yoboseyo', which is a Korean greeting.
* DeadpanSnarker: The boys' boss, Alice. The boys themselves slip into this on occasion, generally Ders.
* DeliveryGuy: What the three chuckle-heads wind up as during "Orgazmo Birth".
* DependingOnTheWriter: The boys' level of immaturity, Jillian's intelligence, Alice's hostility, etc. often fluctuates between episodes.
* TheDitz: Adam is implied to be mentally challenged a few times. While he's not quite as loopy as Blake is, he's also clearly less intelligent.
* DontExplainTheJoke: When the boys pull a "Poop Dollar" prank on someone (they wrap a dollar around poop and then leave it on the ground for someone to pick up or step on), one of them shouts "See we poop in the dollar!" as the victim runs away. When it happens again, they all yell "POOP DOLLAR" as they drive away.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Blake was confused for Anders' wife by an older employee in "The Strike".
* EruditeStoner: Blake is pretty much constantly high, but he also tends to be the most down to earth and kindhearted of the trio.
* ExtremeDoormat: Jillian has no spine and lets Alice and the main three walk over her constantly.
* FanService: Blake's striptease at the beginning of "Checkpoint Gnarly." Really, in any given episode there's a pretty good chance Blake will end up at least partially naked.
** There are plenty of scantily clad women in several episodes.
* FreudianTrio: While all three of the guys are pretty much ids compared to everyone else, within the group they hold this dynamic. Adam is the id by being even more unreliable and unpredictable than the other two, Blake is the ego for being slightly more responsible than Adam is as well as being the most naive and impressionable of the trio and Anders is the superego, being the closest to a mature adult out of the three.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[http://i.imgur.com/QGKIW.jpg Alice has a framed picture of Kate Gosselin on her desk.]]
* {{Gorn}}: The episode "Friendship Anniversary" gets surprisingly violent as the guys [[spoiler:kill the rats infesting their house]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: A threesome example between the main guys, with all the HoYay that comes with it. Blake and Adam both slightly more so with each other than with Ders.
* IAintGotTimeToBleed: See ShoutOut, below. Adam quotes this line word for word during an airsoft battle.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Adam frequently brags about how cool he was back in high school, how many women he's slept with and how huge his dick is. It's obvious to everyone that he's telling very transparent lies to compensate for his insecurities. This is further proven by how easily he breaks down at the slightest insult.
* InformedAttribute: Ders has "tits", Adam is "fat", and Blake has a penis "the size of a lego man". All three actors are relatively fit young men, and it's highly doubtful the actor who portrays Blake is that small down there.
** To be fair, Ders has rather prominent saggy pecs for his otherwise lean body and Adam is noticeably more pudgy than the other two, though he is also fairly muscular.
* 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.]]
* InsistentTerminology: In one episode, the guys stop calling it weed and call it grass. Then by the end of the episode, when Carl also calls it grass, they say they're calling it dro now.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Alice is indeed a verbally abusive MeanBoss, and in the episode "Model Kombat" she outright tells Adam that she wouldn't care if he died. [[spoiler:Later that episode, she saves him from choking to death, and afterwards even grudgingly lets him hug her for a second]].
* JiveTurkey: Montez, who is middle-aged, AmbiguouslyBrown and works in telemarketing.
* KarmaHoudini: The high school kids in "Heist School," who crash the boys' home and party, and decapitate their beloved dragon statue. In the commentary, the guys even state that this was by far the least popular ending of an episode to date.
** They encounter the high school kids again in "Fourth and Inches," and they somewhat get even, but even then it's pretty much a PyrrhicVictory.
* LeeroyJenkins: Adam pulls a Leeroy out of his shroom fueled haze in the first season episode "Office Campout", ruining Blake and Ders' ridiculously childish plan and running straight at [[spoiler:who he thinks are burglars, but turn out to just be the tech guys coming into the office to do routine maintenance]]. He even shouts "Leeroy Jenkins!"
* 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.
* ManChild: All of them, but mostly Blake.
* MeanBoss: Alice regularly insults her employees both passively and outright. She manages to avoid being a BadBoss, since she cares about doing a good job and never fires anyone without cause--she's just a very angry person.
* MrFanservice: Blake is in the best shape of the three and gets naked considerably more than the other two do. His "Usher muscles" and ability to stay in good shape without having to do any exercise are both frequently commented on.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: The drug tester gets ''reeeeally'' close to Adam when he's peeing into a cup.
* NonIndicativeName: The show is not about workaholics (though it does involve work and addictions).
* NoSocialSkills: The three guys act like they're in a raunchy high school movie in pretty much every social situation, up to and including funerals. Jillian is somehow even worse and is constantly pathetically trying to get people to hang out with her.
* OldMaid: Alice is in her early forties, gets divorced early on into the series and frequently worries about her love life. While only Adam is attracted to her, both Ders and Blake openly admit that they'd bang her.
* OnlySaneMan: Anders, to some extent. He seems to take his job a bit more seriously than Adam and Blake, and doesn't take drugs as much. But he still does them.
* PrecisionFStrike: Though there's plenty of cursing on the show, there aren't as many uses of the word fuck, but they do pop up from time to time. "Alice Quits" gives us two examples.
--> '''Travis''': Don't cause a scene, Alice!
--> '''Alice''': Oh, Fuck off Travis! And eat a dick. I quit!
** Later in the episode, Jet Set quits as well, combined with ThisIsForEmphasisBitch.
--> '''Travis''': Jessie, calm down.
--> '''Jet Set''': Bitch, my name is Jet Motha-fuckin Set! But you can call me Patric Swayze, cause guess what? I'm ghost.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Ders attempts this most frequently, though all three of them divulge in it from time to time.
* PrettyInMink: Blake's bear jacket. '''''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny "BITCH BETTA HAVE MY HONEY!"]]'''''
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Surprisingly, Alice, who has retained her staff (even Anders, Adam, and Blake) despite numerous emails from Corporate telling her to trim the dead weight.
** Local high school principal Mr. Sen is also a surprisingly chill guy who, while always exasperated with the main trio, is also quite friendly and almost even supportive towards them. It helps that he's a functioning alcoholic and they provide a steady stream of booze to him.
* ReCut: The boys watch an edited-for-TV version of ''Film/DieHard'' with Blake's drug dealer and note the amusing replacement of "fuck" with "cluck."
* SarcasticTitle: You can almost hear the title saying "Yeah, reeaal workaholics, those guys."
* ShipTease: Seems to be heading this way with Blake and Jillian, especially after a very...non-traditional WillTheyOrWontThey plot in "Hungry Like the Wolfdog."
* ShoutOut:
** A drug tester in ThePilot calls Blake "StrawberryShortcake".
** The pilot also features several references to ''Film/DieHard'', complete with Blake crawling through the vents while paraphrasing a line from the movie.
** Again from the pilot, the kid in the playground that the boys try to get clean pee from calls Blake "[[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione]]".
** In the episode 'Temp-tress', Blake gives an impassioned (and poorly delivered) version of the Kurt Russel Speech from Miracle, talking about Montez, including the line 'I am sick of tired of hearing about what a good salesman Montez is.'
** The episode "Stop! Pajama Time" has a reference to ''Film/{{Rudy}}'' when the team lays down their pajamas in order to protest Jillian being fired. Alice tells Holmvik he's supposed to be the mature one, and Holmvik responds "I believe that I am."
** In "Real Time" when rollerblading while chugging beers (and already still drunk from the night before), Adam climbs his way over a fence shouting "Kung-Fu!...Hustle!" The episode also references Speed, with Adam shouting "There's a bomb on the bus! If we go below fifty miles an hour, or don't go directly to TelAmeriCorp, we're gonna explode!" Also, the actor who plays the bus driver also played the bus driver in Speed.
** "Model Kombat" contains an homage to Bloodsport with Adam blinding Blake with cigarette ashes before their fight. Blake calls upon advice from a blind man earlier in the episode and throws a punch at Adam anyway, only to [[RealityEnsues hit Jillian in the face and give her a bloody nose.]]
** In "Timechair", the guys exhange a number of video game shoutouts, comparing themselves to various MarioKart racers (Blake says he's Yoshi, Adam says he's Bowser, then Wario and Ders is happy to be Luigi), and then Blake says he's a Diddy Kong Racer. Ders says if there's changing games, he's Pierce Brosnan, 007.
** [[Film/{{Entrapment}} Catherine Zeta Jones! She dips beneath lasers. Woooaaaooo.]]
** In "Temp-tress", Adam pretends to be a customer to cause Montez to avoid making more sales, the name he gives Terry Bollea and the fake voice he uses is also his wrestler voice, completing with punctuating sentences with 'brother'. This is a subtle shout out, as Terry Bollea is Hulk Hogan's real name.
** In "Good Mourning" after Homegirl's passing, Adam starts a [[Film/FightClub "Her name is Roberta Paulson"]] chant. Of course, that wasn't her name.
** In that same episode, Adam talks about how great Homegirl was saying "Nice?! She was a KING... [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill a king of the hill]]...She was a [[Film/LegendsOfTheFall legend...of the fall]]...She was [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Malcolm ...when Malcolm was in the middle]], she was an ultimate fighter til the end."
** "The Promotion" has Adam and Blake pranking Ders by loosening his door so that he yanks it out.
--> Adam: "Oh, what, are you gonna break on through to the other side? Jim Morrison? Music/TheDoors?"
** During an office airsoft gun battle in "Alice Quits", Adam quotes ''Film/{{Predator}}'' in a macho voice, "I ain't got time to bleed.", prompting a confused Ders to say "Are you bleeding?" Adam says in his normal voice "No, because," before repeating the quote in his previous voice.
** In "Straight Up Juggahos" Blake says "I'm not gonna stand in the way of love. I'm not [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Billy Zane]]"
** According to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Roommates," Anders apparently went to [[Film/{{The Crow}} Eric Draven]] Middle School, the mascot of which is a crow.
* ShownTheirWork: It's unknown if there are any actual Music/InsaneClownPosse fans on the production staff, but they go surprisingly in-depth into the {{Juggalo}} subculture for the episode "Straight Up Juggahos", right down to having one of the Juggalettes dub Adam "Sugar Bear" (the name of Shaggy 2 Dope's character in ''Film/BigMoneyHustlas'') in one scene. Sure, they spend most of the episode ''mocking'' {{Juggalo}}s, but at least they got the details right.
* SixthRanger: Jillian and Karl are pretty much the only characters who could really be called the main three's friends. They both occasionally tag along on their adventures.
* TheSlacker: Blake, Adam, and Anders to a lesser extent. Practically every episode centers around them trying to avoid work. Anders puts in a superficial effort in order to get on peoples' good sides, but he's just as bad.
* SmartBall: The guys are depicted as being fairly unintelligent, but they can gain several IQ points when the situation calls for it. An example is in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Roommates", where they manage to get themselves out of being stuck in a sewer through teamwork, use of this trope, and ChekhovsGun.
* SocialClimber: Anders is a weird case in that his lofty ambitions are almost completely countered by his own reluctance to do any real work.
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: When officiating Karl's wedding, Blake calls for objections before raising one himself.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Some reviewers describe it as this to ''OfficeSpace''.
* TheStoner: Though all three of the guys do drugs, Blake is the Most Triumphant Example of this trope.
** In ThePilot, a list of over a dozen drugs that are regularly in Blake's system are read aloud; among them include marijuana, birth control, cocaine, meth, and both Dayquil ''and'' Nyquil ("[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Why would anyone take both?]]")
* TeamDad: Anders is two years older than the other two, the most responsible of the three and frequently mentions how, tough on them as he may be, he only wants what's best for Blake and Adam.
* TeensAreMonsters: Pretty much every teenager on the show is a massive asshole and bully. It's PlayedForLaughs since the main three are in their mid twenties and are still picked on by them.
* 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 inneffectual 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).
* TheVoiceless: Waymond. Enforced-on an episode where Waymond was due to testify in court against the guys, they took action to push the court's affairs back a day, helping to ensure Waymond doesn't speak.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The episode "Flashback in the Day" takes place in 2007 and shows how the trio met in college.
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