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Workaholics Review: “Orgazmo Birth” (Episode 4.01)

January 23, 2014  |  6:55pm
<i>Workaholics</i> Review: &#8220;Orgazmo Birth&#8221; (Episode 4.01)

“You gotta be fresh.”

That’s how The Skinny Boys have started forty episodes of Workaholics, which is beginning its fourth season. Over the course of this many episodes, the adventures of Blake, Adam and Anders should be growing old, since how much trouble can three stoners in arrested development working for a telemarketing company get into? Yet after forty episodes, this trio (the Fiesta Boys? the Party Policemen?) can still surprise, and while they might not be evolving, it’s still quite enjoyable to spend time with them.

Considering that “Orgazmo Birth” involves a baby shower that turns into a EDM rave with mothers drinking molly-infused strawberry soda and music by Ders’ DJ Ango (you know, like Django Unchained), there’s still new places that Workaholics can take us that we don’t expect. Especially when this party is followed by Montez’s wife having an orgasmic water birth in a gym’s hot tub.

“Orgazmo Birth” has the three guys planning on going to a EDM festival—basically for neon tithes—which Montez offers to buy them tickets for if he can come with. ’Tez buys the tickets, but is held up by his wife’s baby shower, and since the tickets are under his name, the guys can’t get in unless they find someway to get Montez out.

Like “We Be Ballin’” and “6 Hours Till Hedonism II” before it, it becomes obvious early on that they will never arrive at the festival, but it is a fun way to get the threesome to hang out with Montez, probably their most entertaining coworker.

It’s also a perfect opportunity for the three guys to fall into their expected roles. Blake looks like a gay Predator on his quest for EDM greatness, but ends up tripping with the old ladies at the shower. Ders, the overachiever of the group, wants to DJ the shower, even if he is just pushing play on an iPod. Adam turns right into a baby, complaining about not getting to go to the festival and in the end, poking Montez and his wife’s baby in his soft spot, like a curious child that doesn’t know any better.

While this all is enjoyable, I’d be hard-pressed to call it “fresh,” despite how original the plot might be. We’ve seen these three assume these typical postures before, and we’ve seen them intending to going on one adventure, while going on an even weirder journey instead. Yet somehow, it’s near impossible to not enjoy seeing where the molly soda will take them next.

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