Earlier this year, Workaholics aired its series finale on Comedy Central. Instead of going out with a bang or finally getting everything they've dreamed, it was pretty much a return to the status quo with drinking beers on the roof. It was a fitting and hilarious end to the show, but why end it in that specific way? CinemaBlend's own Nick Venable caught up with stars Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson for the recent DVD release of both the Workaholics: The Final Season and Workaholics: The Complete Series, and asked the duo about their finale. Instead of going big, the team decided to remain true to the show and focus on friendship, rather than fulfilling that tight butthole life.
Adam: I always think those big event finales, they kind of take you away from what you like about the show in the first place, and I think what really resonated with people with our show was that we did seem like friends -- because we were best friends -- we seemed like best friends, we talked how best friends talk, and we kind of thought it would be a nice bookend to end up back up on the roof, just like how we ended the pilot episode, together having a good time and making each other laugh.
BLAKE: As fun as it would have been to just find cool ways to kill off every character, who knows? If somebody comes knocking with a big paycheck, we might be back. I don't know.
It's true that some series tend to wrap up their runs by focusing on the plot or action while actually underserving what it is that people like about the show. Ultimately with Workaholics, the show is about friendship, as all the three guys have is each other (and an endless amount of ways to get high). So on that front, the finale certainly delivered as the guys chose to be friends over finally achieving some level of success.
In the series finale, "Party Gawds," Blake, Adam, and Ders were finally paid to live out the hedonistic lifestyle they've always fashioned themselves having. However, partying every single day is really destructive and it destroys each of them in a hilarious way that fits each of their personalities perfectly. So, they ultimately choose to abandon their "success," but let's be clear: these guys don't deserve any success. The stars feel the same way and they reiterate that really every episode is about reclaiming their friendship.
ADAM: Oh yeah, on our show, they're definitely not the type of characters that would get any real success. But what I really like about our characters on Workaholics is that it's less about the success and more about maintaining the friendship at the end of damn near every episode. That's kind of what it boils down to, is that these guys are best friends, and that's more important than anything else, especially when you're a younger person. I think we're starting to get old enough that we're like, 'Maybe we should be done with Workaholics,' because now some of the guys have kids and wives, that kind of thing, and your mindset changes from 'It's all just about the friends.' And now, life is now like 'And also the wives and also the kids. It's also about them too.'
BLAKE: Damn it! I always liked that about our show. Our guys would always get so close to -- in every episode -- to kind of catching the Holy Grail of whatever they were trying to get and in some way failing. But you never felt depressed after episodes, because I think we always did just return to the friendship and being stoked with what we had. So that was what I kind of liked about the whole finale too, was as opposed to whatever the dream may have been, they were together in the end, and it was all good.
Even though the guys once again missed their chance at living their dream --and likely will forever -- at least they still have each other...and TelAmeriCorp. TelAmeriCorp is eternal.
Workaholics: The Final Season and Workaholics: The Complete Series released on DVD on June 20, 2017, and is now available for purchase. for more TV news, keep it right here at CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with new information as it becomes available.