TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Internet comedy spin-off has major partying, goofing off.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 11 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The show celebrates the irresponsible and immature behavior of recent college graduates -- all for laughs.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The main cast is hedonistic, immature, and irresponsible in an over-the-top, humorous way. They aren't out to harm anyone, but they don’t have many boundaries, either. The three are very close friends.


Some pushing, shoving, teasing, and coercing.


Crude references to genitalia. Episodes feature activities like cast members trying to sell vintage porn to a child and looking at a (supposed) image of a woman’s nipple. There are also scenes of people taking pictures of their genitals and sexting each other. References to getting “laid” are frequent.


Words like "piss," "ass," "bitch," "boner," and "d--k" are audible. Words like "p---y," "s--t," and "f--k" are bleeped.


Logos like Rolling Rock and Red Bull are partially visible. Some cast members have iPhones. References to films like Die Hard.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking (beer, hard liquor) is constant. Marijuana smoking visible is; drug dealing is discussed. One cast member throws up after drinking ipecac for fun. A cast member has a DUI; his friends don’t let him drive as a result.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Workaholics is a scripted comedy series and spin-off of a popular Internet sketch comedy series. It follows three recent college grads engaged in lots of over-the-top behavior. Scenes include characters sexting pictures of their genitals (an image of a supposed female nipple is visible), drinking, using drugs like marijuana, and playing dumb pranks. Strong and crude language is also frequent (though curses like “s--t” and “f--k” are bleeped).

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byHans A. May 26, 2018


Decadent, depraved, delusional, and vile "comedy" program. Promotes anti-Christian virtues and attempts to play off premarital sex, heavy drug use, an... Continue reading
Adult Written byZachary W. November 15, 2017


This show is a instant teen favorite
It’s raunchy with weed, sex, and profanity
But the 3 Friends always stick together and reap what they sow
Very funny for... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byserphvarna April 17, 2011

Good for teens that will actually get the jokes.

Amazing, hilarious and touches how real life works. People go and get messed up on the weekends put live proper lives during the week. This is how real life wor... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bymaxiscoolhonestly April 12, 2021

pretty okay for kids

first off, this shows is rly funny as long as you get the jokes, but it’s pretty inappropriate. so as long as ur kid is mature it’s fine

What's the story?

WORKAHOLICS is a scripted comedy series about a trio of recent college graduates unwilling to adjust to the real world. Best friends Blake (played by Blake Anderson), Anders (Anders Holm), and Adam (Adam Devine) share a house and work together as telemarketers. At the office they spend most of their time looking for ways to work less, while finding ways to party more.

Is it any good?

The series is a spin-off of the popular online Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy and features a lot of the troupe’s trademark irreverent humor, including crude sexual references, lots of drug use, and strong language. Some of the sketches border on slapstick and feature some silly -- albeit well targeted -- pranks.

Workaholics isn’t intended for younger viewers, and not all mature viewers will appreciate the humor. But the overall show is well written, and the cast's comedic talent is apparent despite the inane exploits feature here. Mail Order fans, as well as folks who like this sort of comedy, definitely won't be disappointed.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about some of the consequences of the behavior featured on Workaholics. Should things like sexting, drinking alcohol, and drug use be treated as fun activities or as acts that have few consequences? When do pranks that feature these behaviors cross the line from being funny to going too far?

  • How are comedy shows and/or Internet-based comedies adapted for television? What are some of the changes that have to be made? Are there comedies that simply don't work well for television? Which ones?

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