This week's episode begins with another commentary from Roy. Roy seems to be the go-to guy for narrative about how bad things are. Roy seems to be struggling this go-round.
The contestants walk into a fog-filled lab only to see today's guest judge, Patrick Tatopolous. An entire line of grim reapers walk in. The Foundation Challenge is for each contestant to create their own version of the grim reaper. Patrick's advice:
Just have to try to very universal. It's a character that everybody knows. You have to find a way to make it relatable to everyone.
- Laney: Keeps her grim reaper classic with a crackly, gross, blood-speckled face.
- Miranda: Uses a snakeskin prosthetic.
- Roy: A covered mouth (no points out that this concept is the same as Laura's, below).
- Eddie: Fused roots with human anatomy.
- Tate (top look): More Hades than skeleton.
- Laura (winner): A new take on a skull, one without a mouth.
The gang heads to The Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip, a renowned venue that opened in 1979 with a legendary performance by Richard Pryor. Since then it has continued to host the biggest names in comedy, including Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, and Louis C.K. to name a few. McKenzie and Ve explain that it's also one of the Hollywood's most haunted locations. The Spotlight Challenge is to create a scary/funny character in the tradition of Beetlejuice.
- Roy: Two little people who perform as clowns in vaudeville, who while performing an act in which they stand on top of each other dressed in a trench coat, die in an accident and are connected for eternity.
- Miranda: An 18th-century duchess who constantly nags her husband and spends all his money, has him beheaded, so she can berate his head in the afterlife.
- Tate: Bone-cap Bill, a wild west showman who's show was raided by a tribe of Apaches and scalped. he's the host of a children's show in the netherworld.
- Laura: A nerdy scientist blown up by his experiment, AKA Jerry Lewis.
- Eddie: He's in trouble. He started out with a wacky doctor trying to find a cure for cancer. Later, he settles on a twenties baseball player who throws his bat, it boomerangs around, and kills him by bashing his skull.
- Laney: Electro-cute -- electrocuted during a music festival when it started to rain. She now roams the sunset strip as a ghost.
Here's how they netted out:
With the loss of Eddie, that leaves Laney as the last of the newbies. She unfortunately has a tendency to infuse her makeups with a lot of herself, which tend to be sexy/cute. That didn't work for this go-round, and she's going to have to change things up if she wants to stick with it. As much as I like her work, she's now the weakest link.
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