Last week we lost Rod who was getting a bit too repetitive in the huge head department but at least we got Nicole back in a surprise twist. This week opens with Alana sulking in bed because she misses Rod and felt they would be there until the end together. Clearly she can’t see the work around her or she would have spotted his and her eventual demise coming like a freight train.
The artists meet on the Whoville set stationed on the Universal back lots and really? None of them guessed Whoville or Suess from their surroundings? To celebrate the 50th anniversary the artists will each select a character from Dr. Suess’ Sleep Book to create a human hybrid character that captures the essence of Dr. Suess. The special guest judge this week is Brian Grazer who worked on The Cat in the Hat and also looks like he is mixed with a bit of Grinch blood. He tells the artists that the key is creating reality and truth from the actor and using make-up that isn’t distracting or that feels superficial. Nicole selects the Bumble Tub, Derek picks the Snorter McPhail, Roy picks the Foona Lagoona Baboona, Alana picks the Offt, Laura picks the Chippendale Mup and Sarah takes the Hinkle Horn Honker. Roy pokes fun at Alana because she selected her character based on something her and Ian say and everyone knows you don’t pick things based on your spouse…then again they aren’t dating anymore.
During the design phase everyone takes a peek at the Sleep Book to get an idea of what their character looks like. Everyone is pretty excited and filled with ideas except Alana whose character is a huge puff ball. Back at the lab everyone selects their models and Alana is still confused and unsure of what she should do. She starts bugging Derek about ideas for a character and when that doesn’t really work she starts crying and whining to Sarah who gives her a bit of motivation. Nicole and Sarah discuss costuming and Nicole suggests to Sarah to use pajamas because it would be cute and it’s a book about sleeping. I’m pretty sure this will bite her in the ass later. Roy thinks that his sculpt looks too much like the Grinch but gets assurance from the others that it doesn’t. He then starts making a huge stomach piece that has about 250 clay pieces on it and requires help to move it around.
Day 2 and Ve stops by with Mac to check out the concepts and designs and offer some critiques. She is nervous about the direction that Alana has chosen because it doesn’t look feminine which is what she wanted. Roy’s huge tummy looks heavy so she suggests that he use foam instead to lighten the load. I wouldn’t mind his monkey dropping pants though, have you seen his model? Ve digs Derek’s hair piece and style while she criticizes Nicole’s choice of fun fur. Apparently Glenn isn’t a fan of fun fur so she worries for her but Glenn isn’t a fan of anything so I say go for it. Sarah’s sculpture is kind of weak (duh) and Laura doesn’t get much bad news. Alana starts to freak out again because Ve doesn’t like her character’s face so she starts working on a new one but then she has issues with popping her mold. Thank god for everyone around her because they help her pop and clean it again. Seriously it should be some kind of rule that you have to do your own shit because she constantly needs help with everything. I’m sure she has talent but she’s very needy.