The latest elimination challenge themes were Religion and Candy. I went through a bunch of ideas before I settled on this one, but most centred on Willy Wonka, because I thought it was the funniest visual way to show candy. Plus it took the pressure off making a joke about religion, and just used religion as a flavour to a joke about candy. I thought about having Wonka as a devil on someone’s shoulder, or a person worshiping the golden ticket but went with this. I try to play by the rules of the show, so I didn’t look up reference for the Oompa Loompa. So I got him a bit off model, but I still think he reads at Loompa.
I’m excited to see how it plays out with the final three contestants! I’ve been a fan of Katie Rice for a decade, so I’m rooting for her.