Besides sex toys, entertainment is probs the next big love of mine. I love music, I love movies, I love TV. As an only child, I spent all of my after school evenings and summertime afternoons with Ren and Stimpy, Bart and Lisa, Zim and Gir. And now, even as a “grown-up” with a nine to five, I still love cartoons, but now I’m just chilling with the likes of Finn and Jake, Beavis and Butt-head, and Tina, Gene, and Louise. So when the voice of Louise — Kristen Schall — name dropped Pipedream on Conan a few weeks ago, I basically lost my shit. Long story short, I tweeted her, connected with a rep for Last Man On Earth, and setup a Pipedream tour!
You’d think the glitz and glam of Hollywood would keep our movie-making neighbors way too busy and entertained to make their way over to our side of Lassen Street, but it turns out that touring a dildo factory is an offer that no one can refuse. In fact, the LMOE rep had to contact us multiple times to increase the size of the tour because as word got around the LMOE office, everyone wanted in on the typically NSFW fun! So on Monday, October 26th around noon, Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, and about 20 writers and crew members walked the few Chatsworth blocks from their studio to Pipedream headquarters for an exclusive tour.
Serving as Master of Ceremonies was our VP of Development Rob Phaneuf (aka Midget Man!), who always gives the best, most in-depth and hilarious Pipedream tours whenever we host special guests. This dude has been with the company for ten years now, so he knows everything and anything you’d want to know about the history of Pipedream, the intricate details of development and business… and all of the sexual innuendos, of course. Our offices alone offered plenty of laughs, from walls lined with poster-sized porn stars and King Cocks to the 20-pound ass that ever-so-casually calls my desk its home.
Next stop was a swift walk through our ridickulously massive shipping department before catching a blast of the sweet aroma that is our lube manufacturing facility. This room seriously smells like a candy store and one of the crew members commented, “It’s like the Willy Wonka factory of sex toys!” We took a peek at our multimedia studio, impressing even Hollywood’s best with our sweet production setup. But then finally came the moment everyone was waiting for… THE DILDO FACTORY!!!!
We probably spent most of our time over at the toy manufacturing facility. Everyone was so enamored by every little detail – the molds, the pouring, the “baking”, the cooling, the quality control, the finishing touches by hand. I was especially surprised by Will Forte’s reaction – he was super intrigued by everything and there were plenty of times when he’d linger far behind the tour, watching and filming every process of manufacturing. My favorite part was watching him film our cooling mechanism – there was a cluster of brown King Cocks getting ready to plop from the conveyor belt, but they were moving sooooooooo slooooooowwwwwwww, and Will stood there filming the whooooooooole thiiiiiiiiiiiiiing! I laughed with a crew member about it and he was just like, “Well, that’s Will for ya. When he commits, he commits.”
So there you have it! Pipedream has the coolest neighbors and it turns out that no matter your industry – mainstream or adult – there’s one thing we can all agree on: sex toys are awesome, whether it’s for an orgasm or a laugh.