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Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures: Mamrie Hart plays an octopus chef

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Embry Lopez

The second of six episodes of Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures, entitled “Hunger Pains,” is now available on Vimeo.

Oscar’s Hotel is a web series that premiered on Sept. 15 and follows Oliver, a human who is tasked with managing his uncle’s hotel for mystical beings for a week. PJ Liguori, YouTube filmmaker and creator of the series, based the web series on New Form Digital’s “Incubator,” which premiered in October 2014. 

Amongst YouTube stars like Chris Kendall (Oliver), Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart stars as Octochef in the second episode. The phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen” comes to mind when watching Hart try to navigate her eight arms to prepare meals for the hotel. Managing her costume, which was created by Jim Tension’s Creature Shop, isn’t a one-man job.

“There were like eight people below me,” Hart says in this behind-the-scenes look, “which has always been a fantasy.”

Watch Hart transform from human to tentacled chef below.