Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is an American musical comedy-drama television series, created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, that premiered on The CW on October 12, 2015. The title is a reference to “Rose’s Turn,” but it’s more of a villain song than the one Mama Rose belts. That’s why it’s so unfortunate that Paula’s inner life has been given short shrift. Here are all 70 puppies competing in Puppy Bowl XVII, The best books to keep you warm this January. A Princess Grace Foundation award winner and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, she also received intensive training in Shakespeare and Chekhov at Oxford University on the Advanced Acting Scholarship and The Vira I. Rebecca spent the next week being Paula’s wife and helping her around the house, but she also admits to Paula that she’s avoiding Josh after his declaration. It was an all-together stellar cast, one that worked so well. Josh wants Rebecca back, and they try again. He sings this immediately after getting fired. Then we discover the reason he’s dragged all his friends and girlfriend to the club: He’s in a fashion show. On April 5, 2017 Aline Brisch McKenna and most of the cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend were on stage at the For Your Consideration Emmy event. Lines like “Do we really need a new guy this far into the season and by far into the season, I mean it’s almost fall” are delightfully tongue in cheek. He’s moved on from the “Duh!” stage, instead acknowledging that their relationship didn’t work before and telling her it’ll be different this time. She shows up at Paula’s house to deliver a real apology and to help her out by babysitting Tommy. Press J to jump to the feed. And then he has an epiphany: Rebecca is the person who cares about him most, she’s amazing, and he wants her back. © Copyright 2021 Meredith Corporation. That last line is straight up gut-wrenching, especially after the low-key cynicism of the rest of the song. That last line is straight up gut-wrenching, especially after the low-key cynicism of the rest of the song. I loved this song and wanted to hear the full number, so this was a slap in the face. At the top of the hour, Scott tells Paula that he slept with Tonya from work, and she kicks him out of the house. By Halle Kiefer. Josh wants Rebecca back, and they try again. I adore this song! Justin Bieber and DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You” comes to mind. He belts, “George won’t be ignored, George won’t be interrupted, becau—.” Anddddd blackout. It’s a mirror of the epiphany Rebecca had when she saw Josh in New York and decided to move to West Covina for him, the one that started this story. The hook, during which she exclaims, “Damn, I’m so maternal,” with a perfectly executed vocal break, clinches it. In a rom-com moment, he runs to Paula’s house to find her. The tune itself is a take on Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk. I chuckled at “Looking back on all those times/Like that one time, and that other time.”, NEXT: “When Do I Get To Spend Time With Josh?”. “Duh!”This song is the musical expression of Josh’s epiphany that Rebecca is the one. Josh wants Rebecca back, and they try again. Everything’s staccato. Will it work this time? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I saw her perform it live in Chicago and I just had tears streaming down my face the whole time. He leaves, but not before declaring, “I’m not giving up on you.”. Michael Desmond/The CW. The song was first heard in the Season Three episode "I Never Want to See Josh Again". “It’s always Rebecca, isn’t it? “Who’s The New Guy?”Paula and the staff break into this ensemble number to express their fear about the new boss and what he has planned. In this exclusive sneak peek at Friday’s episode (The CW, 9/8c), Rebecca’s offi… “I’m scared,” she explains. They hit a snag, obviously, but for a different reason than you’d think: Rebecca gets a new love interest! This song actually reminds me a lot of "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret (even though I know that got its own musical parody later with Dr. Akopian). Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. This is the type of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song that you want to learn all the lyrics to and sing along. Agreed! It’s such a standout number: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Rachel Bloom are in top form. And before we get to the songs: Patton Oswalt guest stars as a weird security guard who Paula agrees to go on a date with because he got her out of trouble. Was at the last live show at Radio City Music Hall last year and DLC was incredible. He’s also very attractive. I wonder if it’s more popular with people closer to Paula’s age than with people more in Rebecca’s stage of life? “Maybe This Dream” stars Paula as she wistfully contemplates her dream of going to law school. Donna Lynne Champlin, Actress: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Nah I’m closer to Rebecca’s age and this song is also one of my favorites, but maybe because it reminds me of my mom. OBIE and Drama Desk winner Donna Lynne Champlin graduated with high honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993. This week’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend kicks off with a quick, animated rundown of the show’s premise. These are probably my top two favorite Paula songs! Four in traffic). “So Maternal”This song is Rachel Bloom at her best: pulling off a meticulously written and designed parody number like a whiz. I mean… it has a bunch of duhs and similar exclamations in the place of actual lyrics. They get back together and there’s a “West Covina” sequence. Directed by Kimmy Gatewood. Showtime felt it wasn’t right for them, but we think we’re the right place, particularly if you push it to the comedic hour world. This is George’s moment to stand up for himself and tell everyone he’s sick of how they treat him. "Maybe She's Not Such A Heinous Bitch After All" is a song sung by Rebecca Bunch. The song is modern musical theater: It has elements of “Epiphany” from Sweeney Todd or the Thénardiers or Javert’s parts from Les Miz (“And I’m Javert!“, etc.). She thinks she’ll be great at it. The switch into direct honesty is so unexpected, which maybe adds to the impact. One of my favorites. Her whole body effortlessly channels this persona. The song was first heard in the Season One episode "I'm Going on a Date with Josh's Friend!". It’s a classic musical theater number that reminds me of the appropriately corporate “I Believe in You” from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but just the “gotta stop that man” part. The song is track number 10 on the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Original Television Soundtrack (Season 1 - Vol.1). At the office, Rebecca sees that Paula needs her and they make up, although, staying true to “You Go First,” she says “You’re sorry” instead of “I’m sorry.” When Paula fills her in on Scott’s cheating, Rebecca sees how selfish she’s been. Read on for more! Part of it was because her voice is just so beautiful and moving, but damn this song is really sad. On top of this, there were amazing songs and great dance numbers in this musical-drama-comedy. It’s an anthem about being a fantastic mom, but of course, Rebecca isn’t. A West Covina fashion show, featuring models who were scouted from local businesses. He’s makes fun of Josh, calling him a “human flip-flop.”. Rebecca sees the Instagram (yup, she’s still cyber-stalking him). this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. When Paula tries to tell her that being a mom is harder than it looks, she balks. And try as she might, Rebecca can’t stop thinking about him. The Pilot was the original " Crazy Ex-Girlfriend " episode filmed in 2014 for the Showtime network. "Maybe This Dream" Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Donna Lynne Champlin should be a household name. ... Dream Ghost: So you did move to West Covina for Josh? people always talk about how hilarious it is and i get it, but when she says "maybe this dream will finally make me feel like i deserve a dream" it makes me want to cry. Rebecca: Oh yeah, hundred percent. It’s not an aesthetically pleasing song to listen to, but it serves the story. He was an underdeveloped character, and now he’s gone. The following song is framed by Rebecca imagining herself as the smug but soft-spoken guest of honor on the aforementioned mommy podcast. Especially because George has a great voice. 129. Agreed! Aline Brosh McKenna, Writer: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Rebecca doesn’t have a ton of experience with children, but that doesn’t stop her from volunteering to babysit for Tommy. Ditto for the dance style. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend gave two back-to-back episodes this week, so there was plenty of time for relationship drama. Yup. And props to the writers, it sounds exactly like Top 40 pop. The audience might be skeptical of this new love interest for Rebecca they same way these office workers are afraid of change. They’re starting over as a couple the same way she started over when she moved here. No one in the office even knows who he is. But the note gets wet and is illegible by the time Josh receives it, so he assumes it came from Anna and posts a mushy Instagram about it. However, she screws it up when she sees Nathaniel at the restaurant. “So Maternal” grabs the number three spot easily. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. … She is a writer and producer, known for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and 27 Dresses (2008). George gets the axe, and if you’re thinking “who?,” you’re not alone. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend recap: Rebecca needs a new dream By Dana Schwartz February 08, 2019 at 10:00 PM EST The Pretzels are voiced by "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" music producer Adam Schlesinger. The season stars Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, a young lawyer who finds herself pursuing a relationship with the object of her obsession, Josh Chan, as she continues her quest to find true happiness. And then Josh tells her he loves her and she happily says it back. This song actually reminds me a lot of "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret (even though I know that got its own musical parody later with Dr. Akopian). Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Dream Ghosts Will Never Leave You. I was so pleased to see it as a staple of the live shows because as amazing as she is in the show, Donna Lynne Champlain freaking kills it in person. ": "Where's Rebecca Bunch": A parody of "Rumor in Saint Petersburg" and "Once Upon a December" from Anastasia . New love interest alert! It’s no stunner musically, but the charm factor is in the sneakin’ around choreography. Vocally, Bloom pulls off funk really well. Meanwhile, Rebecca and Josh go to dinner with his parents. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Whole show was a blast, but she's almost certainly the most talented singer of the group. Aline Brosh McKenna was born on August 2, 1967 in New Jersey, USA. Rebecca’s outfit — including a boxy pink ’80s blazer — is a nod to Bruno Mars’ getup in the music video. “She’s so broken inside,” a cartoon sun sings about the titular crazy ex-girlfriend. Yeeeeeeeeah. The new guy they refer to is their new boss Nathaniel, but also the new character on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The second season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend premiered on The CW on October 21, 2016 and ran for 13 episodes until February 3, 2017. “George’s Turn”Again with the snippets! Josh mentions that he has a cold, so later, she sends him chicken soup with a note — her usual flowery, obsessive kind. “I don’t know if I can trust him.” But, she does still love him. Instead of letting it go, she insists on telling him she sent the soup, so she follows him to Spider’s, where she then loses Tommy. “Duh!” (season 2, episode 8) Over four seasons and more than 100 songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has parodied nearly every possible topic and musical genre. But most importantly: It’s a meta-theatrical song. i cried so fucking hard when she sang this live, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the crazyexgirlfriend community. With Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner. He sings a song demanding to be taken seriously, but gets cut off. While she and Heather look for him in the bathroom, Josh and Anna come in, and the ladies must hide in the stall while the lovebirds have sex. “So Maternal”, Credit: The employees of Whitefeather and Associates sing a song about their suspicion toward the new boss, and their fear is justified. Wherever I turn, everything points back to her,” he says. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend gave two back-to-back episodes this week, so there was plenty of time for relationship drama. In it she starts to think differently about her mother Naomi. It’s just what Crazy Ex-Girlfriend needed. You can see the fireworks in her eyes, but she delivers a line we wouldn’t expect from her: “This is amazing, and you need to go.” She tells him this isn’t a good time, and she puts Paula and their friendship first. (Warning, some sexual references are made in … I wanted to tell you myself, but I didn't know where you were. That shift, from talking about her undies to feeling like she doesn't deserve a dream, is one of the fastest "happy to sad" shifts I can think of. The Dr. Akopian we see, the one who guides Rebecca through the episode, is a dream … Offers may be subject to change without notice. After Showtime passed on it co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna shopped the pilot around to other networks until it was picked up to series by The CW the following year. (This second go at a relationship is moving fast.) When she finally talks to Josh, he says “We’ll do things the right way.” Sounds promising. Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, Calif. (it’s only two hours from the beach! The music in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend adapts not only the fairy tales each fairy tale-esque song is based on, but also previous Disney adaptations. Rebecca tells him she wants to be friends. Episode 1, "Josh's Ex Girlfriend Wants Revenge. Poor George doesn’t even get the exit he wants. The series stars Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, a depressed young woman who decides to follow her ex-boyfriend from New York City to West Covina, California in hopes of finding real happiness. It debuted in the Season Four Episode "I'm On My Own Path." The song "Feelin' Kinda Naughty" has Rebecca wanting to lock Valencia in the basement, taking over her identity, cutting off her hair, killing her and … Rebecca decides that she needs to … But not a cool fashion show. On Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1 Episode 15, Rebecca undergoes some important dream therapy and may have realized how she can solve her biggest problem. Even married paralegals still dream of being a princess… as this week’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend proves. This Disney-ish number proves that. In it the snacks get salty about Rebecca's constant use of them as in symbols in her life. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. The eighteenth-century villagers reacting to a quirky single woman also bring to mind "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast . Josh is bummed, but quickly forgets about Anna when he figures out that it was Rebecca who sent the soup. While out with Tommy, they run into Josh. In a delightful bit of comedy, he takes her to the aquarium because he just loves the touch tank (*shudders*). Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was a ground-breaking show that showcased a protagonist's struggle with mental health, relationships, and friendships. Entertainment Weekly may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. In it he attempts to make a case for them being together by suggesting she give up on Josh and go for someone more attainable, like him. This one is ripped from Top 40 pop radio. Bad news on the work front: Nathaniel is making budget cuts, and people will be fired. it's also a very sad song. 1. "Our Twisted Fate" is a performance imagined by Rebecca Bunch involving singing stop-motion animated pretzels. I have been listening to "His Status is Preferred" a lot lately and it also has an underlying hint of sadness in Paula's story, though it's less explicit and she's much more focused on how another person can be a way out of the sadness (probably because she doesn't trust herself after this apparent history of failed dreams). “Maybe This Dream”2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 2 Quotes. The one and only, Ms. Lea Salonga sings on the hit TV-Show: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. There’s a scary element to it. It's really crushing, and she delivers it perfectly. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend knows that you ship Grebecca (or Rebecca-Josh), and tonight’s episode is here to remind you that most fantasies are just … They performed several songs from Season Two including "Maybe This Dream" which was sung by Donna Lynne Champlin . As I have said before, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend functions best as a deep-dive into a woman’s damaged psyche. I got a single text from you and then you disappeared for a month. I sadly know this feeling way to well. White Josh and Hector are embarrassed, but Anna is so disgusted that she breaks up with him. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2015 TV-MA 4 Seasons TV Comedies Still pining for Josh, the boy who dumped her ages ago, whip-smart lawyer Rebecca jettisons her New … When Rebecca finally rolls in to work late, she meets the arrogant new co-owner of the firm, Nathaniel (Scott Michael Foster), who is not impressed with her performance so far. “It Was a S— Show”3. The switch into direct honesty is so unexpected, which maybe adds to the impact. 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