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"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

Season two of Rebecca Bloom’s musical sitcom Crazy Ex-Girlfriend debuts on the CW Network on Friday, and some of the episodes are on Hulu already.

Each episode has about three song-and-dance numbers, typically new melodies arranged in the style of famous hits. For example, here’s Greg the bartender doing an impression of Billy Joel’s Piano Man:

As a musical, it’s not La-La Land, but it’s above sketch show plain parody musical numbers in quality.

As a sitcom, it’s a funny show about Rebecca Bunch, a lady lawyer from Scarsdale who drops out of the Big Law rat race in Manhattan to move to midscale suburban West Covina, California to cajole into marriage the Filipino-American boy she briefly fell in love with ten years before at high school theater camp. Josh is athletic and good-hearted, but not particularly smart, and therefore never really ponders why exactly he keeps running into this Harvard Law School graduate at his favorite sports bar in Nowheresville USA.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is pretty acute on class and IQ in 21st Century America.

Granted, everybody has parodied Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, which might be the apogee of the American entertainment industry.

For example, Rebecca’s mother, played by Tovah Feldshuh, is wealthy and respectable, but has given up The Ordeal of Civility and is shtetl-crass. (In the video at the top, Broadway legend Patti Lupone plays the more suave Reform lady rabbi.) Josh’s family, in contrast, will never be as classy as Rebecca’s, despite their strenuous gentility.

But if Rebecca is so intent on downward mobility, maybe she ought to marry instead the witty bartender Greg, who turns out to be estranged from his rich Beverly Hills family. Unlike Josh, Greg is bright enough to get Rebecca’s jokes.

Or maybe she should marry her sexy Haven Monahan-like new boss, Nathaniel Plimpton III, CEO of her law firm, Plimpton, Plimpton, & Plimpton.

Rebecca is not getting any younger or skinnier, so she’d better hurry up and make up her mind.

 
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  2. I don’t entirely get what Steve sees in this show but the Korean “bro” priest is pretty hilarious.

    • Replies: @SFG
    My guess would be, living in California, he's familiar with the various types in the show and likes the social observations of them.

    Woody Allen is annoying but I can always amuse myself in his movies trying to pick out the street in the background.

  3. Does the show have any self awareness about how absurd of a premise it is for a lawyer woman to be at biglaw partner age and her problem is choosing between 3 different decent choices for who to marry? The Wikipedia article for the show also told me that the main character woman was on numerous depression and anxiety meds, and then chooses to throw them all down the toilet and stop taking them. So, not only is she aging and, uh, lawyerly, she’s also diagnosed mentally ill and non-medicated… But she’s still got a great life (great = televised) and you can too, girls. So no need to settle down just yet.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    Huh. I'd say Crazy Ex-Girlfriend--which against all odds I have watched and enjoyed a great deal--is the diametric opposite of a Sex and the City-style backfiring advertisement for sexy spinsterhood.

    The protagonist is having an extended mental-health crisis disguised as her being in love, and the show makes no bones about that fact: indeed, it's pretty much the point. Hence her inability to see her dredged-up crush Josh for what he is, a dimwitted man without qualities.

    In short, she's meant to be delusional. And in case you doubt my view, it's right there pervading the opening credits, in plain sight.

    Anyway, another thing I really like about the show is this number, "I Have Friends":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N__AkJriaN4

    , @whorefinder
    If I read the premise right, the fact that she threw away all her meds is the explanation as to why she has three musical numbers playing in her head per episode.

    This is similar to the Gilligan's Island theory that all the episodes are seen through Gilligan's mentally-disturbed eyes, and Gilligan was a severely abused young cabin boy of the Skipper's and thus has resulting denial/mental problems that cause him to see the world in simplistic, denial-filled comedic light, in sharp contrast of the reality of the shipwreck on the island.
    , @James Kabala
    I watched a few episodes of this show - Rebecca is clearly supposed to be miserable, and the would-be suitors are not supposed to be very impressive. Steve makes them sound better than they are.


    Bloom definitely has talent and charisma, but the show had too much sexual humor for me to continue watching. From what I hear, an episode of the second season (which is actually over already - Steve is chronologically confused) had a truly evil subplot (not involving Rebecca) that confirmed my decision to no longer watch as correct.
    , @AndrewR
    You make a lot of assumptions.
    , @Lugash
    Female oriented shows are fantasies to escape the fact that modern working life is a lot of drudgery. Compare the realistic sets of the MTM show with NCIS, which looks like a Manhattan advertising agency.
    , @Stebbing Heuer
    Just enough reality (the 'Time Zone' level insanity endemic to the female brain, the eternal drudgery of life in Encorpera Ltd, the slowness of life outside it) for viewers to identify with and pique their interest.

    Balanced by enough fantasy (biglaw partner who could turn her back on the pastel-toned hell of Encorpera Ltd for a great life, pursued by three - count 'em, 3! - men) to keep 'em watching and dreaming along.

    Not a new formula, shurely?
  4. @Sam Haysom
    I don't entirely get what Steve sees in this show but the Korean "bro" priest is pretty hilarious.

    My guess would be, living in California, he’s familiar with the various types in the show and likes the social observations of them.

    Woody Allen is annoying but I can always amuse myself in his movies trying to pick out the street in the background.

    • Replies: @Hhsiii
    Saw the woodman yesterday, walking down 3rd avenue near 63rd Street. He lives on 70th between Park and Lex. Andy Warhol used to live near there, too. He dressed just like he does in the movies, floppy hat, green fatigues jacket. I've seen him a bunch of times.

    I live on the Street he and Tony Roberts are walking on when they are going to play tennis with Annie Hall. When Woody says he heard someone ask "d'd'you eat yet" and the guy answers "no, d'Jew?" and he just knew they were anti-Semites.

    It's fun to play guess where it is. Watched French Connection last night. Some I get but nyc has changed a lot.
  5. @27 year old
    Does the show have any self awareness about how absurd of a premise it is for a lawyer woman to be at biglaw partner age and her problem is choosing between 3 different decent choices for who to marry? The Wikipedia article for the show also told me that the main character woman was on numerous depression and anxiety meds, and then chooses to throw them all down the toilet and stop taking them. So, not only is she aging and, uh, lawyerly, she's also diagnosed mentally ill and non-medicated... But she's still got a great life (great = televised) and you can too, girls. So no need to settle down just yet.

    Huh. I’d say Crazy Ex-Girlfriend–which against all odds I have watched and enjoyed a great deal–is the diametric opposite of a Sex and the City-style backfiring advertisement for sexy spinsterhood.

    The protagonist is having an extended mental-health crisis disguised as her being in love, and the show makes no bones about that fact: indeed, it’s pretty much the point. Hence her inability to see her dredged-up crush Josh for what he is, a dimwitted man without qualities.

    In short, she’s meant to be delusional. And in case you doubt my view, it’s right there pervading the opening credits, in plain sight.

    Anyway, another thing I really like about the show is this number, “I Have Friends”:

    • Replies: @27 year old
    Thanks, I see my assumption was wrong and I didn't even have to watch the show to find that out
    , @Moshe
    It-s definitely more pleasant than the suffer song but I don't get it.
  6. I get the feeling this show was financed by some pro-California group, since the premise of the show is some wealthy easterner chucking it all for love and finding her self in California. Much how the beloved Gilmore Girls was, actually, a corporate-financed project by various coprorations/conglomorates (such as Johnson & Johnson) desperately seeking a wholesome, family-friendly show to hawk their products in the commercials of. But they didn’t want to make the show too treacly, hence why she’s a single mom and why their verbal exchanges are legendary for being a bit too smart for their own good, but everything else worked.

    California has been losing businesses (and white people) for a while now, and I’ve been seeing these desperate, “California is Awesome!” commercials here in the East for a long while now (hint: when Caesar Millan, Arnold Schwartzenegger, and Rob Lowe are appearing in your commercial about your state, the name dropping desperation becomes obvious). Hence that drives my suspicion that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was partly paid for by some California homies trying to drum up interest in the state from the people it’s driving away.

  7. @27 year old
    Does the show have any self awareness about how absurd of a premise it is for a lawyer woman to be at biglaw partner age and her problem is choosing between 3 different decent choices for who to marry? The Wikipedia article for the show also told me that the main character woman was on numerous depression and anxiety meds, and then chooses to throw them all down the toilet and stop taking them. So, not only is she aging and, uh, lawyerly, she's also diagnosed mentally ill and non-medicated... But she's still got a great life (great = televised) and you can too, girls. So no need to settle down just yet.

    If I read the premise right, the fact that she threw away all her meds is the explanation as to why she has three musical numbers playing in her head per episode.

    This is similar to the Gilligan’s Island theory that all the episodes are seen through Gilligan’s mentally-disturbed eyes, and Gilligan was a severely abused young cabin boy of the Skipper’s and thus has resulting denial/mental problems that cause him to see the world in simplistic, denial-filled comedic light, in sharp contrast of the reality of the shipwreck on the island.

  8. I take umbrage, sir, at your characterization of West Covina. A finer BJ’s Pizza you will not find east of the 605.

  9. @slumber_j
    Huh. I'd say Crazy Ex-Girlfriend--which against all odds I have watched and enjoyed a great deal--is the diametric opposite of a Sex and the City-style backfiring advertisement for sexy spinsterhood.

    The protagonist is having an extended mental-health crisis disguised as her being in love, and the show makes no bones about that fact: indeed, it's pretty much the point. Hence her inability to see her dredged-up crush Josh for what he is, a dimwitted man without qualities.

    In short, she's meant to be delusional. And in case you doubt my view, it's right there pervading the opening credits, in plain sight.

    Anyway, another thing I really like about the show is this number, "I Have Friends":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N__AkJriaN4

    Thanks, I see my assumption was wrong and I didn’t even have to watch the show to find that out

  10. @SFG
    My guess would be, living in California, he's familiar with the various types in the show and likes the social observations of them.

    Woody Allen is annoying but I can always amuse myself in his movies trying to pick out the street in the background.

    Saw the woodman yesterday, walking down 3rd avenue near 63rd Street. He lives on 70th between Park and Lex. Andy Warhol used to live near there, too. He dressed just like he does in the movies, floppy hat, green fatigues jacket. I’ve seen him a bunch of times.

    I live on the Street he and Tony Roberts are walking on when they are going to play tennis with Annie Hall. When Woody says he heard someone ask “d’d’you eat yet” and the guy answers “no, d’Jew?” and he just knew they were anti-Semites.

    It’s fun to play guess where it is. Watched French Connection last night. Some I get but nyc has changed a lot.

    • Replies: @peterike
    Some I get but nyc has changed a lot.

    Holy cow. Have you seen Long Island City lately? It's starting to look like Hong Kong. I mean the buildings, not the people. But probably the people too.

  11. The show is also unique in that it is the first mainstream Hollywood production, for either small or big screen, in just about anyone’s memory, that features an Asian/White romantic pairing where the male is the Asian half of the equation.

    • Replies: @Marty T
    Filipinos are really more like Hispanics than they are like Chinese. They're not nerdy.
  12. Oh, how I long for Mayberry RFD (which is almost literally where I grew up, Steve, Naperville before it went Commerical.)

    I grew up in a Normal Rockwell.
    I now live in a Picasso.
    I fear the future Edvard Munch’s The Scream

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Honey, you're a long way from Mayberry. Check out Rachel's internet hits. They include:

    F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury

    Pictures of Your D*ck

    You Can Touch My B**bies

    The past is a different country.
  13. @27 year old
    Does the show have any self awareness about how absurd of a premise it is for a lawyer woman to be at biglaw partner age and her problem is choosing between 3 different decent choices for who to marry? The Wikipedia article for the show also told me that the main character woman was on numerous depression and anxiety meds, and then chooses to throw them all down the toilet and stop taking them. So, not only is she aging and, uh, lawyerly, she's also diagnosed mentally ill and non-medicated... But she's still got a great life (great = televised) and you can too, girls. So no need to settle down just yet.

    I watched a few episodes of this show – Rebecca is clearly supposed to be miserable, and the would-be suitors are not supposed to be very impressive. Steve makes them sound better than they are.

    Bloom definitely has talent and charisma, but the show had too much sexual humor for me to continue watching. From what I hear, an episode of the second season (which is actually over already – Steve is chronologically confused) had a truly evil subplot (not involving Rebecca) that confirmed my decision to no longer watch as correct.

    • Replies: @BB753
    We're all grown-ups around here. Could you please elaborate?
  14. @27 year old
    Does the show have any self awareness about how absurd of a premise it is for a lawyer woman to be at biglaw partner age and her problem is choosing between 3 different decent choices for who to marry? The Wikipedia article for the show also told me that the main character woman was on numerous depression and anxiety meds, and then chooses to throw them all down the toilet and stop taking them. So, not only is she aging and, uh, lawyerly, she's also diagnosed mentally ill and non-medicated... But she's still got a great life (great = televised) and you can too, girls. So no need to settle down just yet.

    You make a lot of assumptions.

  15. About 99.999% of TV is so wretchedly, horribly female-oriented that its unbearable to watch. In that it straight out lies to women about the real deal. Something like a decent production of Pride and Prejudice, or a Miss Marple remake, is very, very female but men can enjoy it too, because it does not produce flat out lies regarding basic human realities. In the same way that a decent action movie will draw some female watchers, as long as it is not over the top ridiculous.

    Female neurosis worship is a big problem, and the media catering to it makes that problem even worse. In no sane country would Lena Dunham be a star, and no sane society would lie to women. Their best shot at marital/romantic happiness is to be thin, in shape, feminine nice not shrill harpyesque aggressive, while having a backbone. And choosing the best man they can early enough.

    The CW is chock-a-block with this sort of thing, the Felicity character on “Arrow” having multiple hunks pursue her including the title character despite being obnoxious and not that attractive is just chick crack. And that’s the CW formula these days — enough DC Comics superhero-dom to attract “enough” male viewers who don’t have much else on (NBC seems one giant SJW lecture mostly on how evil White men are, see SVU etc.). While offering Chick-Crack of endless romantic choice and no need to make decisions any time this decade.

    I’m more impressed with NBC’s “Emerald City,” which stands out among its otherwise fairly awful SJW lecturing. The limited miniseries is beautiful, shot on location, yeah reinterprets Oz because its out of copyright, but the weirdness, ickiness, and nastiness of the magic, vs. science is well done. The choice for one character to be either a whore or a nun is not exactly presented as a good one.

    TV/Movies today are the equivalent of the late 19th Century quackism — a quick shot of feel good cocaine/booze to numb the pain of stupid life choices women made at age 22 or so.

  16. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is pretty acute on class and IQ in 21st Century America.” Actually it’s more acute about race within the Jewish community. It again proves my point about Jewish degeneracy regarding race. Jewess in love with Asian fellow. Very common. I saw blacks in the videos so again it’s like I keep saying: Jew/black/Asian triad against Caucasian/European/Christian civilization.

    She’ll windup marrying a guy from left field, who will most likely be black and have some gay issues.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Jewesses being into Asian fellows is definitely not a thing. I don't know where you got the impression that it's common. Jewish women are notorious ball busters. Asian guys aren't domineering enough for them.

    The show's also not blacker than your average show. Most of the blacks are backup dancers in the musical numbers, and backup dancing is an area blacks are overrepresented in.

    You're not just wrong but really weird for projecting your odd views onto this show.
  17. strenuous gentility

    That is a form of aerobics in this day and age. How long until it is outlawed?

  18. @27 year old
    Does the show have any self awareness about how absurd of a premise it is for a lawyer woman to be at biglaw partner age and her problem is choosing between 3 different decent choices for who to marry? The Wikipedia article for the show also told me that the main character woman was on numerous depression and anxiety meds, and then chooses to throw them all down the toilet and stop taking them. So, not only is she aging and, uh, lawyerly, she's also diagnosed mentally ill and non-medicated... But she's still got a great life (great = televised) and you can too, girls. So no need to settle down just yet.

    Female oriented shows are fantasies to escape the fact that modern working life is a lot of drudgery. Compare the realistic sets of the MTM show with NCIS, which looks like a Manhattan advertising agency.

    • Replies: @Sam Haysom
    The median viewer of NCIS is retirement age and it's not a particularily female skewing.
  19. She’s actually too young to have been up for partner at a major firm. In real life she’s 29. You turn 22 the year you graduate college usually, 25 after law school. You don’t make partner in 4 years. Usually 8 or so, absent a major book of business of your own. And in the show Josh is her crush from summer camp in 2005? It’s 2017. Presumably she wasn’t going to summer camp after her senior year in high school.

    Not to put too fine a point on it. I know a woman partner at Akin Gump here in NYC. She married an older partner, now she’s 45, no kids (he had kids from first marriage). Long hours. It’s a tough racket. Two of my brothers-in-law are big firm partners in litigation. Very busy but they seem less harried. My sisters take care of the home life and kids (although 1 is a freelance writer/editor, but that’s fairly flexible).

  20. Looks terrible. Although the actor from the bottom clip, Scott Michael Foster, is one of my favorite up-and-comers. I saw him in a low budget movie called Teenage Dirtbag and he was excellent.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4208554/Brave-survivor-sexual-abuse-reveals-horrifying-ordeal.html

    Off topic. Is this real or hoax? This chick with a gofundme sure has some wild claims and no evidence given, like follow up on police reports. Also, she sure gets trafficked a lot. Reminds me of the old Mr. Show sketch about gay closeted Christians, planning their back-sliding in advance.

    • Replies: @FPD72
    Please tell me that "backsliding" is a double entendres.
  21. @Lugash
    Female oriented shows are fantasies to escape the fact that modern working life is a lot of drudgery. Compare the realistic sets of the MTM show with NCIS, which looks like a Manhattan advertising agency.

    The median viewer of NCIS is retirement age and it’s not a particularily female skewing.

  22. @James Kabala
    I watched a few episodes of this show - Rebecca is clearly supposed to be miserable, and the would-be suitors are not supposed to be very impressive. Steve makes them sound better than they are.


    Bloom definitely has talent and charisma, but the show had too much sexual humor for me to continue watching. From what I hear, an episode of the second season (which is actually over already - Steve is chronologically confused) had a truly evil subplot (not involving Rebecca) that confirmed my decision to no longer watch as correct.

    We’re all grown-ups around here. Could you please elaborate?

    • Replies: @dday
    abortion. And surprisingly, it's one of the few times the show presents "Modern Woman" default choices as NOT leading to misery, which this show consistently (and shockingly for a mainstream show) portrays.
  23. @27 year old
    Does the show have any self awareness about how absurd of a premise it is for a lawyer woman to be at biglaw partner age and her problem is choosing between 3 different decent choices for who to marry? The Wikipedia article for the show also told me that the main character woman was on numerous depression and anxiety meds, and then chooses to throw them all down the toilet and stop taking them. So, not only is she aging and, uh, lawyerly, she's also diagnosed mentally ill and non-medicated... But she's still got a great life (great = televised) and you can too, girls. So no need to settle down just yet.

    Just enough reality (the ‘Time Zone’ level insanity endemic to the female brain, the eternal drudgery of life in Encorpera Ltd, the slowness of life outside it) for viewers to identify with and pique their interest.

    Balanced by enough fantasy (biglaw partner who could turn her back on the pastel-toned hell of Encorpera Ltd for a great life, pursued by three – count ‘em, 3! – men) to keep ‘em watching and dreaming along.

    Not a new formula, shurely?

  24. @slumber_j
    Huh. I'd say Crazy Ex-Girlfriend--which against all odds I have watched and enjoyed a great deal--is the diametric opposite of a Sex and the City-style backfiring advertisement for sexy spinsterhood.

    The protagonist is having an extended mental-health crisis disguised as her being in love, and the show makes no bones about that fact: indeed, it's pretty much the point. Hence her inability to see her dredged-up crush Josh for what he is, a dimwitted man without qualities.

    In short, she's meant to be delusional. And in case you doubt my view, it's right there pervading the opening credits, in plain sight.

    Anyway, another thing I really like about the show is this number, "I Have Friends":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N__AkJriaN4

    It-s definitely more pleasant than the suffer song but I don’t get it.

  25. @WGG
    Looks terrible. Although the actor from the bottom clip, Scott Michael Foster, is one of my favorite up-and-comers. I saw him in a low budget movie called Teenage Dirtbag and he was excellent.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4208554/Brave-survivor-sexual-abuse-reveals-horrifying-ordeal.html

    Off topic. Is this real or hoax? This chick with a gofundme sure has some wild claims and no evidence given, like follow up on police reports. Also, she sure gets trafficked a lot. Reminds me of the old Mr. Show sketch about gay closeted Christians, planning their back-sliding in advance.

    Please tell me that “backsliding” is a double entendres.

  26. Feldshuh exemplifies the “flight from white”.

    Her birth name was Terri Sue Fedshuh. When she began her career, she appeared on the stage under the name “Terri Fairchild”.

    But then this happened: “I fell in love with a Christian boy, Michael Fairchild [I don't know how this connects to her original stage name] , who didn’t want to kiss [cough cough] a Terri Sue. He said: ‘Terri Sue doesn’t fit you at all. What’s that other [Hebrew - most Jews have a Hebrew name and an English name ] name of yours? Tovah? Now that’s a name!”

    So it was the WASP who wanted something exotic because just “kissing” another Terri Sue was no fun – the flipside of the Jewish boy who craves a shiksa goddess.

    She eventually settled down with a nice Jewish lawyer so all’s well that ends well.

  27. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @attilathehen
    "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is pretty acute on class and IQ in 21st Century America." Actually it's more acute about race within the Jewish community. It again proves my point about Jewish degeneracy regarding race. Jewess in love with Asian fellow. Very common. I saw blacks in the videos so again it's like I keep saying: Jew/black/Asian triad against Caucasian/European/Christian civilization.

    She'll windup marrying a guy from left field, who will most likely be black and have some gay issues.

    Jewesses being into Asian fellows is definitely not a thing. I don’t know where you got the impression that it’s common. Jewish women are notorious ball busters. Asian guys aren’t domineering enough for them.

    The show’s also not blacker than your average show. Most of the blacks are backup dancers in the musical numbers, and backup dancing is an area blacks are overrepresented in.

    You’re not just wrong but really weird for projecting your odd views onto this show.

    • Replies: @attilathehen
    Here I go again. Watch this youtube, ignore the title. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY0FOPa-j-E


    Idina Menzel (Jewish) black ex husband Taye Diggs; Andrea Mitchell (J) first husband black Gil Jackson now married Alan Greenspan;
    Rod Carew black athlete, first wife Jewish Michelle Levy; Lena Horne - J husband Lennie Hayton; Bliss Broyard black J husband Nico Israel;
    Martine/Martin Rothblatt (J) black wife Bina Aspen; magician David Blaine offspring of black Puerto Rican father/Ashkenazi mother;
    Geraldo Rivera offspring of black Puerto Rican father/Ashkenazi mother; Rita Moreno black Puerto Rican J husband Leonard Gordon;
    Sidney Lumet (J) married Lena Horne black daugher Gail; Jenny Lumet black Jewish daughter Sidney Lumet married Alex Weinstein;
    Anna Stubblefield (J) professor with black ex husband; Allen Shawn (J) black exwife Jamaica Kincaid; Rebecca Hall black actress married Jewish
    Morgan Spector; Werner Klemperer (J) black wife; Harry Belfaonte Jewish wife; Julian Bond Jewish wife Pamela Horowitz; Kamala Harris black/Asian - Jewish husband Douglas Emhoff;
    Diana Ross black first husband Robert Silberstein; Ronnie Spector black singer married Jewish Jonathan Greenfield; Mirelle Fanon black Jewish husband Bernard Mendes; Rula Jebreal black Muslim Jewish husband Arthur G. Altshul Jr.; Michelle Malkin, Amy Chua Asians with Jewish husbands; George Soros, Woody Allen, Mark Zuckerberg,
    Les Moonves, Jeff Greene, Oliver Stone, all Jews with Asian wives.

    These are famous people, the tip of the iceberg. Where I live many Jews are married to blacks and Asians and they are not famous.

    The Plimpton character is just a token goy to appeal to the goys watching the show. She will never marry him.

  28. @dc.sunsets
    Oh, how I long for Mayberry RFD (which is almost literally where I grew up, Steve, Naperville before it went Commerical.)

    I grew up in a Normal Rockwell.
    I now live in a Picasso.
    I fear the future Edvard Munch's The Scream

    Honey, you’re a long way from Mayberry. Check out Rachel’s internet hits. They include:

    F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury

    Pictures of Your D*ck

    You Can Touch My B**bies

    The past is a different country.

  29. Man, that hip is getting old. Stalking a Filipino in the MidWest. Must miss TV. Even the Frog walked out. Dubba, dubba, dubba, ah forget it. CW is the Seventh Network, formed by the fifth and sixth merging. Is it synchronicity? Is it expanded marketing? Is it multi-tiered? No its TV becoming an abandoned medium.

    They said no one ever went broke by underestimating the intelligence of the Television Audience. Ah experts. Wrong Again.

  30. @Hhsiii
    Saw the woodman yesterday, walking down 3rd avenue near 63rd Street. He lives on 70th between Park and Lex. Andy Warhol used to live near there, too. He dressed just like he does in the movies, floppy hat, green fatigues jacket. I've seen him a bunch of times.

    I live on the Street he and Tony Roberts are walking on when they are going to play tennis with Annie Hall. When Woody says he heard someone ask "d'd'you eat yet" and the guy answers "no, d'Jew?" and he just knew they were anti-Semites.

    It's fun to play guess where it is. Watched French Connection last night. Some I get but nyc has changed a lot.

    Some I get but nyc has changed a lot.

    Holy cow. Have you seen Long Island City lately? It’s starting to look like Hong Kong. I mean the buildings, not the people. But probably the people too.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    It's been moving that way since Citi built an operations centre there 25 years ago.

    One subway stop from Midtown, what else could happen?

    I used to go out there myself to talk to the techies from time to time.
  31. I like clever, punny lyrics, and these songs are entertaining. Maybe I will give this show a try.

    I tried watching that Woody Allen show on Amazon but not only was the acting dreadful, but the script was insufferable after a while. As soon as the hippie rebel Miley Cyrus character said she was in love with two guys in college, “one a Jew and one black,” well I knew it was time to shut ‘er down.

  32. Mmmmm. Thanks, host.

    I think I’ll spend the time working on my hand-cut dovetails instead.

  33. Never heard of this show, so thanks Steve. That ‘Remember that we Suffered’ number is hilarious.

  34. @BB753
    We're all grown-ups around here. Could you please elaborate?

    abortion. And surprisingly, it’s one of the few times the show presents “Modern Woman” default choices as NOT leading to misery, which this show consistently (and shockingly for a mainstream show) portrays.

  35. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Plimpton is presumably a reference to Debevoise & Plimpton, which is one of the most prestigious law firms:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debevoise_%26_Plimpton

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    And to writer / bon vivant George Plimpton, who was the son of the partner Plimpton.
  36. @Anonymous
    Plimpton is presumably a reference to Debevoise & Plimpton, which is one of the most prestigious law firms:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debevoise_%26_Plimpton

    And to writer / bon vivant George Plimpton, who was the son of the partner Plimpton.

  37. @The Man From K Street
    The show is also unique in that it is the first mainstream Hollywood production, for either small or big screen, in just about anyone's memory, that features an Asian/White romantic pairing where the male is the Asian half of the equation.

    Filipinos are really more like Hispanics than they are like Chinese. They’re not nerdy.

  38. @peterike
    Some I get but nyc has changed a lot.

    Holy cow. Have you seen Long Island City lately? It's starting to look like Hong Kong. I mean the buildings, not the people. But probably the people too.

    It’s been moving that way since Citi built an operations centre there 25 years ago.

    One subway stop from Midtown, what else could happen?

    I used to go out there myself to talk to the techies from time to time.

  39. @Anonymous
    Jewesses being into Asian fellows is definitely not a thing. I don't know where you got the impression that it's common. Jewish women are notorious ball busters. Asian guys aren't domineering enough for them.

    The show's also not blacker than your average show. Most of the blacks are backup dancers in the musical numbers, and backup dancing is an area blacks are overrepresented in.

    You're not just wrong but really weird for projecting your odd views onto this show.

    Here I go again. Watch this youtube, ignore the title. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY0FOPa-j-E

    Idina Menzel (Jewish) black ex husband Taye Diggs; Andrea Mitchell (J) first husband black Gil Jackson now married Alan Greenspan;
    Rod Carew black athlete, first wife Jewish Michelle Levy; Lena Horne – J husband Lennie Hayton; Bliss Broyard black J husband Nico Israel;
    Martine/Martin Rothblatt (J) black wife Bina Aspen; magician David Blaine offspring of black Puerto Rican father/Ashkenazi mother;
    Geraldo Rivera offspring of black Puerto Rican father/Ashkenazi mother; Rita Moreno black Puerto Rican J husband Leonard Gordon;
    Sidney Lumet (J) married Lena Horne black daugher Gail; Jenny Lumet black Jewish daughter Sidney Lumet married Alex Weinstein;
    Anna Stubblefield (J) professor with black ex husband; Allen Shawn (J) black exwife Jamaica Kincaid; Rebecca Hall black actress married Jewish
    Morgan Spector; Werner Klemperer (J) black wife; Harry Belfaonte Jewish wife; Julian Bond Jewish wife Pamela Horowitz; Kamala Harris black/Asian – Jewish husband Douglas Emhoff;
    Diana Ross black first husband Robert Silberstein; Ronnie Spector black singer married Jewish Jonathan Greenfield; Mirelle Fanon black Jewish husband Bernard Mendes; Rula Jebreal black Muslim Jewish husband Arthur G. Altshul Jr.; Michelle Malkin, Amy Chua Asians with Jewish husbands; George Soros, Woody Allen, Mark Zuckerberg,
    Les Moonves, Jeff Greene, Oliver Stone, all Jews with Asian wives.

    These are famous people, the tip of the iceberg. Where I live many Jews are married to blacks and Asians and they are not famous.

    The Plimpton character is just a token goy to appeal to the goys watching the show. She will never marry him.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    This is a bizarre comment, but I'll respond to it anyway.

    You've changed the subject, which was your contention that Jewesses being into Asian fellows is "very common". I'll take that as an admission that you were wrong.

    You've just rattled off a bunch of Jews and blacks in the entertainment industry, an industry in which both Jews and blacks tend to be overrepresented. But your list is not even representative of most Jews and blacks in the entertainment industry, let alone those outside of the industry. Most white-black relationships don't involve millionaire Hollywood Jews and black entertainers. Most of them involve lower/working class white gentiles and blacks.

    Also, the Plimpton character is obviously not a token to appeal to goys since most goys can't identify with such a character. He seems to be a Thursten Howell III type character who's there precisely because most of the audience, goy or otherwise, can't identify with him and serves to make the audience identify more with the protagonist Rachel.
  40. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @attilathehen
    Here I go again. Watch this youtube, ignore the title. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY0FOPa-j-E


    Idina Menzel (Jewish) black ex husband Taye Diggs; Andrea Mitchell (J) first husband black Gil Jackson now married Alan Greenspan;
    Rod Carew black athlete, first wife Jewish Michelle Levy; Lena Horne - J husband Lennie Hayton; Bliss Broyard black J husband Nico Israel;
    Martine/Martin Rothblatt (J) black wife Bina Aspen; magician David Blaine offspring of black Puerto Rican father/Ashkenazi mother;
    Geraldo Rivera offspring of black Puerto Rican father/Ashkenazi mother; Rita Moreno black Puerto Rican J husband Leonard Gordon;
    Sidney Lumet (J) married Lena Horne black daugher Gail; Jenny Lumet black Jewish daughter Sidney Lumet married Alex Weinstein;
    Anna Stubblefield (J) professor with black ex husband; Allen Shawn (J) black exwife Jamaica Kincaid; Rebecca Hall black actress married Jewish
    Morgan Spector; Werner Klemperer (J) black wife; Harry Belfaonte Jewish wife; Julian Bond Jewish wife Pamela Horowitz; Kamala Harris black/Asian - Jewish husband Douglas Emhoff;
    Diana Ross black first husband Robert Silberstein; Ronnie Spector black singer married Jewish Jonathan Greenfield; Mirelle Fanon black Jewish husband Bernard Mendes; Rula Jebreal black Muslim Jewish husband Arthur G. Altshul Jr.; Michelle Malkin, Amy Chua Asians with Jewish husbands; George Soros, Woody Allen, Mark Zuckerberg,
    Les Moonves, Jeff Greene, Oliver Stone, all Jews with Asian wives.

    These are famous people, the tip of the iceberg. Where I live many Jews are married to blacks and Asians and they are not famous.

    The Plimpton character is just a token goy to appeal to the goys watching the show. She will never marry him.

    This is a bizarre comment, but I’ll respond to it anyway.

    You’ve changed the subject, which was your contention that Jewesses being into Asian fellows is “very common”. I’ll take that as an admission that you were wrong.

    You’ve just rattled off a bunch of Jews and blacks in the entertainment industry, an industry in which both Jews and blacks tend to be overrepresented. But your list is not even representative of most Jews and blacks in the entertainment industry, let alone those outside of the industry. Most white-black relationships don’t involve millionaire Hollywood Jews and black entertainers. Most of them involve lower/working class white gentiles and blacks.

    Also, the Plimpton character is obviously not a token to appeal to goys since most goys can’t identify with such a character. He seems to be a Thursten Howell III type character who’s there precisely because most of the audience, goy or otherwise, can’t identify with him and serves to make the audience identify more with the protagonist Rachel.

  41. Cop Rock was a musical/police drama TV show in 1990, only lasted one season.

  42. I think you didn’t watch the youtube.

    I rattled off names of entertainers, but I also said where I live (in the Midwest) many not famous Jews marry blacks/Asians.

    Offspring of gentile white/black pairings are black and classified as black. Do you recall a recent occupant of the White House who had to deal with this issue?

    Under Jewish law, heritage is matriarchal and many Jewesses marry blacks. Also, black women who marry Jewish men are converting.

    The Plimpton character is a goy court clown.

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