12:00 pm EST, March 20, 2015

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’: 5 things you might not know

By Harri Sargeant | Edited by Karen Rought

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is everyone’s new favorite Netflix series, so here are five things you didn’t know about the show!

Tina Fey’s quirky new comedy is a breath of fresh air because it’s not afraid to do things a little differently. In fact, it’s so endearingly weird that most fans have already binged all of season 1, and now have almost a year to go until the second season will be released on Netflix. It’s going to be a much less colorful 11 months without it, but to ease the wait for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s return, we’ve created a list of five fun facts, coincidences, or pieces of trivia you might not know.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Titus Broadway

Titus Andromedon was on Broadway.

Fan favorite Titus Andromedon dreams of having a Broadway career, but he’s been plagued by unsuccessful auditions and has become broke. This is almost the total opposite of actor Tituss Burgess’s own career, who originated the role of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid on Broadway. He’s also starred in Jersey Boys, Guys and Dolls, and played the witch in Into The Woods.


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Title Sequence

Is Kimmy Schmidt a sleeper cell?

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s super catchy and fantastically auto-tuned theme song has received all sorts of praise for its brilliant take on the viral video. But the corresponding title sequence shares a striking similarity to The Americans — both use the same footage of a girl hula-hooping. It’s probably just the same stock footage, but we kind of like to think there’s a conspiracy going on here.


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Candy

Third time’s the charm.

Jacqueline Voorhees’s son Buckley is unfortunate to have his candy rampage foiled by Kimmy twice in the first episode. But don’t feel too bad for him. When Kimmy goes to Times Square to sing a reinterpretation of “The Circle of Life” with Titus, Buckley can be seen in the background devouring cotton candy.


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt School

Sub Titulo Non

P.S. 0, the school in which Kimmy enrolls, has a sign outside its doors that details the institution’s motto: “Scholae Nullo Motto.” Translated from Latin, this literally means “No School Motto.” Encouraging.


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Jon Hamm

Preacher or teacher?

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s titular protagonist is kidnapped by Reverend Richard Wayne at the age of 14. Coincidentally, Mad Man and Richard Wayne actor Jon Hamm was star Ellie Kemper’s high school drama teacher — also while she was 14. Weird, right?


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