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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
What’s your favorite piece of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ trivia?
Ship It, the debut YA novel from Riverdale’s Britta Lundin, is the best fable ever told about the realities — from every plausible angle — of fandom.
Last Shot, a Han Solo (and Lando) focused novel by Daniel José Older, was released in April, ahead of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Here’s what you need to know about it, before you see the movie.
Solo: A Star Wars Story provides rich world-building and character backstories, but the film is hampered by weak pacing and minimal character development.
That big cameo in Solo caught us completely off-guard… for many reasons. What the heck is going on with the Star Wars timeline?
The 100 5×05, “Shifting Sands,” was all about the words, spoken and unspoken, between friends and strangers. Here is our review.
Once again, the fight is on to renew Timeless. Last year, NBC canceled Timeless after its first season for the usual reason TV networks cancel shows; low ratings.
From its very first scene, Deadpool 2 sets itself up as Logan with a Deadpool-style twist. Are the stories really that different from each other?
At the very least, it shows supportive parents
Get ready to welcome The Babysitter’s Club back to television!
In a time when courtship rituals and etiquette books where a thing, Kerri Maniscalco expertly writes a masterclass series ripe with romantic tension amidst the bedlam of the Whitechapel murders.
Recent Podcast Episodes
- Resistance Radio
Mikey, Donya, Kaitlin are back with guest hosts Evan from the Jodocast, Dan-O from the Dan-O channel, and Eric Scull from Mugglecast to talk about all the latest Star Wars and Solo news! SPOILER ALERT! Solo: A Star Wars Story review with plot points.
Join ReWatchable as we get closer to the end with our discussion of Angel 5×17, “Underneath,” and 5×18, “Origins.”
- Resistance Radio
Mikey, Ben and Eric are back with all the latest Star Wars and Solo news! We also dive into characters who have had multiple actors/actress portray them.
Hype Podcast 187 breaks down the TV cancellations and un-cancellations: Brooklyn 99, The Expanse, Lucifer and Timeless among them!