Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes To A Party!
March 17, 2015 5:58 AM - Season 1, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Jacqueline invites Kimmy to an elaborate dinner party set up to catch her husband's mistress.
posted by drezdn (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like this episode collapsed under its own weight. We all knew that it wouldn't be as simple as "Julian is having an affair," and we knew that Kimmy wouldn't get away with the VonLobster shtick but it would turn out okay, but the payoffs just fell flat for me. The robot murder was a nice touch, though.

Oh, and Hollywood, quit trying to get Adam Campbell over as Amazing British Guy. He's all right, a B-plus player. He's never going to be Pierce Brosnan, a'ight?
posted by Etrigan at 7:03 AM on March 17, 2015

Hey Xan! 2090 called. You're dead and you wasted your time on Earth!
posted by yellowbinder at 8:16 AM on March 17, 2015 [23 favorites]

Perhaps, but Titus's story was finally interwoven with Kimmy's, which was a major improvement. Plus, the gags were flying at a mile a minute in this episode.

And, we got another blink-and-you-missed-it glimpse of Kimmy's life in the bunker with her "Excuse me I have to use the filth bucket, er, powder room" line.
posted by plastic_animals at 8:18 AM on March 17, 2015 [6 favorites]

Whose picture is on the -1 bill?
posted by drezdn at 8:35 AM on March 17, 2015

I believe it is Warren G. Harding.
posted by plastic_animals at 8:36 AM on March 17, 2015 [2 favorites]

Maybe I'm being oversensitive, but US sitcoms really do go to the suave-English-chap-who's-obviously-going-to-turn-out-to-be-a-cad well an awful lot. Although I suppose this chap did at least have something that vaguely approximated an actual variety of English accent which is better than normal.

Also, I know having a Season 1 Jaime Lannister type mane of hair is visual shorthand for being rich and powerful and a scumbag, but this one was teetering over the edge into just being a mullet.
posted by sobarel at 8:52 AM on March 17, 2015

But he's not English, he's from Connectcut.
posted by ericthegardener at 9:21 AM on March 17, 2015 [11 favorites]

Although the actor, Adam Campbell, is actually from Bath, that should be pointed out. If his accent sounds off maybe that's on purpose ("Oh, no, I'm from Connecticut"), or the result of living in America with his American wife.
posted by angeline at 9:28 AM on March 17, 2015

Oh, right, I need to pay more attention. I withdraw my comments.

Except for the mullet thing.
posted by sobarel at 9:37 AM on March 17, 2015

Yeah, that was pretty much a mullet. We can all disapprove of the hair.
posted by angeline at 9:50 AM on March 17, 2015

Well jeepers, I guess everybody else's hair just looks great when they get off their blimps.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:12 AM on March 17, 2015 [16 favorites]

Business in the front, blimp enthusiast in the back.
posted by angeline at 10:20 AM on March 17, 2015 [16 favorites]

FanFare: We can all disapprove of the hair.
posted by sobarel at 10:23 AM on March 17, 2015 [3 favorites]

"Can't the world be my noodles and butter?"

I love that Titus' laptop is cardboard. So many jokes just whiz by in this show.

And Kimmy's outfit! Did you catch that the bracelet is a soup can dipped in glitter? She definitely owes him brunch.
posted by Catblack at 11:11 AM on March 17, 2015 [5 favorites]

My favorite lines:
"Lumiere! Belle!" "Beyonce."
"Kimmy; the elevator." "Jacqueline; the refrigerator."
"Maybe Gallagher?"
"Champagne please, no ice."
"Why do robots keep getting in the way of my dreams?"
"You were built by children?"
posted by sweetmarie at 2:34 PM on March 17, 2015 [7 favorites]

This was probably my least favorite episode of the whole run - it felt a little bit like one of those mid-series 30 Rock episodes when they leaned too hard on the Zany and tried to cram too much into every episode. BUT at the same time, the aforementioned 2090 joke is also my favorite one-liner of the entire series.
posted by lunasol at 6:14 PM on March 17, 2015

"To be honest, I've never even seen the inside of a public blimp."
posted by leotrotsky at 7:13 PM on March 17, 2015 [5 favorites]

"You're not too big to give your father a firm, business-like handshake."

I liked Logan's list of Beekman-named things:
"Beekman Park? The Beekman Library? The Beekman Institute for Art That Actually Looks Like Something?
Beekman Place? The Beekman Factory Fire? Beekman's Disease?"
posted by filthy light thief at 11:27 AM on March 18, 2015 [7 favorites]

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