Saturday, July 29, 2017

What I’m Watching: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3, Episode 10 “Kimmy Pulls Off a Heist!” (B+)

Of course Titus would be someone who refuses to poop at home yet has no problem going into a public bathroom for free. Ray Liotta was the perfect person to cast as Paulie, the gas station owner who chastised Titus for only having one rule and who insisted on making him buy something if he wanted to use the bathroom. I enjoyed Kimmy’s attempts to act cool when she was actually just providing a distraction for him to sneak in to do his business, and this show is never at a loss for absurd concepts (Eli Manning clones, anyone?). Titus running into Mikey in the back of the store just as he was trying to rush past Paulie while Kimmy provided the ultimate distraction was fortuitous and also didn’t seem to go anywhere, since the very gullible Mikey is sure to now think that Titus isn’t interested in him since he’s happy with his sandwich. I love how everyone at the meeting had to stand when they heard the national anthem, in whatever inappropriate form, and that the lone woman in the room had to open up her shirt so that they could see her star-spangled bra. Jacqueline’s idea, made possible to present thanks to Titus’ eagerness to croon the national anthem, was a brilliant one: naming teams after things people hate so they’ll buy merchandise just to burn it. The Washington Gun Takers was clever, but I much preferred the Seattle Raisins You Think Are Chocolate Chips. Oh, and I guess we won’t be seeing much of Duke anymore since he got framed as a terrorist so that he would no longer present a problem for his family.

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