Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that has become one of the most popular comedies in recent years and has been praised on its way of representing issues and its musical numbers – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California. IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 seasons

Characters:

Rachel Bloom – Rebecca Bunch

Donna Lynne Champlin – Paula Procter

Vincent Rodrguez III – Josh Chan

Pete Gardner – Darryl Whitefeather

Vella Lovell – Heather Davis

Gabrielle Ruiz – Valencia Perez

 

Trivia

  • Prior to production Rachel Bloom met with a personal trainer who promised to get her ripped. Bloom decided against it, rationalizing that she wanted to portray her character as someone with an average body type. She also insisted on casting actors of all ages, races and body types to try to injects some realism into the show
  • 49 songs were written for the first season.
  • The show underwent several years of development for the Showtime network, but once the pilot had been shot, they decided it wasn’t edgy enough. The day before Rachel Bloom’s wedding, she got word that they weren’t going to produce it.
  • The recurring role of Father Brah is played by Rene Gube, who is a writer and the executive story editor for the show
  • The writers only intended to use Valencia in two episodes, but everyone was so dazzled by Gabrielle Ruiz that she quickly became a series regular.
  • Rachel Bloom remarked to co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna that she’d had a high school sweetheart who lived near West Covina, and McKenna liked the name, so that became the setting for the show. In November 2015 the cast and crew attended a ceremony in West Covina where they were awarded with the key to the city, and they’ve shot on location whenever possible.
  • Although portions of the show are loosely based on Rachel Bloom’s real life, Rebecca’s parents are far removed from her own, who are still married and support their daughter by routinely showing up at her various engagements.
  • According to Rachel Bloom, the show explores the idea that if a person moves for another that isn’t romantic, is actually an evidence that they have personal issues

 

Classic Clips

 

Sexy Getting Ready Song

 

I Go To The Zoo

 

The Math of Love Triangles

 

Gregs Drinking Song