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Season 1 | Episode 6 | “Kimmy Goes to School!” | Aired Mar 2, 2015

Kimmy Schmidt tries to fix the American education system while Titus films a music video with the assistance of Lillian at the Voorhees house. Let’s just say if you think that the theme song to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is catchy, wait till you hear “Peeno Noir.”

Kimmy feels like a butterfly as she heads off to her first day of her GED prep class. With a hug from Titus, Kimmy is off to get her dream education. While awaiting her teacher, she makes a new friend, Dong Nguyen (Ki Hong Lee), who informs her that “Kimmy” means penis in Vietnamese. Moving on from that encounter, Mr. Lefkovitz (Richard Kind), comes walking into class. Bright-eyed Kimmy, ready to be inspired, is disappointed when Mr. L pops in a VHS tape of Major League and takes a nap.

Back at the apartment, Titus announces his music video plan to Lillian. The original song, “Peeno Noir,” is “an ode to black penis.” With Lillian as his cameraperson and his rhyming dictionary in hand, the pair head off to create music video magic.

After a very disappointing first day at her GED prep class, Kimmy heads down to the principal’s office to see if she can enroll in another class with a different teacher. Kimmy learns, via the principal’s assistant, that there is only one G.E.D. prep class but Mr. L is only one complaint away from never teaching again.

Kimmy returns to the apartment to find Titus and Lillian watching their lackluster music video. Sweet Kimmy confides that she doesn’t want to get Mr. L fired but wants to get a good education. She believes that Mr. L has lost his love for teaching and thinks that if she can help him remember why be became a teacher, then all will be fixed.

With her new mission set, Kimmy asks Titus to stop by Jacqueline’s house to check up on the place since the Voorheeses are away. This gives Titus an idea: film his music video in the Voorhees mansion. With Kimmy’s permission, Titus and Lillian head off to finish their music video.

Kimmy thinks she can get through to Mr. L by using one of his old students, Mike Stampone (Dean Neistat). Turns out that Mr. L actually ruined Mike’s high school career, thus proving that Mr. L has always been an awful teacher. Kimmy now has no clue why she wanted to make sure Mr. L didn’t get fired.

Turns out, Mr. L has tenure and cannot get fired. Instead he will be placed in “the rubber room”—he will get paid to sit in a room and just wait until the school district figures out what to do with him. Kimmy will not let him win. She refuses to complain about him, thus forcing him to continue teaching the GED prep class.

All seems to be going well over at the music video shoot until Titus pulls down a set of curtains. Lillian, who has priors, jumps ship and leaves Titus to clean up the mess. Turns out that Xanthippe did not go on vacation with her family and is headed back to the house to clean up the mess she made after throwing a party the night before. Xanthippe finds Titus, dressed as a handyman, in the house. Titus is able to convince Xanthippe that Jacqueline hired him. Since Titus is a “handyman,” Xanthippe enlists his help in cleaning up the rest of the house.

Magic hour, the time of day when actors photograph well, falls at the Voorhees house and Titus sneaks away to film his final shot. In walks Xanthippe, followed by the return of Lillian. Titus tells Xanthippe that Kimmy let them in. This gives Xanthippe perfect ammo to get Kimmy fired. To save Kimmy’s job, Titus threatens to narc on Xanthippe and tell her dad all about the party she threw. The two come to an agreement: Xanthippe will leave Kimmy alone, and Titus and Lillian will help Xanthippe clean up the rest of the house.

While cleaning the study, Titus, Lillian and Xanthippe notice that a treasured family heirloom is missing. Xanthippe knows exactly who took it. Titus heads to the park, scares off Xanthippe’s awful friends, and gets back the heirloom. Titus makes sure again that Kimmy is off the hook with Xanthippe. Xanthippe does not really get why they did all this stuff for Kimmy. Clearly, Xanthippe doesn’t know anything about friendship. After spending some time with Titus and Lillian, she starts to second-guess her friends.

Day two of GED prep class, and Kimmy is stuck watching Major League again. Kimmy takes the plot of the film to heart and makes a grand speech to the class. Mr. L may want them to fail, but that is not going to happen: The class will work together to “pass the whole fudging test.” Take that, teach!

And now, for you listening pleasure, “Peeno Noir.”

Season one of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is now streaming on Netflix.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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