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Season 1 | Episode 7 | “Kimmy Goes to a Party!” | Aired March 6, 2015

Kimmy Schmidt is in for scandal, accomplishment, a sassy robot, and flirting with tongue while attending a dinner party at the Voorhees’.

Within the opening moments of this episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Titus teaches Kimmy the true success of making it in New York City: You must “act like you belong.” This actually becomes the motto Titus and Kimmy use to make it through the Voorhees’ dinner party, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

Jacqueline finally returns after going to China to find out if her husband is having an affair, and we meet the super-rich Julian Voorhess (Mark Harelik). Jacqueline confronts Julian on the flight back to New York, but he denies having an affair. This causes Jacqueline to believe that maybe she is paranoid; she confides in Kimmy. Kimmy reassures Jacqueline to follow her “women’s intuition”—which leads to Kimmy and Jacqueline listening in to a phone conversation Julian is having. Jacqueline wants to catch Julian red-handed, and decides to plan a dinner party and invite Julian’s suspected mistress.

Kimmy is sent off to pick up some things for the dinner party. One thing Kimmy is in charge of is booking a singer. So of course she hires Titus, which is a good thing because he is broke! This is a big night for Titus; it will be the first time he actually gets paid to sing. It is also a big night for Kimmy, who has a Cinderella moment when Titus gives her a makeover and creates a fancy outfit with items found around the apartment.

Back at the Voorhees’, Kimmy and Jacqueline set up the perfect trap for Julian. Since he is a foot guy, Jacqueline puts baby powder under the table and has Julian and his “lover,” Yuko, sit across from each other. When Julian goes to stand up and powder is all over his pants, he will no longer be able to deny the affair. Meanwhile, Titus is preparing to perform, but has a mild freak-out. Kimmy, of course, reminds him to “act like you belong.”

While waiting for the dinner party to truly kick off, Kimmy meets Logan Beekman (Adam Campbell) at the bar. Kimmy follows the motto “act you belong” and pretends to be a guest at the party, not the nanny. The charming blonde with a British accent and Kimmy start to flirt, which is equally cute and awkward. Kimmy rejoins a frantic Jacqueline, who informs Kimmy she will now be sitting at the table because Jacqueline needs someone to say this when Julian is exposed:

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Kimmy is having a wonderful time … but as usual, Xanthippe shows up to knock Kimmy down a couple levels. Kimmy is “the help,” and Xanthippe will not stand by while Kimmy flirts with Logan and uses her family to become a gold-digger.

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Back at the table, Julian stands up to make a speech and Jacqueline is ecstatic. But Jacqueline’s plan is a complete failure. Turns out Yuko is not a person, but actually the name of a robot that Julian’s company is working on. Yuko, the perfect robot, is the reason Jacqueline’s marriage is failing.

Xanthippe confronts Logan about Kimmy. Kimmy is forced to admit that she is the nanny and had been lying to him. A very embarrassed Kimmy leaves the party.

Titus has been trying to get the attention of a “Broadway producer” all night, but once the damn robot shows up, he is upstaged. Jacqueline has a run-in with Yuko in the kitchen. In a fit of rage, Jacqueline kills the robot.

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Titus walks in and tells Jacqueline she did the right thing; the robot was going to ruin their lives. The two now have to hide the body and begin to dig in the garden. Yuko, being a robot, comes back to life and scares the crap out of Titus, who goes running back into the house covered in dirt and runs into the “Broadway producer.” The “Broadway producer” is impressed with how scary and talented Titus is, and offers him a job … as a singing waiter at a theme restaurant on Broadway. Hey, Titus is now singing on Broadway! Julian finds Jacqueline outside trying to get rid of the robot and is very disappointed.

The next day, Julian and Jacqueline visit their therapist to work things out because Jacqueline is “acting like a first wife.” While there, Jacqueline pieces some clues together and realizes that Julian has been having an affair with Dr. Goodman (Lisa Masters), proving that Jacqueline is not nuts and Julian is a cheater.

While Kimmy is at work, Logan pays her a visit. He really does not care that Kimmy works for the Voorhees. It was very refreshing to meet someone who could care less about his family’s name and how freaking rich he is. Looks like Kimmy Schmidt has a new love interest.

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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