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Kimmy Schmidt Taught Me To Do Something Instead Of Just Be (A Couch Potato)

Tina Fey has done what she does best… again: she’s used happy food to work through a complicated confrontation (this time ice cream). And made me laugh at the very same time.

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She is the best. I was a huge fan of 30 Rock so I’m thrilled the second season Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is following its formula. It’s first episode is fast-paced and jam packed with absurd, subtle, and straight-up funny talking points built out of quippy pop culture, food, and race references. She’s really good at getting you to draw the connection on your own time… just try to keep up.

3 Things Season 2 Episode 1 Hollered At Me

Your First Love: you’ve gotta do something about it

The best thing about Kimmy is that she’s unhindered. All the things we so often keep inside are marvellous discoveries to her that she wants to share with a world that was kept from her for so many years. It’s that whole “you never know if you don’t try”/”you can get a yes if you don’t ask” bullshit that truly seems to work. Even I keep trying and it’s somehow worked. The pessimist in me is scoffing.

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Your Tribe: it’s not always the one you’re born in to

Square peg in round hole sort of thing. Everyone might all be a lot happier if you just move out of the house. Or maybe you actually were born into the right tribe. Well, well, well… Lucky you! (I’m still scoffing, this time at you, luck one.)

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All Those Bad Choices: they WILL find you if you run

Sometimes all it takes in an apology to fix the jack-assery you inflicted upon others all those years ago when you left, looking out for your own best interest. Okay, maybe my example is a little specific but we live in a community here, people! What you do actually does affect the world around you. It also makes for good comedy.

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12983922_1166484130051786_6392423980879890101_oThank you Tina Fey.

Tina Fey is the Sally Nixon of the half hour comedy world and she’s not afraid to throw those awkward often internal moments into the mix with bigger themes like platonic love and the effort it takes to maintain it. I always learn something from whatever Tina writes. She does, after all, layer her episodes with a slew of seemingly idiosyncratic inside jokes that you’ll only understand if you keep up with Buzzfeed editorials while also listening to your inner voice. Sometimes what I learn from Tina is that I’m hungry af for a sandwich, that “bikram hot yogurt” isn’t a real thing, or that rejection from society is what literally made X-Men.

 

 

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