This terrific little number — which is such a, um, devout homage to La La Land's "Another Day of Sun" you can almost hear the CW lawyers drafting defensive memos on what constitutes Fair Use — takes on added weight now that the show's over, as it represents a major step in Rebecca's arc. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” CW’s whip-smart, unabashedly wacky musical comedy, will air its final episode Friday night. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Original Television Soundtrack (Season 1 – Volume 1)" was released on February 19, 2016 in both explicit and clean versions. TV Series Finale. I still say this song is one of the show's wisest, lyrically. Even without the songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend would still be one of the best comedies on TV: a sharply insightful, wickedly subversive, riotously funny rom-com that is fully aware it’s a rom-co… Like the Littlefeather chorus, I was dubious about the addition of Scott Michael Foster this season, but with this perfectly ridiculous but sharply observed Ed Sheeran number, he both defined his character and won me over. After four seasons and 157(!) For Rebecca, who once saw a grand romantic destiny written in the skies all around her, is an authentic but low-key love enough? Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is an American musical comedy-drama television series, … (That was rhetorical. For for years now, the word "bathroom" cannot be spoken in my apartment without someone launching into this number. The songs often pay homage to or parodying other well-known songs, from Broadway hits like Les Miserables to Shakira’s Whenever, Wherever. Says something. Torture!" Ask questions and download or stream the entire soundtrack on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, & Amazon. To Josh, With Love. ", Rachel Bloom, Aline Brosh McKenna & Ilana Peña, Elisabeth Kiernan Averick & Michael Hitchcock, "Yes, It's Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special! Nathaniel Needs My Help! 14. The CW renewed the series for a fourth season. "Tell Me I'm Okay, Patrick" (Season 2). A Rigorously Objective Ranking Of The 28 Songs Of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Season Two, The 25 Songs Of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Season 3, Rigorously And Definitively Ranked. No, yeah, you seriously have to get the explicit version. The spin Ruiz's Valencia puts on the last word in the line, "All men only want to have say-ux!," for example. Trust me.  The series stars Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, a depressed young woman who decides to follow her ex-boyfriend from New York City to West Covina, California in hopes of finding real happiness. Boy, this song has its hardcore fans. After Showtime passed on it co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna shopped the pilot around to other networks until it was picked up to series by The CW the following year. The desperation evident in the rhyme scheme ("With a diagnoooooosis/I'm ready to bloooooow this/Joint, and by joint I mean my innner sense/Of confusion"). Also: They're prob'ly straighforward nihhhh-ples. Oh Nathaniel, It's On! — then stands back and lets us bask in the discomfiting cognitive dissonance. Thank me later.) ... this episode had the best music of the season. That's not something you expect to get handed to you on The CW at 8:00 on a Friday night. Yet there are four other Season 3 songs that rank higher in this final ranking. Look past the accents, if you can, and instead see the song for what it is: A gloriously infectious manifesto for a comically dystopic feminist future ruled with an iron, exquisitely manicured fist, zigazow. Top five, easy! Vella Lovell's Heather has been overdue for big moment like this one from her very first eye-roll back in season one. The melisma. This is another song about something real, and defiantly unpretty, and rarely discussed, much less sung about — our collective search for answers, our need to belong, our belief that a medical diagnosis represents the magical end of suffering, not the beginning of a long process of managing it. Let's just go home and drink rose. She's got to sell the transition between Heather's baseline bored reluctance and the demands of a splashy "I Want" song. Not for nothing? Is why.). The supreme confidence of a line like "It really made me drop my jaw"! TV Shows • Entertainment. ", "Who Needs Josh When You Have a Girl Group? And if this song gave us only Tova Feldshuh, and that lyric, and Patti Freaking LuPone, And if this song gave us only Tova Feldshuh, and that lyric, and Patti Freaking LuPone singing Nights like these are filled with glee/Noshing, dancing, singing, whee!/But we sing in a minor key/To remember that we suffered. "West Covina" from the pilot of the CW musical comedy "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Goes somewhere. You could just tell someone who seems to be struggling that while they may feel utterly alone, others are going through precisely the same thing — or you could just play this song for them. Sadness so deeply embedded within its joyousness — and the joyousness here is potent — that you could almost miss it. You know where this song is going — you can predict the next note — but you don't mind, because that means it's vibrating on precisely the frequency that classic Broadway does. Well, yeah, sure. She lets us hear Heather's deadpan disgust throughout, allowing the musical arrangement do all the jazz-handy work. We've watched her getting healthier, and learning that it's a complicated process that requires support, both emotional and, sometimes, pharmaceutical. For the second season, see "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season Two Ratings". “Duh!” (season 2, episode 8) Over four seasons and more than 100 songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has parodied nearly every possible topic and musical genre. With guest appearances from (Jewish) Broadway stars Patti LuPone (who […] One of the longest numbers of the season, with the most moving parts. BuzzFeed has confirmed that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator and star Rachel Bloom has written one of the songs that will be performed by Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist in the upcoming crossover. Do they need to switch craft services providers?). We've lived with this song — and other Season 1 bangers like "Sex With A Stranger" — for so long now I fear we take their brilliance for granted. If I've written up a given song before, I'll include the blurb, then comment on how my thinking has changed. But this song is legit smart about the distinction between lives tidily shaped by narrative conventions, and our actual, much messier, lived lives. Like a lot of the songs on this list, this number could be taken as the show's mission statement. You get it.). An advice song filled with specific, earnestly proffered but howlingly terrible advice. This song, seen in episode 7 of season 1 (“I’m So Happy that Josh Is So Happy!”) of the CW’s 2015 comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The keyboard! It very nearly did. It's so exuberant, it's infectious – the Zika of showtunes! That's the challenge, and she nails it. So why didn't it make the list? I Never Want to See Josh Again. )/Hitler's brother died/And that made him super sad!" As played by series co-creator Rachel Bloom, heroine Rebecca Bunch was a … February 4, 2017. Shut up. But for me there's just no z-axis, you know? It’s been said before that “Crazy Ex-Girlfiend” is one of the best, Jewiest shows on TV right now–and the CW musical sitcom just upped the ante with an epic bar mitzvah episode titled “Will Scarsdale Like Josh’s Shayna Punim?” (which, come on, is already pretty great). Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, the CW musical comedy show that ended earlier this year, is beloved for many reasons — its genius songs top among them. comes in at JUST the right time, with JUST the right English on it. The next time you watch Wheel of Fortune and there's that beginning bit where the audience shouts the show's name, see if you can stop yourself from screaming "Czar! During the course of the series, 62 episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend aired, concluding on April 5, 2019. Not quite yet, though. Nobody but DLC, is who. I was going to do so for season four, and then for the show's entire run, but when I went to print out my rankings of the first three seasons it came to 25 pages. The Earworm of Earworms. Great to see performed live, too. I've heard from most of 'em. A perfect, bittersweet number with which to send Santino Fontana's Greg, and his golden pipes, off into the sunset: starts off in crooner mode, but builds into an old-school Broadway farewell. ", "My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves! Do not even consider listening to the broadcast version. Every so often this show reminds just you how deeply, how consummately, its creators know and love musicals. That baby-voice thing Bloom does at the beginning. I get it now - it's funny, it's smart, it matters a great deal to a great many people. Haven't I said below that it's the songs that engage with season three's darkness that earn high positions? Trust me. Does it move from its starting position? I may have whooped.). Josh is Irrelevant. Look: it's great. You can hear the "I am about to impart some Whitney-esque wisdom" in the fullness of that voice. This is the type of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song that you want to learn all the lyrics to and sing along. Reprises and medleys do not qualify — because they, as any decent musical theater epidemiologist will tell you, make the data noisy. You thought this would be number one. Another distillation of the entire show, in song. Rebecca decides that she needs to find a way to take her mind off her ex … 27. Allison Shoemaker. They establish an idea, and then go someplace surprising with it; that's always been the genius of the show's writers. Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Is Crazy. There are other best-of lists out there, of course. After all, the whole musical genre, at least as it lives in the current public consciousness, wouldn't exist without animated Disney movies. This was our first glimpse of what Michelle Hyatt would bring to the show — the richness, the charisma, the timbre. Oh, and while I have you: zigazow. "Remember That We Suffered" (Season 2). May 17, 2018. Generally. Not made of stone, here, people. "The Sexy Gettin' Ready Song" (Season 1). Also? Bow down before it. This song holds up — I was delighted to see it included in the concert special. Explicit only. Each episode features two entirely new songs, and across the season there was a whole host of different genres, styles and homages on display. Familiarity breeds a lack of appreciation, if those other Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song rankings out there are any indication. Nathaniel Gets the Message! Each episode features a few songs written by Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger, and Jack Dolgen. Which is just, you know, a lot. Raw and real and funny and kind of terrifying all at once. But the deliberate hackiness of repeating the last word in the previous line gets a lot of fun play here — I could listen to Groban sink his teeth into the very, very stupid line, "Role-oh-ole-oh-OLE" all damn day. But not here. A perfect encapsulation of the show, and its protagonist's willfully skewed sense of the world – or at least, of one particular exurb. This song merits its slot here in the final ranking due to the fact that it represents the precise moment I, and many other people, first realized this show knew exactly what it was doing — that I, that we, were in good, knowing hands. Also, the "balls" rap break. These are the numbers that have a special, enduring, and not easily classifiable appeal. Awful. Over the course of four seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) has kick-ball-changed. Really brings the glorious goofiness of this song home. And that glitter spray thingy!). (Get the explicit version. ), I know I sound like a broken record, but the explicit lyrics land so much harder than the broadcast version. The 80's power-ballad buildup. No-oh-oh-oh-OH. The performance just could not be more on point, and the way it builds to that mid-point turn, where the theme from Jaws kicks in so seamlessly: yowza. I've heard this number countless times, and "Thanks for teaching me man-math!" (Also? 129. The hair! ", "When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone? Granted, this I-Love-the-80s/Pointer Sisters pastiche is the song I've gone back to the most this season, for several reasons. For the fourth season, see "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season Four Ratings". Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge. Happens with "where's" sometimes, lately. Four years ago, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend sang and danced its way to West Covina and into our hearts. But here, the execution is what sells it. (Right? ", "I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends! But once we get the setup, the execution is deft, but on rails. It gave us all of that — Tovah! It's one of the rare instances of the show doing something we've seen done before, elsewhere, a lot. This classic torch song is different. You did, I can tell. This number could have been little more than a cute throwaway, but it attains immortality on this list on the back of Champlin's performance. If it ever happens with "the" it'll be time for professional help. Ok, it's a very faithful (possibly legally actionable) Dreamgirls bit, and what have I said about pastiches? Retrieved October 31, 2018. Burl Moseley, everyone! It should be higher! This song should be taught in schools. To be specific, the plaintive, self-important way he sings that "Mah busy life" bit, above, is what won me over. But that's just not enough to move it higher up this list. 22. I've seen Champlin do this song live, and despite its wistful, lilting prettiness, she makes it a barn-burner. And that, people, is why "The Moment is Me" has earned its spot here, as King of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season Three Mountain. This song wraps some very dark, and troubling, and just really no-good sentiments inside a lovely and (very deliberately) conventional Broadway melody — like a delicious but poisonous show-tune burrito! The filthy ones are light-years better. If you find yourself singing along to "It wasn't technically Hitler's fault!/(It wasn't technically Hitler's fauuuuuult! Over the course of four seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) has kick-ball-changed. With Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner. That's right, I ranked it the #1 song of Season 2, at the time. The season premiered on October 12, 2018 and ended on April 5, 2019.. But before we get to the ranking, let's tick off the. It's a tough tone to get right, but this very very does. Plus a key change. The 4 Types of Crazy as told by the Season 3 Crazy Ex Girlfriend Theme Song; Predictions for S3 Episode 5 of Crazy Ex Girlfriend One Hour Before Premiere; By memyselfandthemoon at November 11, 2018. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Also the neon! But I mean ... have you listened to this charming thing? “Duh!” This song is the musical expression of Josh’s epiphany that Rebecca is the one. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Theme" TV theme songs that describe a show's plot went extinct with scrunchies, which is why this furiously paced 34-second show tune is such a … The wait for Season 2 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is almost over! If this song gave us only Tovah Feldshuh, it would be enough; dayenu! And the suits, my God, the suits! The slow build to "wear your skin like a dress" and "baby teeth". But that's the difference between you, cookie, and me, a professional big-time critic-type-person. Is just. That's exactly the point — these women aren't arriving at breathtaking new insights, they're getting drunk and voicing strongly held beliefs — "a bunch of blanket statements"-- in an environment of mutual support. (NOTE: I'm not ranking the show's Theme Song, but if I did, it'd probably share this slot.). "No One Else Is Singing My Song" (Season 4). Whom. No. It's interesting to note that this particular princess song is defiantly old-school, back when Disney princesses came with a bit more operetta than they do today.  The final season contained 17 episodes, as well as a concert special filmed at the Orpheum Theatre. 3. I have nothing to add, except maybe: Champlin. Execrable. Because my thinking on many of these songs has changed, over time. This stuff is golden. That, too. Also, "Thank god, it's just your penis." There is no escape. The earrings! I mean, listen to the beautiful, understated work going in the opening seconds, the seamless shift: "Do I have to sing an inspirational musical-theater song right now 'cause I just can'tWHAT DOES THE FUUU-TURE HOLD". and also underscores the fact that she knows exactly what she's doing ("Thanks for teaching me man-math!"). Last season's "Man Nap" covered a lot of this same, toxic-masculinity-poorly-conceals-a-wounded-infantilism ground, but Nathaniel's would-be club banger is a funnier, more accomplished endeavor all around, because of the details: He loves bottle-feeding panda cubs and identifying with monkeys ("Their eyes look like MY eyes!")! The Sound of Music, it is not. Celebrates the place by making fun of it. 2. Since the debut of the hit CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2015, the emerging cult classic has built up quite the reputation- even bringing home three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.The series follows Rebecca Bunch, played by co-creator Rachel Bloom, and explores themes surrounding trauma, mental illness, and coping, from a lens that's both psychologically sound and full of lighthearted fun. This song came so early in the show's run that it set a ridiculously high bar for songwriting excellence. "You know the trope/In storytelling it's the norm...". Even before the hand claps — and everyone knows any song with hand claps is a good song, that's just a medical fact — this number represents the show at its finest. Plenty of shows do musical episodes that feel dutiful, practiced, but not the product of a deep, lifelong passion for the form. Who can say? ", This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 18:50. Crucially, wonderfully, she doesn't sell out the character once that transition kicks in. It's not the idea of the thing that got it here — let's face it, as forms go, Skeptical Person Involuntarily Gives In To Big Musical Number enjoyed its cultural apotheosis with Buffy's Once More With Feeling. And Bloom's "It's a practical proposal!" And the lyrics, with their deft deployment of the words "Jeff Sessions"! Yep, this was my #1 song of Season 3. A great idea, executed flawlessly. One thing that sets Crazy Ex-Girlfriend apart from other shows is its killer soundtrack. Scott Everett White /The CW "We'll Never Have Problems Again" (Season 2). All 109 songs featured in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1 Soundtrack, listed by episode with scene descriptions. Because I was originally gonna do 25 but couldn't bring myself to leave two favorites off the list. It's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in microcosm, encapsulating everything the show was about — pain and desperation, yes, but expressed through joy, and wit, and nerve. 82. Again, the explicit version is worth it. The brightness of the arrangement! Glad to see that four-years-ago-me was a Hyatt stan from the jump. Everything works, here. It doesn't simply check the boxes, though it does do that — it feels lovingly made. It's still wonderful, and Lovell's performance remains pitch-perfect, but those other songs inched higher because they speak more directly to the show's central thesis. The Songs of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: ... and only Crazy Ex-Girlfriend could make something lit this brightly and pitched this majorly so ominous. Plus, this song is just SUCH A GOOD IDEA. Oi! Yep, originally this came in at #2 of Season 3, behind "Remember That We Suffered," but over the course of the last year it's achieved an iconic status. You know, like that one from Fame. I completely missed the song's sly importance, giving bisexuality the anthem it didn't know it needed. Retrieved October 31, 2018. 20. This is just a whole lot of fun, is all. Abba golden, in point of fact. It's inevitable that this show would eventually return to a Disney-song parody, given the excellence of last season's "The Villain in My Own Story." Good LORD. Do not let this song's considerable, arrant grooviness blind you to its wisdom, in re: the way love deludes us into thinking everything's jake when in fact there is a great dearth of jake. Directed by Kimmy Gatewood. Every narcissist sociopath should make it their audition song. Listen to how perfectly, and smartly, it expresses Nathaniel's characteristic, rationalizing, blame-shifting narcissism. For my money, the best song of Season 4, and, clearly, one of the best of the series, period. Champlin: good lord. I love this song so much I'ma boycott cheddar cheese in solidarity. I'm not made of stone here, people. A handful of songs have taken on added resonance, now that the show is over and can be regarded as a whole. I mean, I'm me, so any song that busts out the word "trope" in its opening verse has got my damn number. Or at least one of them?). After four seasons on the CW, the offbeat, honest and often heart-breaking funny Crazy Ex-Girlfriend signed off with one final song. Ladies and Gentlemen: the Spoice Guhls! But is it possible I was besotted by the Feldshuh/LuPone combo platter this number served up? Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: ... (Paula also has a song this episode, ... Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 2 Recap, Review. Expresses the show's specific point of view even as its crawling inside your ear to set up housekeeping. It may seem surprising to see this light n'frothy bit of business hold such a high perch on this ranking. Who have their own lists to make. Hence this concentrated list, distilling the show's all-time best 27 numbers. Review: The Top 27 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Songs, Ranked The CW's romantic-comedy-drama-fantasy-musical just aired its series finale, after four seasons and 157 original songs. In other words, it's the Platonic example of this show's mission statement. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is an American musical comedy-drama television series, created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, that premiered on The CW on October 12, 2015. The songs that earn the highest berths in this ranking do so because they move. Perfect. So once we got a villain song, a princess song couldn't be far behind. And the production, with those wah-wah keyboards! Paula sings it to express her lust for Calvin. The Ellison musical revue means this episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has more songs than usual, and they’re not just in Rebecca’s head this time. Y'all about to get klezmerized. This is a quintessential CxGF number. And also the poop jokes. Bloom's note-perfect Marilyn breathiness, the increasingly exasperated chorus of nattily dressed gay mathematicians — I mean you gotta respect a classic comedy construction like: This song builds off of Season One's "Settle for Me," which featured a Rebecca distractedly enamored of the trappings of Old Hollywood ("Soooo twirly!") The fact that it goes on to be very much about narrative cliches, and their structural function – sign me the hell up. I'm a gay man; the possibility cannot be safely ruled out. We're devoting an episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour to a full appreciation of this remarkable series, but it bears repeating that simply as a feat of logistics, the show's ability to write, choreograph, record, perform and edit so many elaborate musical numbers on a television production schedule remains mind-boggling. Throughout the show’s four seasons, Rachel Bloom, along with songwriting partners Jack Dolgen and Adam Schlesinger, have given us the musical accompaniment to so many of our innermost feelings, including Jewish […] Either I just plain old love them, or I understand intellectually why others do, but I couldn't find a way to fit them into the actual ranking, because science is cold and hard and uncompromising, and appeals to the heart leave it unmoved. Plants itself squarely inside the style its parodying and then – doesn't merely parody it. The self-importance. "Anti-Depressants Are So Not A Big Deal" (Season 4). In a potent, prickly episode, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend feels like a musical again. Boy, that was pretty obtuse. "Mah busy life" remains a solid piece of business. Time changes things. But the ones I've seen suffer greatly from recency bias, as they were not prepared with the rigor, the cool objectivity, the razor-like dispassion of this list, which rests on the same two criteria it always has: 1. "Let's Generalize About Men" (Season 3), Admit it. TV Series Finale. This song only came in at #5 in the Season 3 ranking, but now that the series is over, it's clear that it deserves the top spot, overall. For the third season, see "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season Three Ratings". No, this song is all about its combined lyrical effect. Those f-bombs really drive home his odd but fiercely held opinions on Kingdom Animalia ("I ain't f***ing with no ZEBRAS!"). Even without the songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend would still be one of the best comedies on TV: a sharply insightful, wickedly subversive, riotously funny rom-com that is fully aware it’s a rom-com. An important message, delivered through the magic of tap. I know, I know. Guess I was just letting my personal distaste for the thing it's so precisely riffing on get in the way. To business: I have, for the show's first three seasons, assiduously and scientifically ranked the show's songs. (Leave aside, if you can, the visuals, which are so chillingly spot-on. Of! I'm always here for a Donna Lynne Champlin spotlight number, and this steers into her particular gifts with verve and aplomb. The “Crazy Ex” Cat Clan In fact, many of the cast and crew on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” are proud cat owners and are doing just fine. Plus, Michael Hyatt as Dr. Akopian, come on. Bringing New Jack Swing to West Covina! Email This BlogThis! Not for nothing? It arrived at crucial inflection point in Rebecca's story, as she begins to seek the help she needs. And yet, today, there are five other Season 2 songs higher up this list. still gets me, every time. October 29, 2018. You know, I only ranked this #10 of Season 3, at the time. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for klezmer. I mean, sure, it's a cute stunt, but it's Michael Hyatt doing the heavy lifting here, and she's fantastic. 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Goes right to the heart of the show's exploration of mental illness, cheerfully and tunefully. Yeah, I just love it. Yikes, Zika reference. (Specifically, the "hou-AWHS/show-AH" bit.) Some songs take on the patina of all-time classics, others start to seem more like novel one-offs. Its melody, and its every chord progression, feel not simply imitative but essential, archetypal. You do. "Nothing Is Ever Anyone's Fault" (Season 3). Up until episode 38, when Rebecca decided to focus on herself, all episode titles followed the pattern of referring to Rebecca's ex-boyfriend, Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III). Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song recap: Season 2, Episode 7 Jealous exes Rebecca and Valencia find out that Josh is dating Anna (Brittany Snow) and stalk her You loooooove this song. Every pained grunt, every murmured aside ("Like, so on the nose") is fresh and funny and manages to surprise, no matter how many times you hear it. On of our firsts indication that there was some real darkness — thick, tarry darkness — bubbling under the surface of this show. The desperation you can hear in Rebecca's voice. I mean, I still love this song, and firmly believe it belongs here, in the pantheon of the show's all-time greats. original songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend came to an end Friday night, with a supremely satisfying finale that felt both surprising and inevitable, which is precisely the needle that finales need to thread. Also, its a sharp and knowing and ruthlessly funny distillation of some dark, dark stuff. 21. "Life Doesn't Make Narrative Sense (The End of the Movie)" (Season 3). The Pilot was the original "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" episode filmed in 2014 for the Showtime network. Now, not every song can contain an epiphany, but the ones that legitimately transcend the genre they're spoofing in some way are the ones that end up here. 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