Five Things You Didn’t Know About Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

TVOvermind | 5/22/2017 | Nat Berman
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“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is the hit Netflix show created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show follows Kimmy Schmidt as she creates a new life for herself in New York City. She was held captive for 15 years by a crazed man who convinced her and 3 other girls the world had ended and they were the only people left. Despite the tragic and dark backstory, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” manages to be an upbeat, funny and optimistic show. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock created a unique program and the actors bring depth and humor into the characters.

Here are 5 things you didn’t know about “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”.

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Some characters on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” have names that reflect Greek mythology and pop culture. The best example is Xanthippe Lannister Voorhees, socialite Jacqueline’s step daughter and nemesis of Kimmy. Xanthippe was the wife of Socrates and in Greek mythology, the character was antagonistic. Lannister refers to the ruthless family in “Game of Thrones”. Voorhees is the last name of the Jason, the murderous villain in the “Friday the 13th” films. Pop culture references are seen throughout “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. Several 1990’s references include Mr. T, MMMBop, “Adventures in Babysitting”, and a Walkman. Of course Titus references pop culture all of the time like his performance of Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”.

Broadway plays a large role in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. The show itself is like an award winning Broadway play. Titus Andromedon, Kimmy’s roommate, is an aspiring yet struggling actor in New York City who dreams of acting and singing in Broadway plays. Tituss Burgess who plays Titus was once a struggling actor trying to get on Broadway. He made his debut in 2005 in “Good Vibrations”. He has also performed in “Jersey Boys”, “The...
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