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Kimmy Finds Her Mom! 

While Kimmy reunites with her mom at Universal Studios, Titus heads to Miami. Jacqueline invites Russ and his family to Thanksgiving dinner.

Director:

Michael Engler

Writers:

Tina Fey (created by), Robert Carlock (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellie Kemper ... Kimmy Schmidt
Tituss Burgess ... Titus Andromedon
Carol Kane ... Lillian Kaushtupper
Jane Krakowski ... Jacqueline White
Sol Miranda ... Donna Maria Nuñez
Jon Hamm ... Richard Wayne Gary Wayne
Lisa Kudrow ... Lori-Anne Schmidt
David Cross ... Russ Snyder
Fred Armisen ... Robert Durst
Josh Charles ... Duke Snyder
Harris Yulin ... Orson Snyder
Mike Benitez ... Bus Driver
Robert Buchanan ... Fear Factor Host
Avery Burns Avery Burns ... Toddler
Louis Carbonneau ... Winfred (as Lou Carbonneau)
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Storyline

While Kimmy reunites with her mom at Universal Studios, Titus heads to Miami. Jacqueline invites Russ and his family to Thanksgiving dinner.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

As Lillian is reading Kimmy's mail, she mentions that "Leah Remini joined Gretchen's church." In a previous episode, Kimmy challenged Gretchen to form her own cult, so Gretchen is clearly recruiting more high-profile followers if she landed celebrity Leah Remini, who in real life has gained notoriety as a member of the Church of Scientology who left the "church" and then repeatedly attempted to expose the organization as a cult that abuses and controls its members. See more »

Quotes

Lillian Kaushtupper: [a For Sale Sign Lillian puts in her window:] "House" for sale by "Owner" 2 BR, 0 LGL BA
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Connections

References Patch Adams (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Tweedlee Dee
(uncredited)
Written by La Vern Baker and Winfield Scott
Performed by Georgia Gibbs
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S2: Consistently funny even if its structure doesn't always convince
27 August 2018 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

The first season of this show was mostly pretty funny, and I remember it only being weaker when it needed to do something with the overall narrative. Despite this, it was almost three years before I got around to going back to the second season (in which time it has been renewed several times!). Mostly this was my reservation about the show being funny in the moment but not brilliant as a total package, but also the feeling that it had nothing to do now that the mole-woman thread had been played out. In a way this is sort of true, so what the show decides to do is focus very much on the moments and not so much worry about the bigger threads.

So, as a narrative, there is movement forward but it is done in different character threads, and in broad ways, but without the presence of one big direction or plot. This gives the show a bit less structure but funnily enough it means it can play to what it did best in its first season, which is to deliver funny sub-plots and moments. The writing makes it work, with great lines and ideas kicking around. The cast help it greatly with plenty of talent in the main cast of course, but also a parade of talented and funny famous faces doing cameos and characters. This aspects feels a bit like cheating, but the guests are well used, so hard to complain.

Season 2 is better than the first season, as it seems to know that it is stronger in the moment that in the development. Playing to this produces plenty of laughs, but at the same time makes it feel less of a 'proper' show - which is a shame because there is a lot of good ideas and moments in here; certainly enough for me to return for the third season faster than the years between one and two.


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