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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend (2020) is The Movie for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, released on Netflix. It is set a handful of years from the end of the show and follows the titular protagonist Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) as she prepares for her wedding to dreamy English prince, Frederick (played by Daniel Radcliffe). However, what seems like a simple item leads to Kimmy finding out that the Reverend may have kidnapped another girl (or two... or three... or more!) that the authorities failed to rescue. Her wedding plans are interrupted by the need to save them.

The special is an interactive choose-your-own-adventure story using the Branch Manager technology introduced in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch; players can choose the characters' actions by selecting one of a handful of options on their screens, and Multiple Endings can be achieved based on your choices.

Jon Hamm reprises his role as Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne. The rest of the main cast also reprise their roles: Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon; Jane Krakowski as Jacqueline White; and Carol Kane as Lillian Kaushtupper.

Beware of spoilers!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend provides examples of:

  • Accent Interest: Frederick's "cartoon Robin Hood accent" (British) "gets [Kimmy's] motor going".
  • Actor Allusion: Frederick went to school at the prestigious L’École Porc-Verrues. "Porc-Verrues" is French for Hogwarts.
  • Adjective Animal Alehouse: The seedy bar in Fracktown, WV is called "The Living Canary", referencing the Canary in a Coal Mine (it's a mining town).
  • Angry White Man: The Reverend thinks that in modern times, white men are oppressed the worst.
  • Anti-Frustration Features: An extremely rare film variation. Because the movie is a Choose Your Own Adventure in the classic style, in which you can make a choice in the beginning that will ultimately lead to a Bad Ending, you can get all the way to the climax and end up having to restart because you didn't read the book. However, if you made the choice to babysit for the gas station attendant, which leads to Kimmy not making it to the bunker in time, Mikey breaks the fourth wall and tells you that, because you did the right thing, you don't have to go all the way back to the beginning and start over from scratch. The movie then resumes from the last decision point, giving you a new choice to read the book to the crying baby. If you still choose not to read the book, the movie fast forwards past the ensuing bad end scenes that you've already watched, and resumes with Kimmy reading the book automatically.
  • As You Know: Frederick explaining to Kimmy (and the audience) how they got together in the first place:
    Frederick: You and your books. I mustn't complain, though. We never would have met without them. Yes, I was such a fan of Greemulax, I wrote you a letter all by myself. We started a correspondence, and, before long, you agreed to meet me for a holiday in St. Tropez. We both got so sunburned. We had to pee on each other till someone told us that's for jellyfish, not sunburns.
    Kimmy: I know how we met, Frederick.
  • Babies Ever After: Kimmy can cap off her wedding by telling Frederick she could be pregnant.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Early on, Frederick expresses excitement about leaving his family behind, marrying Kimmy, and living somewhere normal, like Harrisburg, PA. In one of the bad endings, he marries a deranged clone of Kimmy who did something involving horses that made his family disown him, so now he's working shifts at a restaurant in Harrisburg.
  • BFG: In one ending, Kimmy pulls a bazooka out of nowhere to blow up the Reverend.
  • Birds of a Feather: Kimmy is, in some ways, emotionally like a kid due to years of captivity stunting her growth. Frederick turns out to be the same, which is why they're perfect for each other. In the trailer, Titus even refers to them as two "pasty children" tonguing down each other.
  • Black Comedy: A given for any Kimmy spin-off. One such joke has Kimmy reacting to The Silence of the Lambs' title by detailing the noises lambs actually make when they're murdered.
  • Black Comedy Rape: If you take Titus to West Virginia with Kimmy, Jacqueline spends most of the special on the set of his action movie stalling for time until he arrives. If he doesn't make it back, the male crew members declare that since she lied, the initiatives against sexual harassment in Hollywood like #TimesUp and #MeToo are now void, and so they all begin sexually assaulting the female crew members out in the open as Titus's misogynistic party anthem "Boobs in California" plays over the scene.
  • Bland-Name Product: A Choose Your Own Journey book instead of Choose Your Own Adventure.
  • Book Ends: In the good ending, Kimmy helps the Reverend's other victims out of the bunker like she was rescued in the pilot. She even states verbatim her line from the pilot - "It's here! It's all still here!"
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Frederick says that his nanny taught him every word he knows: "Sandwich... Eleven... Strangle..."
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • Whenever the viewer gets a non-canon ending, a character will walk out and tell you that you made an incorrect selection, then send you back to an earlier spot in the story. In one instance, Mikey says that he'll need to fix the fourth wall after having broken it, then proceeds to nail wooden planks over the screen. In another, Cyndee complains that it's an Anti-Climax that she shouldn't have bothered turning on Netflix for, and why would they fly in Daniel Radcliffe for just one scene, anyway?
    • If you try to skip the theme song, Walter Bankston pauses it, tuts at you for trying, and gives you a longer theme song.
  • The Cameo:
    • If you choose to talk to Donna Maria, you'll learn that Kimmy used to date Josh Groban, who shows up for a brief flashback to their breakup.
    • Chris Parnell has one scene as the 'founder' of kooky backwater Fyre Festival wannabe Festeroo.
    • Johnny Knoxville as the Creepy Gas-Station Attendant in West Virginia.
    • Bowen Yang as Kim Jong-Un, Frederick's best friend, in one variation of the ending.
  • Cast Full of Rich People: Unlike the main series, Kimmy, Titus, and Jacqueline are now all financially successful and famous, which allows them to do things like marry princes or take private jets willy-nilly.
  • Celebrity Paradox: In-Universe via Breaking the Fourth Wall. In one of the non-canon endings, Cyndee wonders why the studio would fly in Daniel Radcliffe to play Frederick for a single scene.
    Frederick: Who?
    Cyndee: I don't know! I'm stupid!
  • City Mouse: Although Kimmy and Titus are from small towns in Indiana and Mississippi, they've gotten used to the big city and can't communicate with the customers of a hick bar in West Virginia.
  • Cloning Blues: One of the alternate endings has Kimmy get cloned by her fiancé. Her clone turns out to be an overly excited and sexually aggressive imbecile.
  • Commonality Connection: Jacqueline can sympathize with the wardrobe designer Jenny over being former stay-at-home moms with philandering husbands named Julian and asocial gamer sons.
  • Continuity Nod: Many to the events of the main series.
    • Kimmy is now rich and famous thanks to her successful children's book franchise, Greemulax. It's also how she met her husband-to-be.
    • If Jacqueline ruins #TimesUp, the song that plays over the male cast and crew harassing the female members is Titus's misogynistic party anthem "Boobs in California".
    • If you make it to the wedding, Walter Bankston, whose shock at the Mole Women being discovered in the pilot became an In-Universe meme (and is the basis for the theme song, which ends with "That's gonna be, uh, a fascinating transition"), is a guest. The camera focuses on him and he says "That was a fascinating transition."
  • Contrived Coincidence: The West Virginia forest Titus and Kimmy chase the Reverend in just happens to be the one where Titus's movie is being shot, and he can manage to stumble onto set and nail his scene in one take while on drugs.
  • Crossover: Shawn, a minor recurring director on 30 Rock, appears as the director for Titus' movie.
    • Jack McBrayer's is credited as Sandy Parcell, making him related to 30 Rock's Kenneth.
  • Death by Childbirth: Parodied. Frederick claims his father died in childbirth, so there's no way he's the son of a gardener who looks just like him.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: The book called The Mystery of the Mysterious Spy.
  • Easter Egg: On your second play through (after reaching the wedding at least once) you can trigger an Easter egg. If you call Donna Maria twice, get the answering service, and choose to sit through the entirety of Taco Snake’s 12 Days of Christmas without hanging up and return to the switchboard, the recording will then tell you “Press 3 for an Easter Egg.” When you select Press 3, George Georgulio will appear and introduce a reel of bloopers and unused lines.
  • Erotic Dream: If you let Titus sleep instead of going to the gym, he has one of Mikey. But it morphs into a nightmare where Charlotte McKinney is forcing herself on Titus.
  • The Evil Prince: Played for Laughs. Prince Frederick can become this if he ends up with Lillian, who has 'a plan' for everyone ahead of him in the line of succession.
  • Fan Disservice: If you choose to make out with Frederick, one of the first things you hear in the scene is Kimmy roleplaying as Elmo from Sesame Street. Their kissing is also as ridiculous as you would expect.
  • The Film of the Book: In-Universe, a poster in Kimmy's house shows that her book series The Legends of Greemulax was made into an animated film starring Dakota Fanning and Elijah Wood.
  • For the Evulz: When Kimmy confronts the Reverend about why he did all his crimes, his answer is a simple and honest "Because I could."
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • Your choice of wedding dress will affect:
      • What happens on Frederick's stag night. If you pick the fun dress, Mimi Kanassis is there and immediately starts flirting with a North Korean man after Xanthippe highlights that it's a North Korean karaoke bar. If you choose the fancy dress, neither Mimi nor Xanthippe have dialogue here, but you can see them in the scene.
      • It also affects the scene where Kimmy and Titus stumble upon "Junior" who's on drugs, which differ based on dress choice. "Fancy" = Bath Salts and he tries to eat their faces, Kimmy subdues him. "Fun" = Ecstasy and he tries to have a three way, Kimmy subdues him.
    • When Titus and Kimmy chase the Reverend through the woods, Titus hallucinates a table full of food and has to choose.
      • If you have him pick the Woodland Feast, he starts eating the imaginary food, recognizes that it's just dirt, but thinks he's developed a taste for it. This also impacts Jacqueline's story line: She has to confess that she's been lying about Titus being on set. The men on the crew realize that they don't have to trust women and that "Time's Up" is over... the set devolves into chaos with the men assaulting the women.
      • Whereas if you had him follow Kimmy, he gets lost and stumbles onto his movie set, just as he's needed. The director yells action, Titus films exactly one explosion and things are good for he and Jacqueline.
    • When Kimmy confronts the Reverend, several things could happen:
      • If you choose to shoot him, Frederick gets married to Lillian.
      • If you choose to kick him to death, Kimmy wanders off into the wilderness after failing to find his underground bunker. Frederick gets married to Xanthippe.
      • If you choose to “ ’Splode” him, using a bazooka Kimmy just finds in the woods somewhere, she’s only standing a few feet away from her target, so they both get blown up. Frederick is able to clone her, and he and the Kimmy made from one of her hairs are … happy, sort of. He’s a maître d’ in Harrisburg and she seems to have developed a taste for horseflesh, but they’re together.
      • Kill the reverend all three different ways, and you’ll get to see him in the afterlife, chilling on a couch next to the molesting muppet Mr. Frumpus. The flames raging in the background are a pretty strong suggestion they’ve ended up in hell, but the reverend disagrees. After all, he reasons, would hell play Sugar Ray’s “Fly” on endless loop?
    • On a global scale, it's implied that a robot attending Kimmy's wedding averts an upcoming Robot War, since it taught him the meaning of love.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • You can read the pages of the Choose Your Own Journey book when Kimmy opens it. On the opposite side of the relevant page is the "poke the mountain lion" death that Kimmy had alluded to earlier.
    • One of the hicks at the West Virginia bar claims that there's something wrong with the local crows. The first time you make it to George Georgulio's coverage of the wedding, the scrolling text at the bottom of the broadcast has authorities confirm that there is something up with the crows.
  • Freud Was Right: The secret message in the book is a phallic drawing which Titus compares to "Mikey's penis". Kimmy quickly figures out it's meant to represent a tall building surrounded by trees, though.
  • Funny Answering Machine: When given a choice of which Mole Woman to call, calling Donna Maria the second time gives you an automated line to Tia Donna Maria's Restaurant with dial options.
    • Press 1 for authentic recipes (a recipe for Nachos de Jesus).
    • Press 2 to report a diarrhea emergency
    • Press 3 to hear a seasonal message (Taco Snake singing a Mexican Restaurant version of the 12 days of Christmas, with an option to hang up early). If you choose to sit through the entire thing and are sent back to the switchboard, the automated line may then tell you “Press 3 for an Easter Egg.” When you select Press 3 this time it will trigger the blooper reel.
    • Hang Up become available after choosing any of the other three options, and immediately continues the story with a Call to Cyndee
  • Gamebooks: A live-action film choose-your-own-adventure story, where viewers can choose the character's actions through timed choices on the screen. If they take too long, a random choice will be made.
  • Golden Ending: Played for Laughs. The golden ending is a variation of the good happy ending where Kimmy reveals she's likely pregnant and Kim Jong-Un shows up. The cast then freezes in place doing the fist-in-the-air pose from The Breakfast Club for an uncomfortably long time as the words "YOU WIN" are splashed across the screen.
  • Global Ignorance: Kimmy's Choose Your Own Journey book contains "the King of Europe" as a character.
  • Grand Finale: For Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
  • Great Escape: The Reverend breaks out of jail.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: One way for Richard to escape prison involves crawling through a hole in the wall in the visitor room and telling the guard (who had just been watching him a second ago) that he is a visitor. The guard believes him.
  • Guide Dang It!: Near the beginning of the story Kimmy has a choice to read a Choose Your Own Journey book or not. Reading it determines if Kimmy can figure out which way to go near the end of the story. If you didn't then after the Bad Ending you get, Mikey shows up and lampshades that there was no way you could have known a choice in the beginning of the story was going to be vital to the end of the story and instead of forcing you to restart the entire story, inserts a new scene where Kimmy can read the book set just before the game over point.
  • Halfwitted Hillbilly: The clientele at The Living Canary, a bar in a hick town in West Virginia, are all slow, gun-toting country bumpkins. One of them uses his gun to open a beer, while another trades his scooter for Kimmy's valuable watch since he needs to fund his opioid addiction.
  • Hired Help as Family: Despite being a prince, Frederick was raised by his nanny Fiona and otherwise had little contact with other women, so he has spurious and odd unresolved feelings for her. Lillian or Fiona will show him that these feelings aren't real love, which is what he feels for Kimmy.
  • History with Celebrity: Talking to Donna Maria reveals that Kimmy dated Josh Groban at one point.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: Invoked. If Jacqueline stalls for time by playing "physical violence" on the wardrobe manager, she stages a violent attack from Titus but begs Jenny not to tell anyone because they're in love and she can fix him.
  • Identical Stranger: Frederick's nanny Fiona looks exactly like Lillian, and is played by the same actress.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him!: All the endings where Kimmy kills the Reverend are bad. In a good ending, she spares him and says as much — that killing him would haunt her forever and make her as bad as he is, and she's better. That said, he does still get "kicked to death" by other people if Kimmy spares him.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: The Reverend is adamant that he has no idea what the book Kimmy is holding up means, but then lets slip that he has more than one girl held captive elsewhere.
    Richard: Uh, girls, plural. [laughs] Oh, god, Richard, shut up!
  • In-Universe Catharsis: Kimmy confronting the Reverend is catharsis for the trauma he put her through that she didn't get to resolve in the series proper. She can either kill him or spare him, but only gets her happy ending with the latter.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: All of the good endings (and a few of the bad ones) have the Reverend being finally eliminated as a threat for good, either because of lifetime imprisonment, death, or being put in jail and killed there.
  • Karmic Death: If Kimmy corners the Reverend in the woods, whatever ending you choose, he dies — either at the hands of his victim, Kimmy, or by being kicked to death by other prisoners after he's re-jailed.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: At one point, Kimmy is at a fork in the road trying to decide which direction to go. Titus points directly into the camera and says, "We can ask them!" This looks like it's going to be another point in which the audience decides which way the story goes, but Titus is just hallucinating on the drugs he took. The audience doesn't get to choose. If you end up at the fork multiple times, she says "What do I do this time", and then asks why she said "this time".
  • Madness-Induced Omnivore: In one route, an exhausted Titus is walking through the forest and sees a rich feast laid out in front of him. If the player chooses to have him eat it, the next shot sees him eating dirt.
  • Magical Nanny: Frederick's nanny Fiona claims relation to Mary Poppins, and is dressed like her too, with a dark overcoat, hat, and umbrella. While giving Frederick some impromptu therapy, she does lampshade that many children become attached to their nannies, and proceeds to sing like she's taking him on a magical adventure. She actually takes him to a disgusting shoe store, but it does achieve the intended effect of snapping him out of his Sheltered Aristocrat worldview.
  • May–December Romance: In one of the bad endings, Frederick (played by Daniel Radcliffe, 30 years old at the film's release) and Lillian (played by 67-year-old Carol Kane) end up together.
  • Minor Flaw, Major Breakup: Kimmy broke up with Josh Groban because he sang the national anthem at a Toronto Raptors game, and raptors remind her of the Reverend.
  • Missing White Woman Syndrome: The prior series alludes to this offhandedly; one of the headlines in the opening sequence is: "WHITE WOMEN FOUND," in big letters, with "Hispanic woman also found" in smaller ones, as if she were less important. This film expands upon it. While the mostly white Mole Women absolutely suffered and did not deserve anything that happened to them, they were eventually rescued and their salvation was celebrated. The second bunker went unnoticed for even more agonizing years than the Mole Women, and it took a random coincidence for someone to figure out they were missing. In the ending where Kimmy manages to save them, the audience sees that they are noticeably more racially diverse than the Mole Women. In a bad ending, they all probably just die or get re-abducted.
  • Multiple Endings: Like any choose-your-own-adventure, there are multiple bad ending paths and one good ending path.
    • The major paths are:
      • Kimmy doesn't realize that the Reverend could be holding other women captive, so the scene cuts to her and Frederick Happily Married sometime later, but this will be considered anticlimactic by the characters.
      • Kimmy pursues the Reverend, but doesn't read the book and/or abandons the baby at the gas station, and the Reverend gets away with his victims.
      • Kimmy catches up to the Reverend but chooses to kill him, she either dies or never finds the second bunker and retreats into the wilderness. Frederick marries Lillian, Xan, or a clone of Kimmy.
      • Kimmy spares the Reverend, rescues the women in the bunker, goes home, and marries Frederick. Choosing the Fun Dress at the beginning earns you the Golden Ending.
    • Subplots that add variation to the above include:
      • Lillian sussing out Frederick's issues, which broadly all end with Frederick realizing that he's a Sheltered Aristocrat but he truly wants to be with Kimmy... unless Kimmy kills the Reverend and he ends up with someone else.
      • Titus trying to get out of his action movie and Jacqueline stalling for time as his agent, which could end with Titus nailing his scene to praise from the crew or Jacqueline and Titus inadvertently ending #TimesUp. Yes, really.
  • Multiple Gunshot Death: If Kimmy has the Reverend dead to rights and you choose to shoot him, she shoots him in the chest multiple times, killing him instantly.
  • Mushroom Samba: If you take Titus on the trip, he spends much of the trip on this because he was so hungry that he ingested some drugs given to them by a sketchy stranger.
  • No, You:
    Kimmy: There's another bunker?
    Richard: You're another bunker!
  • Only in Florida: If the Reverend gets away with the girls, he yells that he's taking them to Florida where everything's legal.
  • Overly-Long Gag: Taco Snake's "12 Day of Christmas" phone message.
  • Poke the Poodle: People keep bringing up the fact that the Reverend cheated at Clue, then wonder why they chose that as an example of how evil he is. Even the Reverend himself does this.
  • Prince Charming: Frederick is polite, lovely, and dapper, exactly as you'd expect of a prince. Though he has some of his own issues too, mostly Played for Laughs.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: It turns out that the main writer on Titus' film is just wearing glasses to look smart. Among other things, he also just married his wife as a Citizenship Marriage, but he fell in love and she doesn't reciprocate. He's having a tough time.
  • Repetitive Name: NBC broadcaster George Georgiulo.
  • Rule of Three: If you kill the Reverend all three times, the Reverend will congratulate you as he sits in hell (but he thinks it's heaven) with Mr. Frumpus.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: Played for Laughs; Josh Groban lampshades that his speaking voice (high-pitched and almost robotic) is so different from his signature velvet baritone.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Titus says so in the first scene — that the main cast's current wealth means they can do anything they want now — though of course it's not going to be that easy in the Kimmy universe.
  • Solar-Powered Magnifying Glass: Downplayed, Kimmy and Titus use cheap gas station glasses (which they mention are probably magnifying glasses) to concentrate solar heat to warm up a page with a message written in lemon juice.
  • Robot War: At the wedding, a robot muses that the event taught him love and that they are no longer connecting to Skynet to do...something. If you choose to have Kimmy and Titus wait for the Uber twice, the wedding doesn't happen and the scene cuts to an army of C.H.E.R.Y./L.- like robots discovering their skeletons in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
    C.H.E.R.Y./L.: The last good human is dead. We can proceed.
  • Serious Business: Titus and Kimmy find themselves in a small-town bar looking for an answer, and they decide the best way to gain the suspicious locals’ trust is for Titus to jump onstage with the house band and sing “Free Bird," since in a Southern dive bar, when someone calls out that request, you take it. Mississippi boy Titus insists he knows the words—“All four years of high school English was the poetry of Lynyrd Skynyrd”—but it’s up to you whether or not he’s bluffing. If you decide that he's bluffing, he sings a song that he learned when he thought he was one of the Pet Shop Boys (aka worked at a pet shop) about free birds. It culminates in a shootout, Kimmy scolding Titus, and a televised transcript of a 911 call where someone calls in a code 649: "disrespecting Lynyrd Skynyrd". Then Cyndee Pokorny comes on screen and gives you a chance to do better—and apologizes for the decisions she made as a staff writer on the final season of Game of Thrones.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Spiritual Antithesis: This film-length interactive special is the Spiritual Antithesis to Netflix's landmark interactive film release, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
    • Both are feature film-length entries for Netflix properties, Black Mirror and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. They use the same software and mechanics (at least two options, and if you don't choose within a time limit the interface chooses for you) and are Meta Fiction about the characters exploring a choose-your-own-adventure story, but unlike Bandersnatch, a grim and trippy horror story in line with much of Black Mirror, Kimmy Schmidt is of course a bright and wacky comedy. Tina Fey deliberately went in a different direction with the Branch Manager technology — while Bandersnatch went for Mind Screw with its nested plots, Kimmy vs the Reverend pushes the player towards a true Happy Ending.
      Tina Fey: There are things where you sort of hit dead ends, [or] there'll be versions where Kimmy doesn't end up getting married to Frederick and someone else marries Frederick, [and] the technology will kind of push you back and get you to try again. So it's a little different than Bandersnatch in that way where Bandersnatch would just end and you'd be like, 'Well, that was a creepy ending,' but you'd have no sense of whether it was an intended ending."
    • The contrast between the two works is even lampshaded in one bad ending, where Mikey comments that the normally lighthearted show took a dark turn, "like Spooky Mirror".
  • Stacked Characters Poster: The poster has protagonist Kimmy's head as the largest, with the other characters' faces arranged below her.
  • Stag Party: If Kimmy skips town to chase after the Reverend, Lillian throws Frederick a stag party. It involves karaoke at a seedy North Korean bar and devolves into treating Frederick's emotional issues.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Cheating at Clue is Serious Business:
    Kimmy: I don't want to spend a second more than I have to with that monster. The man who used to cheat at Clue! I don't know why that was my example. He did so much worse.

    Kimmy: I forgot you put ketchup on hot dogs! You sicko!
    Richard: That's why I'm a sicko? I've done a lot worse. Remember Clue? God, why was that my example?

    Cyndee: Who's ready to party like it's 1999? Oh, no! 1999? I'm down there again! He's cheating at Clue!
  • Take That!: Cyndee is proud that she was a staff member on the last season of Game of Thrones, and they did all her ideas!
  • Theme Tune Extended: You'll get the longer theme song as punishment if you try to skip the intro.
    Walter Bankston: That's a good-ass theme song.
  • Unexpected Successor: Early on, Frederick mentions that he's twelfth in line to the English throne. In one of the bad endings, an accident involving the royal blimp and a volcano makes him the king of England, with Xan as his queen.
  • Unimpressive Progress Reveal: If Titus goes to the gym, the viewer is shown multiple shots where he initially appears to be exercising before the wide shot shows he's doing anything but. For example, a shot of shoes going up a step machine is revealed to be Titus's hands.
  • Uptown Girl: Played With. To Frederick's snotty royal family, he's marrying commoner trash, but in Lillian's eyes, Frederick is useless and broke without his titles, and is the one marrying up since Kimmy is wealthy.
  • Waiting Skeleton: Happens to Kimmy and Titus if they happen to wait for the Uber. If you do it twice, her skull is crushed by a C.H.E.R.Y./L. during the Robot War.
  • Wedding Finale: Played for Laughs. This is the comedic interactive finale to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt where the overall goal is to get Kimmy her catharsis and get her back in one piece for her wedding to Prince Charming despite the many mishaps along the way. If you get the Good Ending, Kimmy has the wedding of her life.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Frederick was neglected by his mother, which is why Lillian calling him a "good boy" causes him to kiss her.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: In a throwaway line, a robot attending Kimmy's wedding remarks that he has now learned the meaning of love. One of the bad endings implies that this wedding averts the robot apocalypse.
  • Writers Suck: The one that shows up if Jacqueline's way to distract the crew is to say Titus is questioning his lines is portrayed in a very unflattering manner.
  • You Bastard!: If you choose to abandon baby Sharon at the gas station, the Reverend gets away. In the fourth wall-breaking reset for this ending, Mikey says it just got dark (like that show, Spooky Mirror) and lambastes you, because Kimmy's a good person who would never make such a bad choice.
  • You're Not My Father: Frederick is pretty in denial about being related to a gardener with whom his mother allegedly had an affair.