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Recap / Crazy Ex-Girlfriend S2E9: "When Do I Get to Spend Time with Josh?"

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"Who's the New Guy?" (sung by Donna Lynne Champlin, Michael McMillian, Danny Jolles, Esther Povitsky and Stephnie Weir)

  • A Day in the Limelight: Aside from Paula, everyone performing the song is a minor character.
  • Ratings Stunt: Parodied and with Lampshade Hanging:
    Maya: He's suspiciously good-looking in ways that normal people are not.
    Karen: Is this some sort of desperate move to help our ratings?
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  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The song constantly pushes and pulls between complete meta awareness and having the lines make sense in-universe:
    Tim: Do we really need a new guy this far into the season?
    And by 'far into the season' I mean it's almost fall.

"George's Turn" (sung by Danny Jolles)


Tropes in the episode:

  • Daddy Issues: Nathaniel clearly has hang ups with his father, and seems to have an obsession to please him. Rebecca actually mentions it.
  • Evilis Sexy: Discussed. Paula mentions that it's actually weird how handsome Nathaniel is, saying that it's like he was sculpted out of evil marble.
  • Freudian Slip: Nathaniel lets it slip about something he had to deeply apologized to his father about a pool. Everybody is weirded out by this.
  • Internal Homage: After Rebecca and Josh have re-initiated their love story, Rebecca's arrival to West Covina from the Pilot is partially recreated (with a few repeat cameos), but this time with Josh.