If This Were The Only Good Thing To Come Out Of 'Girls' This Season, It Would Totally Be Worth It
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If This Were The Only Good Thing To Come Out Of 'Girls' This Season, It Would Totally Be Worth It

By Joanna Robinson | TV Reviews | January 20, 2014 | Comments ()


Look, look, I didn’t come here to fight. It’s okay that you don’t like Girls. It’s not okay to be a giant sexist d-bag about it. But if you want to placidly go about your day not liking Girls for non-sexist d-bag reasons, who am I to get in your way. I will say, however, that last night’s episode (after a rocky start to the season) was full of delights. Chief among said delights was this particular morsel: Marnie Michaels does Edie Brickell.

What makes this such a gem? Is it the auto tuning? (Yes.) The culottes? (Def.) The pigtails? (Fo sho.) The angry white girl gesticulations? (DINGDINGDINGDING.) Marnie is the worst. The. Worst. This video is a sweet, sweet schadenfreude delight. Of course, Dunham is smart enough (and preoccupied enough with meta feedback), to turn Marnie’s YouTube experience into a comment on internet culture.

Shoshanna: “People are so mean in the comments section.”
Hannah: “Oh my god, it’s crazy.”
Shosh: “Please stab this dizzy princess in the face and shut her the fuck up.”
Marnie: “Don’t…I don’t want to…I don’t read comments.”
Shosh: “This guy likes your tits.”

Yup! That sounds about right. Marnie proved her “worst” status this week by making Hannah’s birthday all about her. (Jessa was low key, looked nice and showed up. Shoshanna was mostly just guilty of being a clueless ex.) Yikes, that Rent song. Yikes, Marnie. At any rate. Girls will have its ups and downs all season, as it usually does, but we’ll always have this video. And for that I’m grateful. Let’s watch it again, shall we?

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Robert Sanchez III

    Tried watching this show again tonight and holy shit is it painful. Its funny and relatable for me because i know people like all those characters and they're all my age but its also so real I sort of hate everyone in it. Lena Dunham is genius.

  • sockbunny08

    Gaby Hoffman, please? Can we discuss her moar?

  • Krissy

    Gaby Hoffman and her merkin!

  • Laura

    So, I'm too lazy to catch up on this show, what was the reason Marnie was doing this?

  • Laura Cox Witherington

    1. I was so hoping there was a tie-in with the whole video on YouTube.
    2. Danny, you are joking, right? New Bohemians.
    3. I thought the line was "stab this Disney princess," not "dizzy princess." I think Disney is funny. Even if I'm wrong, I'm going to keep it that way in my head.
    4. Yes, this was the best part of last night's episode. Oh Marnie and her singing. I thought she was past that. So, so painful.

  • ZizoAH

    I miss Season 1-Shoshana though. She was amazing.

  • Danny

    That scene was absolutely hilarious and I rewatched it like 3 times because continuing to watch the episode. It did become slightly less funny when I found out the song was a cover and not an original song by Marnie; the idea of Marnie writing those nonsense lyrics added to the absurdness of the whole thing.

  • John W

    Did Genevieve make the final cut? Anyone have a clip?

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