Who Is 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Rachel Bloom?
On the night of Monday the 12th you should prepare yourself for the premiere episode of Crazy Girlfriend — a musical comedy about a girl who is stalking her one great former boyfriend in the unlikely location of West Covina, California. The reason you should be pre-bonerific for this show is that it is the brainchild of one of the most talented people I’ve ever worked with with in the world of comedy— Rachel Bloom.
If you don’t know who Rachel is, you’re about to understand how she’s been an embedded element in everything you already love, and you just didn’t know it yet.
Let’s start with this; the greatest album cover of all time. It mocks both traditional headshot beauty exaggeration, but also channels all of the emo sexual self-destruction inherent in her music. Also, boobs! Boobs drenched in runny mascara. From feelings. Like, if you don’t agree that this is brilliant, maybe tap out now.
So let’s get into some of the songs Rachel has built her career upon. God, there’s so many great ones that narrowing this down is brutal, but here are some favorites.
Are you hooked yet? Well, that’s what makes Bloom so undeniably exciting. This show started as an HBO pilot that wasn’t picked up a year back, and suddenly it is going to air now with very few changes, which means this show will probably become the cult-favorite of 2015 — a weirdly personal musical about stalking with HBO sensibilities on a basic cable network? SOLID GOLD.
And then, elsewhere in your pop-culture love-life— here are some Emmy winning sketches she wrote and also voiced for Seth Green’s Robot Chicken: (we’ve embedded an entire playlist of her sketches)
Then we come to the video she did for Cracked: If Disney Cartoons Were Historically Accurate”
Bloom has also voiced various characters on Bojack Horseman, rounding out her formidable pop-culture resume.
I guess what we’re saying is that if you don’t have a crush on Rachel Bloom after hearing how she wants to be fucked by Ray Bradbury, you might be dead on the inside, or at the very least not a true Pajiban.
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