Published On: Wed, Oct 18th, 2017

This Week’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Includes a Les Misérables-Inspired Song About Men Who Can’t Please Women

We couldn’t be more excited that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is finally back on television with its incredible wittiness, emotional gut-punches, and too-real songs like “Let’s Generalize About Men” (AKA the song version of every group chat I am in). The show’s songs always use different musical genres in hilarious and appropriate ways, from Irish drinking songs to faux-empowerment girl anthems, to more traditional musical theater.

In a new song from the upcoming episode shared on Cracked, (Rachel Bloom is herself a Cracked-alum) we see secret-Canadian Tim played by Michael McMillian realize that his wife has been faking orgasms and secretly using a vibrator in the bathroom after sex. “That was no electric toothbrush,” he sings, “No facial scrub device.”

Oh, and it’s in a tune that’s a clear homage to “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” from Les Misérables. Yes, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has taken one of the saddest emotional songs from one of the saddest Broadway shows and made it “The Song for Men Who Can’t Please Women.” Is this going to be the episode where Bloom pushes the envelope to use the word “clitoris” on network television?

This isn’t the first time that the show has references Les Mis, as “Flooded with Justice” was a pitch-perfect parody of “Do You Hear the People Sing.” I love you Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Please never change.

(via Cracked, image: screencap)

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