So Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been back now for two weeks and it’s already big on the reveals. On the top of the list: Greg Serrano (Santino Fontana), one part of the Rebecca-Josh-Greg love triangle, has finally realized he is an alcoholic and is now sober. So, of course, in this episode, “When Will Josh See How Cool I Am?”, he explains this to his friends with an Irish drinking song.
My favorite parts of “Greg’s Drinking Song” might actually be the faces that Heather (Vella Lovell) makes, because they are just so funny. In any case, showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna explained to Bustle that they actually talked with experts about alcoholism and sobriety so that they could get it right, much like they talked to GLAAD last year when doing Darryl’s bisexuality storyline.
This wasn’t the only song of the episode, too: “Maybe This Dream” was Paula’s Disney Princess song about her dream of becoming a lawyer and included such lines like “Maybe this dream won’t poop on my face / like a seagull at the beach.”
And then there is “Ping Pong Girl,” a ‘90s rock ballad about how Rebecca is totally awesome at ping pong. (Which she isn’t.) But the song is kind of a perfect encapsulation of those rock ballads even though Rebecca doesn’t actually know what they are about, with lyrics like, “Whoa. Bro. Sega. Jock itch.”
Seriously, though, these songs are hilarious. Just try not to pee your pants.