“I’m Your Best Friend,” sung by Darryl to Paula, isn’t the best song Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has ever done, but it might be the most heartfelt.
During last night’s episode, after Darryl tries to fix Paula’s marriage with a well-meaning (but overreaching) scheme, Paula tells him that he’s not her best friend. All throughout the season, he has been trying to worm his way into Paula’s friendship, calling himself her “best friend,” even when it’s clear he isn’t. But with this song, he shows that, well, he knows that he’s not her best friend, even if she is his best friend. It’s a simple song with a sweet message: even unequal friendships can be rewarding.
And then we have the diametric opposite of that song, “Let’s Have Intercourse,” sung by Nathanial to Rebecca.
I do have to compliment the show for making such a pitch perfect parody of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.”