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"I'm Going on a Date with Josh's Friend!"
Directors: Stuart McDonald — Writer: Erin Ehrlich — Aired: 11/2/2015 —    CXG episode gallery
Summary: Greg asks Rebecca out on a date while Josh hopes to land the job of his dreams.


PlotEdit

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You're not that nice to me and you're weird and I tell myself to stop thinking about you but every time you show up its like BOOM! Feelings!
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— Greg to Rebecca


Heather Davis is in her junior college abnormal Psychology class presenting to everyone a case study she made on her next door neighbor Rebecca Bunch. The teacher reprimands her for describing her subject in negative non-clinical terms. She scoffs at this believing the words to be appropriate and wonders aloud about Rebecca's origins (♫ Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Theme Song ♫). Over at the skate park, Paula tries to help Rebecca practice skate boarding so she can impress Josh. They are interrupted by a phone call from Rebecca's mother who criticizes her impulsive move to California. Hurt by her mom's disapproval she leaves to wallow in self pity. On her way back home Rebecca bumps into Heather who is returning from school.

Heather suggests that to cheer herself up Rebecca should use an online dating service to score a casual hook-up with a stranger. She arranges a date with a guy named Jason and takes him home (♫ Sex with a Stranger ♫). However, she is inspired by another butter commercial to make healthier choices and kicks Jason out. Meanwhile at Home Base, Chris is egging Greg to go through with his end of a deal they made to ask a girl they like out. Josh shows up and tells Greg about needing to find a job soon or he'll have to work at his father's radiology lab. Josh learns from Chris about his pact with Greg and also encourages him to ask Rebecca out. When Rebecca herself shows up she announces her intentions to make healthier, better choices from now on.

Upon hearing this Greg decides to ask her out but she's reluctant to accept (♫ Settle For Me ♫). Taking a break from job hunting, Josh heads to his favorite hang out the Aloha Tech Center and finds out that they are hiring. He grabs an application and heads to Whitefeather & Associates to get Rebecca to help him fill out an essay portion. While he's there he tries out her treadmill desk and convinces Rebecca to go out with Greg. Sometime later she goes with Greg to the West Covina Taco festival. Despite her initial trepidation she enjoys herself on the date. Meanwhile, Josh's application is rejected by the the store's manager specifically because of the pompous essay Rebecca wrote.

At the taco festival, Rebecca convinces Greg to go a Guacamole competition and they split up to sample the two finalists submissions. She meets a male competitor named Xander who is also a practicing vegan and flirts a little with Rebecca. When she reunites with Greg he teases her about her sudden shift in life style choices. Seeing how upset she got he apologizes for hurting her feelings and the matter seems to be resolved. Rebecca excuses herself to use the port-a-potty and while inside struggles with whether or not to be with Greg (♫ Settle For Me (reprise) ♫). Her anxiety causes her to break her vegan diet and is caught by Xander eating a beef burrito. She impulsively decides to abandon Greg and take Xander home with to have sex.

A furious Greg confronts her at her home having just seen Xander leaving her place. He tells her how appalled he is at her behavior and disappointed she never gave him a real chance. Meanwhile, Josh is told by the store manger Alex that he didn't get the job at Aloha specifically because of the essay portion Rebcca wrote. He is forced to get a job at his father's Radiology lab and has to deal with it's depressing atmosphere and patients like Irving. He posts a photo of his first day on his Instagram account. Rebecca sees the photo and drags Josh back to the Aloha Tech Center to confront the manager. She gives an impassioned speech and actually convinces the manager to hire Josh. Afterwards, Josh thanks Rebecca and tells her he's glad she moved to West Covina.

Later, Paula and Rebecca are in the Whitefeather & Associates break room eating bacon covered glazed donuts. Rebecca ignores a phone call from her mother and Paula congratulates her for making a healthy choice. Back at Junior college, Heather is presenting her case study of Rebecca again but this time is far less critical. She is unwilling to put Rebecca's psychosis in definitive psychological terms claiming she defies traditional classification. Her teacher disagrees with Heather's assessment believing Rebecca to have serious mental health issues. Heather responds that she'd rather just be Rebecca's friend and not put any labels her. She then decides to quit the class and walks out.

TagEdit

At the "Truly Happy Truly Butter" offices an executive at the company speaks with the head of the marketing campaign Gary. The latest advertisements have been a huge success and have increased sales of thier product. While he is happy with the results he is concerned by the advertising copy. The various tag lines about making the right choices and questioning one's happiness hints at personal issues Gary might be having. When asked about it Gary admits he left his wife for a prostitute and breaks down crying.



Gary admits he left his wife for a prostitute
Gary comes clean about his personal problems.

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Sex with a Stranger main photo

"Sex with a Stranger"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca takes a stranger home fox casual sex but has second thoughts.

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"Settle For Me"
Performed by: Greg Serrano
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Greg asks Rebecca out on a date.

Settle For Him

"Settle For Him"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
While in a portable restroom, Rebecca considers Greg as a romantic option.

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No: Josh says the word in a long drawn out manner with a surprised look on his face.

I left my wife for a prostitute: Gary the advertising executive who came up with the Butter campaign reveals it was inspired by the poor choice he made of leaving his wife for a prostitute.

ProductionEdit

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EpisodesEdit

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Episodes
vedSeason One Episodes
Michael McDonald as Darryl Whitefeather    "Pilot" N/A
Directed by: Marc Webb - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom

New York attorney Rebecca Bunch moves to West Covina to pursue her ex-boyfriend Josh Chan.

1x1 main photo    "Josh Just Happens to Live Here!" October 12, 2015
Directed by: Marc Webb - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh MCKenna

New York lawyer Rebecca Bunch makes an impulsive decision to move to West Covina, California.

1x2 main photo    "Josh's Girlfriend is Really Cool!" October 19, 2015
Directed by: Don Scardino - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca unexpectedly bonds with Valencia much to the dismay of Josh and Paula.

1x3 main photo    "I Hope Josh Comes to My Party!" October 26, 2015
Directed by: Tamra Davis - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca thows a party in order to get quality time with Josh.

1x4 main photo    "I'm Going on a Date with Josh's Friend!" November 2, 2015
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Erin Ehrlich

Greg asks Rebecca out on a date while Josh hopes to land the job of his dreams.

Josh and I Are Good People! main photo    "Josh and I Are Good People!" November 9, 2015
Directed by: Alex Hardcastle - Written by: Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca goes to extremes to prove Greg that he's wrong about her being a terrible person.

My First Thanksgiving With Josh! main photo    "My First Thanksgiving With Josh!" November 23, 2015
Directed by: Joanna Kerns - Written by: Rene Gube

Rebecca gets invited to Josh's family Thanksgiving dinner where she hopes to impress his parents.

I'm So Happy That Josh is So Happy main photo    "I'm So Happy That Josh Is So Happy!" November 28, 2015
Directed by: Lawrence Trilling - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca becomes depressed after Josh and Valencia move in together.

My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves! main photo    "My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves!" November 30, 2015
Directed by: Steven Tsuchida - Written by: Rachel Specter & Audrey Wauchope

Rebecca's mother visits; Greg and Heather go to Christmas dinner with his mother and step family.

I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends! main photo    "I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends!" November 30, 2015
Directed by: Kenny Ortega - Written by: Dan Gregor & Doug Mand

Rebecca rents a party bus to hang out with Josh and his friends at the beach.

I'm Back at Camp with Josh main photo    "I'm Back at Camp with Josh!" February 1, 2016
Directed by: Michael Shultz - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca volunteers at a youth camp with Josh; Darryl invites Greg, Hector and White Josh over to his place for a party.

1x11 main photo    "That Text Was Not Meant for Josh!" February 8, 2016
Directed by: Daisy Meyer - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick

Rebecca accidentally sends a text meant for Paula concerning Josh to Josh himself.

1x13 Promotional photo 5    "Josh and I Go to Los Angeles!" February 29, 2016
Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca faces off against her New York rival Audra Levine.

Josh is Going to Hawaii! Main photo    "Josh is Going to Hawaii!" March 6, 2016
Directed by: Erin Erhlich - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca is convinced by Paula to chase after Josh who is going to Hawaii.

1x15 Promotional photo 4    "Josh Has No Idea Where I Am!" 3/21/16
Directed by: Steven Tsuchida - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom

While in a plane trip Rebecca has a therapy session with Dr.Akopian.

1x16 Promotional photo 5    "Josh's Sister is Getting Married!" 3/28/2016
Directed by: Alex Hardcastle - Written by: Audrey Wauchope and Rachel Spector

Rebecca is asked to be a bridesmaid in Josh's sisters wedding.

1x17 Promotional photo 6    "Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood?" 4/11/2016
Directed by: Joanna Kerns - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Paula suspects Rebecca of having a steamy affair and Josh is upset when he discovers who that is with.

1x18 Promotional photo 9    "Paula Needs to Get Over Josh!" 4/18/2016
Directed by: Aline Brosh McKenna - Written by: Rene Gube

Relationships are forever changed at Jayma Chan's wedding.

CharactersSongsLocationsCast
vedSeason Two Episodes
2x1 Promotional photo 10    "Where Is Josh's Friend?" October 21, 2016
Directed by: Marc Webb - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca and Josh continue thier new relationship as Greg goes missing.

2x2 Promotional photo 1    "When Will Josh See How Cool I Am?" October 28, 2016
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar - Written by: Rene Gube

Rebecca plays table tennis to impress Josh as Greg tries to adjust to his new path in life.

2x3 Promotional photo 6    "All Signs Point to Josh...Or is it Josh's Friend?" 11/4/16
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Wauchope and Specter

Both Rebecca and Paula struggle with a big decision in thier personal lives.

2x4 Promotional photo 1    "When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone?" 11/11/2016
Directed by: Paul Brigantine - Written by: Erin Ehrlich

Rebbeca tries to reinvent herself in the wake of losing both Greg and Josh.

2x5 Promotional photo 1    "Why Is Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Eating Carbs?" 11/18/16
Directed by: Erin Erlich - Written by: Sono Patel

Rebecca tries to make amends with Valencia.

2x6 Screencap 1.jpg    "Who Needs Josh When You Have a Girl Group?" 12/2/2016
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca, Paula, Heather and Valencia have a girls night out.

Who's the Cool Girl Josh Is Dating?    "Who's the Cool Girl Josh Is Dating?" 12/9/2016
Directed by: Jude Weng - Written by: Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca and Valencia team up to investigate Josh's new girlfriend.

2x7 Main photo    "Who Is Josh's Soup Fairy?" 1/6/17
Directed by: Linda Mendoza - Written by: Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope

Paula has Rebecca look after her son Tommy.

2x8 main photo    "When Do I Get to Spend Time with Josh?" 1/13/17
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom

Whitefeather & Associates gets a new boss.

2x11 Promotional photo 13 edit    "Josh Is the Man Of My Dreams, Right?" 1/20/17
Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann - Written by: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick

Rebecca and Nathaniel get to know each other better.

2x12 Promotional photo 3    "Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?" 1/27/2017
Directed by: Alex Hardcastle - Written by: Katie Schwartz

Nathaniel's father visits the law firm as Rebecca gets stressed out.

Can Josh Take A Leap Of Faith?    "Can Josh Take A Leap Of Faith?" 2/3/17
Directed by: Aline Brosh McKenna - Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna

Unexpected life changing moments happen on Rebecca and Josh's wedding day.

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