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I Hope Josh Comes to My Party!
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Director: Tamra Davis — Writer: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna — Aired: 10/26/2015 — Season: One — Episode: 3
Summary: Rebecca thows a party in order to get quality time with Josh.


PlotEdit

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Im taking abnormal psych at the local J.C. and I think you would make, like, a really good paper.
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— Heather to Rebecca


Paula comes up with the idea that Rebecca should throw a house party so that she can invite Josh and not break the rule Valencia made that he can't be alone with her. Rebecca is reluctant due to a childhood trauma she experienced when she threw a PPV party at the sane time her father left her. Paula manages to convince Rebecca to face her fears as the party is the best shot she has at getting any alone time with Josh (♫ Face Your Fears ♫). Inspired by her friend, Rebecca confidently spends the next day handing out fliers to random strangers for her party (♫ I Have Friends ♫). She stops by Home Base and invites Greg who declines pointing out how badly the last time they hung out together went.

When she spots Josh she eagerly asks him to attend her party and he accepts the invitation. Rebecca then goes to see her next door neighbor Heather Davis and invites her as well. Heather is intrigued by Rebecca and agrees to go only because as a psych student she finds her to be a good case study. Sometime later Rebecca prepares her apartment for the party just as Paula arrives with decorations. Before Paula can help out she is called by her son Tommy's school and told she needs to see his principal. When she arrives she learns her son stole the answers to a test. Over Paula's objections, the principal tells her because of this incident and other difficulties with Tommy in the past he is being transferred to another school.

After the meeting is over she goes to Rebecca's place with Tommy in tow and discovers that only a handful of eccentric individuals showed up. This included her boss Darryl and Heather who was documenting the proceedings on her phone. Paula reassures a hysterical Rebecca that she'll fix this and leaves to find more guests. While Rebecca struggles to bring some energy to the festivities, Paula and Tommy drive around and find a Gamblers Anonymous group. They invite them to the party just as Josh arrives at Rebecca's apartment. He is taken aback by how lame it is as Rebecca fails to spin it positively. She then comes clean about how the party didn't turn out exactly as she had hoped.

Josh tells Rebecca this result was understandable since she just moved to town and hadn't made a lot of friends yet. He suggests he could easily get more people to show up if she wanted him to and attempts to make it happen. He takes a selfie of himself and the other guests arranged to make the party look better than it appears. He then posts the photo on his social media pages which coincidently coincides with Paula showing up with the Gambler's Anonymous people. The new guests liven up the festivities as Josh and Rebecca mingle. Greg also shows up for the party too as he figured this was where all his regular customers ended up. He also wanted to see for himself how badly things would turn out for Rebecca.

He admits he was wrong to Rebecca who tells him the party's success is all thanks to Josh (♫ A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes ♫). She then notices Josh has gotten a text from Valencia who just got home from her trip. Rebecca is pleased when he decides to stay instead of leaving. Afterwards, Rebecca thanks Josh for helping her out and is congratulated by Paula for throwing a great party. A straggler to the event is a drunk Greg whom Rebecca gifts a bottle of whiskey and calls a car from Uber to get him home. The next day Rebecca accompanies Paula to Scott's school for her meeting with his principal. With Rebecca lending assistance outside the principal's office Paula is able to face her fears and have Scott reinstated.

TagEdit

Rebecca has a conversation with her pre-teen self who is preoccupied with when she reaches puberty and gets boobs.



Rebecca Bunch and Young Rebecca Bunch
Adult Rebecca talks to young Rebecca.

Recurring themesEdit

SongsEdit

Episode songs
Face Your Fears song main image

"Face Your Fears"
Performed by: Paula Proctor
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Paula encourages Rebecca to face her fears.

I Have Friends main photo

"I Have Friends"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch, Young Rebecca, Paula, Darryl, Brody and other friends
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca reassures herself she has friends to invite to the housewarming party.

A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes main photo

"A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes"
Performed by: Josh Chan
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines four Joshes performing as a boy band.

ContinuityEdit

Continuity lists
Narrative
Recurring or debuting plot points.

Foreshadowing:

  • Rebecca prints flyers for her house party with an image on it that looks like the house is on fire. This hints at a reveal in the Season Two finale "Can Josh Take A Leap Of Faith?" to an in incident in Rebecca's past.
  • Greg drinks a bottle of whiskey while at Rebecca's party. This hints at a story arc which begins in the Season One finale "Paula Needs to Get Over Josh!".
People
Characters returning or debuting in this episode:
Places
Places returning or debuting in this episode:
Things
Recurring or debuting things in this episode.
  • Josh's phone

Running jokesEdit

List of running jokes
Recurring jokes on the show:
  • Bonnie & Clyde: Rebecca makes specific adjustments to herself before entering Home Base. She gets complimented when she accidentally gives Chris gets a look at her cleavage and then intentionally gives Greg a good view as well.

ProductionEdit

CastEdit

Episode cast
Main cast
Featured

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 on 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.

CharactersSongsLocationsCast
vedSeason Three Episodes
3x1 Promotional photo 1    "Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge." 10/13/17
Directed by: Erin Ehrlich - Written by: Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna

Rebecca is looking to make Josh pay for leaving her at the altar.

3x2 Promotional photo 13    "To Josh, With Love." 10/20/17
Directed by: Kabir Akhtar - Written by: Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope

Rebecca, unsatisfied with Paula's ideas to build a case against Josh, turns to Nathaniel for help crafting a truly evil plan. Meanwhile, Josh finds becoming a priest is harder than he thought.

Josh Is a Liar    "Josh Is a Liar." 10/27/17
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Michael Hitchcock

Rebecca starts a smear campaign to discredit Josh before he can turn everyone against her.

Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend is Crazy    "Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend is Crazy." 11/3/17
Directed by: Joseph Khan - Written by: Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosch McKenna

Rebecca is confronted by her friends about her recently uncovered history.

I Never Want to See Josh Again    "I Never Want to See Josh Again." 11/10/17
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Jack Dolgen

Rebecca returns to Scarsdale after hitting rock bottom.

Josh is Irrelevant    "Josh is Irrelevant." 11/17/17
Directed by: Max Winkler - Written by: Ilana Peña

Rebecca tries to recover from a suicide attempt.

Getting Over Jeff    "Getting Over Jeff." 12/08/17
Directed by: Stuart McDonald - Written by: Erin Erlich

Rebecca accompanies Paula when she goes back to her hometown of Buffalo.

3x8 Promotional photo 13    "Nathaniel Needs My Help!" 01/05/18
Directed by: Jude Weng - Written by: Rachel Specter & Audrey Wauchope

Rebecca wonders if history is repeating itself as Darryl embraces a newfound superpower and Paula schemes again, this time for good.

3x9 Promotional photo    "Nathaniel Gets the Message!" 01/12/18
Directed by: - Written by:

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