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Josh's Girlfriend is Really Cool!
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Director: Don Scardino — Writer: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna — Aired: 10/19/2015 — Season: One — Episode: 2
Summary: Rebecca unexpectedly bonds with Valencia much to the dismay of Josh and Paula.


Oh, okay let me tell you how this works. Women of equal sexual viability hate each other, even if they pretend to like each other and this is how it worked since the day vaginas were created.
— Paula

As they arrive at Whitefeather & Associates Rebecca discusses with Paula why Josh Chan has yet to follow up on the dinner invite he sent to her. Paula uses Rebbeca's phone which is keyed in to Josh's social media updates to find a clue. According to his last post Josh and his friends intend on going to a local club called "Spider's" later that evening. They decide to go too but when they show up that night are unable to convince the bouncer to let them inside. Rebecca passes on Paula's offer to stay out preferring to head home for some alone time. She finds she is unable to enjoy herself and decides to go to the grocery store to pick up some more aspirin. Its there that she spots Josh and his girlfriend Valencia canoodling in the frozen food section.

A grocery clerk notices her staring and Rebecca explains she's watching her ex-boyfriend make out with the hottest girl she's ever seen. She turns to leave only to crash right into Greg Serrano. Rebecca tries to excuse herself but her exit is interrupted by Greg's friends White Josh and Hector showing up. She leaves the trio behind only to be spotted by Josh who fails to prevent Valencia from seeing her. Josh introduces Rebecca as a friend he met at summer camp when they were only eight years old. Rebecca goes along with the lie and tries to ingratiate herself to Valencia. She invites Rebecca to a yoga class she is instructing the next day. When Rebecca walks off Josh catches up to her and apologizes for lying. He insists that it would be for the best if she and Valencia don't become friends but Rebecca ignores him.

At home she sends a friend request to Valencia's Facebook page and gets accepted. The next day at the law firm, Paula gives Rebecca a few things including a Statue of Liberty keychain. She suggests Rebecca is trying to become friends with Valencia to undermine her relationship with Josh. Rebecca dismisses the idea and goes to attend a yoga class Valencia is teaching where is awed by her beauty and physical fitness (♫ I'm So Good At Yoga ♫). After class Rebecca offers to help Valencia find a place for her own studio. She invites her to lunch to discuss the matter further. Josh is worried about thus and meets with Rebecca at Cup of boba who assures him not to worry about the situation. After her lunch with Valencia Rebecca becomes more infatuated with Josh's girlfriend. At Home Base, Josh finds out Greg is into Rebecca and encourages him to pursue her.

Over at Rebecca's apartment, she and Valencia are enjoying a bottle of wine. Valencia confesses she has a hard time making female friends but she feels a real bond growing with Rebecca. The following morning at the law firm, Paula expresses annoyance when Rebecca gushes about her new friendship. They get into an argument which is overheard by her client Mendez in the conference room. Darryl alerts Rebecca to this who apologizes only to act inappropriately again. She gets excited after receiving a text from Valencia inviting her to go to Club Spider's tonight. Mendez is about to leave when Rebecca tells them she got the arbitration meeting they wanted. Paula is saddened when Rebecca eagerly leaves the meeting to prepare for her date with Valencia.

That night at the club, Rebecca has no problem getting in this time as she and Valencia enter easily escorted by Josh and Greg. At the law firm, Paula is working late and her phone receives a notification of a selfie Rebeca just uploaded with Valencia. Back at Spider's, Josh and Greg are put off by Rebecca and Valencia's public displays of affection. When Valencia asks Rebecca and Greg to join her and Josh on the dance floor they run into the grocery clerk from the night before. To Rebecca's horror he accidentally reveals to Greg that Josh was once her ex-boyfriend. She pleads with Greg not to tell anyone before going to dance with Valencia (♫ Feelin' Kinda Naughty ♫). While doing this, Rebecca downs multiple shots and in a drunken haze kisses Valencia.

Valencia pushes her away and goes to a table where Rebecca follows joined by both Greg and Josh. As she tries to explain herself, Rebecca inadvertently tells Valencia thar she and Josh dated. Feeling betrayed, Valencia is furious and warns Rebecca to stay away from them. She and Josh leave the club as does Rebecca who refuses Greg's attempts to console her. The next day at the office Rebecca apologizes to Paula for her behavior. After a successful hearing, Rebecca is surprised when Josh shows up at the office. He apologizes for making her lie to Valencia and invites her to dinner to make up for it. That night at a restaurant a fair distance away, Josh tells Rebecca that Valencia forbade him from seeing her. Rebecca jokes about this only to inwardly resolve to overcome this obstacle.


In West Covina, a Vampire Weekend meeting is taking place at night under an electric tower. Everyone in the group is dressed up as a version of Count Dracula including the leader. He welcomes them all and goes over the itinerary which includes water skiing. In attendance is Rebecca along with Paula who is amused at the proceedings.

Vampire Weekend
Rebecca shows Paula the Vampire Weekend retreat.

Recurring themesEdit


Episode songs
Good at Yoga main photo

"I'm So Good At Yoga"
Performed by: Valencia Perez
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines a Bollywood themed performance by Josh's girlfriend.

Feeling Kinda Naughty Main photo

"Feelin' Kinda Naughty"
Performed by: performed by Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca imagines a song while enjoying a night a Club Spider's with Valencia.


Continuity lists
Narrative plot points:
  • Foreshadowing: Rebecca mentions to Valencia that her mother's maiden name is Garfinkel, the Yiddish word for diamond dealer. A few episodes later in "My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves!", Rebecca's ancestors are shown coming to America on a boat. In thier possession is the family heirloom known as the Garfinkel ring .
List of debuting or returning characters:
List of returning or debuting places:
List or returning or debuting items, objects or things
  • Statue of Liberty keychain

Running jokesEdit

List of running jokes
The following are examples of ongoing running jokes featured in this episode:
  • Harvard University: Valencia asks Rebecca if she went to Harvard sarcastically pointing out that she is wearing a Harvard sweatshirt. When they have lunch, Valencia asks Rebecca if all people that went to Harvard say it as much as she does.
  • Bonnie & Clyde: When Rebecca goes to the grocery store without wearing a bra Greg tells her the undergarment is on Aisle One.
  • What is happening?: Greg asks what Rebecca and Valencia's voices are so high.


Episode cast
Main cast


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.

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.

vedSeason Three Episodes
3x1 Promotional photo 1    "Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge" 10/13/17
Directed by: TBA - Written by: TBA

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

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