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"My First Thanksgiving With Josh!"
Directors: Joanna Kerns — Writer: Rene Gube — Aired: 11/16/2015 —    CXG episode gallery
Summary: Rebecca gets invited to Josh's family Thanksgiving dinner where she hopes to impress his parents.

PlotEdit

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We are so thankful God sent you to us!
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— Josh's mom


At Cup of boba, Rebecca obsesses to Ben and David about her last conversation with Josh where he admitted he was attracted to her. Josh himself shows up deflating her enthusiasm and discusses a huge Thanksgiving gathering his family was having. Later at Home Base, Greg tells Rebecca that after having saved up enough money he's quitting his job, moving out of his father's place and going to business school. Besides telling his boss the only thing he has to do is find a nurse for his sick father. Valencia shows up to pick up her little sister from batting practice and ignores Rebecca. Chris reveals that Valencia does not get along with Josh's family.

Later at Whitefeather & Associates, Paula has an idea to get Rebecca closer to Josh by having her ingratiate herself to his parents. An arranged encounter with Josh's mom at an Asian grocery store gets Rebecca an invite to the Chan family's Thanksgiving dinner. Back at the bar Greg tries to quit his job in dramatic fashion. His efforts are undercut when his boss Big Kevin graciously accepts his resignation. At her home Rebecca prepares the traditional Filipino recipe dinuguan for the dinner (♫ I Give Good Parent ♫). She dresses in a conservative outfit and goes to the event wearing a spy camera Paula gave her. Paula's phone receives the stream from the camera and observes as Josh's parents fawn over Rebecca and ignore Valencia.

Over at the Serrano household, Greg has trouble telling his ailing father Marco about his plans to move out. When he finally gets the nerve to give him the news Greg finds his father unconscious and has to take him to the hospital. Greg learns Marco's illness has gotten worse and he now needs expensive treatments. At the Chan Thankgiving dinner, Valencia tells Rebecca in private that she doesn't belong here and warns her to stay away from Josh. At Home Base, Greg reluctantly asks for his job back from Kevin who re-hires him and immediately puts him to work. As Greg finishes out his shift at Home Base he laments how he's stuck in West Covina (♫ What'll It Be ♫). Meanwhile, Mrs. Chan invites Rebecca to join the family for church services.

Rebecca accepts but has to excuse herself to use the facilities because of an upset stomach. While she's in the bathroom, an arguing Josh and Valencia enter the adjacent bedroom. Over the spy cam, Paula listens in as well and believes the couple is about to break up. However, the fighting stops and Rebecca hears Josh and Valencia having sex. Rebecca exits as well and shows up just in time for Josh's announcement to his family that he and Valencia are moving in together. Meanwhile, Greg visits his father and finds out Marco knows how he used his savings to pay for the additional medical treatments. His dad tells Greg he loves him and the two watch some TV together. Elsewhere, Rebecca barely makes it back to her apartment in time to use the bathroom.

Over at the Chan residence, Lourdes gives Josh some leftovers as Valancia excitedly plans out what kind of apartment they should get. At the same time Rebecca is recovering from her diarrhea when Greg shows up with booze and tacos. He's there to make good on her earlier promise but Rebecca is forced to excuse herself to use the bathroom again. Afterwards, Rebecca and Greg eat on the couch while trying to figure out what to watch on TV. When she finds out he's staying in town because of his father she suggests he go to night school. He considers this as the two playfully engage in a pillow fight. Through the spy cam, Paul watches on concerned about their flirtatious interaction.

TagEdit

Rebecca regales members of the Chan family with the tale of an indiscretion she had as a young student at college.



Rebecca tells college story
Rebecca runs out of G rated stories.

Recurring themesEdit

SongsEdit

Episode songs
I Give Good Parent main photo

"I Give Good Parent"
Performed by: Rebecca Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca impresses Josh's family at ther Thanksgiving dinner.

What'll It Be main image

"What'll It Be"
Performed by: Greg Serrano
Writers: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger
Greg laments his his lot in life.

ContinuityEdit

Continuity lists
Narrative
Recurring or debuting plot points are in this episode
  • Greg wanted to quit his job and go to business school but his plans fell through after his father needed expensive medical treatments.
  • Rebecca meets the Chan family.
  • Josh asks Valencia to move in with him.
  • Paula is worried that Greg and Rebecca are getting closer.
People
Returning or debuting characters in this episode
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Returning or debuting places in this episode:
Things
Returning or debuting things in this episode:

Running jokesEdit

List of running jokes
Recurring jokes in this episode:
  • Where did she even come from?: Ben from Cup of boba asks Rebecca about her history with Josh which leads into the opening theme song.
  • No: Josh's mom and Rebecca say the word in a long drawn out manner at the same time when Josh announces he and Valencia are moving in together.
  • Poopsgiving: Rebecca is not used to Filipino food and after eating it gets diarrhea. She is unable to use the Chan's bathroom and has to run home to relive herself.

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 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.

CharactersSongsLocationsCast

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