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My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves!
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Director: Steven TsuchidaWriter: Rachel Specter & Audrey WauchopeAired: 11/30/2015 — Season: One — Episode: {{{number}}}
Summary: Rebecca's mother visits; Greg and Heather go to Christmas dinner with his mother and step family.


PlotEdit

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I can see right through you. You are a mom pleaser. A Level Five mom pleaser. You will say anything to make that woman happy.
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— Paula


At her apartment, Rebecca is preparing for a visit from her mother Naomi. When her mom arrives she immediately nags her daughter about giving up a high paying job in New York for West Covina (♫ Where's the Bathroom? ♫). In order to please her mother, and perhaps finally receive a treasured family hierloom, she lies about how succesful her new life is in California.

Meanwhile Heather joins Greg for a Christmas dinner at his mother's house with his stepfather and half-siblings. At the dinner Heather points out how unfair Greg is being to his mother about having left him and his father years ago.

Elsewhere, Josh Chan meets a student from his alma mater named Nguyen who gives him a chance to relive his high school years as part of a Fillipino dance group. While he enjoyed performing again he realizes it's time for him to look towards the future and not dwell in the past. On the last day of her visit Rebecca's mother finds out she had been lying to her.

A few other things come to light including Rebecca's true reason for moving and her belief that her mother hates her. Rebecca's mother responds that all her worry and nagging are because she loves her daughter too much not because she hates her. While she disagrees with her daughter's recent actions she's proud to have raised her with a strong resolve.

Greg thanks Heather for helping him rebuild his relationship with his mom. The two then have a moment and share a kiss. After her mother leaves Rebecca bumps into Josh. The two commiserate over having both matured over the holidays. Everyone then comes together at the end to celebrate Christmas in California (♫ California Christmastime ♫).

Recurring themesEdit

SongsEdit

Episode songs
Where's the Bathroom? main photo

"Where's the Bathroom?"
Performed by: Naomi Bunch
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
After a flying all the way from California to New York Naomi needs to pee.

California Christmastime

"California Christmastime"
Performed by: Rebecca, Josh, Greg, Paula, Heather and Darryl
Writers: Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
Rebecca and her friend's song about special Christmas time is in California.

ContinuityEdit

Continuity lists
Narrative
Narrative plot points:
  • Relationship developments:
  • Backstory:
    • Rebecca's history with her mother is explored. Rebecca always believed Naomi hated her and treated her harshly because she was a reminder of her father. Naomi tells her she raised her that way to toughen her up and that she always loved Rebecca.
    • The Garfinkel ring's history is explored. In 1901 the was brought over to America by a mother who was fleeing her home country with her daughter. It was a family heirloom passed down from one generation to the next when the daughter came of age.
    • Greg's history with his mother is explored. She divorced his father and didn't fight for joint custody, something she always regretted. Greg resented her for this and treated her and his step family poorly because of this.
People
Recurring or debuting characters:
  • Rebecca's mother Naomi Bunch makes her first proper appearance on the show.
  • Calvin Young returns in this episode.
  • Greg's mother Shawna and step family Staurt, Mason and Lilly are introduced in this episode.
  • Nguyen, a high school student and of Josh's, makes his only appearance on the show.
Places
Recurring or debuting places:
Things
Recurring or debuting things:

ProductionEdit

CastEdit

Episode cast
Main cast
Featured

EpisodesEdit

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Michael McDonald as Darryl Whitefeather    "Pilot" N/A
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1x1 main photo    "Josh Just Happens to Live Here!" October 12, 2015
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Directed by: Don Scardino - Written by: Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna

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

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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
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Rebecca becomes depressed after Josh and Valencia move in together.

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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.

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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.

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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: TBA - Written by: TBA

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

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