Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Kimmy Gets a Job

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Kimmy Gets a Job
Photo of comedian and actress Ellie Kemper during her senior year at Princeton University in 2002.

In “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 1 Episode 2 “Kimmy Gets a Job,” the eternal optimist Kimmy tries to win her job back at the Voorhees. Meanwhile, Titus is trying to claim his $200 security deposit from the costume shop. Find out what happened in this episode in the recap below.

Despite being fired from her first job before she even started (in the episode “Kimmy Goes Outside”), Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) marches back to Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski) to get her job back. Thankfully, she’s given a second chance, but only if Kimmy can successfully pull a superhero party for her son Buckley that same day. If Jacqueline is happy, she keeps her job. The only problem? Jacqueline is so focused on her husband’s return from what should have been a short trip. Kimmy has to make sure that Mr. Voorhees would be happy, too.

Kimmy meets Xanthippe or Xan (Dylan Gelula), Jacqueline’s teenage stepdaughter, and she’s shocked at the young girl’s behavior. Kimmy is even more appalled when Jacqueline seems to wash her hands over Xan. What, discipline her? The 15-year old hates her enough as it is. Mrs. Voorhees then gives Kimmy the right to discipline Xan. Naturally, Xan grows to hate Kimmy, too. But it’s not going to be problem. Kimmy has devised a way to cope with stress, having lived 15 years at the bunker. All it involves is taking things ten seconds at a time.

Meanwhile, upon Kimmy’s insistence, Titus (Tituss Burgess) is quitting his job wearing an Iron Man suit to distribute flyers at Times Square. But he remembers that the suit has a $200 renter’s security deposit, so he asks this from the store. Only, the guy at the costume shop won’t give it. He could really use the money to help Kimmy out.

While sulking at the subway on his return home, Titus meets a Mariachi band and learns that they also have the same problems with the costume shop. Turns out, there are more people like them, so Titus rallies all of them up to confront the guy running the store. The plan? He’s going to report the owner to Marvel, Disney and other character companies for copyright infringement. Titus knows what he’s talking about. He has experienced this with Disney before, when he tried to mount an off-Broadway production of “The Lion King.”

Back at the Voorhees, Kimmy successfully delivers a great superhero party for Buckley in a short time. Jacqueline should be impressed, right? Nope! In fact, she’s disappointed and fires Kimmy once again. But Kimmy learns the real reason: Mr. Vorhees is not coming home for his son’s birthday when Jacqueline thought this would matter. What’s he doing in Japan that has extended his two-week trip to two-months? Is he cheating on her?

Hoping to console her boss, Kimmy holds her hand and assures her that everything will be okay. Jacqueline will just have to take what life throws at her ten seconds at a time. Mrs. Voorhees is pleased and calls Kimmy her new best friend. As she lies down on her bed, she asks Kimmy to snuggle with her for comfort. She obliges and counts to ten in a cycle.

Titus, meanwhile, has to take back the Iron Man costume and wear it to Buckley’s party. The young boy’s dream of becoming a villain and beating up Iron Man is not only a dream come true, it’s the best birthday ever! Thanks, Kimmy!

Kimmy also deals with Xan by calling out on her for plucking plot lines from “The Babysitter’s Club” book to impress her gullible friends. Kimmy is on to her tricks, but Xan threatens she will find out what’s the deal with Kimmy. They still don’t know that she’s one of the Indiana Mole Women.

There you have it for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 1 Episode 2 “Kimmy Gets a Job” which is part of the full season release on Netflix. For more about this show, check back to Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly.

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