Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Kimmy Goes to the Doctor

By Rachel Cruz | 4 years ago
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Kimmy Goes to the Doctor
Photo of comedian and actress Ellie Kemper during her senior year at Princeton University in 2002.

In “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 1 Episode 4 “Kimmy Goes to the Doctor,” Kimmy thinks she needs to look different to put her past behind her. Titus, on the other hand, auditions for a job in a stage play. Find out what happened in the episode in the recap below.

Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) finds an old TV set on the street and brings it home to replace the one they have that’s not working. As she flips through the channel, she and Titus (Tituss Burgess) come across an old episode of “Law Squiggle Order” where Coriolanus Burt (James Monroe Iglehart) is in a scene with actor Richard Belzer.

Titus is shocked by what he sees. He knows Coriolanus. He’s the guy who screwed him over for a part in the all-black ensemble “Alabama,” and now he’s upset that his rival is more successful than him. He has to really get to that headshot so he can begin sending these out. He’s especially eyeing a part in the musical “Spiderman 2: Too Many Spidermen” as there have been injuries among the current cast of actors.

So, together with Kimmy they head to the arcade to have his photos taken. But because they are short on cash, Titus improvises and get this done inside a photo booth. Good thing the photos look decent! Next, they head to his agent to deliver the photos. Curiously, Titus’ agent immediately recognizes Kimmy as one of the Indiana Mole Women. She hates this tag so much.

Further, in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” returning to the Voorhees later that day, Kimmy gets lessons from Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) on how to take a selfie. She’s shocked to see how she actually registers on a photo. The scene cuts to a flashback and Kimmy is in the bunker with the girls. Apparently, they have not been given access to mirrors the whole time they were held up there. They only know what they look like because the girls would describe this to each other.

Jacqueline suggests she gets a facelift, if she wants to change how she looks. So Kimmy comes with her to the doctor (guest star Martin Short), who has had so much done to his face, he couldn’t open his mouth to talk properly anymore.

Meanwhile, Titus goes to the Spiderman audition and did well when he was asked to sing. However, the part calls for dance moves and acting too, which, unfortunately, Titus didn’t excel in. Plus, he had a hard time with the harness.

But when he sees that his rival Coriolanus is also auditioning, he realizes that he’s in the same place like him. He’s also a struggling actor!

Back at the doctor’s clinic, after learning how Titus’ day went, Kimmy realizes that she doesn’t have to go through a cosmetic procedure to change herself. What matters is what’s inside and she has to work on making her inner self feel good. She gives her old buddy, Cindy from the bunker (thanks to Titus’ meddling, by the way!) and invites her for a visit to New York.

There you have it with the recap of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 1 Episode 4 “Kimmy Goes to the Doctor,” which can be seen on Netflix. For more about this show, check back to Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly.

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