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Kimmy Goes Outside! 

Imprisoned by a cult leader as a teenager, Midwesterner Kimmy is freed after 15 years. The first thing she decides to do is move to New York.


Tristram Shapeero


Tina Fey (created by), Robert Carlock (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ellie Kemper ... Kimmy Schmidt
Tituss Burgess ... Titus Andromedon
Carol Kane ... Lillian Kaushtupper
Jane Krakowski ... Jacqueline Voorhees
Lauren Adams ... Gretchen Chalker
Sara Chase ... Cyndee Pokorny
Sol Miranda ... Donna Maria Nuñez
Andrew Ridings ... Charles (as Andy Ridings)
Matt Lauer ... Matt Lauer
Tanner Flood ... Buckley Voorhees
Mike Britt ... Walter Bankston
James Coker ... Jayson
McKinley Belcher III ... Bryce
Albert Christmas ... Male Reporter
Agnes Chung Agnes Chung ... Asian Female Reporter


Kimmy Schmidt is rescued from an underground bunker after being forced into a doomsday cult 15 years earlier. After an interview on the Today Show with the other residents of the bunker, she decides to stay in New York and start her life over.

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Comedy | Drama



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6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


According to Jeff Richmond, who oversaw the music for the show, Bankston is indeed inspired by Charles Ramsey, the man who helped rescue three young women from their kidnapper in Cleveland almost two years ago. In fact, the song idea was in place pretty much from the conception of the story's plot. Bankston's song serves as a lighthearted entryway into the difficult subject of what it's like to survive in a cult, he says, while also using culturally relevant tools-auto-tune, for instance-that the audience can relate to. See more »


[first lines]
Kimmy Schmidt: Merry Christmas, sisters.
Cyndee Pokorny: It's just beautiful, sister Kimmy.
Kimmy Schmidt: Now which one of you guys have been chosen as my secret Santa?
Gretchen Chalker: We can't not tell sister Kimmy. Then t'wouldn't be a secret. Duh!
[all laugh]
Kimmy SchmidtCyndee PokornyGretchen ChalkerDonna Maria Nuñez: [singing to the tune of Oh Christmas Tree] Apocalypse, Apocalypse. We caused it will our dumbness.
[explosion and lights go out]
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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Emerging from the Underground
27 May 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Kimmy Schmidt and her "sisters" have been living in an underground bunker for years, being kept by a nutcase preacher. They have been taught that they are worthless and are forced to say so. This sounds pretty morbid but he has convinced them that the world was annihilated. Suddenly, a SWAT team comes bursting into the bunker and they are all free. The media portrays the as the "Mole Women." Kimmy sees the sunlight and flexes her positive attitude, heading for New York City. She has a bunch of money and goes looking for an apartment. It's not like she knows nothing about the world. It's just that there are natural changes (at one point she calls a cell phone a Gameboy). She eventually fall into an apartment as a roommate to a transgender person who is an amazing character. She goes out an gets a job with a crazy rich woman who has a set of profligate children and a missing husband. She is played by Jane Krakowski. Jimmy is filled with the spirit of life and can make lemonade with the best of them.

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