Not Cookie Monster


Definitely not Miss Piggy.


Junkyard Elmo


Lonny Dufrene's Sesame Street crew t-shirt


Lonny Dufrene and Mr. Frumpers

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a comedy series created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper, that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. The series follows 29-year old Kimmy Schmidt as she adjusts to life in New York City after her rescue from an Indiana doomsday cult.

Muppet Mentions

Season 1
  • "Kimmy Gets a Job!": Titus rallys a group of unlicensed Times Square costumed characters. When a kid complains that the knock-off costume is "Not Cookie Monster," Titus agrees saying "She's right, Dale. You're not Cookie Monster. And I'm not Iron Man, and that is definitely not Miss Piggy." The camera then cuts to a poorly-made female pig costume.
  • "Kimmy Goes to a Party!": A man Kimmy met at a party admits his name isn't really Beeker, "I'm not a Muppet scientist." Kimmy corrects him, "Bunsen Honeydew's the scientist. Beaker's just his assistant."
  • "Kimmy is Bad at Math!": Dong, a recent Vietnamese immigrant, tell Kimmy that he came to New York because of movies like "Wall Sugar" (Kimmy corrects his translation of the title, saying it's "Wallstreet"), "Home by Myself Again" (Kimmy corrects his translation of Home Alone 2) and "The Puppet Frog and the Pig Wife Take Manhattan" (which Kimmy questions as him meaning "When Harry Met Sally").
  • "Kimmy Rides a Bike!": Rev. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne explains how he figured out the date of the apocalypse as June 6, 2006 (6-6-6). The reverend states "It came to me while I was watching Sesame Street. The number of the day was 9 and I was in my gravity boots."
Season 2
  • "Kimmy Goes to a Play!": Lillian claims that her neighborhood inspired Sesame Street, citing a resident in a trash can and a "large furry monster only [she] can see."
  • "Kimmy Kidnaps Gretchen!": After Kimmy and Gretchen wonder what "nose candy" is, the next scene has Kimmy saying "Did I just watch you do drugs with a junkyard Elmo?" The knock-off Cookie Monster from "Kimmy Gets a Job!" stands behind them. Gretchen, under the influence, says "Let's go to Red Hook with these Morpets and get pregnant!"
  • "Kimmy Goes to Her Happy Place!": Titus, delivering a dramatic prepared speech when facing a racist neighbor, puts on a Shakespearean collar and asks "If you tickle us, do we not Elmo?"
Season 3
  • "Kimmy Gets Divorced?!": Kimmy informs Titus of all the news he missed while on his performance cruise. When she mentions how Sesame Street moved to HBO and "fired all the actors," Titus is inspired to jump start his career by getting onto the show. He steals the phone of producer Lonny Dufrane (Bill Barretta), shown wearing a crew t-shirt for "Season 64." Titus later auditions for the show in Dufrane's office, where he interacts with one of the main puppet stars, Mr. Frumpers.
  • "Kimmy Pulls Off a Heist!": Jacqueline chastises a statue of Peter Stuyvesant, yelling that he "took Manhattan like you were a bunch of Muppets!" Later, Mikey tells Titus about his new boyfriend and states he's picking up snacks and "Gonzo Noses" for their upcoming trip.
  • "Kimmy Bites an Onion!": following a failed science experiment at college, Kimmy consoles herself by remembering that "this kind of stuff happens to Beaker all the time and he's a professional scientist."


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