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  • Bobby Flannigan doing a split on top of a table while holding sparklers with jurors behind her and light coming in windos

    Schmigadoon! S2E3 Recap: “Bells and Whistles” Lets It All Hang Out

    The following recap contains spoilers for Schmigadoon! S2E3, “Bells and Whistles” (written by Jane Klausner and directed by Alice Mathias) Schmigadoon! S2E3 picks up right where the previous episode, “Doorway to Where,” left off. The episode continues the show’s impressive winning streak with its captivating plot and well-executed musical numbers. After Josh and Topher’s successful […] More

  • Josh in Melissa stand in darkness in the forground looking at a bright sign that reads "Welcome to Schmicago"

    Schmigadoon! Season 2 Premiere Recap — Enter Schmicago

    The following recap contains spoilers for the Season 2 premiere of Schmigadoon! S2E1, “Welcome to Schmicago” (written by Cinco Paul and directed by Alice Mathias) and S2E2, “Doorway to Where” (written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Alice Mathias) Schmigadoon! returns with a two-episode Season 2 premiere that not only keeps the momentum going from […] More

  • Mel (Cecily Strong) and Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) stand looking at each other as the people of Schmigadoon look on excitedly behind them

    Schmigadoon! Episode 6: “How We Change” (Season Finale)

    Schmigadoon! Episode 6  “How We Change” takes everything that has happened so far and wraps it up in an unexpectedly moving episode about the value of growth, change, and expressing your feelings through song. It was a foregone conclusion that Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) would get back together at the end of […] More

  • Mrs. Layton (Kristin Chenoweth) standing in the middle of a group of citizens holding a newspaper with a picture of Josh and Mel and the headline "Hello Strangers" on the front page and looking intently toward the crowd

    Schmigadoon! Episode 5 — “Tribulation”

    Schmigadoon! Episode 5 “Tribulation” doubles down on the musical theatre parody while also increasing the stakes. Everything that happens in the episode is tied closely to the musicals that the show is mining for ideas, which leaves little room for the characters to develop their motivations. This makes Schmigadoon! a frustrating show. Entertaining, but frustrating. […] More

  • Miss Emma Tate (Ariana DeBose) standing on a desk in a schoolroom, holding a cane and looking forward while the students stand on desks behind her, all of them are tap dancing

    Schmigadoon! Episode 4 — “Suddenly”

    Schmigadoon! Episode 4, “Suddenly,” has to answer a question: “How do you solve a problem like Josh Skinner (Keegan-Michael Key)?” The answer, it turns out, is simple: pair him for an entire episode with the most promising young talent in the show’s cast and have him turn into Harold Hill. By setting Josh up to […] More

  • Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) stands at the center of a large group of women from Schmigadoon in front of the cartoonish tree lined background

    Schmigadoon! Episode 3 — “Cross That Bridge”

    Schmigadoon! Episode 3, “Cross That Bridge” picks up right where “Lover’s Spat” left off, but it is clear from the very first moments that things are beginning to get more serious in the technicolor musical town. Melissa (Cecily Strong) does sleep with Danny Bailey (Aaron Tveit) and it does not lead to the best of results […] More

  • Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Mel (Cecily Strong) sit at a table with a checkered table cloth being served by Betsy (Dove Cameron) as Schmigadoon! residents sing in front of them

    Schmigadoon!: Trapped in a 1940s Musical with Apple TV+

    Very early in the first episode of Schmigadoon!, the new musical show on Apple TV+,  the central couple wind up in an argument that is also an intentional meta-commentary about how people will feel about the show itself. As they enter Schmigadoon, the enchanted town from which the show gets its name, they are greeted […] More