Showtime has ordered a pilot episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend starring Rachel Bloom, best known to fans for her Hugo-nominated music video “F*** Me, Ray Bradbury.”
In the new series she plays a woman “who gives up her partnership at a Manhattan law firm in an effort to find happiness in the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina.” Reminds me of the premise of Green Acres – and if West Covina is not exactly Hooterville, you can get to it on the Metrorail.
Variety reports —
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is described as a half-hour comedy with musical elements. Showtime Networks prexy David Nevins calls it an “exciting change of pace” for the cabler….
Project “is built on the inspired comedy and songwriting of Rachel Bloom – who we believe, is ready to break out,” Nevins said…
Since her Bradbury video, Bloom has been working on Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken.
And ptay tell, what was Ray Bradbury’s response upon viewing the video?
I am reminded of the Visa card commercial with George Burns. As the train conductor inspects visas at the border crossing, Burns hands him his Visa card.
[Cue spiel about card benefits.]
Then a woman with a Boris Badenov accent asks “Is it goot in Vest Covina?”
He replies “It’s even good in East Covina.”
“And ptay tell, what was Ray Bradbury’s response upon viewing the video?”
Says Ms Bloom: “He really did like the video”
Ray: “I’ll be damned!” followed by a hearty laugh and a request to play it again.
Nice to know the old gent got a laugh from it.
And he was bragging about it to friends.