Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Josh Boy Band

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Star Previews Josh's 'Brilliantly Written' Boy-Band Number

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rebecca thinks Josh Chan is her perfect match. But tonight’s episode will show that he’s really made of (oh oh oh OH oh, oh oh OH OH, oh oh oh OH oh) the right stuff.

“I have a big ol’ fantasy boy-band number,” star Vincent Rodriguez III tells TVLine, laughing. “Of course, when Rebecca has a fantasy about Josh at a party, she thinks boy bands.”

In the episode, Rebecca throws a housewarming party to impress her crush… then must scramble to find guests who’ll attend. The sequence finds Rodriguez inhabiting four distinct versions of his character — and singing and dancing as each — while the smitten Ms. Bunch looks on.

“There are more Joshes than she could ever want at one time. There’s four of me. It’s ridiculous,” Rodriguez adds. “It’s so funny, a really great song and brilliantly written.”

The sequence took only six hours to shoot, thanks in part to Rodriguez’s musical theater background; he has experience as a swing member of several casts, which is like being an understudy (read: knowing choreography, lines, entrances, exits and singing parts) for multiple members of an ensemble.

“When we got to filming it, I was able to latch on to each character and deliver it in a very short period of time,” he says.

Now, about those characters: We asked Rodriguez to give us a breakdown of the episode’s various Joshes. (Harry? Niall? You might want to take notes.)

REGULAR JOSH | “The leader of the band, the Justin Timberlake, if you will. He’s the closest to Reality Josh.”

SENSITIVE JOSH | “The newest member of the boy band… He’s the youngest. He’s really excited to be there. He takes the choreography to another level. He’s more in touch with his feminine side.”

BAD BOY JOSH | “The oldest one… He comes with a darker, checkered past. He has a history of substance abuse. If he was driving the van to the next gig, he’d probably crash the van or get in an accident. And he just hates regular Josh. He thinks he’s a d—-bag. Bad Boy Josh has a lot of aggression in him, but he also loves the ladies.”

GOOFBALL JOSH  He “really doesn’t care. His uncle probably owns the label attached to the boy band. He’s the class clown. He can dance and do hip-hop, but he really doesn’t care to be there. He just wants to have fun and make fun of everyone and drink Slurpees and get a sugar high.”

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend airs tonight at 8/7c on The CW.

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9 Comments
  1. Ian says:

    I laughed as I read this whole thing. Too funny. It hasnt been as strong as the pilot, but the show’s been really solid.

    • Phlerg says:

      PLEASE MORE PEOPLE WATCH THIS SHOW!!!
      It is SO SO SO funny!! All the shows I love get cancelled, and I’m DYING for this to succeed!!! I laugh so much, these first two episodes have been hysterical, cant wait for tonight.
      Glad to see I’m not alone!

  2. Kris says:

    Omg..so looking forward to this boyband number…it’s gonna be great!

  3. Surprisingly, I’m really enjoying this show so far. I thought i’d hate it but by the end of the first episode I was hooked. I’m hoping this is one of those CW gems that live a bit long despite the ratings numbers (Hart of Dixie, Beauty & the Beast, ETC.)

  4. Kate says:

    I love this show, and was surprised. I’m a little worried that I felt a bit of a reminder of my own self with a storyline that seems to be about to occur, where Josh sort of wants to have a relationship with both of them but wants Rebecca to be the out of town girlfriend and not break up with Valencia no matter how many times he tells Rebecca he is going to. I’m guessing we just need Paula to meet Greg to refocus her energy.

  5. Susannah says:

    Boy band number? I can’t wait, I really love this show and all it’s crazy characters. I’m worried though, I also like Minority Report and Blood & Oil, so I hope I’m not a show killer, maybe I should pretend to not like this one so it stays on the air!

    • Phlerg says:

      HILARIOUS!!! I totally get what you mean! I dumped blood & oil though, I was like “I just cant anymore” after 3 episodes.

  6. Phil says:

    “Feeling Kinda Naughty” was the absolute highlight of my TV-viewing last week. This show is great, creative and feels real. Which is a weird way to describe a show with musical interludes, but yeah – real.
    Hope some people give it a shot! Or, at the very least, watch that one song. “Want to clone you, and consume you, want to own you and cartoon you…”

  7. Martijn Tulp says:

    This isn’t doing too well in the ratings, is it? Would be a shame if this show got canceled, it’s really inventive and lots of fun.