Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an incredibly successful comedy series on Netflix. The show was created by Tina Fey. However, this season there was a hilarious reference involving TBBT’s own Chuck Lorre.
In Season 3 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tina Fey added in a little joke referencing that Chuck Lorre actually wrote the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song. Yes, you read that correctly. The man behind one of the most successful comedy series on television was once an aspiring (and struggling) songwriter.
Lorre responded to the shout-out by telling Indiewire, “I’m just thrilled that the song is still happening…That’s 30 years ago that the song got written. And it got written by me and my [then-writing] partner Dennis Brown. We wrote it in an afternoon and we recorded it in an evening. And it’s still alive! How cool is that?”
Both TBBT and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are unconventional comedies following the lives of outsiders. However, one is on a major network and the other has broken molds by streaming online.
Lorre seems shocked that the song he wrote in the 80s still has a relevance at all. The writer said, “The fact that the song still means anything to anyone anywhere is just wonderful… At the time, who would have imagined? The series was originally six episodes. That’s how many they ordered to be produced. Six. It’s become this phenomenon I’m very proud to be attached to.
Chuck Lorre Has Never Met Tina Fey
Apparently, the major comedy king has never met the comedy queen. Chuck Lorre and Tina Fey have never met, but Lorre said of his Kimmy Schmidt reference, “[I’m] flattered. I gotta go watch it. I’m delighted.” In the show, Kimmy hears the Ninja Turtles’ theme song and says, “Whoever wrote that song deserves to be a billionaire!”
Did you catch the Chuck Lorre reference on Unbreakable: Kimmy Schmidt?