Last year “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” won two Emmys for the CW network: Best Choreography and Best Single-Camera Picture Editing. However, creator/star Rachel Bloom had to watch as her two awards for Best Music and Lyrics and Best Main Title Theme Music went to other programs. Will Bloom get revenge on the Emmys this year thanks to her show’s hilarious song “We Tapped That Ass”? Watch the music video above.
The nominated song comes from from the Season 2 episode “When Will Josh And His Friend Leave Me Alone?” As Bloom’s character Rebecca Bunch is preparing for bed, two of her lovers — Vincent Rodriguez III‘s Josh Chan and Santino Fontana‘s Greg Serrano — begin singing and dancing about all of the locations around the house where they “banged” and “nailed” her, though “never simultaneously.”
Bloom, Jack Dolgen and Adam Schlesinger wrote the catchy lyrics, while Schlesinger composed the vaudeville-inspired tap dance music. This same trio was nominated last year as Best Music and Lyrics for the song “Settle for Me,” which lost out to Diane Warren‘s “Til It Happens to You” from the documentary “The Hunting Ground.”
The raunchiness and fun nature of “We Tapped That Ass” could give the song a leg up (so to say) at the Emmys. Recently such naughty songs as “Girl You Don’t Need Make Up” (“Inside Amy Schumer”), “I’m F***ing Matt Damon” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”) and “Dick in a Box” (“Saturday Night Live”) all prevailed in this category, proving that Emmy voters aren’t squeamish when it comes to rewarding the best.
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Competing against “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” for Best Music and Lyrics are “Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special” (“Jing-A-Ling-A-Ling”), “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (“The Ballad of Claus Jorstad Devil Stool”), “Saturday Night Live” (“Last Christmas”), “13th” (“Letter to the Free”) and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (“Hell No”).
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