‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ clip: Tituss Burgess plays it straight as Cork Rockingham [WATCH]

“Jacqueline, I’m straight, and I’m in love with you. Also, my name is Cork Rockingham,” says Tituss Burgess in a new clip from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Netflix released this teaser clip on Friday, May 12, in anticipation of the show’s return on May 19 for its third season. Watch it above.

In the scene, Burgess’s character Titus Andromedon appears to be putting on a show with Jacqueline White (Jane Krakowski) for the benefit of Duke (Josh Charles), a potential suitor of Jacqueline’s. “Did you mean what you told me that night at the Foxwoods Casino?” says Jacqueline. Cork answers straightly, “You’d better believe it baby!” That charade prompts Duke to confess his feelings to Jacqueline … Then there’s a dance-off.

Josh Charles was introduced as Duke in last year’s season-two finale, “Kimmy Finds Her Mom!” in which Jacqueline meets the family of the man she was dating, Russ (David Cross). That included Duke. The meeting was complicated by the fact that Russ’s family owned the Washington Redskins. The name of the team offended Jacqueline, who recently came to terms with her once hidden Native American heritage. Now Duke is back.

What do you think of the new “Kimmy Schmidt” clip? Would you like to see more of Titus’s totally straight, hyper-masculine alter ego Cork? Watch the scene above, comment below, and join the discussion on this and more with your fellow TV fans in our forums.

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