"Party Monster: Scratching the Surface"
Probably one of the most awkward and so well done episodes, "Party Monster" might be the best episodes of the season.
In the style of a crime documentary, we watch DJ Fingerblast in search for his role model to be his DJ at his wedding, DJ Slizzard aka Richard Wayne Gary Wayne. But what will lead him would be somewhat of nonsense from Wayne that he was set up being in jail and that the blame could be all Kimmy's fault. But the episode ends with Kimmy and Titus watching the documentary in shock for both difference reasons.
At first I couldn't make what of this episode but watching more and more of this episode, it finally clicked and was hilarious from both DJ Fingerblast and Wayne working together to watching clips of the documentary of Titus filling in the reenactment parts from firefighter scene to being DJ Fingerblast trying to skip rocks in the lake. And not to mention the awesome use of Hamm's dating show episode was well used. Strong writing, strong character development for Jon Hamm's character. Overall, I give this episode 9/10.
"Kimmy Disrupts the Paradigm!"
After Kimmy watched the Party Monster documentary with Titus and she's frustrated with how it came out, she gets to take a work trip to Pittsburgh at an algorithmic convention. Taking Lilly with her, the two tries to find some fun in an awkward place where high tech becomes confusing for them. But they make the best of it by opening those at the convention to be more loving and not to their phones and gadgets.
Meanwhile, after trying to find work, Jacqueline tells Titus that he needs to stick with a role whether he doesn't like it. When a role for a school play comes along, he tries to find the inner nerd in him until he realizes that he's been a nerd along and not only gives a performance of a lifetime but makes a mark with the school principal, who offers him a job.
"Kimmy disrupts the Paradigm!" is another good ensemble cast performance episode that makes this episode one of my favorites so far. Whether it's Lilly trying to hook up with something from a hologram Chet to a speaker about L.A.I.D. and realizing that she meant something more than just tech. Or the chemistry between Jacqueline and Titus from confronting about accepting acting work to Titus coming to terms that he's a nerd. The episode does give a nice short back story of Titus high school days of when he bullies the nerds to be like the rest of the jocks. The episode had strong writing, character development and performances too. Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.
You can catch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 part 1 available now on Netflix.