For Our Consideration: How Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Lemonade homage came together

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This post features plot points from season three of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

On April 23 of 2016, Beyoncé’s Lemonade debuted on HBO, immediately becoming a landmark cultural moment. So how would Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Titus Andromedon have reacted? “I think Titus probably saw that and thought, ‘Well, I could do it better,’” Tituss Burgess, who plays Titus, tells The A.V. Club. “And he probably was taking notes in the event that he ever meets Beyoncé, to tell her what she could have done differently.” In the second episode of this season, Titus, furious after seeing his boyfriend Mikey (Mike Carlsen) with another man, declares he is “Lemonade-ing” and goes out into the streets of New York to stage his own version of the confessional visual album. “Hold Up” becomes “Hell No,” as Titus wields a baseball bat and asks, “What’s worse, being heart broke or ...