The new season of Orange is the New Black is out on Netflix!!!
I’m only 10 minutes in but I had to pause to share a mild spoiler that is making me fan-girl so badly!
During one of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” delusional fantasies she’s watching Cindy in a noir scene singing, “Sshh.. ssh, secret! Ssh, ssh, secret agent…”
And then I’m suddenly transported back 10 years to when my daughter was a toddler and we’d watch one of the best preschool shows of all times: The Backyardigans! The song “Secret Agent”is a tango song from the episode “Secret Mission” in which Pablo, Tyrone, and Uniqua sneak into the Treasure Museum . It originally aired in 2004 on Nick Jr.
The fact that the writers of OITNB took an obscure song from a kids’ show that most have never heard of to express a character’s break with reality into a childish delusion is delightful beyond words. It feels like an easter egg just for me!
The writers of OITNB are just the best. I need to go back to watching now…