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Cossbysweater Writes Songs About All The Things You Love

Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse — she’s got a song for that.

This is probably as good an intro to Allie Goertz (or Cossbysweater) as any—

2. “Maeby One Day”

“Maeby One Day” is the Arrested Development-themed song that won Allie a walk-on role on the new season. Yep, you’ll soon be seeing her on the small screen when Arrested Development’s Netflix-only season premieres in May.

3. “Good Kid”

What I love about Cossbysweater is that her songs are full of references for diehard fans of the shows she’s singing about — in this case, Freaks and Geeks — but they also work as stand-alone pieces of music. Not to mention the fact that Allie manages to find the pathos in these characters. You can tell she legitimately loves and sympathizes with Sam Weir. And damn it, so do I.

4. “Pee Wee’s Playhouse”

The songs are odes to nostalgia, like this one inspired by Pee Wee’s Playhouse.

5. “The Ren & Stimpy Song”

It’s normal that this Ren & Stimpy song made me emotional, right? Totally normal.

6. “Tonight”

The early Cossbysweater videos aren’t quite as polished in terms of sound and production quality, but that’s just part of their charm. “Tonight” is easily the most moving song I’ve ever heard about Dungeons & Dragons. (Which I’ve never played, not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

7. “Comedians”

And the first of Allie’s songs I heard. This one’s less profound but equally awesome — and plenty relatable if you also think there’s nothing sexier than a great sense of humor. “Comedians” gets a little dirty, but if you like any of the comedians she name checks, you’re used to that already.

You can watch all the Cossbysweater videos here, and follow Allie on Twitter for upcoming show dates.

Her first album will be released on the same day the new season of Arrested Development hits Netflix. Can nerds just take that day off?

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