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.
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.)
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.
- Former British prime minister Tony Blair says there are elements of the Brexit debate "happening the world over."
- Uber documents provided to BuzzFeed News suggest that price cuts don't always raise driver wages 🚗💸
- President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in West Virginia after at least 23 people were killed in flash floods.