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The Cringe

The Cringe
Performer(s): J. Castleman, Rebecca, Valencia, Heather and Paula. — First Appearance: "I Am Ashamed"
Written by: Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, & Adam Schlesinger

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And when that memory fills me with horror and dread? I do "The Cringe" !
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— Castleman

"The Cringe" is a song sung by J. Castleman, Rebecca, Valencia, Heather and Paula. In it Castleman tells the women the most horrifying thing he’s ever experienced. It debuted in the Season Four Episode "I Am Ashamed."

Song and lyricsEdit

The Cringe - feat

The Cringe - feat. Patton Oswalt - "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"


Castleman:
Some people are scared
of goblins and ghosts.
They shriek at a raven
perched on a post.
'Oh no!' they cry,
it’s a spooky black hat
but there are so many things
far more frightening than that.
Like when I asked a woman
I hadn’t seen in awhile
how long she’d been pregnant
and there went her smile.
Turns out she’d just gained weight
 'I’m so sorry" I said!
And when that memory fills me
with horror and dread?
I do "The Cringe" !

Heather, Valencia and Paula:
Ugh!

Castleman:
I do "The Cringe"!

Heather, Valencia and Paula:
Oooh!

Castleman:
Arghh!

Heather, Valencia and Paula:
More than a twinge!

Castleman:
The thought leaves me aghast!
Because nothing is as scary
as what lurks in your past!

Hahahahahahaha!

Whoooooooooooo!

Valencia:
Banshees and ghouls
can give a good fright!

Paula:
But that’s not what
keeps me up at night!

Heather:
I think about that time
in bed with my ex
when I chuckled at his penis
during sex!

All:
She does "The Cringe"!

Heather:
It was a full blown laugh.

All:
She does "The Cringe"!

Heather:
It looked like a cute little puppet.

All:
She does "The Cringe"!

Heather:
He went soft and cried!

Maile zombie #1:
And that was the night
their relationship died!

All:
Whoa-o-o-oh!

Woooooooooo!

Male zombie #2:
I told a date I'd lost my wallet
so she would pay!

Female zombie #1:
I hooked up with the bassist
of Sugar Ray!

Male zombie #3:
I got an angel tattoo on my
upper thigh!

Female zombie #2
I gave my mothers eulogy
completely high!

Female zombie #3:
See everyone has sins
they want to wash away!

Male zombie #4:
I came up with the town motto
'Live, work, play'!

All:
We do "The Cringe"!

Male zombie #4:
It was not my best work.

All:
We do "The Cringe"!

Male zombie #4:
In fairness I...I was also high.

All:
We do "The Cringe"!

Castleman:
Regret can be a blast!
When nothing gets as funky
as what lives in your past!

Cringe dance!

All:
Stupid!!!
Stupid!!!
Stupid!!!
Stupid!!!
Arghhhhhhhhh!!!

Rebecca:
We all have skeletons!

Castleman:
Real and metaphorically!

Zombie #3:
Wait! Aren’t you the guy who murdered me?!

Rebecca:
What?

Castleman:
Nothing!

All:
The Cringe!


NotesEdit

HomageEdit

The song "The Cringe" is clearly inspired by the 1962 tune called "The Monster Mash" which was written and originally performed by Bobby "Boris" Pickett.
Bobby Pickett "Monster Mash"

Bobby Pickett "Monster Mash"

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Songs
Season 1 Songs

🎈 "West Covina"
🎈 "The Sexy Getting Ready Song"
🎈 "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Theme"
🎈 "I'm So Good At Yoga"
🎈 "Feelin' Kinda Naughty"
🎈 "Face Your Fears"
🎈 "I Have Friends"
🎈 "A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes"
🎈 "Settle For Me"
🎈 "Sex with a Stranger"

🎈 "I Love My Daughter"
🎈 "I'm a Good Person"
🎈 "I Give Good Parent"
🎈 "What'll It Be"
🎈 "Sexy French Depression"
🎈 "His Status is...Preferred"
🎈 "Where's the Bathroom?"
🎈 "California Christmastime"
🎈 "Women Gotta Stick Together"
🎈 "Dear Joshua Felix Chan"
🎈 "Having a Few People Over"

🎈 "Put Yourself First"
🎈 "Textmergency"
🎈 "Where Is The Rock?"
🎈 "You Stupid Bitch"
🎈 "Group Hang"
🎈 "Romantic Moments"
🎈 "Cold Showers"
🎈 "JAP Battle"
🎈 "Flooded with Justice
🎈 "Gettin' Bi"
🎈 "I'm The Villain In My Own Story"

🎈 "Dream Ghost"
🎈 "I Could If I Wanted To"
🎈 "Clean Up on Aisle 4"
🎈 "Heavy Boobs"
🎈 "I Gave You a UTI"
🎈 "Angry Mad"
🎈 "Oh My God I Think I Like You"
🎈 "After Everything I've Done For You (That You Didn't Ask For)"
🎈 "One Indescribable Instant"

Season 2 Songs

🎈 "Love Kernels"
🎈 "We Should Definitely Not Have Sex Right Now"
🎈 "Just a Girl in Love"
🎈 "Maybe This Dream"
🎈 "Greg's Drinking Song"
🎈 "Ping Pong Girl"
🎈 "The Math of Love Triangles"

🎈 "It Was a S*** Show"
🎈 "We Tapped That Ass"
🎈 "Makey Makeover"
🎈 "Thought Bubbles"
🎈 "Triceratops Ballet"
🎈 "Friendtopia"
🎈 "Stuck in the Bathroom"
🎈 "Research Me Obsessively"

🎈 "You Go First"
🎈 "So Maternal"
🎈 "Duh!"
🎈 "Who's The New Guy?"
🎈 "George's Turn"
🎈 "We'll Never Have Problems Again"
🎈 "Remember That We Suffered"

🎈 "Santa Ana Winds"
🎈 "Let's Have Intercourse"
🎈 "You’re My Best Friend (And I Know I’m Not Yours)"
🎈 "Man Nap"
🎈 "(Tell Me I'm Okay) Patrick"
🎈 "Period Sex"
🎈 "What a Rush to Be a Bride"

Season 3 Songs

🎈 "Where's Rebecca Bunch?"
🎈 "Let's Generalize About Men"
🎈 "You Do/You Don’t Want To Be Crazy"
🎈I've Got My Head In The Clouds
🎈Strip Away My Conscience

🎈 "The Buzzing From The Bathroom"
🎈 "The Moment Is Me"
🎈I Go To The Zoo
🎈 "Scary Scary Sexy Lady"
🎈 "The End of The Movie"
🎈 "Maybe She's Not Such A Heinous Bitch After All"
🎈 "I Feel Like This Isn't About Me"

🎈A Diagnosis
🎈This Is My Movement
🎈First Penis I Saw
🎈My Friend's Dad
🎈My Sperm Is Healthy
🎈George's Coffee Song
🎈Get Your Ass Out Of My House
🎈Without Love You Can Save the World

🎈Fit Hot Guys Have Problems Too
🎈Horny Angry Tango
🎈This Session Is Going to Be Different
🎈 "Buttload Of Cats"
🎈Back In Action
🎈The Miracle of Birth
🎈Nothing is Ever Anyone's Fault

Season 4 Songs

🎈 "What’s Your Story"
🎈 "No One Else Is Singing My Song
🎈 "Maybe I'm Just Broken"
🎈 "Meet Rebecca!"
🎈 "Time To Seize The Day"
🎈 "The Cringe"
🎈 "Don't Be A Lawyer"
🎈 "Our Twisted Fate"
🎈 "I Want To Be A Child Star"
🎈 "I've Always Never Believed In You"

🎈 "The Group Mind Has Decided You're In Love"
🎈 "Trapped In A Car With Someone You Don't Want To Be Trapped In A Car With"
🎈 "Farewell, Fair Mustache"
🎈 "How To Clean Up"
🎈 "Forget It"
🎈 "If You Ever Need A Favor In Fifty Years"
🎈 "Hello, Nice To Meet You"
🎈 "What U Missed While U Were Popular"

🎈 "Hungry Vagina Metaphor"
🎈 "Itchy Vagina Metaphor"
🎈 "Funky Vagina Metaphor"
🎈 "Elated Vagina Metaphor"
🎈 "Nostalgia Cat song"
🎈 "Sports Analogies"
🎈 "Gratuitous Karaoke Moment"
🎈 "I Hate Everything But You"
🎈 "I'm Not Sad You're Sad"
🎈 "The Darkness"
🎈 "Anti-Depressants Are So Not A Big Deal"

🎈 "Real Life Fighting is Akward"
🎈 "Etta Mae's Lament"
🎈 "The Tick Tock Clock"
🎈 "I'm the Bride of the Pirate King"
🎈 "Apple Man"
🎈 "The Math of Love Quadrangles
🎈 "Slow Motion
🎈 "Love's Not A Game"
🎈 "There's No Bathroom"
🎈 "Eleven O'Clock"

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Reprises

🎈 "West Covina (I)"
🎈 "West Covina (II)"
🎈 "Settle For Me (I)"
🎈 "Settle For Me (II)"
🎈 "I'm a Good Person (silent)"
🎈 "The Sexy Gonna Do It Song"
🎈 "Trent Is Getting Ready Song"

🎈 "I Have Friends (reprise)"
🎈 "Flooded with Justice (reprise)
🎈 "I Could If I Wanted To (reprise)"
🎈 "Thought Bubbles (reprise)"
🎈 "The Math of Love Triangles (reprise)"
🎈 "Rebecca's Reprise"

🎈"After Everything You Made Me Do (That You Didn’t Ask For)"
🎈"He's The New Guy"
🎈"Face Your Fears (reprise)"
🎈"I'm Just A Boy In Love"
🎈 "One Indescribable Instant (reprise)"
🎈 "Hello, Nice To Meet You (reprise)"

🎈 "Hello, Nice To Meet You (reprise 2)"
🎈 "End of the Movie (reprise)"
🎈"What'll It Be (reprise)"
🎈"Slow Motion (reprise)"
🎈 "JAP Battle (reprise)"
🎈"Love's Not A Game (Reprise)"
🎈"West Covina (Final Reprise)"

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Album Bonus tracks

🎈 "Sex Toys"

🎈 "It's Not Difficult To Define Miss Douche"

🎈 "Santa Ana Winds 6 A.M." (Demo)

🎈 "I'm Just A Girl In Love" (featuring Adam Schlesinger)

🎈 "Settle For Her"
🎈 I'm So Happy 4 U

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