In this week’s episode of Bunheads, Michelle Simms (played by two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster) discovers she’s not as clever as she thinks she is. When Fanny (played by Tony winner Kelly Bishop) decides to build an outdoor amphitheater to make extra money, Michelle tries to sign up for a college business class—but instead, she finds out that she never graduated high school. Meanwhile, adorable bartender Godot (Nathan Parsons) rolls back into town, and sophisticated new students Frankie (Niko Pepaj) and Cozette (So You Think You Can Dance winner Jeanine Mason) continue to make ballerinas Sasha, Ginny and Melanie jealous. Read on below for this week’s best Bunheads moments, then check back next week for more Barre Hopping!
Michelle’s Morning Routine: Dunk head into bowl of ice water, downward dog, kale smoothie, giant cup of coffee.
Fanny’s Morning Routine: Sun salutations, running on trampoline, giant cup of coffee.
Unexcused Absence: Boo was nowhere to be found in this week’s episode. Where is she?
Michelle: "Weddings would be really pretty here. Birthdays, graduation parties, school functions, community theater…."
Fanny: "Like the Delacorte!"
Michelle: "Absolutely, like a low-rent Delacorte Theater."
Fanny: "And I’m Joseph Papp.”
Michelle: "Absolutely, a low-rent Joseph Papp!"
The Mystique of Frankie and Cozette
Sasha: "They know sign language."
Ginny: "Of course they do."
Melanie: "They’re like two really hot unicorns."
Michelle’s Confession: "I think I forgot to finish high school. I was one course short and I was supposed to go to summer school, but I don’t think I ever went to summer school. I think I went to Dollywood."
Meta Fashion Moment
Sasha: "Is that the dress you’re wearing?"
Michelle: "Yes, oddly enough, the dress I am wearing is the dress I am wearing."
Sam: "This 1961 Broadway flop was based on the well-known novel and starred Mary Tyler Moore."
Michelle: "Great, 1961. That would be Legs Diamond or The Rink. Was it The Rink?"
(The answer: Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
Godot’s Surprise Degree: A Master’s in Oceanography
Dancing Tune: “You, Sailor” by Erin McKeown
Millie’s Regional Theater Review: "I just saw Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ventura Performing Arts Center. Mario Lopez was so good."