An Ode to Peeno Noir

Just finished a shameless binge of Season 1 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt.

I had to take a mid-season break because watching sitcoms often feels too gratuitous. To me. I get so involved in a plot, only to take a step back and realize it's really not making me a better person to be so obsessed with these fictional characters and their hilarious situations.

But during my hiatus, I randomly started singing They survived damnit! Women are strong as hell! And if a theme song can rock those lyrics – it's worth watching. 


So the binge ensues.


Aside from Jon Hamm playing an incredible Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, my favorite episode was Titus' determination to film his music video for "Peeno Noir: An Ode to the Black Penis."

What a gem.


Here's my Ode to Peeno Noir: an arbitrarily ordered list of other phrases that rhyme with "pinot noir":


you'll go far

shooting star

harper's bazaar

chocolate bar


hatchback car

shit's on par

movie star

burnt cigar

mason jar

broken guitar

rogue sea star

vintage streetcar

arctic char

bumper car




Lessa Chung