Amy Schumer is going back Inside.
The fourth season of the comedian’s Comedy Central show is debuting Thursday on the network (remember, the stuff she was doing before Trainwreck and being BFFs with Jennifer Lawrence) and we expect the same biting commentary and hilarity that we’ve come to know and love. In honor of the fourth season premiere, we rounded up the top five sketches from the show. Feel free to disagree, but then you’d be wrong.
(Be warned, several of these clips contain NSFW language and subject matter).
5. “The Foodroom”
“A woman’s life is worth nothing unless she’s making a great man greater.” In that one line, Schumer captures one of the biggest problems with Aaron Sorkin shows (think West Wing, The Newsroom). The sketch, which imagines what it might be like if Sorkin wrote a show about a fast food restaurant, also features a Sorkin alum: Josh Charles killing it as a classic Sorkin leading man.
4. “Football Town Nights”
Josh Charles is just an A+ Schumer guest star. This season three sketch showcases two of the show’s strengths: Spot-on pop culture references and biting social commentary. This sketch doubles as a hilarious Friday Night Lights parody and a really incisive stab at rape culture. And also, wine jokes.
One of the things Schumer does well is capturing the idiosyncrasies of a certain kind of female adulthood, and in no sketch is that better exemplified than “Compliments,” in which a group of women pay each other exceedingly hyperbolic compliments all the while trashing themselves. Example: “When did you start working for NASA? You’re weightless!” “(Expletive) you I’m an (expletive) cow. Indian people are trying to worship me. I sleep standing up in a field.”.
2. “Last (Expletive) Day”
When you get Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Patricia Arquette and Tina Fey together for a sketch on a feminist comedy show, you know magic is going to happen. And that’s exactly what we got in “Last (Expletive) Day,” a commentary on ageism in Hollywood that just happens to unite some of our favorite actresses to talk about how useless they are after they reach a certain age. Funny? Yes. Too real? A little bit.
1. “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer”
Here it is. The best one. Definitively. It’s kind of a cheat, because “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer” is the show’s only episode-long sketch, and it also barely contains Schumer herself. But the comedian wrote and co-directed the episode, which is a spot-on parody of 12 Angry Men and features an all-male jury debating if Schumer is attractive enough to be on television. The sketch features actors like Paul Giamatti and Vincent Kartheiser (of Mad Men) each taking on a specific role from the movie. It’s a very literal interpretation of the idea that a bunch of old dudes sit in a back room, smoking cigars and deciding who is pretty enough to be successful. It’s a lot bigger than Schumer, and, as we said at the time, it’s a triumph.