By now many of you have probably worked your way through the final episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and are currently experiencing a wave of sadness at the realization that this series has taken its final bow. Saying goodbye to a show is never easy, but when it involves such a memorable cast of characters, the loss seems even greater. But it wasn't just the main stars that made this show so iconic — the guest stars on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt proved to be just as unforgettable as the series regulars, which makes the end of the show all the more heartbreaking. Because not only are we losing the main cast, but we're also losing the iconic guest stars as well.
Of course, it's worth noting that this goodbye may not last forever. More and more television shows are getting rebooted these days and there's already talks of an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt movie happening at some point in the future. So not all hope is lost just yet. But it's doubtful that even a full-length, two-hour movie would be able to fit in all the side characters that popped up throughout these past four seasons. Which is why it's time we take a moment to honor some of the best guest stars from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt that helped make the series what it was.
Kimmy and Titus may be the show's focal point, but these special appearances proved to be the cherry atop this comical sundae.
1. Jon Hamm
Who could forget the epic plot twist at the end of Season 1, where it was revealed that the evil Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne who had kept Kimmy and her fellow mole women locked in a bunker for all those years was played by none other than the former Mad Men star. Don Draper, look what you've become!
2. Tina Fey
Not only did Fey serve as executive producer for the series, but she proceeded to pop up in two different guest roles: once as the prosecutor in Kimmy's case against the reverend (which included a memorable Marcia Clark parody) and again as Kimmy's therapist, who one could argue has a little bit of a drinking problem.
3. Jeff Goldblum
Goldblum played Cyndee's therapist, Dr. Dave, who ended up not having her best interests at heart. Unlike the Goldblum himself who the perfect specimen of a human being and can do no wrong.
4. Joshua Jackson
His cameo was brief, but highly memorable. Jackson took on the role of a cashier who proceeds to explain the plot of Dawson's Creek, a less-than-subtle nod to his Pacey Witter days. Was this merely placating to fan emotions? Most definitely. Did we mind? Absolutely not.
5. Fred Armisen
The actor's portrayal of serial murderer Robert Durst was equal parts hysterical and disturbing all at the same time. He definitely got all the mannerisms down, but it definitely makes you question Lillian's taste in men.
6. Josh Charles
Sure he played a real jerk in the form of Russ' brother, Duke Snyder, but even that couldn't diminish the actor's undeniable charm. (Plus, he'll always just be Will Gardner to us.)
7. Lisa Kudrow
The former Friends star was perfectly cast as Kimmy's mother. In fact, are we entirely sure Kudrow and Ellie Kemper aren't actually related IRL?
8. Amy Sedaris
Sedaris appeared on the show several times throughout the show's run as Mimi Kanasis, a divorcée who shared most of her scenes with Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) and added an extra level of hilarity to every scene she was in.
9. Busy Philipps
As the daughter of Lillian's love interest Artie Goodman, her character is always trying to find ways to get her hands on her father's inheritance. Unfortunately for her, she seems to have met her match in Lillian. Fortunately for us, these two prove to be quite the comedic duo.
10. Aidy Bryant
The SNL star plays the reverend's ex-girlfriend who claims she had no idea he was keeping women locked in an underground bunker for years.
11. Bobby Moynihan
His character, Fran Dodd, is a men’s rights activist who leads the resistance in the "war on men." Because, you know, it's just such a scary time being a man these days. The character himself may not be all that likable, but his presence helps to make a profound point.
12. Laura Dern
Dern's character, Wendy Hebert, wanted to marry the reverend, which seems like an extremely foolish move on her part. But come on, this is Laura Dern we're talking about — how could she not be on this list?
13. Greg Kinnear
Because who doesn't love when a celebrity actually plays themselves?
14. Zosia Mamet
If you loved her in Girls, then odds are you were thrilled to see her play hipster Sue Thompsteen. Our only complaint is that she wasn't in more episodes!
15. David Cross
Who could forget Jacqueline's boyfriend, Russ? This character was particularly memorable due to the fact that he was played by both Arrested Development star David Cross and Game Night actor Billy Magnussen. It's complicated.
16. Sam Page
Page's character, Keith, briefly dated Kimmy. Sadly, things didn't work out, but it was fun while it lasted.
17. Richard Kind
As Kimmy's GED teacher who cared very little about the students in his class (if at all), Kind's character wasn't exactly what you would call nice, but it sure was amusing to see him come face-to-face with the likes of Kimmy.
18. Martin Short
The actor is barely recognizable as the plastic surgeon from Season 1, but no disguise is capable of hiding Short's stellar comedic timing and overall talent.
19. Anna Camp
Jacqueline met her match in frenemy Deirdre Robespierre, a New York housewife who can deliver backhanded compliments like no other. If we weren't so scared of her, we'd want to be her.
20. Zachary Quinto
Our only regret is that he didn't show up earlier to give Jacqueline the love interest she always deserved.
21. Jon Bernthal
The actor may gravitate to more serious roles, but his appearance in the second half of Season 4 proved that he has a talent for comedy as well. Someone cast this guy in a rom-com ASAP!
Needless to say, Kimmy Schmidt may be done, but these characters and the laughs they gave us will last a lifetime.