Well, NBC actually keeps the shows up for streaming an entire week. Now you can have the dubious pleasure of suffering as I did.
The actress playing the older Esmerelda is Gloria Engel, who I saw as Mrs. Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone last year. You may also remember her as Georgette Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore show.
I will concede they made one clever injoke, but I'm not giving it away. The rest of it is just high-larious. Stephen Schwartz must've owed someone on this show's staff a big "I Won't Sue" favor.