New Girl

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Quotes (87)

  • Waitress: You're all on a date?
    Nick: Yeah, we're her boyfriends. We are reverse Mormons. One man just isn't enough for her.

  • Jess: (on the phone) I gotta go, Mom. No, I'm not watching Dirty Dancing. No, I don't think so. (to Nick) Hey, are you going to murder me cause you're a stranger I met on the internet?
    Nick: Yes I am.
    Jess: (back to the phone) He says no.

  • Schmidt: Nick, it's all you buddy.
    Nick: Well first, let me say that I think you guys make some really interesting points. Points that I respect. But I will say this, I have lived with a woman, Caroline, as you guys know, and so I know that there are pros and I know that there are real cons, guys.
    Coach: Nick, you're weak!
    Nick: Okay, pro: they smell nice. Cons: every once in a while the mood changes, you're not sure why. They'll ruin your life if you let them. They'll break down your will to live. Pros: They're really good at folding.

  • Jess: The other day I bought a pair of jeggings. They're like jeans but they are leggings.
    Coach: I...You...WHO CARES?! Sorry.

  • Winston: You can keep the big room.
    Schmidt: See, now you're just deep dogging me, man. I'm not scared of your mind games. I'm taking the small room, Winston.
    Winston: Schmidt, that's not what I mean, but...
    Schmidt: No, no, no, no, no. Why don't you listen to what I mean? You can double reverse dog me until the cows come home. I'm not falling for it. What do you take me for, some kind of idiot?

  • Nick: (after seeing how Spencer looks like) That's the wizard? He's wearing a scrunchie.
    Winston: Looks like he juggles clubs on the beach.
    Cece: Like, he'd ever have a job.
    Schmidt: Didn't you just kinda assume that he'd have a handlebar mustache?

  • Jess: (about Spencer) He has a power over me. It's like he's a wizard and I'm his mage. I think it's his hair. He has this, like, really beautiful hair, and whenever I see it, I get the whoo-hoos.

  • Jess: (to Winston) Do you have a tank top I could borrow? You look like you're about my size. It's just that I'm really low on clothes right now cause I broke up with my boyfriend. I caught him cheating and I just, like, grabbed whatever I could and...
    Schmidt: Jess, you know what? I'll let you check my lost and found. It's where I keep all the stuff that girls leave behind in my room after we fo'nicate. Got sizes zero through ten.

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Notes (58)

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: September 20, 2011 on Citytv
    Germany: January 5, 2012 on ProSieben
    United Kingdom: January 6, 2012 on Channel 4/Channel 4 HD
    Finland: February 13, 2012 on Sub

  • Damon Wayans Jr, who plays Coach, had to be written out after ABC's Happy Endings, where he plays one of the leads, was renewed for a second season.

  • Lamorne Morris joins the cast as Winston, replacing Damon Wayans Jr.'s character, Coach, from the pilot.

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: September 27, 2011 on Citytv
    United Kingdom: January 13, 2012 on Channel 4/Channel 4 HD
    Germany: January 11, 2012 on ProSieben
    Finland: February 20, 2012 on Sub

  • Although credited, Hannah Simone (Cecilia "Cece" Meyers) does not appear in this episode.

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: October 4, 2011 on Citytv
    United Kingdom: January 20, 2012 on Channel 4/Channel 4 HD
    Germany: January 18, 2012 on ProSieben
    Finland: February 27, 2012 on Sub

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: November 1, 2011 on Citytv
    Germany: January 25, 2012 on ProSieben
    United Kingdom: January 27, 2012 on Channel 4/Channel 4 HD
    Finland: March 5, 2012 on Sub

  • This episode had different opening credits - still pictures of Zooey Deschanel rather than the live actionshot of all the actors as in the other episodes.

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Trivia (11)

  • : Near the beginning of the show Jess says she has little girl bike shorts on under the dress, but in the bathroom she calls them underwear and they look like they have lace on them, when they didn't in the beginning.

  • When Jess put blanket on Julia's laps she sat down on the couch and she's making the move like she's reachingfor the blanket, but she never puts it on her laps, but in the next shot she has the blanket.

  • The landlord mistakenly calls Nick "Brad." Damon Wayans Jr., who played Coach in the pilot, plays a character named Brad in Happy Endings.

  • While Jess is performing in class, some of her students are seen with cell phones, which are normally banned in most classrooms.

  • Goof: Russell shotguns a beer in a red can, but when the shot cut to Nick's expression, he is holding a blue can.

  • Goof: When Nick tried to water tomatoes he dropped the watering can on the pot, but in the next scene the watering can is gone, even though he didn't take it.

  • Goof: Jess tells Nick she needs him to take her not to the closest Ikea, but the next closest Ikea that's over an hour away. The show takes place in LA; there are three Ikeas (Burbank, Covina and Carson) within an hour of anywhere in or around Los Angeles, and another in OC (Fountain Valley) that's probably within an hour of most of greater LA as well.

  • Goof: In the pool scene with Jess and Nick, Jess is seen wearing a two piece blue bathing suit with spots and after a while she is then seen in a similar bathing suit, but this time black and not blue.

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Allusions (6)

  • Schmidt: I'll be like your guide.
    Jessica: Like Gandalf through Middle Earth?
    Schmidt: Probably notlike.. ok, first of all lets just, lets take the Lord of the Rings references, lets put them in a deep dark cave.OK? Where no one's gonna find them. Ever.
    Jessica: Except Smeagol. (whispering) He lives in a cave.

    Referencing Tolkien's Lord of The Rings novel (also adapted to film)

  • Schmidt: Any of the scripts from the first season of Vampire Diaries. Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural teen series based on the novels of L.J. Smith. The main focus of the series is the love triangle between Elena Gilbert and two vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore.

  • Jess: I might as well call you Bridge to Terabithia, because you make children cry. Zooey Deschanel played Ms. Edmunds in the 2007 movie Bridge to Terabithia.

  • The show ends with messages that Nick sent to "future Nick", one of which was "Be nicer to Coach or he's going to take off, and live with a bunch of other white people." The character of Coach was played in the pilot episode by Damon Wayans, Jr. He was replaced by Lamorne Morris when his current series Happy Endings was renewed for a second season. His character on Happy Endings frequently references the fact that he's the only African American in his circle of friends.

  • The title of this episode "Clavado En Un Bar" means "Stuck in a Bar" in Spanish and is the name of a song from the band Maná.

  • Winston´s throne is an allusion to the "Iron Throne" known from "Game of Thrones".

    Baseball bat, crutches etc. symbolize the "spikes" of the original.