New Girl

Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Nov 01, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Nick suffers a blow to his self-esteem when Jess walks in on him naked, before his date with his coworker. Meanwhile, Winston gets obsessed with learning pop-culture references online.

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  • laugh out loud funny

    Schmidt is quickly becoming the funniest with him trying to peep at Nick. CeCe is adorable advising Jess.
  • Mr Tare

    hey guys and ladies i need to know the title of the song that nick was dancing with. i can't find it on you tube i think the title is close to this phrase "zumbuzumbu buzum buze" tnxs in advance.
  • Love it

    So Jess walks in on Nick when he's dancing naked, but thats part of the charm of the show. Nick's avoidence in wanting to talk about it and Jess's insistance in talking about it. I loved the "feeling stick" part - where Nick casually walks over and breaks it, Jess whips out "travel size" much to Nick's horror.

    I liked the part where Nick was talks about rules and knocking on doors and Jess holds up the "feeling stick", he just dismisses her, then Winston and Schmidt both use the "feeling stick" again to Nick's horror.

    It's taken a while but the chemistry between the characters is coming together and you can see the chemistry between Nick and Jess starting to shine.moreless
  • Jess sees Nick naked.

    I don't care how simplistic and formulaic the plots of New Girl tend to be; if a show has funny writing with jokes that land, I can overlook plots that tend to be overused. "Naked" is one of those plots that has happened in a majority of sitcoms, sometimes early on and sometimes later. The show even attempts to find the same solution to the problem by making guy/girl who saw the other guy/girl naked show them theirprivate parts, but thankfully, the show does some different things with it.

    The best part about the show (to me) is how the writing is starting to get tighter and tighter, moving at a faster pace and relying on some more successful cutaways compared to earlier episodes. I loved the way Winston was watching The King's Speech and The Human Centipede at the same time, two movies that couldn't be further apart. Jess' feeling stick was used to good effect too, popping up in random places until Winston and Schmidt use it as a means to speak their heart about what they feel.

    The major plot itself was a bit bland (Jess sees Nick naked) but the way it lead into Nick having problems with his new friend (played by Lake Bell) was pretty good. It also gave Schmidt a chance to have some more funny scenes... he feels jealous that he's the only one of the group to have never seen Nick's penis. It's odd, and I've seen it in shows before, but the characters are starting to mesh which makes it more enjoyable.

    I thought the whole "Jess can't say penis" was a weird sort of play on her character in 500 Days of Summer. The multiple times she tries to say it and fails was really great; it reminded me of a scene from Parks and Recreation where they repeat the same joke with a different punchline over and over.

    Overall, this episode kept me interested in New Girl. I hate how Fox kept the show off the air for so long, but I guess that's what happens with baseball. But at least the show is back.moreless
  • Jess accidentally sees Nick naked when she walks in his room

    Nick suffers a blow to his self-esteem when Jess walks in on him naked, before his date with his coworker. Meanwhile, Winston gets obsessed with learning pop-culture references online. I thought that this was an excellent episode of "New Girl". It was definitely hilarious all the way through. I couldn't stop laughing at this episode and all the humor in this episode were just perfect. Another reason to look forward to Tuesday Night is because of "New Girl". This is one show I always look forward to watching every Tuesday night because of all the laughs they bring us. Jess walking in Nick's room and accidentally seeing him naked with Jess laughing and screaming at the same time was very funny. Winston's part in this episode was hilarious as well. Jess's line "I saw Nick's pepe and his bubbles". All of the lines that Jess and Nick were saying are so dirty but so hilarious. Jess finally being able to say "penis" towards the end of the episode was funny. The very ending of the episode made me laugh hard as well. Overall, an excellent episode of "New Girl" that any fan will enjoy... I am loving this show. 10/10moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Winston: You know what I learned from the Internet? We got nothing to worry about. Everybody has their moment. We might get a cat one day. That cat may play the keyboard. A bear might fall on our trampoline. We don't need to have it figured out right now. We just need to be patient. Our moments will come.

    • Winston: You know, I think I was just scared, man. I've been playing basketball my whole entire life. What if I was wasting my time? Maybe I should have been figuring out my life like you.
      Schmidt: I don't have anything figured out. I'm a fully-grown man with roommates. I have a stupid job. I'm single. My best friend won't even let me see his penis. I mean, my whole life is a sham.

    • Schmidt: (on why he wants to see Nick's penis) What if Nick gets into an accident? What if he's horribly disfigured, and I have to identify him, and all that remains are his private parts? And I'm standing there, and I'm saying, "Sorry Officer, I can't help you, because no, I haven't seen his penis." And then, boom, he's buried in an unmarked grave.

    • Winston: I've seen Nick's stuff like a million times.
      Schmidt: You have? I mean, how?
      Winston: We grew up together. Locker rooms, swimming pools, penis fights--it just happens.

    • Jess: Something's happened. It was totally an accident. Not a big deal. I just want to do the mature thing and come clean about it. But, um, I accidentally saw Nick's pee-pee.
      Schmidt: What?
      Winston: What did she say?
      Jess: I accidentally saw Nick's pee-pee and bubbles.

    • Winston: I have no idea what happened in America. I've got interviews tomorrow. Fill me in, what'd I miss?
      Schmidt: From...from the past two years?
      Winston: Give me the highlights.
      Schmidt: Highlights. Okay. Uh, country's broke. Betty White's back.
      Winston: Oh, cool, cool. What about the rest of the Golden Girls?
      Schmidt: All dead, man.
      Winston: Damn.

    • Schmidt: (about his date) Nick, you're gonna be fine. Don't worry about it. Just, you know, suck in the gut.
      Nick: What gut?
      Jess: The little pooch where you keep your extra cookies.

  • NOTES (1)

    • 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