While I’m in slight disbelief someone is still thinking about auto-tuning everything, this New Girl auto-tuned video is actually pretty funny. It’s not like Zooey Deschanel (who stars as Jessica Day) needs it — as one half of She & Him, Deschanel has a pretty stellar singing voice. It’s just really funny to see Jess and Nick’s (played by Jake Johnson) ongoing love story condensed into a handy two minute video. Also, I really don’t mind hearing Schimdt say, “I don’t want some freshwater bitch fish. I want a lion fish” either.
MadeManDotCom plays another round of Internet Games with New Girl’s Jake Johnson a.k.a. the lovable curmudgeon known as Nick Miller. During this particular round, Johnson finally gets to the role he was born to play as he imitates Grumpy Cat, which is basically Nick Miller’s turtle face minus the scrunched up forehead.
Also, is it just me or does the interviewer, Paul F. Tompkins, look like Paul Rudd from Anchorman with better hair? No? Just me? Cool.
This week’s episode of New Girl has Jess throwing Cece a surprise bachelorette party and subsequently forcing the guys to do some bonding and spontaneous bachelor party planning for Cece’s fiancé, Shivrang. With all the other crazy plot lines this season, it was easy to put the whole “Cece’s getting married!” thing on the back burner. The writer’s did a fair job bringing us back to the upcoming nuptials, though the episode itself felt a little reach-ey and fell a little flat.
Five things from this week:
1. Dead Dad Pass
This week we got introduced to the concept of the “Dead Dad Pass.” This week’s episode did a pretty good job of going back and acknowledging the death of Nick’s dad and the impact it had and still has on the group, but in true New Girl fashion. Nick used (in a tasteful way, surprisingly!) the passing of his Dad as a veto to get out of certain situations as well as to allow him to act strangely. Think orange jumpsuits, not-so-much tap dancing in the kitchen and getting out of having to take a photo of Shivrang’s penis. What now? Oh, that. Yeah. We’ll get to that.
2. Doctor Sadie is back
Dr. Sadie needs to be in more episodes. I wouldn’t say bring her into every episode and make her a regular character or sixth member of the group, but have her pop in more often. Between the jokes and set ups of what being a lesbian gynecologist allows, adding the fact that her timing and comedic presence is spot on, she’s just a gosh-darn delight. She definitely needs to be written in more often. So does Alfredo.
3. “You were sitting there, eating one basil leaf, like an idiot panda bear!”
Nick and Jess decide to finally make it official and go on their first real date. As soon as Schmidt and Winston find out, they do their best to stop it. Not the best episode of the show in terms of getting any real answers, but still one of my favourites this season purely for the laughs and of course, the return of Dermont Mulroney.
Here are five things this week:
1.“Mmm…a little bit better, a little bit worse?”
The opening scene this week was definitely one of the best I’ve seen in a while, which is saying something since the writers have been on point lately. First of all, the charger dilemma (where the four roommates would share one charger so they can bond) was perfect. It’s just all kinds of shenanigans in that apartment. Then there was the boob moment. I don’t think the writers could have created a more perfect moment to sum up what was going on with Nick and Jess at that particular time. Nick placing his hand on Jess’ chest not once, but twice in the episode stayed true to character and hit all the right notes comedy wise.
2. “You’re always there when I need ya, Tran!”
Knowing that Nick still sees the old man in the park makes my heart explode with joy. The fact that they literally only have one-sided conversation was absolutely priceless. Clearly, this relationship has developed to a fairly intimate point if Nick can “understand” Tran without him saying a word or even changing his expression/using any body language. I had half expected Tran to pick Nick up and bring him back to the pool, but maybe it was better the way they ended the scene with that incredible practice proposal for a date. What Nick had to say caught me off-guard as to how perfect it was. Just when I think the episode hit it’s high note, they showed Nick asking Jess out for real, and it was even better (or worse, if you’re a “Nick”).
3. “It’s really hard to have a moment with you when there’s a homeless man in our bathroom.”
This week Nick (and the rest of the group) has to deal with Nick’s father’s passing. The gang road trips it to Chicago for the funeral and Jess gets to meet the fam.
WARNING: Do not go into this episode thinking the entire thing will be cupcakes and rainbows and a shirtless half hour of Ryan Gosling. Sh*t got a little real this episode. There was more emotion this week than we’re used to seeing from the series, but the writers hit the nail on the head with the balance of appropriate humour and comedic relief. It wasn’t an episode to challenge the likes of Grey’s Anatomy or anything, but let’s just say my roommate and I caught each other sniffling. Here are a few things from this week:
1. “Nick’s just mad because that balloon beat his punk ass”
Jess brings home a bunch of helium balloons from a guy giving them away out of his van. Classic Jess. Also- this is all I want my life to be. Just sitting around, huffing helium all day, ‘err day, the rest of my life. I know, I’m an overachiever. Try and tell me that’s not the most fun ever. I dare you.
2. Winston Gets Cheated
Winston gets an A+. As per usual, I felt like Winston got a little cheated this episode. I feel like Winston repeatedly gets cheated. He’s primarily being used to cap off a punch line or give the joke that little extra dash of emotion or expression to send it over the edge of hilarity. He knows how to play it and he does it well. I really want an episode to be centered around Winston. Why? Because of reasons, that’s why. That and it would probably be my favourite episode ever.
2. “IT’S CALLED PAP!”
NICK KROLL GUEST STARS?! WHAT?! WHAT!!! YES. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE HIM RECURRING. I can’t even. All my emotions.
2. “I really feel transported to the ghetto.”
I think this should be mandatory at all funerals? P.S Mamma miller can break it down.
2. Nick and Jess are meant to be
Nick and Jess are going to end up getting married. It’s going to happen. I don’t know how I feel about this upon further reflection, but we’ll see.
From Time Magazine to cat food commercials, Grumpy Cat is everywhere now a days. And with fame, comes dozens of imitators. Just look at Anderson Cooper’s attempt:
It’s one thing to frown, but the ability to replicate a “U” shape frown a la Grumpy Cat is a special talent. Here are five people who actually do look like Grumpy Cat:
1. Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) from New Girl
2. Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) from The Office
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Well, kind of.
He only gets about ten words correct, but because he plays Nick AKA my second-favourite character on the hilarious show New Girl (I’m a Schmidt fan through and through), I’ll let it slide. What makes the clip so funny, though, is not the fact that it is being butchered by Johnson, but because it is dubbed into the scene of the actual opening credits. They should definitely consider using this for an episode in the future.
Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the New Girl Theme Song (Jake Johnson Remix):
We all love Zooey Deschanel for a different reason. It could be because of her hilarious portrayal of Jess on New Girl (if you don’t watch this show you need to re-evaluate your life), or her adorably quirky style, or it could be because she makes great music.
Her band, She & Him (the “she” being Deschanel and the “him” being M. Ward) has just released their new single “Never Wanted Your Love,” and I have to say, it’s amazing! I love how her unique personality translates so well to this type of music.
Check it out here:
Like what you hear? Below are a few more great songs from the indie-folk duo:
This week’s episode did not disappoint on any level. Nick and Schmidt celebrated their ten-year anniversary (their tinaversary) and decided to celebrate by throwing a huge party with an interesting theme. The self-proclaimed Bert and Ernie have been roommates since college and when they shared the milestone with their friends, things got real.
Here are five things that went down this week:
1. He liked it, so he put a ring on it.
Cece’s engaged! Shivrang popped the question, Cece said yes, and it all went down right in front of Schmidt. In true Schmidt fashion he walked off, heartbroken, to later tell Nick he thought he was “going to be the one to bang her for the rest of her life.” I think Nick speaks for everyone when he replied. “We all did, man.” Fear not though, Schmece fans (did that work? Can we make this catch on? It’s a lot more difficult to Branjelina names like that, alright?)! A date for their upcoming nuptials hasn’t been set and the season isn’t over yet.
2. Winston’s cock-blocking.
“I don’t have game, and I can take away game.” Winston tries his best to keep Jess from getting to Jax McTavish (Steve Howey of Shameless and Reba), safety for the San Francisco 49ers, but to no avail. It’s hilarious to watch him try though! Jax shoots himself in the foot though with a couple of absolutely hilarious meltdowns and inappropriately premature proclamations of love. Hearing Jax wailing in the background when Cece and Jess were talking? I can’t even. Well done, sir. Well done.
3. Moustachioed Nick and fat Schmidt. Read more…
This three-year-old was caught on camera fibbing to his mom about eating red sprinkles. How do we know he’s lying? The poor kid forgot to clean up his mess and the sprinkles were smothered all over his face and in his gums.
“He has an amazing imagination and loves to tell us stories,” his mom wrote on YouTube. “I saw this as a sweet moment, something that every child goes through…where they try to push the boundaries to see how far they can go.”
Lesson learned. This kid has got to learn panic moonwalking like Nick on New Girl. Instead of lying and making up a story, he could have just escaped the situation altogether Michael Jackson style:
Now that Gossip Girl is over, are you wondering where you’ll get your weekly T.V. fashion fix? The end of Gossip Girl has left a big fashion hole in the land of television so we’ll be going through a couple of options for you to try. Some of these shows might fill the void, but only time will tell.
The Carrie Diaries
This is the most likely successor to fill the space Gossip Girl has left on our T.V. schedules. Probably because Gossip Girl was the show that succeeded the fashionable and iconic Sex and the City. So with The Carrie Diaries being a prequel to SATC, this new show has all the elements of being your new T.V. fashion fix. As viewers we’ll get to witness the young Carrie Bradshaw (played by the excellent AnnaSophia Robb) discover her voice and love of fashion and we’ll get to see how she became the style icon that we know and love (i.e. Sarah Jessica Parker).
Pros: Fun 80s fashion and a glimpse of a wilder, funkier, and grittier New York City that is long gone. Plus Carrie Bradshaw is back in our lives!
Cons: NYC = fashion and the city was a character in itself for SATC and Gossip Girl but The Carrie Diaries only partially takes place in NYC. Plus being stuck in the 80s means less chances for modern and fashion forward moments.
The Beverly Hills 90210 reboot has somewhat lived in the shadows of Gossip Girl. The original 90210 was a major fashion fix in the 90s, making the Californian ZIP Code the most fashionably coveted place to live during its early run on television. The show put sunny Hollywood Californian style on the map but in the fashion world the West Coast is not actually the Best Coast. NYC is couture while L.A. is Hollywood glam. The new 90210 has all the elements of taking the fashion reigns from Gossip Girl but those are quite big shoes to fill and the window for viewers to get on board on already established show is small (you’re going to have to play a lot of catch-up).
Pros: Its young, beautiful, and stylish cast. Plus the show’s a fashion fix legacy (never forget the amazing shoulder pads of Brenda, Kelly, and Donna).
Cons: The shadow from Gossip Girl still looms, while The O.C. set the standard high for young Californian style in the new Millennium.
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If New Girl was actually a show about an Old Girl, our heroine would be obsessed with Murder She Wrote , not Dirty Dancing, and her best friend wouldn’t have a modelling contract — she’d have an unpredictable bladder.
This parody by AboveAverageNetwork re-imagines what it would be like if Schmidt, Winston and Nick decided to rent their extra room to a senior citizen named Muriel Rosenberg over Jess. The result? Nick is as grumpy as ever and Schmidt owes at least 200 dollars to the douchebag jar for his disgusting one liner: “You got some Schmidt on your face.”
Watch it here
If you’re anything like me, you’re a complete weirdo and base your wardrobe off of people who don’t exist. In the past, I’ve looked to fictional characters like Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series and Angela Chase from My So-Called Life for wardrobe inspiration. I’ve always felt like we have some sort of connection to the fictional characters we cherish most. One way to emulate them is through our wardrobes, as though they’re a part of our everyday lives and inspiration. No matter what books you read, what television shows you watch, or movies you love — there’s always that one character who wows you with their style.
Now that I’m in university, I try not to dress like an eccentric witch with blonde, curly locks. However there’s no reason to take the fun out of a wardrobe just because you’re all grown up. Here are a few very lovely fictional characters who would be fantastic muses for your college wardrobe.
1. Denise Huxtable from The Cosby Show
There’s a whole part of society dedicated to Denise Huxtable appreciation. Though The Cosby Show was about a sweet and funny family, Denise’s wardrobe was always something to admire.
Why it would work for college: There’s a tiny part in all of us that secretly wishes to impress our friends with our wardrobes. I truly feel like Denise’s style would do that. Her style is casual while also making bold statements with reds and printed headbands.
2. Emily Fields from Pretty Little Liars
When they’re not trying to figure out who A is, the characters of Pretty Little Liars have always shown off their unique sense of style. Each character has their own fashion flare, but Emily in particular is bothsporty and edgy at the same time.
Why it would work for college: Emily is known for her athleticism, especially in swimming. While Aria might wear more cutting edge pieces, Emily’s wardrobe is perfect for varsity athletes constantly balancing their academic and athletic roles.
3. John Bender from The Breakfast Club
John Bender might not seem like boyfriend material, but he does have potential “boyfriend” style. It’s kind of hard not to feel like a rebel while wearing a worn-out denim jacket, and paired with the “I don’t care” attitude of this Brat Pack member, you’ll look like a walking teen icon from the 80s.
Why it would work for college: The over-sized jacket will keep you warm during those long commutes to school. It’s also suitable for weekend detentions (although I’ve never heard of that in college.) If that happens, then you’re a rebel for sure.
4. Cher Horowitz from Clueless
Once you admit to yourself that Clueless is like, the best movie/television show of all time, you’ll start to realize that the best part of it is the fashion. Literally every single character in the film, especially Dionne and Cher, has the grooviest style. Maybe I’m totally buggin’ to think that anyone else could pull of their preppy, plaid-filled wardrobe. As if!
Why it would work for college: Although Cher is in high school, her wardrobe was made for a college student. Cher somehow manages to look ready for a job interview (or in her case, a driving test) all the time, which is good for a college student embarking on pursuits in the real world.
5. Hilary Banks from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
By Jasmine Williams
On tonight’s finale, tears were almost shed at the thought of Nick moving out of the apartment to move in with his old girlfriend Caroline in their brand new place. Also, there’s trouble in paradise with Cece and Schmidt when jealousy rears its ugly head. But in true New Girl fashion, the episode ends with a rad pajama dance party.
Here’s what I learned on last night’s New Girl episode, “See Ya.”
1) Nick is leaving. For real. As in we’re only five minutes into the episode and the moving truck is packed and everything. But Jess isn’t so sure that he should go, Winston is scared of the dark without Nick’s lamp, and the new roommate has a creature in a box so that should be enough of a reason for Nick to never, ever leave.
2) Schmidt freaked out at Cece’s photo-shoot and turned into a metrosexual jealous monster. And when Cece tries to talk to him about it, it turns out that he feels that he’s not good enough for her and that she would never be happy with him. He even tries to set her free like a wild jungle cat kept in a basement. It doesn’t go over well. Hopefully this isn’t the end of Ce-Schmidt.
3) Nick freaks out over moving in with Caroline and drives about 140 miles past his new apartment. But luckily, a phone call from her calms him down. Unluckily, this occurs a couple seconds after he throws his keys into the desert. Definitely not the best timing. But the gang comes to the rescue to help him out. Read more…
By Jasmine Williams
Jess is the new Monica Lewinsky, and Cece and Schmidt are talking about the “C” word, that’s right guys, ‘commitment.’ Also, Winston’s rocking a really weird earring and the obligatory jokes are pretty much the comedic highlight of the show.
Here’s what I learned on this week’s New Girl, “Backslide.”
1) Jess is in a funk after breaking up with Russell. It’s a lot of the same sad Joni Mitchell song, lying on a carpet and roommates trying (and failing) at cheering her up. Luckily, it works just enough to get her out of her room so we don’t have to be subjected to the sight of seeing Caroline booty pop any longer.
2) Backsliding. It’s a condition that occurs post break-up, when you go crawling back to your ex and make everything messier than it was before. You want to avoid this by any means necessary. Playing keep-away with someone’s phone may be one of these means. Thank you Schmidt for improving my vocabulary, one made-up word at a time. Read more…
By Jasmine Williams
Anyone else think the Russian roommate Nadia stole the show tonight? I died during her date with Schmidt — the deadpan way she pronounced ‘Mickey Mouse’ was priceless! Also, Cece finally tells Schmidt she like likes him. Yay! Can they just get married have little caramel babies already?
Here’s what I learned on this week’s episode of New Girl “Tomatoes.”
1) I think Nick is really starting to go off the deep end. He’s giving up on life, swearing off women and worst of all, starting to plant tomatoes. But I don’t think watering plants with your backwash is how it goes. Spoiler alert: the rooftop farming project goes bust. He hits his lowest point when he rebounds with his terrible ex Caroline, but knowing Nick, this bottom has a trap door.
2) Cece decided to cool things off with Schmidt after their almost-pregnancy. He then spitefully decides to go out with her Russian model roommate, Nadia. Sounds like the old make-her-jealous-so-she’ll-want-you-back trick. We all know that Cece likes him; we just have to wait and see if she’ll finally admit it.
3) Jess invites Russell’s ex-wife to dinner and can’t help but notice the sexual tension between the two of them. And judging by her discomfort, it seems that there’s not enough of that passion in her own relationship. In a classic Jess move, she tries to pick a fight with Russell to ramp up the heat by throwing coasters at his head. Needless to say, this doesn’t end well and the two decide to break up. Read more…
If you’re a fan of New Girl like I am, you’ll know that proud douche Schmidt used to be very insecure and overweight when he was younger. Since he’s a wealth of useless advice, Vulture asked the illustrator Jon Defreest to re-imagine the television character as a Richard Simmons-style gym instructor, as seen above.
Schmidt responded with an unintentionally funny video of him quad-dominating the class of booted-off character Coach. Nothing screams douche like a guy working out to David Guetta’s “Turn Me On,” wearing pants that are way too tight.
Watch it below:
By Jasmine Williams
Cece has a pregnancy scare which has Schmidt dreaming of little Mordecais in his head. While it turns out that she wasn’t actually pregnant, it makes me wonder what’s next for these two. Will Cece ever admit that she actually has feelings for Schmidt? And now that there’s no baby-on-board, was Schmidt’s almost-proposal just an impulse, or are there wedding bells in their future?
Here’s what I learned from last night’s New Girl, “Kids.”
1) Cece appropriately freaks out over the possibility that she might be carrying the spawn of Schmidt. While she may be harbouring secret feelings for our resident douchebag, she’s certainly not ready to be a mother.
2) Jess agrees to babysit Russell’s daughter Sara for the day and although she’s a teacher, she’s not so used to dealing with kids in this way. She tries to turn the day into an opportunity to teach her all about Italy, but preteen Sara is more interested in Jess’ bras and what she has and hasn’t done with her father. Oh and what she’s done with Nick, who the kid develops a massive crush on in a matter of minutes. Read more…
By Jasmine Williams
Cece and Schmidt are officially on the house’s radar, but I can’t help but miss the secrecy surrounding their relationship and the thrill of the two of them almost getting caught. Now, hearing the two openly talk about their sexual adventures and seeing them walking around in bed sheets and towels is getting a little TMI, in my opinion.
Also, when is Nick going to get a major storyline? After his break-up with lawyer Julia, he’s been like a lost puppy and his man crush on Russell is getting creepy. Dude needs a hobby or something.
Anyways, here’s what I learned on last night’s New Girl, “Normal.”
1) Jess hasn’t gone home in a week now that she’s spending all her time with her older man Russell. Go Jess! Only she can bring a guy to his knees by seductively announcing she’s wearing his boxer briefs under her dress. But wait, doesn’t she have a job? She seems to have a lot of free time for a school teacher.
2) Jess realizes after her luxurious mini-vacay with Russell in his fancy rich world that he’s never stayed over at her rundown apartment, with her three, quirky-is-an-understatement male roommates. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing? She invites him over anyway and warns the guys to be on their best behaviour, but of course, it turns into a disaster. Read more…
By Jasmine Williams
Here’s how the secret spills: Winston blabbers to Nick, then Nick’s back starts sweating, then Jess forces the weakling to tell her the secret. Now everybody knows that Cece and Schmidt are hooking up! I’ve been waiting so long for this reveal and it didn’t disappoint. The best part was seeing Schmidt righteously grinning the entire time now that he can admit he’s getting the most action in the apartment. Win for Schmidt!
Anyway, here are five things I learned on last night’s episode of New Girl, “Secrets.”
1) Jess isn’t a fan of secrets. Understandably, she’s unimpressed that her BFF hid a secret for two months and she’s the last to know. In true awkward fashion, she literally runs away from Cece when she sees her and hides in a truck.
2) Serial monogamist Nick has been having one-night-stands with barely-legals. Sounds like a decent (albeit sleazy) situation, but he’s having trouble giving them the morning brush-off since he’s a bad liar and can’t keep a secret to save his life. He hits a new low when he asks Schmidt, now the master douchebag, for some lady help. Can’t lie, the role-play scenes between these two were quite convincing.
3) Jess wants to forbid all past and future secrets. But when she tries to open a dialogue with the guys, she ends up finding out that everyone in the house has “self-completed” while thinking of her. Yup, that’s going to make sharing a bathroom a little awkward.
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4) Winston taps into his inner gospel preacher and becomes the melodic voice of reason of Apartment 4D. He stops two of Nick’s hook-ups from killing each other over a left-behind circle scarf and prevents Jess from doing pretty much the same with Cece. Meanwhile, Schmidt’s still smiling like he can’t believe his luck. Neither can we, dude.
5) CeCe likes Schmidt! CeCe likes Schmidt! And nobody knows except for Jess. How the tables have turned!