S1 EP6 – Thanksgiving: Jess invites Paul, a music teacher at her school on whom she always has had a crush, to the gang’s big Thanksgiving dinner at the loft, which naturally goes horribly awry.
Zooey Deschanel…Jess Day
Jake Johnson…Nick Miller
Lamorne Morris…Winston Bishop
Hannah Simone…Cece Parekh
Justin Long…Paul Genzlinger
Nick is very clearly jealous of Paul in this episode and it’s very cute. He’s mean so I shouldn’t like him for it, but Paul is very annoying and I agree with everything he says.
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The tension and chemistry between Nick and Jess when they are discussing Paul is off the charts.
Best quotes and one liners
NICK: We’re just gonna watch football, drink beer and then we are going to Best Buy for Black Friday.
WINSTON: Or as I like to call it, “Friday.”
SCHMIDT: I don’t wanna hear, “Schmidt, Schmidt, you’re using too much tarragon,” because I’m not.
JESS: You will never hear that from me.
JESS: What am I gonna do?! He comes in three hours! Oh, God, I can’t get it in!
SCHMIDT: We’ve all been here, am I right?
SCHMIDT: What is wrong with you? Look at this recipe. Look at the recipe. Where in this recipe does it say “put mashed potatoes on Schmidt’s nose”?
Final thoughts and fun facts
As a British person, I don’t understand what Thanksgiving is all about, but it always seems to be chaos in every film or TV show I’ve seen.
This is the first episode where you see the future end-game couples start to come into fruition and I love it. Both Nick and Jess and Cece and Schmidt are some of my favourite TV couples.
I am seriously enjoying my re-watch so far. I haven’t seen these episodes since they first aired and I’m not sure why I’ve never done a re-watch until now. New Girl is one of my favourite comedy series and it is seriously underrated.
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