12 Important Facts And Details You Definitely Missed In 'New Girl'

Diply 14 Jun 2018

If you watch New Girl, then you know that it is criminally underrated. I mean, everyone should be watching this show for Winston alone, but every character is legitimately great.

Honestly, I've rewatched this series countless times, and I didn't know half this stuff, so I'm willing to be that you don't, either.

1. Uh, apparently, there's a reference to bears in every single episode of New Girl.


Okay, so I guess I need to do yet another rewatch of this show because I never noticed this. Also, why is this a thing?The references can be super subtle (e.g. Jess's Chicago Bears helmet appearing in the background), so keep your eyes peeled!

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2. Max Greenfield once played the young version of Sandy Cohen on The O.C., and in New Girl, Peter Gallagher plays his father. 

Seeing Stars | Seeing Stars

I mean, they both have iconic eyebrows, so it makes sense that they keep getting cast this way.

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3. Every male cast member has played a cop at some point in their acting career. 

Gifer | Gifer

Obviously, Lamorne Morris (Winston) plays a cop on New Girl, but everyone else has, too.

Max Greenfield (Schmidt) played a cop on Veronica Mars, and Jake Johnson (Nick) and Damon Wayans Jr. (Coach) played cops together in Let's Be Cops.

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4. Damon Wayans Jr. also played a cop on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which really wreaked havoc on the Brooklyn Nine-Nine/New Girl shared universe. 

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Fans of both Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl are painfully aware of the fact that Damon Wayans Jr. plays two different characters on these shows despite the fact that they exist in the same universe.

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5. According to Reddit, the text on Schmidt's billboard literally just says, "I'm a model."

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Honestly, this is perfect because Schmidt can be such an egomaniac. I mean, his billboard literally has no purpose.

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6. Damon Wayne's character goes by Coach, but his real name is Ernie...and this isn't the first time that's happened on a TV show.

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It's totally possible that Coach's names are an homage to another classic sitcom because there was a character named Ernie on Cheers who also went by the nickname "Coach."

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7. There is an actual WikiHow page for True American, and it's just as complicated as you're expecting.

PopSugar | PopSugar

"One, two, three, four, JFK!"

I have literally always wanted to know how to play this game, and now that I do, I'm not sure what to do with my life.

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8. Coach's freak-out at the teacher's conference could totally be a reference to Almost Famous, which was one of Zooey Deschanel's earliest roles.

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I mean, Coach didn't scream, "I'm a golden god!" but he did stand on a rooftop that overlooks a pool, and that's pretty reminiscent of this classic Almost Famous scene.

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9. Season 4 started with the gang tearing down all the wedding invitations on their fridge and ended with Jess putting up Schmidt and Cece's wedding invite. 

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This is a nice callback because the season started with the gang complaining about going to weddings and ended with them happily supporting Schmidt and Cece.

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10. Jess' phone lock screen in Season 6 is a reference to when she sobbed over a photo of a puppy in a cup in Season 2.  

The Meta Picture | The Meta Picture

Jessica Day is all of us when confronted with a puppy in a cup, TBH.

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11. In Season 3, Jess tells Nick that she's surprisingly good at volleyball, but later than season, she's pretty bad a volleyball.

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Umm, what's the truth, Jess?

Usually, I can forgive a show that's been on the air for as long as New Girl has for the odd continuity error, but this happened in the same season.

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12. And finally, the song that plays at Jess and Nick's wedding is the same song they danced the chicken dance to at the wedding in Season 1.

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The song is "Groovy Kind of Love" by Phil Collins, BTW.

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