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New Girl S1 E12 – The Landlord

Last updated on November 10, 2020

This podcast covers New Girl Season 1, Episode 12, The Landlord, which originally aired on February 7th, 2012 and was directed by Peyton Reed and written by a whole team: Berkley Johnson & Josh Malmuth (teleplay) and Joe Port & Joe Wiseman (story). 

Episode Recap

Jess and Nick debate if people are generally good or bad to the point where they almost have a threesome with the building’s landlord. Meanwhile, Schmidt tries to decipher what he thinks are mixed signals from his boss Kim.

Episode Notes

We discuss Pop Culture References such as:

  • ‘The Wire’ – When Jess and Nick are trying to park and run into a disgruntled driver, Jess exclaims that the situation was like ‘The Wire’ because the other driver pulls out a gun. ‘The Wire’ was a HBO crime TV drama.
  • Greg Kinnear and his Boat – Cece mentioned to Schmidt she was going to a party on Greg Kinnear’s boat, “Neptune’s Folly”. Greg Kinnear is an American TV and movie actor.

Additional Pop Culture References such as:

  • Bob Ross – In this episode, Schmidt calls Winston Bob Ross when asking him how his painting is going. Bob Ross was a famous American painter and was the creator and host of ‘The Joy of Painting’ a TV program from 1983-1994 on PBS.
  • James Bond – Schmidt says that Cece looks like she should be distracting James Bond at a baccarat table which refers to how in James Bond films there is traditionally an attractive woman who is nicely dressed.

We also cover a “Schmidtism” when Schmidt talks to Cece about his boss’s mixed signals and our ‘Not in 2020’ this week was around sexual harassment in the workplace/the “standard 2am mistaken assault in the parking garage”. We also explore the careers of Jeff Kober and Gillian Vigman, the guest stars of this episode.

This episode got a 8.5/10 Rating from Kritika and Kelly and we both had the same favorite character: Nick!

Additionally in the podcast we mentioned the SNL Monologue from Zooey Deschannel which can be found here

Thanks for listening and stay tuned in two weeks for Episode 13! Be sure to check out for some great ‘New Girl’ content!

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