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New Girl S1 E14 – Bully

Last updated on November 29, 2020

This podcast covers New Girl Season 1, Episode 14, Bully, which originally aired on February 21, 2012 and was written by David Walpert and directed by Daniel Attias.

Episode Recap

Jess intervenes with a classroom bully, but then becomes the subject of the bullying herself. Schmidt and Cece continue to sleep together, but are NOT in a relationship. Nick meanwhile gets a cactus from Julia and their breakup makes him spiral.

Episode Notes

On this episode’s Pop Culture section we focused on:

  • Neil Young + The Needle and the Damage Done – While Schmidt and Cece were hooking up, Schmidt mentioned that Cece needed him like heroin, loosely referring to a Neil Young song and exclaiming “Neil Young, yo!”
  • Mahjong – Schmidt saw a group of people playing Mahjong when going to breakfast with Cece and didn’t know this very popular game.

Additional Pop Culture References such as:

  • The Piano – Nick mentioned wanting to watch the movie The Piano after his breakup with Julia. The Piano is a movie from 1993 about a woman who doesn’t speak and travels to New Zealand for an arranged marriage with her piano.
  • “Lovitz body?” – When the gang was teasing Schmidt about how he hooked up with the same mystery person more than once, they asked Schmidt if she had a “Lovitz body”. This referred to the actor Jon Lovitz.

In this episode, we also cover a “Schmidtism” when Schmidt compares his love-making to cheese. For “Not in 2020”, we talk about how the group discusses Schmidt’s sexual conquests. We also explore the careers of Rachael Harris and Joey King, the guest stars of this episode.

This episode got a 6/10 Rating from Kritika whose favorite character is Winston and Kelly rated this episode a 7/10 and her favorite character was Nick!

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Episode 15!

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