Last updated on March 11, 2021
This podcast covers New Girl Season 1, Episode 24, See Ya, which originally aired on May 8, 2012 and was written by Elizabeth Merriweather and directed by Michael Spillar.
Nick is moving out to live with Caroline, but he gets cold feet and drives to the desert instead and throws his keys into a canyon in a moment of nervousness. Jess and Cece drive out to help them but then Jess throws her keys to keep Nick from going back to Caroline. The gang spends a night together in the desert and work through good and tough parts of their friendship.
On this episode’s Pop Culture section we focused on:
- While the group was stranded out in the desert, they played Nick’s Mixtape from when he was 14 (1996) and it included the below songs. Nick also played this Mixtape when he returned to the apartment.
- “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” – Deep Blue Somethings
- “How Bizarre” – OMC
- “mmm mmm mmm mmm“ – Crash Test Dummies
- “You Shook Me All Night Long“ – AC/DC
Additional Pop Culture References such as:
- When Neil is interviewing to live at the loft, the group mentions he replied to the Craigslist ad with a fax.
- Craigslist – Craigslist is an American classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services, community service, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.
- Fax – A fax is the telephonic transmission of scanned printed material (both text and images), normally to a telephone number connected to a printer.
- Kindle – In the White Fang scene, Cece calls out that White Fang is the only book on his Kindle. The Kindle is an Amazon e-reader device where users can browse, buy, download, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media.
- “I like to move in, move in” – When Neil is moving in he sings “I like to move in, move in” which is a play on the 1994 song “I Like to Move It” by Reel 2 Real which peaked at number 89 in the US and number 5 in the UK. It was also used in the Madagascar franchise with the lyrics slightly altered to match the plot of each film and was recorded by different artists.
- Pounding the drum of war/Eisenhower – When Schmidt is watching Cece’s shoot he asks if he’s supposed to want to buy a missile, that there was a pounding of the drum of war, and that no one listened to Eisenhower. While not explicitly using those words, this is a reference to Einsehower’s Chance for Peace speech after the death of Soviet dictator Stalin.
- Road Runner – Jess meep-meeps at a coyote because that’s how the cartoon character “Road Runner” would have handled the situation. The character makes only this sound recorded by Paul Julian which is actually a “beep, beep” and followed by a “popping-cork” tongue noise. This signature noise was inspired by an imitation of a car horn.
Lastly in Pop Culture, we wanted to provide more info on White Fang! In the famous New Girl scene, Schmidt “white fangs” Cece, trying to let her go to “set her free” and be happy. This moment only happens in the movie as the wolf, White Fang, never leaves in the book but Schmidt puts his own spin on how to “white fang” Cece.
- White Fang (Novel by Jack London)
- White Fang (1991 Movie)
We also cover the White Fang scene as our “Schmidtism” this week. For “Not in 2020” on this episode we briefly discuss Jess continuing to act like she knows best for everyone. We also explore the careers of Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Thomas Lennon, and Matthew Stephen Smith, the guest stars of this episode.
This episode got an 8/10 Rating from Kritika whose favorite character was Nick and Kelly rated this episode a 9/10 and her favorite character was Schmidt!
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for our Season 1 Recap in 3 weeks!
Music: “Hotshot” by scottholmesmusic.com
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