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New Girl S1 E4 – Naked

Last updated on November 10, 2020

This podcast covers New Girl Season 1, Episode 4, Naked, which originally aired on November 1, 2011 and was written by J.J. Philbin* and directed by Jake Kasdan.

Episode Recap

Nick is going on his first date since breaking up with Caroline and in preparation he is psyching himself up by reacquainting himself with his body by awkwardly strip dancing and Jess barges in and sees everything and laughs/shrieks at him. The rest of the episode follows Nick’s anxiety about his body and his ability to hookup with his date. Jess tries to talk about the incident with Nick and make things better. Meanwhile Schmidt helps Winston prepare for job interviews and the two help each other out.

Episode Notes

We discuss Pop Culture References such as:

  • State of the Pop Culture in 2011 – When Winston gets back from his interview, he asks Schmidt what’s been happening and Schmidt says: country’s broke, Betty White’s back, and the state of the rest of the Golden Girls; they have all passed except Betty White.
  • Movies/Videos Winston’s Watching – To catch up on pop culture, Winston watched the following movies and videos:

We also cover “Schmidtisms” which is more Schmidt + Winston this episode including moments when Schmidt talks about having Exercise Induced Asthma and when Schmidt and Winston are passing the feeling stick back and forth. For “Not in 2020” on this episode we discuss Winston’s Latvian team “finding another black guy” and Schmidt’s need to measure/see Nick’s genitalia. We also explore the career of Lake Bell, the guest star of this episode.

This episode got a 8/10 Rating from Kritika whose favorite character is Schmidt and Kelly rated this episode a 7.5/10 and her favorite character was Winston!

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Episode 5!

Music: “Hotshot” by scottholmesmusic.com

*In this episode we refer to J.J. Philbin with the pronoun “he” but this was our mistake as J.J. Philbin is a woman.

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