Last updated on November 10, 2020
This podcast covers New Girl Season 1, Episode 7, Bells, which originally aired on November 29, 2011 and was written by Luvh Rakhe and directed by Peyton Reed.
Jess takes over the apartment with a group of kids she’s conducting in a handbell performance. Winston joins in because he finds out that he’s good at it and isn’t being mentally stimulated in other areas of his life. Nick and Schmidt fight over money and their differences in hiring someone to do a job versus doing it yourself, highlighting differences in their perspectives.
We discuss Pop Culture References such as:
- Handbells – The entire episode centered around Jess teaching a group of students handbells as an alternative to detention.
- Eye of the Tiger – Winston suggested the handbell “ensem-bell” play the song Eye of the Tiger by the band Survivor and this is the song they performed at the final performance.
Additional Pop Culture References such as:
- Midori Sours – Schmidt spilled his Midori Sours on Nick’s blanket from his Nonny. Here’s a recipe to make your own: https://www.liquor.com/recipes/midori-sour/
- Chinese kid from Goonies – Nick is referred to as the “Chinese Kid from Goonies” and while we hadn’t watched the movie, we found this compilation that shows some of Data’s inventions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLzupaRrzAY
- Jingle Bells – Jess refers to the holiday tune Jingle Bells as a “trash song played on a trash instrument. Here’s some history behind the song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingle_Bells
We also cover “Schmidtisms” such as how Schmidt refers to the sushi he’s eating and the fight he and Nick have about his “Lotusberry Relax” conditioner. For “Not in 2020” on this episode, we discussed how it was wrong of Nick to say that Winston would never have sex again if he played the handbells. We also explore the careers of Raven Goodwin, Esther Povitsky, Ki Hong Lee, and Tiffany Ariany, the kids who were guest actors on this episode.
This episode got a 8/10 Rating from Kritika whose favorite character is Winston and Kelly rated this episode a 6.5/10 and her favorite character was Jess!
We also discussed the Asian Bachelorette when speaking about Ki Hong Lee, and you can watch this short here:
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Episode 8!
Music: “Hotshot” by scottholmesmusic.com