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New Girl S2 E18 – Tinfinity

Last updated on September 28, 2021

This podcast covers New Girl Season 2, Episode 18, Tinfinity, which originally aired on February 26, 2013 and was directed by Max Winkler and written by Kim Rosenstock and Josh Malmuth.

Episode Recap

Schmidt and Nick are celebrating living together for 10 years, their tin anniversary. Meanwhile, Jess is trying to move on from thinking about Nick and his mouth and Cece is moving forward with Shivrang.

Episode Notes

On this episode’s Pop Culture section we reviewed:

  • Bert & Ernie – When told by Winston they are like Bert and Ernie, Nick exclaimed he’s got dibs on Bert while Schmidt called dibs on Ernie at the same time.  
  • “Save Me” by Queen – When the toast sequence was initiated incorrectly during Shivrang’s proposal, the song “Save Me” by the band Queen played.

Additional Pop Culture References such as:

  • San Francisco Football [49ers] – The fictional Jax McTavish played safety for San Francisco. The National Football League team based in San Francisco is the 49ers. The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 49ers won five Super Bowl championships between 1981 and 1994. Four of those came in the 1980s and were led by Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, Charles Haley, Fred Dean and coaches Bill Walsh and George Seifert.
  • Omar Epps – The guys wondered why Winston was with Jax and thought it must be because Jax thought he’s Omar Epps. Omar Hashim Epps is an American actor, rapper, and producer known for his film roles including Juice, Higher Learning, The Wood, In Too Deep, and Love & Basketball as well as his television work including the role of Dr. Dennis Gant on the series ER, J. Martin Bellamy in Resurrection, and Dr. Eric Foreman on the medical drama series House from 2004 to 2012.
  • Homeland – Winston asked Jax if he had watched Homeland. Homeland is a TV show about a bipolar CIA operative who becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil. We talked about the protagonist, Abu Nazir, on our podcast for S2E15 – Cooler
  • Tom Cruise + Iceman [Top Gun] – When Nick and Schmidt were sharing that they’re equals, they mentioned both are Iceman, neither is Tom Cruise. This is a reference to the movie Top Gun, where students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class. The actor, Tom Cruise, played the main character Maverick while Iceman is played by Val Kilmer and was known for being cocky and good at “picking up” women.

We also cover the moment when Schmidt assigns Nick his party chores as our “Schmidtism”. For our “Not in the 2020s” we discuss how Jess dismissed a man at the bar because he said he was bisexual and Nick calling Schmidt a “nancy boy” for spitting out his alcohol. We also talk about how Jax addresses the expectations set on him and opening up was a “Yes in the 2020s”. We also give a quick look into Steve Howey (Jax) and Satya Bhabha (Shivrang), the Guest Stars we feature in this episode.

Also in this episode were the following guest stars who we do not discuss in the podcast: Nelson Franklin (Robby – Previously discussed in S2E1), Matthew J Cates (Salesman), Josh Margolin (Sanders), Jimmy Bellinger (Lighting Guy), Stuart Allan (Kid), Michael Vlamis (Hipster Jerkwad), Chris Dotson (Tech Guy), Joshua Leary (Stuart), Elaine Loh (Random Partygoer), and Corinne Donnelly (Party Guest).

We also discuss this article (which contains spoilers) where we learned that this episode took almost a month to film (compared to the usual 5 days) due to rain and how Elizabeth Meriweather found episodes where Jess was the b-plot to be weaker episodes. We also chat about the different anniversary themes for each year.

This episode got a 7/10 Rating from Kritika whose favorite character was Schmidt and Kelly rated this episode a 7.5/10 and her favorite character was Nick!

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Episode 19!

Music: “Hotshot” by scottholmesmusic.com

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