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New Girl S2 E22 – Bachelorette Party

Last updated on October 29, 2021

This podcast covers New Girl Season 2, Episode 22, Bachelorette Party, which originally aired on April 9, 2013 and was directed by Matt Sohn and written by Kay Cannon and Sophia Lear.

Episode Recap

After the loft receives their wedding invites and finds out that Cece’s wedding is in 3 weeks, Jess plans Cece her “perfect” bachelorette party. Meanwhile, Schmidt goes looking for a girlfriend to bring a plus one to Cece’s wedding.

Episode Notes

On this episode’s Pop Culture section we reviewed:

Additional Pop Culture References such as:

  • Gérard Depardieu – When Schmidt busts into Cece’s apartment, rather than answer who he is to Cece’s Auntie, he says he’s Gérard Depardieu. Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is a French actor known for performances in The Last Metro, Police, Jean de Florette, and Cyrano de Bergerac. He was granted citizenship of Russia in January 2013 and became a cultural ambassador of Montenegro in the same month.
  • Alyssa Milano – ​​When trying to convince Cece he could get a partner by the time of her wedding, he mentioned he “once figured out Alyssa Milano’s phone number just by randomly choosing numbers.” Alyssa Jayne Milano is an American actress, producer, singer, author, and activist. As an actor, she’s known for her roles in Who’s the Boss?, Melrose Place, Charmed, and My Name Is Earl. As a political activist, she’s known for her role in the Me Too movement.
  • Jane Lynch – It was joked that Nick looked like Jane Lynch while wearing his dad’s yellow track suit. Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, comedian, and author. She is known for starring as Sue Sylvester (who wore a lot of tracksuits) in the Fox musical comedy series Glee, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award. In 2013, Lynch received the 2,505th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the television category. 
  • [Robin] Williams – Shivrang is “baffled” why the US “refuses to embrace Robbie Williams”. Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Known for his improvisational skills and the wide variety of characters he created, he is regarded as one of the best comedians of all time. 
  • Candy Shop” – 50 Cent – Alfredo, the stripper, played this song when he was trying to do his strip dance. “Candy Shop” is the second single by rapper 50 Cent from his second commercial album, The Massacre. “Candy Shop” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming 50 Cent’s third number one single and fifth top-ten single. The song was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 2006 Grammy Awards and the music video was nominated for Best Male Video at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.

We also cover Schmidt explaining why he goes to Booty Burn Bootcamp as our “Schmidtism” this episode. For our “Not in the 2020s” we discuss Schmidt and Elizabeth’s relationship, how Nick and Winston tried to get a picture of Shivrang’s penis, Schmidt demanding a +1, and Schmidt thinking women are supposed to want commitment. For our “Yes in the 2020s” we highlight Schmidt apologizing to Cece. We also give a brief look into Merritt Wever (Elizabeth), the Guest Star we feature in this episode.

Also in this episode were the following guest stars who we do not discuss in the podcast: Satya Bhabha (Shivrang – Previously discussed in S2E18), June Diane Raphael (Sadie – Previously discussed in S1E15), Rebecca Ballantine Reid (Nadia – Previously discussed in S1E22), Lauren Dair Owens (Young Jess – Previously discussed in S2E5), Sudha Desai (Grandmother), Frank Cappello (Male Stripper), Britni Stanwood (Model – Previously Appeared in S2E5), Margarita Kallas (Model #2), Eugenia Kuzmina (Svetlana), Talia Toms (Hot Girl #1), Katie Walder (Cheryl – Previously Appeared in S1E8), Cynthia Murell (Hot Girl #3), Jaidan Jiron (Young Cece), and Roma Chugani (Ankita).

In this podcast, we call out a few camera goofs like how you see Jess say “Not Now Alfredo” but don’t actually hear her speak (around 13:20) and how when Schmidt knocks on Elizabeth’s door, it was never closed (around 15:50). We also share this article (which contains spoilers) where we learned that Elizabeth serves as a foil for Cece because Elizabeth tries to make Schmidt a better guy. Elizabeth Meriwether also mentions the inspiration for the idea of the “dead dad pass.”

While not discussed in the podcast, we noted other references in this episode including:

  • Shandy – When Shivrang is hanging out at the bar with Nick and Winston, he asks them if they want a shandy. A shandy is a beer mixed with either a lemon or lemon-lime flavored beverage that is popular in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada.

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

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Episode 23!

Music: “Hotshot” by scottholmesmusic.com

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