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New Girl S3 E7 – Coach

Last updated on June 12, 2022

This podcast covers New Girl Season 3, Episode 7, Coach, which originally aired on November 5, 2013 and was written by David Feeney and directed by Russ T. Alsobrook.

Episode Recap

Coach moves back into the loft after a breakup and chaos ensues when the guys go to a strip club. Meanwhile, Jess is testing the limits with Nick.

Episode Notes

On this episode’s Pop Culture section we reviewed:

  • “Shirley Temple Grandin” – At the bar, Artie smells Jess’s drink to order her another and we learn Jess calls her cocktail a “Shirley Temple Grandin”. 
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark – Nick and Schmidt make a couple references to the Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark when they were lightly arguing with each other throughout the episode.

Additional Pop Culture References such as:

  • Rock You Like a Hurricane” – Scorpions  – When remembering old times with Coach, the guys flash back to drunk singing “Rock You Like a Hurricane” at a wedding. “Rock You Like a Hurricane” is considered the German rock band Scorpions’ signature song, which was released in 1984 as the lead single from the band’s ninth studio album, Love at First Sting. 
  • The Notorious B.I.G. / Maggie Gyllenhaal – When Nick brings up Jess at the Strip Club, Coach refers to her as “the Notorious N-A-G” and “Naggie” Gyllenhaal to indicate she was nagging him. Christopher George Latore Wallace, who is better known by his stage names the Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or Biggie, was an American rapper and songwriter, widely considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. Margalit “Maggie” Ruth Gyllenhaal is an American actress and filmmaker. 
  • Jay Cutler – Jess was apologizing for having Artie in her bed and said the situation would be like her spray-painting “Jay Cutler Sucks” on the wall. Jay Cutler was the quarterback for the Chicago Bears NFL team from 2009–2016. Nick would find this horrible because he loves the Chicago Bears. We also share more about Jay Cutler in S2E5 (Models).

In this episode’s Most Likely To we discuss who would accidentally take out a lot of money from a specialized ATM, think a phone number is sexy, hide their feelings until they burst, and get in a silly drunk fight. We also cover a “Schmiditsm” of Nick and Schmidt fighting in the car. For “Not in the 2020s” we highlight a lot of the way Coach spoke and Artie refusing to leave Jess’s bed. In our “Yes in the 2020s” we cover how Coach is in touch with his emotions and Cece realizing she was projecting onto Jess and then supporting her. We also give a brief look into Taye Diggs (Artie), 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: Greg Vrotsos (Derek), Lindsay Ames (Mystic), Eileen O’Connell (Bartender), Jush Allen (Strip Bar Guy), Kelli Barksdale (Stripper), Sophie Dee (Stripper), Virginia Petrucci (Stripper), and Imani T. Williams (Eclair).

We also share some of the news from the time the episode released about Damon Wayans Jr. returning as Coach and how “mah-gaa-leesh” doesn’t appear to be a real word. The only bear we found in this episode was the reference to Jay Cutler.

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

  • In a flashback, we see how Jess and Coach shared a moment when Seal Team Six caught Bin Laden.
    • Seal Team Six – The Naval Special Warfare Development Group is the full official name for the United States Navy component of the Joint Special Operations Command. Most information about the group and their missions are classified.
    • Bin Laden – Osama bin Laden was a founder of the Pan-Islamic militant organization al-Qaeda who were a terrorist group responsible for the September 11th attacks in the United States.

This episode got a 6/10 rating from Kritika and 7/10 from Kelly and we both had the same favorite character: Nick!

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Episode 8!

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