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New Girl S3 E9 – Longest Night Ever

Last updated on July 17, 2022

This podcast covers New Girl Season 3, Episode 9, Longest Night Ever, which originally aired on November 19, 2013 and was written by Ryan Koh and directed by Nicholas Jasenovec.

Episode Recap

Coach asks Cece on a date and Jess works to distract Schmidt. Nick lost Winston’s cat Ferguson and they found themselves at Bertie house.

Episode Notes

On this episode’s Pop Culture section we reviewed:

  • Grey’s Anatomy – Bertie mentions that she’d rather watch Grey’s [Anatomy] than try to impress someone at a bar.
  • Drake – When Coach doesn’t know how to act with Cece he said, “I just wanna put on some Drake and get up on you.”

Additional Pop Culture References such as:

  • Tiger Woods – Schmidt says he’s fine with Coach and Cece dating because “we might get another Tiger Woods out of [it].” Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer who is tied for first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men’s major championships, and holds numerous golf records. He is also widely considered one of the greatest golfers of all time and is one of the most famous athletes in modern history.
  • Hank Aaron – After returning back to the loft after trying to meet a “human” woman, Winston says it’s ok that he’s alone and references how Hank Aaron was alone for every home run he hit. Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed “Hammer” or “Hammerin’ Hank”, was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 23 seasons in the MLB. Hank Aaron is widely considered as one of the greatest baseball players in history.
  • Homeland – Jess and Nick were trying to think of what to do on their date night and Nick suggested dinner and 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)
  • When trying to distract Schmidt from stopping Coach and Cece’s date, Jess sings or says the following references: 
    • “Cracklin’ Rosie” by Neil Diamond – “Cracklin’ Rosie” is a song written and recorded by Neil Diamond in 1970. The song became Diamond’s first American  #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics of the song suggest devotion to a “woman of the night”. 
    • Camyrn Manheim – Debra Frances “Camryn” Manheim is an American actress known for her role as attorney, Ellenor Frutt, on the legal drama series The Practice for which she won an Emmy Award. She is also known for her roles as Delia Banks on Ghost Whisperer, Gladys Presley in the 2005 miniseries Elvis, and “Control” on Person of Interest. 
    • Dylan McDermott – Dylan McDermott is an American actor known for his role as lawyer, Bobby Donnell, on the legal drama series The Practice, which earned him a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for an Emmy Award. 
  • LA Sparks – Coach and Cece go to a LA Sparks basketball game on their date. The Los Angeles Sparks is an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Sparks compete in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) as a member club of the league’s Western Conference. As of 2020, the Sparks are the most recent franchise to win back-to-back titles.

We also cover when Jess hits Schmidt with her car as our “Schmidtism” this episode. For our “Not in the 2020s” we discuss the way Coach talks about Cece and for our “Yes in the 2020s” we discuss Coach being vulnerable. We also give a brief look into Jessica Chaffin (Bertie), 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: Nakia Burrise (Beaming Woman), Joel Gelman (Officer Bill), and Carlie Casey (Kate).

Unfortunately, we did not catch the bear this episode.

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

  • Staples Center – This episode Cece and Coach go on a date at the Staples Center to watch an LA Sparks game. This stadium, now known as Arena, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles and is actually the home stadium of the LA Sparks alongside the LA Kings (NHL), the LA Lakers (NBA), and the LA Clippers (NBA).

This episode got a 7/10 rating from both Kritika and Kelly; Kritika’s favorite character was Schmidt and Kelly’s favorite was Jess.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Episode 10!

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