Ever wonder about being a writer for a television series? Throw the jokes out there for everyone to see? The wacky situations? Put ideas to the test and wow that television audience with everything you’ve got? Make’em laugh? Make’em cry?
And then, when a little success has hit you square between the eyes, you get the feeling you can do anything. En. Eee. Thang. Your imagination is your only limitation. And you decide to exercise that imagination … common sense be damned.
Well … that’s what I felt the writers did with this episode of New Girl — they threw the kitchen sink into the mix. They really didn’t give a hoot what they thought the result would be, either.
Some of the things put in this chapter were simply non sequitur. All country ska band. 100 count box of condoms. Cock fight with Nick as one of the opponents. Awkward, dorktastic intern. Valentine references. Girls night … with Winston in tow. Cece and Schmidt hooking up. Crying, emotional, unstable, over-muscled man-boy (Ryan Kwanten of True Blood) who turns into a pile of jello instead of a one night stand. Mushroom ingestion. Incontinence. Need I go on? Because there’s more. Lots more. It might be easier noting what the writers didn’t put into the episode.
Of course, there were a few humorous notes. But overall, it was one big, fat, hairy, juicy mess. Even Nick’s endearing awkwardness felt … awkward.
Things are getting too loose. Let’s hope this was a one-off chapter, the writers come to their senses and get back to basics. We can’t have all this chaotic schmaltz mucking up the show’s enjoyment.
Who’s with me?
“Look Jess: The truth is … I don’t go out on Valentine’s Day.” — Schmidt to Jess about going out
“What?” — Jess
“There’s no thrill. All these bars filled with emotionally vulnerable women? I’m like a Dominican teenager playing little league. It’s just no fair for everybody else.” — Schmidt
“What does a girl gotta do to get a one night stand around here?!?” — Jess after ousting everyone out of Oliver’s house so she can “get back to business”
“A normal man can go maybe three times in a night … depending on how much salmon he’s had.” — Schmidt to Jess about male stamina