New Girl returns tonight! Drink that knowledge in. Tastes real good, doesn't it?
In part two of our exclusive sit-down with the adorable and hilarious guys of New Girl, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris reveal the hopes and aspirations they have for their characters. Plus, they preview the episode about Schmidt's birthday, and let's just say after hearing them talk about it we simply cannot wait to see how it plays out…
[Schmidt's] birthday is coming up at some point, and there might be a party," Max tells us. "Cece (Hannah Simone) comes to visit and Schmidt might freak out just a little bit, might get a little over excited. David Neher might be coming back, who was fantastic in the pilot playing Benjamin. He might be coming back for the old birthday episode." Jake adds: "And he might have made us laugh so hard that we stopped the table read a couple of times."
The uses of "might" about ten times during that discussion lead us to believe that all this is happening. You don't fool us, you handsome men!
Tonight, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) walks in on Nick while he's naked (and doing an odd type of dance), and she doesn't exactly seemed wowed by his nude physique, so his confidence will be completely shot. And apparently it'll only go downhill from there. "Right now Nick is going through somewhat of a nervous breakdown a little bit and I would like to see where he thinks he's going to land, and I hope it's a crazy landing," Jake says. "I would like to see what he wants to do with his life and what he thinks is a cool response to his nervous breakdown. And it wouldn't be bad if he gets with Jess too, a little bit."
See how he slid that last part in there? That sneaky bastard. Don't toy with us.
We Other fans are clamoring for Nick and Jess to stop the back-and-forth and just fall in love already! Speaking of love, Winston will also be falling in love…with himself. "My character comes to terms with who he is," Lamorne reveals. "He's an ex-basketball player who can't play anymore; he's not that good. There are better black dudes out there, and so he's left back with his guy friends along with Jess and Cece. They help him realize who he should be. He's a really great guy and I think he's going to end up being a motivational speaker in future episodes or a doctor. Or he's going to date billions of women all across the globe."
We like the third option. Finally, the boys unveiled the pièce de résistance regarding the birthday episode: Max Greenfield in a fat suit. "I'm going to be in a fat suit," Max laughs. "It's part of the birthday episode. You might get to see a flashback from Schmidt when he was heavyset." Jake jumps in: "Schmity at 18 was a little tubby."
Check out part two of our interview with the guys, at least to hear Jake's "evil Twitter" voice, and we'll see you at 9 p.m. on Fox for an all new episode of New Girl!
Are you happy that New Girl is finally back? Which character did you miss the most?