'New Girl': How many ears does Daniel Boone have?
March 7th, 2012
01:03 PM ET

'New Girl': How many ears does Daniel Boone have?

First things first: Spoiler alert!

There was a death on Tuesday's episode of "New Girl." But on a less morbid note, before the death there were plenty of funny moments.

After Jess injured Nick when she tackled him during a game of touch football (yes, Nick should be ashamed), she took him to see her friend, who's a doctor. Her doctor friend isn’t a gynecologist…she’s an OB-GYN, and according to Jess those aren’t the same thing.

After the doctor prescribes Nick some pills that are used by women with menstrual cramps, she notices a lump in his throat.

After the doc schedules an appointment for an ultrasound the next day, Jess, Winston and Schmidt begin doing what all good friends would do: they begin preparing for Nick’s death.

A dark turn, but nonetheless quite funny. Schmidt kissed Nick on the lips, they all cried, got drunk and made up a “sad song” about Nick. (Apparently that’s what you do when you find out your friend might die. Noted.)

Jess tries to joke, “How many ears does Daniel Boone have? He’s got a right ear, a left ear, and a frontierrrr!" Corny, yes, but judging from Twitter I'm not the only one who chuckled.

But after hearing that, Nick told Jess she couldn’t speak at his funeral because she doesn’t know how to be real. Kind of harsh, but after hearing her "frontierrrr" joke I understand where he’s coming from.

It was also pretty effective, because Jess got real with him afterwards - although her version of “getting real” was still pretty adorkable.

She wanted to get Nick to do something, instead of just letting his life pass him by. So of course the gang went to the beach so Nick could strip and run into the ocean. Schmidt was drunk and kind of confused on what was happening, so Winston got him up to speed by telling him, “I can’t be too sure, but I think you’re finally about to see your best friend’s penis.”

Schmidt’s confused response: “He’s gonna show his penis to the ocean and not me??” So of course, Schmidt runs into the water after Nick. I’m pretty sure I’ll never understand Schmidt, and I love that.

Nick quickly regrets his decision once he feels how cold the water is, and goes from being liberated, free-spirit Nick back to cynical Nick. In his defense, he was having a pretty crappy day.

“I woke up today and I wanted to play a friendly game of touch football, then I hurt my back, then I went to your gynecologist, and now I might have cancer!” he tells Jess while he was freezing on the beach. It was so sad, but so funny at the same time - and thankfully, Nick didn’t have cancer.

On another note, Schmidt and Ci Ci seem to be getting closer. While they were at the beach they had a real conversation about personal things. I really think they’ll be “official” sometime soon. Am I the only person who kind of likes them together?

Oh wait - you’re probably wondering about the “death” spoiler alert! It was Winston’s car that died, and yeah, I didn’t see that coming.

But what I do see coming is Jess and Nick getting together soon. They shared a few lingering looks with one another and the sexual tension seems to be getting a little more obvious. Hopefully Nick will finally do something, and not let Jess pass him by.

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  1. Queeeen Tooo Beeeeee

    Wow.....crickets......I'm gonna take a lil nap.

    March 9, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |

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