February 3rd, 2014
03:38 PM ET
The event was probably as highly anticipated as the Super Bowl.
The elusive artist formerly known and now still known as Prince made a guest appearance on Fox's "New Girl" and it was everything we had hoped for. The singer is reportedly a huge fan of the show and producers cashed in on the Super Bowl lead in to feature him. Do not read the following if you have not seen the episode yet as it contains spoilers.
Zooey Deschanel character Jess is heading off to a party at Prince's mansion, but before she goes, roomie Nick blurts out that he loves her – to which Jess responds with the dreaded "pow pow" finger guns (ugghhh, we hurt for him in that moment). That sets Nick scampering after her to Prince's house to take back the "I love you."
Of course comedy ensues, Jess faints, Prince shows up and Nick faints. Actually, when Prince appeared we almost fainted even though we knew it was coming. Anyway, we won't give you all the deets but there was a makeover, Prince proved he can pull off comedy, ate some pancakes, sang his newest song “Don’t You Wanna Fall in Love Tonight?” and helped strengthen a love connection.
In his review, critic Alan Sepinwall from HitFix notes that "Sitcom episodes designed to suck up to the visiting musician can be a dicey proposition, but "Prince" worked because the man is both a legend and an eccentric, and no story about him sounds too outlandish."
The show did well for Fox as one of their execs tweeted the good ratings news.
Did you catch the Purple One on "New Girl?" If so, what did you think?
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