History Series / NewGirl

19th May '16 9:09:49 PM forgetfulkitty
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19th May '16 8:44:41 PM forgetfulkitty
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** In general, the show has a surprising amount of this for a comedy. The season 5 finale in particular was chalk full of them in various ways, often combined with the results of character development. For instance, Nick's zombie novel is brought up and it's actually made a lot of progress!



* ParentalSubstitute: The crew can be this to varying degrees for each other. Schmidt is the most obvious with his homemaking but on episode revolves around the attention Nick gives Schmidt and vice versa and the jealousy [[spoiler: Cece feels over the fact that Schmidt loves Nick (platonically) like family.]]

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* ParentalSubstitute: The crew can be this to varying degrees for each other. Schmidt is the most obvious with his homemaking but on one episode revolves around the attention Nick gives Schmidt and vice versa and the jealousy [[spoiler: Cece feels over the fact that Schmidt loves Nick (platonically) like family.]]
19th May '16 8:19:27 PM forgetfulkitty
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* CharacterDevelopment: Despite the trappings of an episodic comedy, all the characters develop and change with the seasons more inline with a serial drama. If nothing else, they tend to have subtle reactions over many episodes. For instance, after a series of harsh breakups that wreaks his start-of-series confidence, Winston basically turns into a mess when it comes to women. It takes some wacky hijinks and his friends getting serious with him for him to recover his emotional stability. Likewise, Schmidt starts off as the resident JerkAss who had to frequently put money in a jar for his abrasive comments. While he was always a stalwart friend, over the series he grows into a much more sympathetic character who loses that abrasive quality and emotional childishness. Of all the characters, [[spoiler: did anyone think he'd be the first to get married? To Cece no less?]]


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12th May '16 10:31:20 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* ThisLoserIsYou: Nick is a bartender who dropped out of law school shortly before getting his degree, who comes off as rather bitter. Winston is currently unemployed and clueless about what he wants to do.

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* ThisLoserIsYou: Nick is a bartender who dropped out of law school shortly before getting his degree, who comes off as rather bitter. Winston is currently unemployed and Winston's character arc involved being a semi-pro athlete who never had much of a career, then he hopped from job to job, largely clueless about what he wants wanted to do.do before eventually joining the LAPD.


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** Winston tries to kickstart this sort of relationship with Cece, even coining the phrase "classic Winston/Cece mess-around!" She doesn't go for it. [[spoiler:Their relationship is solidified when they go wedding dress shopping together]].
11th May '16 7:59:54 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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** The douchebag jar from the first season makes an amazing return [[spoiler:when Schmidt crushes it underfoot during his and Cece's wedding ceremony]].



* DisposableFiance: Both [[spoiler: Shavrang and Cece]], of the "let's call the whole thing off" variety. [[spoiler: Cece first]] stops the ceremony, but then [[spoiler: Shavrang]] quickly agrees and proclaims his love to [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend his childhood friend]] who was attending the wedding.

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* DisposableFiance: Both [[spoiler: Shavrang [[spoiler:Shavrang and Cece]], of the "let's call the whole thing off" variety. [[spoiler: Cece [[spoiler:Cece first]] stops the ceremony, but then [[spoiler: Shavrang]] [[spoiler:Shavrang]] quickly agrees and proclaims his love to [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend his childhood friend]] who was attending the wedding.



** And even later, it's shown/apparent that much of his nagging is because he wants the best for his family/friends. For instance, he mocks Winston's current choice of girlfriends because he envisions Winston being [[spoiler: in his wedding photos]] with someone much more successful. And while he dislikes cats, he apparently has made an effort to like Ferguson because he's Winston's cat.

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** And even later, it's shown/apparent that much of his nagging is because he wants the best for his family/friends. For instance, he mocks Winston's current choice of girlfriends because he envisions Winston being [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in his wedding photos]] with someone much more successful. And while he dislikes cats, he apparently has made an effort to like Ferguson because he's Winston's cat.



** The end of season 2 has Cece getting an [[spoiler: arranged marriage. She calls off the wedding and her fiance runs off with [[TaylorSwift Elaine]]]]

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** The end of season 2 has Cece getting an [[spoiler: arranged [[spoiler:arranged marriage. She calls off the wedding and her fiance runs off with [[TaylorSwift Elaine]]]]



* WhamEpisode: "Mars Landing." [[spoiler: Jess and Nick break up]].

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* WhamEpisode: "Mars Landing." [[spoiler: Jess [[spoiler:Jess and Nick break up]].
9th May '16 8:28:41 AM 06tele
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-->'''Schmidt''': Yeah, yeah, I see what youíre doing there. And then what Iíll do is go outside and get the paper, and then shake the neighborís hand. Then what Iíll do is tie a bow on it, because itís birthday time, and then get on stage and collect my Oscar and say, "Thank you!" to the people, "Thank you!" to the people, and then Iíll get back down off stage and get everybody into the sharing circle, right into the sharing circle, and then [''smacks the desk''] spike the volleyball. Then what I like to do is, I like to arrive at the bridge, meet the troll, and then answer his riddles three. Then what weíre going to do is, weíre dancing. Weíre dancing. Weíre going to dance for a while. Dance until you canít dance anymore. Dance until you canít dance anymore. And then everybody. Gets. A. Churro [''tongue click''.]

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-->'''Schmidt''': --->'''Schmidt''': Yeah, yeah, I see what youíre doing there. And then what Iíll do is go outside and get the paper, and then shake the neighborís hand. Then what Iíll do is tie a bow on it, because itís birthday time, and then get on stage and collect my Oscar and say, "Thank you!" to the people, "Thank you!" to the people, and then Iíll get back down off stage and get everybody into the sharing circle, right into the sharing circle, and then [''smacks the desk''] spike the volleyball. Then what I like to do is, I like to arrive at the bridge, meet the troll, and then answer his riddles three. Then what weíre going to do is, weíre dancing. Weíre dancing. Weíre going to dance for a while. Dance until you canít dance anymore. Dance until you canít dance anymore. And then everybody. Gets. A. Churro [''tongue click''.]
9th May '16 8:27:59 AM 06tele
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** In "Eggs" Schmidt uses a torrent of these to explain his foreplay techniques to Jess' lesbian gynecologist friend Sadie, which, combined with a series of hand gestures the audience can't see, is enough to turn her on to an incredible degree and deem him to be a "vagenius"

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** In "Eggs" Schmidt uses a torrent of these to explain his foreplay techniques to Jess' lesbian gynecologist friend Sadie, which, combined with a series of hand gestures the audience can't see, is enough to turn her on to an incredible degree and deem him to be a "vagenius""vagenius".
-->'''Schmidt''': Yeah, yeah, I see what youíre doing there. And then what Iíll do is go outside and get the paper, and then shake the neighborís hand. Then what Iíll do is tie a bow on it, because itís birthday time, and then get on stage and collect my Oscar and say, "Thank you!" to the people, "Thank you!" to the people, and then Iíll get back down off stage and get everybody into the sharing circle, right into the sharing circle, and then [''smacks the desk''] spike the volleyball. Then what I like to do is, I like to arrive at the bridge, meet the troll, and then answer his riddles three. Then what weíre going to do is, weíre dancing. Weíre dancing. Weíre going to dance for a while. Dance until you canít dance anymore. Dance until you canít dance anymore. And then everybody. Gets. A. Churro [''tongue click''.]
8th May '16 12:05:47 PM forgetfulkitty
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** With Schmidt's [[spoiler: engagement]], he also develops from his earlier characterization and focuses solely on his [[spoiler: fiancée.]]



* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Averted. Being the only male at his workplace, Schmidt is often on the receiving end of verbal abuse and harassment and it is shown to be very unacceptable.

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Averted. Being the only male at his workplace, Schmidt is often on the receiving end of verbal abuse and harassment and it is shown to be very unacceptable. And it's suggested that he has to hold himself to a higher standard simply to compete.



** Cece and Jess also fall into this territory.



* HouseHusband: Schmidt inevitably turns out this way, whether for the loft as a whole or in his future marriage. That said, he also has a moment of insecurity about his ability to take care of his fiancée - not because he thinks she's incompetent or that he's not 'manly' enough to do 'manly' things, but because he believes that's what a good husband should strive to do in general.



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Combined with GenderFlip of stereotypical rom-com archetypes, this describes Schmidt and Cece's relationship. He's flighty, emotional, and neurotic while at the same time working a serious suit-and-tie job. She's emotionally private, somewhat quiet/serious, and mostly stable while working a feminine job (modeling and bartending). Similarly, Schmidt does a lot of the cooking, general shopping, and finances, all stereotypical female tasks while Cece tends to approach those things in more stereotypical male ways (poorly, disinterestedly, or not at all) and is characterized by both Jess and Nick as fierce and independent.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Combined with GenderFlip of stereotypical rom-com archetypes, this describes Schmidt and Cece's relationship. He's flighty, emotional, and neurotic while at the same time working a serious suit-and-tie job. She's emotionally private, somewhat quiet/serious, and mostly stable while working a feminine job (modeling and bartending). Similarly, Schmidt does a lot of the cooking, general shopping, and finances, all stereotypical female tasks while Cece tends to approach those things in more stereotypical male ways (poorly, disinterestedly, or not at all) all). Cece is also much more physical and is characterized by hands on in her problem solving and in general (whereas Schmidt will try to be crafty) which they both Jess acknowledge and Nick as fierce and independent.are comfortable with.



** Schmidt, as that is obviously a last name and not his first. We don't even learn his name in the episode with his cousin, [[OneSteveLimit who also goes by "Schmidt"]]

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** Schmidt, as that is obviously a last name and not his first. We don't even learn his name in the episode with his cousin, [[OneSteveLimit who also goes by "Schmidt"]]"Schmidt"]]. Even when he [[spoiler: gets engaged and has an encounter with his estranged father,]] we 'still' don't hear his name, either because it's cut off by another sound or it's just never used when addressing him.



* RealMenCook: Schmidt. It's acknowledged time and time again that he's an excellent all-around cook. He and Jess share the title when it comes to baking.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Nick and Schmidt seem to spend a lot of time yelling at each other. They're very different and probably not meant to live in close quarters.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Nick and Schmidt seem to spend a lot of time yelling at each other. They're very different and probably not meant to live in close quarters. Eventually it's shown that, due to their childhoods, this is really the only way they initially knew how to express themselves around each other.



** Schmidt and Robbie. They're fighting over Cece, but otherwise get along famously. Even while Schmidt is actively trying to sabotage Robbie's relationship.

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** Schmidt and Robbie. They're fighting over Cece, but otherwise get along famously. Even while Schmidt is actively trying to sabotage Robbie's relationship. Schmidt even invites Robbie to his bachelor party and, presumably, his wedding.
4th May '16 10:34:28 PM forgetfulkitty
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* MamaBear: Jess actually calls Cece this in regards to how Cece can/is very protective of Jess when Cece is feeling insecure about her ability to take care of her fiancée.
4th May '16 10:31:31 PM forgetfulkitty
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** Cece and Jess also fall into this territory.



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Combined with GenderFlip of stereotypical rom-com archetypes, this describes Schmidt and Cece's relationship. He's flighty, emotional, and neurotic while at the same time working a serious suit-and-tie job. She's emotionally private, somewhat quiet/serious, and mostly stable while working a feminine job (modeling and bartending). Similarly, Schmidt does a lot of the cooking, general shopping, and finances, all stereotypical female tasks while Cece tends to approach those things in more stereotypical male ways (poorly, disinterestedly, or not at all).

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Combined with GenderFlip of stereotypical rom-com archetypes, this describes Schmidt and Cece's relationship. He's flighty, emotional, and neurotic while at the same time working a serious suit-and-tie job. She's emotionally private, somewhat quiet/serious, and mostly stable while working a feminine job (modeling and bartending). Similarly, Schmidt does a lot of the cooking, general shopping, and finances, all stereotypical female tasks while Cece tends to approach those things in more stereotypical male ways (poorly, disinterestedly, or not at all).all) and is characterized by both Jess and Nick as fierce and independent.



** Later season have them casually refer to each other in more family terms rather than friendly. For instance, Schmidt offhandedly labels Winston as "Uncle Winston" during a fictional conversation with his kids.

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** Later season have them casually refer to each other in more family terms rather than friendly. For instance, Schmidt offhandedly labels Winston as "Uncle Winston" during a fictional conversation with his fictional kids.
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