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Trivia / New Girl

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  • Actor Allusion:
  • Actor-Shared Background:
    • Nick is from Chicago as is Jake Johnson.
    • Hannah Simone is also of (partially) Indian ancestry and has worked as a fashion model.
    • Megan Fox is bisexual, like her character Reagan.
  • Casting Gag: Peter Gallagher plays Schmidt's dad after Max Greenfield played the younger version of Sandy Cohen on The O.C..
  • Promoted Fanboy:
    • Prince was a big fan of the show and actually wrote Fox and the producers asking if he can cameo on the show. Obviously, they did and he apparently told them that the show was the only thing he watched besides the news.
    • Taylor Swift is also a fan of the show, so the cameo part of Elaine was written for her.
  • Real-Life Relative: Nasim Pedrad's sister Nina appears in Season 6 and 7 as Aly's sister Leslie.
  • Separated-at-Birth Casting: Both of the actresses playing young Cece and Jess look uncannily like them. Young Cece even manages a Match Cut with present day Cece and it is flawless.
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  • Truncated Theme Tune: Originally, the theme tune played over a quite long opening sequence, sung by Zooey Deschanel. But by Series 5 it was reduced to just 5 notes and 2 seconds of random photographs of the cast.
  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: According to this interview, entire scripts could be changed days before table reads and spontaneous decisions made on the fly. Tropes Are Not Bad since it's led to great subversions like resolving major UST between the leads in season 2, much earlier than most shows out there.

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