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Even though it premiered in 2011, I didn’t start watching New Girl until last year. After watching a few episodes, I was immediately drawn in by the show’s clever dialogue, talented cast, and classic one-liners. I’ve put together a list of my favorite New Girl quotes and some facts you probably didn’t know.

  • Amanda Bynes was almost Jess. It’s true, Zooey Deschanel almost lost the role to Amanda Bynes, which would have been devastating.
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  • Schmidt is married! In real life, Max Greenfield is nothing like his TV counterpart. He’s been married since 2008 to Tess Sanchez. She is a FOX casting executive, so maybe that’s how he got his famous role.
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  • …and Schmidt’s a dad! Yes, it’s true. Max and Tess have a daughter too. Lilly is 4 years old and Max is obsessed with her. “She’s the best, man. She keeps a lot of it grounded,” he told ABC News. “You come home, you’re like ‘Whatever let’s go hang out!'”
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  • The pilot episode drew 10.28 million U.S. viewers and a 4.8 adults 18–49 demo rating, making it the highest-rated fall debut for a Fox scripted show since 2001.
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  • In season 5, episode 4 “No Girl”, Jess is absent. In real life, Zooey is out on maternity leave after the birth of Elsie Otter. During the episode, the newscaster mentions the birth of a new otter at this zoo. This is possibly a reference to Zooey’s daughter.
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  • CeCe is a genius. At the University of British Columbia, Hannah Simone studied International Relations and Political Science. Before acting she was working with the UN in London, where she was born.
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  • Max Greenfield is scared of birds. Supposedly while filming the pilot there was a live vulture, and Max was terrified on set.
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  • FOX asked Jake Johnson to lose weight.“What’s funny is that the network actually asked me to lose 15 pounds, and I did. I basically got told I was too fat for FOX,” Johnson told The Advocate. Classic Hollywood.
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  • Max Greenfield was penpals with Gwyneth Paltrow! Back in 2011, he told US Weekly that he emailed Gwyneth Paltrow all the time because he loves her site GOOP.
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  • Coach is part of a famous Hollywood family. Damon Wayans Jr. is one of the famous Wayans. You might be familiar with his dad Damon Wayans Sr. (In Living Color) and his brothers Marlon (Scary Movie) and Shawn (White Chicks).
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  • ITS CREATOR HAD NEVER WORKED ON A TV SHOW BEFORE.
  • New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether was utterly new to the world of television when she began developing the series in 2011.
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  • COACH LEFT THE FIRST TIME BECAUSE HAPPY ENDINGS WAS RENEWED.
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  • JOHNSON PITCHED THE IDEA OF TRAN.
  • One of many story ideas Johnson has pitched to Meriwether via late-night texts was, “What if I have a Vietnamese friend in a park?
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  • Exterior shots of the group’s apartment building are of a building located on the corner of Avery St and Traction Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
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  • Nick (Jake Johnson) has said that he doesn’t believe in dinosaurs. Johnson later played a supporting role in Jurassic World (2015)
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  • Was named one of the eight “most exciting new series” of 2011 by the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
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  • Megan Fox will replace Zooey Deschanel for a little while she is on maternity leave.
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