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When the cast and producers of “New Girl” came to Paleyfest on Monday (March 11), they brought the entertainment. Almost everything these people said was quotable. Since they talked for about an hour, we have distilled their humor and insight down to 10 quotes that sum up the evening.

Oh, and there are a few casting spoilers at the end, just for fun. If you want more “New Girl” spoilers, click here.

“They would have attacked each other.” — Liz Meriwether (creator of “New Girl”) on why the writers decided to get Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess together

“I thought it was great in an episode about how annoying Jess was.” — Zooey Deschanel, speaking about “Cooler,” the episode in which Jess and Nick kissed

“It was like ‘The Three Stooges’ with boobs.” — Zooey Deschanel, describing a “boob-slap fight” with Hannah Simone

“People hook up. People don’t hook up. I don’t judge.” — Lamorne Morris on the Jess-Nick relationship

“She’s engaged to another man and you call it a bit of a rocky patch?” — Hannah Simone when asked about Cece and Schmidt going through a rocky patch

“This is what we like to call deflecting.” — Liz Meriwether, deflecting

“It’s been fun watching Nick’s career as a writer blossom.” — Liz Meriwether, speaking about Nick’s “novel”

“I think Thanksgiving is really sexy!” — Liz Meriwether

“He’s also named Jess.” — Liz Meriwether when asked about Schmidt’s first name

“I like just Schmidt. I don’t ever want to know what it is.” — Max Greenfield on his character’s first name

Now for the casting spoilers…

Schmidt is getting a major blast from the past in the form of Merritt Wever (“Nurse Jackie”), who will play an ex-girlfriend of everyone’s favorite d**chebag. She will reenter Schmidt’s life as he tries to get over the loss of Cece.

Meanwhile, a familiar face will reappear in Jess’ life — her dad, played by Rob Reiner, will return for the Season 2 finale.

“New Girl” airs Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX.

Posted by:Laurel Brown