The “New Girl” Season 2 DVD collection will be released on Oct. 1, but you can watch a little bit of the craziness now. In a deleted scene from the show’s Thanksgiving episode, Jess and her mother play basketball.

Kind of.

Here’s the thing: Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) obviously don’t know too much about playing basketball — not the normal way anyway. As Dad Day (Rob Reiner) looks on in resigned disgust, Jess and her mother start to shoot some hoops while using the “Little Women” defense.

Based on how things go after that, this version of basketball might bear some relation to “True American” — in that it’s totally insane and makes little sense.

This scene is, however, totally worth any and all craziness, because it allows the world to see Curtis doing impressions of the characters in the classic Louisa May Alcott book. And if the total disregard of the rules of the game bother you, then it would be wise to heed the words of Jess:

“Um, it’s not real, Winston. We’re also not in ‘Little Women.'”


Season 2 of “New Girl” is available Tuesday (Oct. 1). New episodes of Season 3 air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on FOX.

Posted by:Laurel Brown