It’s a time for celebrating on the Feb. 21 episode of “New Girl,” titled “Rumspringa.” Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) are preparing to start their new jobs, and the gang is ringing in the occasion in the best way — with a trip to a distillery in Solvang.
It all goes well… Until the drinking begins. Then, in the exclusive clip above, everybody turns out to be entirely useless when locked in the distillery. With nobody around to hear their slurred cries for help and no signals to make a call — and a password lock on the wifi, no less — Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt and Jess totally melt down.
“Let us out, we have a big day tomorrow! We need to pupate,” Jess screams through an opening in the door. “They don’t know what that means,” Schmidt responds. “Say something more accessible. HELP!”
It’s moments like this that made the show such an easy pick for our list of TV’s best platonic couples. Every Nick needs a Jess in their life.
Meanwhile, all Nick can do is focus on his phone and how it won’t do anything for him: “Real rollercoaster of emotion right now,” he says to nobody in particular. “Just slam it up and crash them down!”
If this an example of how she’ll act in a crisis, perhaps making Jess principal of her school wasn’t the best idea… But then, she probably won’t be hammered on the job.
“New Girl” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.