Prince was magical on New Girl: A GIF-tastic recap

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The Artist Formerly Known As... Adorkable?

Prince's highly-anticipated guest spot on Fox sitcom New Girl show finally aired following the Super Bowl. Instead of just a quick cameo, Prince takes center stage in the episode right alongside Zooey Deschanel and company, showing off his comedic side and a brand-new song. Touchdown for New Girl.

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After nearly getting run over by one of Prince's entourage, Jess and CeCe get invited to -- wait for it -- a party at Prince's house. Sound familiar? That's because these things actually happen sometimes. (Prince, invite us over again? Please?)

Nick and the guys give a pre-party send off to Jess and CeCe, but not before Nick blurts out "I love you" to Jess for the first time. Oops. Jess responds with finger guns. Double oops.

The guys eventually make their way into Prince's party by scheming their way past the doorman (or in Schmidt's case, climbing through Prince's purple frisbee-filled hedges). They meet up with Jess and CeCe at the party and sitcom shenanigans ensue before an unassuming "Hi!" comes from somewhere in the garden when Jess and Nick are finally about to hash out their problems.

Prince appears, like a bespectacled Cheshire Cat among the hedges. The not-so-star-crossed lovers stare at him in silence.

"How rude of me," Prince says. "I haven't given you enough time to freak out yet." And freak out they do.

Prince ends up awkwardly sandwiched between Jess and Nick on a tiny bench (this is Prince's garden after all...) before he offers to give Jess his two cents. "I need to be alone with Prince," Jess says, because even ultra-charming Zooey Deschanel is not immune to the Purple One's even-more-charming charms.

Prince becomes Jess's sounding board over pancakes, and suddenly you realize a little breakfast-at-night and some real-talk with Prince might actually be the best way to solve your problems. "You wanna know why you can't tell that nice dude you love him? You're scared."


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Demeko Code
Demeko Code

I liked it. I thought his funny side came out by poking fun at his own awkwardness.

Jody Virnig
Jody Virnig

Loved when he gave them time to freak.

Scott Wendt
Scott Wendt

Looks like Phil Spector in that photo.

Michelle Kaye
Michelle Kaye

great episode, it was well done. Love the show. Love Prince.

galamaria
galamaria

Prince was magically EMBARRASSING to watch on that idiotic show - but, damn, that new single....!  A true musical genius, but oh, so clueless about how he appears when he "acts"....

williamcarllindsey
williamcarllindsey

It was fun and entertaining to watch Prince, but good lord, that Ford commercial they cleverly-but-not-so-subtlety inserted near the beginning of the episode was gag-worthy. 

Christopher G. Kind
Christopher G. Kind

With those glasses on he looks a lot like the female drummer in Lenny Kravitz's band.

Linda McGraw
Linda McGraw

Dumb show . his real hairbut I watched the Prince part, I think he looked good

Tony Zahler
Tony Zahler

Bah you naysayers... Great show and an awesome episode. Prince did fantastic, kudos to him for indulging in the fun.

Maureen Collier
Maureen Collier

I loved this show!!! F there's anything we need in our lives, it's comedy and this ranks right up there on the list!!!

Wendy Everson
Wendy Everson

The most awkward unfunny thing I've ever seen. Love Prince's music but what on Earth was he thinking?

Charlie Howerton
Charlie Howerton

He is not a actor ! but he seems to have a great sense of humor. This show was so much more exciting then the one before it hmmm what was before it ? Oh ya the Super Bore

Cheryl Higgins Kozicky
Cheryl Higgins Kozicky

So loved this episode! My 13 month old granddaughter started dancing when she heard Prince, like every good girl should!

Blonde Rebel
Blonde Rebel

I actually really liked it, Prince was really good, I thought he was poking fun @ what people think of him. it was great & I'd love Zooey & him to collaborate on music.

Scott Gunvaldson
Scott Gunvaldson

I misread it as "Prince was marginal" and was all set to hit the like button.

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