New Girl Review: Pogo Sticks
Well, "Pepperwood" was certainly more enjoyable than last week's New Girl, although equally as silly in most of its parts.
The best aspect of this episode? Pogo. What's your pogo? I am now wracking my brain trying to think about the one thing my friends would all discuss behind my back. This could stir up some trouble if I'm not careful!
Did we ever find out Cece's pogo? Or does she just not have one? Is it that she's pretty? Because if it is, that's just not fair. But also completely unsurprising. At any rate, I was a little shocked that Jess' was her know-it-all-ness considering I would have picked her aversion to big girl words. But I suppose if they're friends with her, they find this charming. Which, let's face it, most of the time it is.
Winston's pogo was more of the literal kind. And God bless him. I don't even know how to discuss it in this review without laughing. Winston has been written as a much more likable character in the last few episodes, which I'm grateful for. I'm now sold on him more than I am on Nick, although Nick as the protector of Jess does make him seem quite likable. And his face when he saw Edgar's drawing in class was priceless.
The whole Edgar situation was pretty ridiculous, but it served to get Jess and Nick together in a wacky and humorous situation, so it worked for me. Especially Edgar's mother girlfriend, which surprised me when I didn't think I could be surprised anymore. Eating waffles has a whole new disgusting meaning.
And as a Chicagoan, I was simultaneously offended and tickled when Nick impersonated a man from the Windy City. But it's true: there is no substitute for deep dish pizza. And there isn't much in Los Angeles that comes close.
Classic moments from this episode include:
- Schmidt's sea snake dance.
- Schmidt's eyebrows.
- Schmidt's numerous names for his barnacle toenails.
- Winston's instant pogo when everyone hugged him after the fire.
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