New Girl  Season #1

Synopsis: After going through a rough breakup, awkward and upbeat Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moves in with three single guys. Intelligent and witty Nick is an underachiever who took the bartender off-ramp on his road to success. Schmidt obsesses over his social standing and looks at Jess as a personal project. Winston is a competitive former athlete who, after realizing he will never become a pro, moves into the loft. Together with Jess' best friend, Cece, they bond to form an unlikely, and dysfunctional, family.
Genre: Comedy
Year:
2011
134 Views

INT. TAXI. NIGHT.

JESSICA DAY, late twenties, sits in a taxi with a largewinter coat on. She’s on the phone. It’s summer in New York.

JESS (INTO PHONE)

It’s a surprise for him. I’m going

to walk in and just drop my coat onthe ground. What do you think?

INT. CECE’S APARTMENT. CROSS CUT.

Jess’ model-beautiful best friend, CECE MEYERS, is putting onher shoes in front of the mirror.

CECE:

Why don’t you hang it up?

JESS:

No...

(speaking softly)

I’m not wearing anything

underneath.

The DRIVER looks back at her through the rearview mirror.

CECE:

What? I can’t hear you.

JESS:

I’m... I’m naked under my coat.

CECE:

Are you whispering something?

JESS:

(louder)

I’m naked!

The sound of the cab swerving a little in traffic.

JESS (CONT’D)

(softer)

I think the cab driver knows.

CECE:

It’s August, Jess. Anyone who’s

wearing a winter coat is eithernaked or a hoarder.

(then)

This will be good for you guys. Yougot to keep it spicy.

(MORE)

2.

CECE (CONT'D)

I don’t understand how you still

have sex at all after seven years.

I’d have to take Ambien and pretendit’s all a dream.

JESS:

He said he has this fantasy thatI’m a stripper with a heart of

gold. And he’s helping me putmyself through college-

CECE:

He didn’t say the college part, didhe?

JESS:

Nope.

CECE:

What’s your stripper name?

JESS:

I don’t know. Rachel Johnson.

CECE:

Your stripper name is RachelJohnson?

JESS:

Now, I’m nervous-

CECE:

Jess. Remember in 6th grade when wewere freaks and no one would talk

to us? Did you ever think you’d

have a boyfriend?

JESS:

No, I thought I’d be the crazy

woman living over your garage.

CECE:

Now look at you. You’re naked in

the back of a cab. I’m so proud of

you.

Jess beams.

JESS (V.O.)

You know in horror movies, when the

girl hears the sound in thebasement...

3.

EXT. NEW YORK STREET. MOMENTS LATER.

Jess gets out of the cab, and a soccer ball rolls over toher. She kicks it back to TWO BOYS playing...

JESS (V.O.)

And she’s like: “Oh my god, what’s

that sound? I better go downstairsin the dark while only wearing myunderwear...” And you’re like,

“What is your problem? Call the

police!”

The boys just stare. Her coat has fallen open. She doesn’t

realize it- just smiles and waves. She runs up the steps of abrownstone.

INT. APARTMENT- CONTINUOUS.

Jess walks into a small cozy apartment for two.

JESS (V.O.)

That’s what my break-up was like. Ishould’ve just called the cops.

JESS:

Heeey... I’m home...

Her boyfriend, SPENCER, walks out in his boxers, surprised.

Jess drops her coat. We stay above the shoulders, of

course...

JESS (CONT’D)

(sexy singing)

Duh-duh-duh...

SPENCER:

Jess-

Jess turns her back to Spencer and starts shaking her tush.

She doesn’t see a HOT GIRL come out and stand there, staring.

JESS:

(singing, oblivious)

Duh-duh, sexy, naked, it’s all

happening... Sexy, sexy, I’m doin’sexy stuff to this plant...

The plant falls over.

4.

JESS (CONT’D)

Oh, okay, I’ll pick it up later-

(singing)

Duh-duh- Who’s that girl?

She does a big jump and spins around.

JESS (CONT’D)

(singing)

That’s Jess!

Jess finally sees the girl. A moment of silence.

HOT GIRL:

I like your bow.

A red stick-on bow falls on the floor. FREEZE FRAME.

JESS (V.O.)

So that’s what happened.

INT. A LOFT. DAY- A COUPLE WEEKS LATER.

Reveal the voice-over is coming from Jess in present day...

JESS:

That’s why I need a new apartment.

She’s facing THREE GUYS, mid twenties: SCHMIDT, slick, button-

up shirt, NICK, hoodie, and COACH, large and in sweat pants.

If you squint, they look like the three stages of theevolution of man...

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Elizabeth Meriwether

Elizabeth Hughes Meriwether is an American writer, producer and television showrunner. She is known for creating the Fox sitcom New Girl, and for writing the play Oliver Parker! and the romantic comedy film No Strings Attached. She also created the ABC sitcoms Single Parents and Bless This Mess. more…

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