11:29pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
'New Girl': 5 Best Quotes From the Fox Premiere (Video)
Zooey Deschanel made her debut as a sitcom star in Fox's fall series New Girl on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The show pilot finds her character Jess ending a relationship with a cheating boyfriend, and moving in with three single guys she finds on the Internet.
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The series also stars Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone. Damon Wayans, Jr. appears in the pilot as Coach, but will be replaced by Lamorene Morris in episode two.
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The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the cast at Fox's Fall Lauch Eco-Casino Party, where they dished on their characters, the theme song (written and performed by Deschanel), and just what the singer/actress is like on set. Find the videos below, as well as five of the most memorable quotes from the New Girl pilot.
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1. Cece: What's your stripper name?
Jess: Uh, Rebecca Johnson.
Cece: Your stripper name is Rebecca Johnson?
Jess: Boobies Johnson -- Two Boobs Johnson.
2. Schmidt: Hey Jess, how you doing? You look fantastic. Listen, what if you came out with us tonight you know, after work. We'll fix you up, we'll take you out, we'll get you a rebound.
Jess: A Rebound?
J: I don't know if I'm ready.
S: You're totally ready for it. I'll take you through the whole thing. I'll be like your guide.
J: Like Gandolf through Middle Earth?
S: Probably not like -- Ok -- First of all, let's take the Lord of the Rings references and put them in a deep, dark cave, where no one's gonna find them. Ever.
J: Except Smeagle. He lives in a cave.
3. Jess: Pink wine makes me slutty.
4. Jess: Well, I guess I can't hide my crazy.
Nick: I don't think you're trying that hard.
5. Waitress: You're all on a date?
Nick: Yeah, we're her boyfriends. We're reverse Mormons -- one guy just isn't enough for her.
New Girl airs on Fox Tuesdays at 9 p.m.