'New Girl,' Behind the Scenes: Jess Tackles Size in 'Micro'

Zooey Deschanel New Girl Micro - H 2014

Zooey Deschanel New Girl Micro - H 2014

New Girl is hitting all the hot-button issues this season: medical marijuana, Tinder — and now, unusually modest male genitalia.

"Now that Nick [Jake Johnson] and Jess [Zooey Deschanel] are both single, we've been trying to think about stories that would put Jess in interesting dating situations," says episode writer Josh Malmuth. "Someone came up with the idea of Jess dating someone with a very small penis. That led to Google image-searching … which led to the medical phenomenon."

That phenomenon is the "micropenis," the inspiration for the episode's title and, judging by the behind-the-scenes peek below, a lot of colorful metaphors for small manhood crammed into one half-hour.

"It's about a penis," says Malmuth, "so I think people will naturally be inclined to tune in."