By Lanford Beard
Updated December 12, 2011 at 09:35 PM EST

Known for his hilarious (if sometimes douchebag-y) sound bites on New Girl, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is one of the standout characters of the fall 2011 TV season. A video just posted online shows us Schmidt working his magic as far back at 2008. In the online dating profile, Schmidt explains he’s looking for “an honest connection with… a real girl.” What follows may just be the best 40 seconds of your life, wrapped in a reality TV time capsule. So which show did Schmidt choose as his date-spiration? Hint: You better put on your coat, or else you’ll “feel the rain on your skin.” Check out the video after the jump.

What do you think, PopWatchers? What was your favorite part? For me, it’s got to be “This is me — warts and all!” Then again, he does give some really good face. And that vest! Would you date Schmidt? And, if you would, is there even room for another person in the love story between Schmidt and himself that occurs around 1:04?

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