Nick - New Girl

Jess used to be cool at school. Not anymore. So she has an idea: She’ll have Nick come visit the school and talk about his book Pepperwood, which the girls at her school are apparently “obsessed with.”

“The kids used to love Vice Principal Jess, and now they won’t have anything to do with Principal Jess,” she complains. “It’s like I’m living in my own damn adorable shadow.”

He’s hesitant to visit the school, though. “Your students would never understand that Pepperwood is just a New Orleans story about a guy fighting with the alligator within!” he says in a terrible old-timey accent that may lead viewers to believe that he won’t do much to help Jess’s reputation at school — but he ultimately agrees to anyway.

See the clip above, and watch New Girl when it airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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New Girl

Zooey Deschanel plays lovable Jess, who is plodding through life with a good group of friends.

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