'New Girl': 'Thanksgiving III' goes into the woods

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A "New Girl" Thanksgiving: Where the men are men and the fish is decayed.

Even if "New Girl" were not an entertaining bit of comedy, it could work quite well as a cautionary tale about what not to do on a major holiday if you value your well-being. These things include:

  • When your roommate challenges your manhood, do not respond by planning a back-to-nature camping trip.
  • Bring more than beer for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • If you dig a bear hole, be sure to clearly mark its location for later reference.
  • Remember that there are such things as solar-powered cell-phone chargers.
  • Always remove the sticker from an apple.
  • It's probably not the best idea to invite a woman, her ex-boyfriend and her potential boyfriend on the same camping trip.
  • Don't eat the pre-dead fish. It will give you Legionnaire's disease.

But of course there was comedy in "Thanksgiving III" as well. This can best be seen in quotes from the episode.

  • "You said you thought a fly was going to land on your head and read all your thoughts." - Jess to Nick on camping
  • "It will be our ultimate test of manhood and our survival skills!" - Nick
    "It will?" - Jess
  • "What could be better than camping in the woods with my ex-boyfriend and his friend I just made out with?" - Cece
    "With whom you just made out." - Jess
  • "You can't forage for beer." - Nick
  • "We've gotten soft with our antibiotics and our sports creams! Do you think George Washington had a cat? He didn't and he hunted them and made butter out of their spoils!" - Nick
  • "I think this is chicory! It says you can eat the root. Or it's jasmine, which will kill you." - Jess
  • "You're going to get Bieber fever!" - Coach
  • "I feel like how they must have felt on the first Thanksgiving: Betrayed." - Nick
  • "The eyeball fell off! That's how you know it's good." - Nick
  • "Goodness gracious! What are you, a sorcerer?" - Schmidt, when Coach builds a fire
  • "I should've known beets didn't come from nature. Nothing perfect comes from nature." - Nick
  • "Jess, that fish was dead when I caught it. There was a sock near it." - Nick
  • "For immediate assistance, please call Deb at extension A.C. Slater." - Jess, after eating the fish
  • "Jess is delirious. I think she might think she's a rabbit." - Nick
  • "We are going to solve this right now. Just take your pants off!" - Cece
  • "I have good news from the doctor: You don't have rabies." - Nick to Jess

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