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In the first season, Zooey Deschanel (Jess) and Jake Johnson (Nick) were directed to have as little physical contact as possible. This is because their chemistry was thought to be too distracting.
Zooey Deschanel and Damon Wayans Jr. went to high school together.
Damon Wayans Jr. was originally a cast member playing the character of Coach. Wayans was expecting his series, Happy Endings (2011), to be canceled. But when that series was renewed, Wayans was unable to continue with this series after the pilot. He was replaced with Lamorne Morris as Winston. After Happy Endings (2011) was canceled, Wayans was able to return to this series in the third season.
Amanda Bynes was considered for the role of Jess, which eventually went to Zooey Deschanel.
A few episodes of season 5 were filmed along with the 22 episodes of the fourth season because Zooey Deschanel was pregnant.
Prince guest starred in an 2014 episode named after him. He also made a duet with star of the show, Zooey Deschanel, titled "FALLINLOVE2NITE" which premiered on the show.
Peter Gallagher plays Schmidt's father on the show. In The O.C., Max Greenfield (Schmidt) played the younger version of Peter Gallagher's character, Sandy Cohen.
Schmidt's first name has never been revealed
Exterior shots of the group's apartment building are of a building located on the corner of Avery St and Traction Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
Both Katie Cassidy and Stephen Amell were guest stars in the first season. They both went on to become stars of _Arrow_.
All the male actors have played police officers. Lamorne Morris (Winston) on _New Girl_, Max Greenfield (Schmidt) on Veronica Mars (2004), Jake Johnson (Nick) and Damon Wayans Jr. (Coach) in Let's Be Cops (2014).
Nick's catchphrase: "This is my nightmare!"
Nick (Jake Johnson) has said that he doesn't believe in dinosaurs. Johnson later played a supporting role in Jurassic World (2015).
Was named as one of the eight "most exciting new series" of 2011 by the Critics' Choice Television Awards.
In two episodes, you can see Winston and Schmidt laughing out of turn at something that Coach had said or improvised.
The exterior shot of Nick's bar is of The Griffin in Los Angeles on Los Feliz Blvd.
Justin Long plays a character with the last name of Genzlinger which is the same last name as one of the directors on the show Bones which stars Zooey Deschanels' sister, Emily Deschanel.
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Jerrod Carmichael was offered the part of Winston but turned it down to focus on his stand-up career.
Nick has a tour poster for the popular blues-rock band "The Black Keys" hanging on his bedroom door.
There's a Coachella poster in Nicks room from season 3.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

David Walton played Jess's boyfriend, Sam, who we find out is a children's doctor. In 2014, David was given his own show, About a Boy (2014), in which his character dates a children's doctor named Dr. Sam.
Both Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson have portrayed school principals. Johnson played Principal Dadier in 21 Jump Street (2012) while Deschanel became a Vice-Principal in the 3rd season of _New Girl_.

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