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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.
Bears are mentioned in every episode.
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.
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 a 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.
Amanda Bynes was considered for the role of Jess, which eventually went to Zooey Deschanel.
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.
The exterior shot of Nick's bar is of The Griffin in Los Angeles on Los Feliz Blvd.
Nick's catchphrase: "This is my nightmare!"
In two episodes, you can see Winston and Schmidt laughing out of turn at something that Coach had said or improvised.
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) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine
During season 2 episode 16, Schmidt thanks India for Kal Penn. In season 5, Kal Penn plays a recurring character.
In season one Schimdt refers to Cece's breasts as Harold and Kumar. In season five John Cho (Harold) and Kal Penn (Kumar) from Harold & Kumar Get go to White Castle (2004) appear as guest stars.
Nick (Jake Johnson) has said that he doesn't believe in dinosaurs. Johnson later played a supporting role in Jurassic World (2015).
Both Katie Cassidy and Stephen Amell were guest stars in the first season. They both went on to become stars of _Arrow_.
Was named as one of the eight "most exciting new series" of 2011 by the Critics' Choice Television Awards.
Windows can be seen in Nick's room as well as Winston's, but that is not realistic since the floor plan of the loft should have Nick's room sharing a wall with the hall and Winston's room sharing a wall with the hall and another loft since it's in the corner of the loft.
Damon Wayan's character goes by Coach, but his first name is Ernie. This is just like on the television show Cheers with Nicholas Colosanto's character who also goes by Coach with first name Ernie.
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If one pays close enough attention to the characters in the background, they might catch the actors laughing out of turn.
In season 2 Jess makes a reference of "Bridge to Terebithia", which Zooey Deschanel also stars in.
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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.
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.
In one episode Jess starts to give Nick the PIN code for her ATM card, which begins with 4 and 2. Zooey played Trillian in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" which is based on a series of books in which the number 42 plays a significant role.
There's a Coachella poster in Nicks room from season 3.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Schmidt's first name has been revealed as Winston.
In season two when Sam breaks up with Jess, she cries on the couch and says she just wants to listen to Taylor Swift songs. Taylor Swift later appears in an episode playing a character and not herself.
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_ and a Principal in the 6th season.
In season 2 episode 6 Winston dresses up as a cop. Later in the series Winston becomes a cop.
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In the first season the "Douchbag Jar" sticky note was a different color, pink, than on the last episode when Schmidt stepped on it, the color of the jar was a lighter pink

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