New Girl Recap: A Love Song for Justin Long

Justin Long isn’t New Girl’s first guest star, but he’s its biggest. Say what you will about the underrated comic genius of Natasha Lyonne or Lake Bell, but neither of them ever co-starred in a Die Hard movie. Or dated Drew Barrymore. Actually, playing a guy who’s romantically entangled with Jess Day might not be that much of a stretch for a guy who’s been romantically entangled with Drew, who once called him "the cat’s pajamas" in a magazine interview. She probably finds kazoos hilarious, too

Long’s New Girl character is named Paul Gunslinger, but he’s no Clint Eastwood type. For one thing, his macho last name is pronounced "gehns-linger." Also, he thinks the Detroit Lions are from Des Moines, he liked Air Bud 2, and the first time we see him, he’s dressed like a man-size gourd. He’s such a he-Jess that when he walks into the gang’s apartment, Nick says "Oh my God, there’s two of them." Read More...


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