New Girl Recap: Meet Hippie Schmidt

Here are some things we learned about Schmidt last night, none of them surprising: He’s good at making ants on a log; he can’t resist a nice pair of flat-front dress pants; and he’s so skilled at domestic duties like cooking and cleaning that his roommates can’t survive without him.

All of these traits stem from a deep-seated need to create order out of chaos. When he was little, his mother told him Santa wasn’t coming because his room was dirty — not a nice thing to do to a Jewish kid. Now, he’s the kind of guy who gets twitchy looking at other people’s rumpled haircuts. Can’t you just see him carefully lining up raisins on a celery stick? They’re probably spaced exactly three-quarters of a centimeter apart. Read More...


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