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17 Reasons The Plot Of New Girl Is Similar To Friends

Warning: Minor Spoilers Both shows started out with a different name in the pre-production phase from what originally aired.

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1. It all began with a break up

Rachel Green ran out on her wedding day and Jess Day's break up with her boyfriend both led these girls to look for (a) new roommate(s).
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Rachel Green ran out on her wedding day and Jess Day's break up with her boyfriend both led these girls to look for (a) new roommate(s).

2. They both have Thanksgiving episodes

Which both have a fair share of disasters such as Rachel's Beef Pie and Jess baking a turkey in the dryer.
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Which both have a fair share of disasters such as Rachel's Beef Pie and Jess baking a turkey in the dryer.

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3. A girl character has had a love interest that is older

Jess dated Russell
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Jess dated Russell

Monica dated Richard
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Monica dated Richard

4. Disastrous Weddings

CeCe's Indian Wedding
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CeCe's Indian Wedding

Rachel had to be a bridesmaid for her ex-fiance's wedding and sing Copacabana.
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Rachel had to be a bridesmaid for her ex-fiance's wedding and sing Copacabana.

5. Rachel and Jess have crazy sisters

6. There's an episode with someone of the opposite sex seeing each other naked

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7. A girl character writes songs

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"Sad Sparrow (Imagine A World Without Bullies)" did not become as popular as "Smelly Cat."

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8. Remy is obviously Mr. Treeger

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Plus, there is a dance scene with both repair men
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Plus, there is a dance scene with both repair men

9. One character used to be Fat

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Fat Schmidt

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Fat Monica

10. A main character dates someone from England

Ross and Emily
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Ross and Emily

Jess and Ryan
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Jess and Ryan

11. They both have a hangout spot where a character worked at some point

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12. There's homeless people the group knows

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Outside Dave

Phoebe has multiple homeless friends
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Phoebe has multiple homeless friends

13. Both had a lesbian who was pregnant at some point

Carol
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Carol

Sadie, the OB/GYN
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Sadie, the OB/GYN

14. At least one character is from Long Island

Rachel, Ross and Monica
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Rachel, Ross and Monica

Schmidt
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Schmidt

15. Character has OCD

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Monica

Schmidt
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Schmidt

16. Both shows are centralized around an apartment

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17. Two male characters were roommates in college

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