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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.

    1. It all began with a break up

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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

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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

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    Jess dated Russell

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    Monica dated Richard

    4. Disastrous Weddings

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    CeCe's Indian Wedding

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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

    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

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    Ross and Emily

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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

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    Phoebe has multiple homeless friends

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

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    Carol

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    Sadie, the OB/GYN

    14. At least one character is from Long Island

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    Rachel, Ross and Monica

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    Schmidt

    15. Character has OCD

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    Monica

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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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