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    Updated on Jul 30, 2020. Posted on Mar 21, 2020

    20 Times "New Girl" Defined Living With Roommates

    God, I miss this show.

    Ah, roommates. A financial necessity for many of us. Some of us (including yours truly) even share a room with another person.

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    I feel you, Schmidt.

    There are definitely pros and cons to having roommates, many of which were perfectly captured in the documentary New Girl, which offered a clinical study of living with roommates. Without further ado, I present to you the 20 most poignant moments.

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    1. When Jess walked in on naked Nick dancing.

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    Sometimes you just want to be naked in your own home. And sometimes your roommates don't knock. It's happened to the best of us.

    2. When there was an all-out brawl over a parking spot up for grabs.

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    This one is especially true for those of us who live in Los Angeles.

    3. When Jess brought over her boyfriend Russell for the first time and it was weird.

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    We all know what it's like when you try to bring someone home to your apartment and your roommates can't seem to be normal.

    4. When the roommates had a ~unique~ way of dealing with the broken garbage disposal.

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    Inevitably, stuff in the apartment breaks, and you figure out a way to deal with it. You might not even realize it's weird until someone else comes over and sees it.

    5. When Schmidt, who was the only one who cleaned the apartment, decided to rebel and stop cleaning.

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    There's always that one anal roommate, but you need them to keep the house in order and the family together.

    6. When Jess wanted to mourn a breakup alone and Nick wouldn't stop dancing in front of her.

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    Got roommates, but want alone time? Sorry. It's not happening.

    7. When the guys went out and left Jess at home, and she convinced herself there was a murderer coming for her.

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    You think you want the apartment to yourself, but when it actually happens, it's a nightmare.

    8. When the roommies caught Winston treating his cat like a human.

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    Any pet owner will get this.

    9. Similarly, when Winston referred to Jess as his cat Ferguson's sister.

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    You really start to become family with your roommates.

    10. When Nick used Schmidt's conditioner.

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    We've all used our roommates' stuff. We've also all gotten mad at our roommates for using our stuff.

    11. When Winston revealed that everyone had a "pogo" — aka an inside joke the other roommates had about them — and the gang spent the episode trying to figure theirs out.

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    No matter what your roommates say, you 100% have a pogo.

    12. When Schmidt insisted on wearing his kimono (and nothing else) around the apartment.

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    We want to be comfortable at home!!

    13. When there was a spider in the apartment, and Schmidt enlisted everyone in a hunt to find it.

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    Every apartment has a designated spider killer.

    14. When the roommates woke Winston up on a Saturday with their noise, and Winston pretended to be Nick's lover to drive out the fighting girls Nick brought home.

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    If you wake up your roommate on the weekend, God help you.

    15. When Schmidt shared a little bit of TMI with the gang.

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    Sometimes boundaries get blurred.

    16. When third-wheeling went a little too far.

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    When you live with someone who has a significant other, you become a part of their relationship.

    17. When Nick couldn't handle Schmidt and Jess fighting.

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    Fights break up the whole equilibrium of the apartment.

    18. And when Nick and Schmidt were in a fight, but they decided to have a stalemate for their bedtime chat.

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    Bedtime chats are the best part about sharing a room.

    19. When Schmidt got worried that if they no longer lived together, they'd stop being friends.

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    It's hard to imagine a time when you won't live together anymore!

    20. And finally, when Schmidt missed his own wedding, so the gang threw him a new one at the loft.

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    Even though you and your roommates bicker like siblings, you guys will do anything for each other.

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