So, Jake Johnson recently jumped onto a Zoom call with Washington State University, and he revealed some awesome little tidbits about New Girl that were captured in snippets by TikTok user @sighelena.
One of the things he addressed in the call was the episode Prince appeared in.
According to Johnson, Prince reached out to Fox requesting to appear on the show. He watched it in his tour van, and really wanted Nick and Jess to be together — so he said he'd appear on the show if he could help make that happen.
And, as we all know now, Fox agreed to let him guest-star!
While I’m obsessed with the fact that Prince was also a “Ness” shipper, my favorite thing Jake revealed about the episode was that, when Prince came to set, he actually didn’t even call Jake by his name — he only referred to him as “Nick.”
According to the viral TikTok, Prince came downstairs with seven people dressed in all purple walking in a single-file line, then stood 15 feet from Jake and Zooey.
Jake said that one of Prince’s guests nodded at Zooey, so she walked over to him to talk, and then Prince said, “I would like to meet Nick now.”
TBH, Prince could've called ME Nick and I wouldn't have cared. This is honestly exactly how I would’ve pictured Prince’s visit to set, and I’m incredibly jealous of Zooey and Jake for having such a cool experience!
TL;DR: Prince was — and will forever be — an absolute legend.