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Ranking 7 celebrity cameos on 'New Girl'

When you think of New Girl, most likely you envision an adorkable girl with a killer wardrobe, and a jar full of money, representing the douchiest of sentences ever uttered from someone wearing driving moccasins.

What may not come to mind is the stellar list of celebrities who have graced the loft in cameo roles over the years.

Dermot Mulroney, Rob Reiner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Olivia Munn, and Lizzy Caplan guest starred multiple times, but this list showcases celebs who stole the show in a single episode.

Here are the rankings of the top seven New Girl cameos.

7. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Himself

Winston is starstruck when he meets Mr. Abdul-Jabbar at the radio station. Kareem welcomes Winston into the fold, while slipping him a note that encourages him to get out while he still can!

Winston: Can I sit on your shoulders?
Kareem: Yes!
Winston: Really?
Kareem: No.

6. Adam Brody as Berkley

Nick is confused by the fact that Jess is still really good friends with her ex-boyfriend. Jess invites Berkley over to show Nick how easy it would be for Caroline to be an integral, yet strictly platonic, part of his life. Her plan backfires when Jess tells Berkley that he is an incredible person. Berkley turns on the charm and makes his move, assuming Jess is giving him the green light.

Jess: Pretend this is attached and there’s water coming out. This is not sexual!

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5. Ryan Kwanten as Oliver
Ryan Kwanten

Jess is determined to have a meaningless one-night stand on Valentine’s Day. When she discovers that she and Oliver have absolutely nothing in common, Schmidt gives her permission to get down with that strange.

Jess: He’s literally the most boring person I’ve ever met. He described every single lunch he had this week, and three of them were tacos.

4. Taye Diggs as Artie

When Cece learns that Jess wants to make Nick jealous, she arranges for Artie to sweep Jess off her feet. Using what can only be described as superpowers, Jess is able to walk away from that smile and this pose, back into the arms of Nick.

Artie: Come on in. The water’s fine.
Jess: Boy is it.

3. Josh Gad as Bearclaw

Before he swept the nation declaring he liked warm hugs as Olaf, Josh Gad tried to “contract” and “retract” his way into Jess’ heart.

Bearclaw: I can’t wait to see your meat bar.

2. Taylor Swift as Elaine
Taylor Swift

Cece admits to Shivrang during their wedding ceremony that she can’t marry him, and is surprised when he agrees. Shivrang quickly professes his love to Elaine, vowing that he will marry her in a Protestant church. Up pops Taylor Swift from the back row, officially stealing the show.

Elaine: You are not too short for me. I don’t care what your mother says. Let’s elope!

1. Prince as Himself
This was a pinnacle moment for New Girl.

Admit it. You would have totally reacted the same way as Nick Miller! Prince just has that effect on people.

New Girl returns Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 9/8C on Fox.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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