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Catching up with 'New Girl'

A new year of New Girl is fast approaching, and for those of you who may need a little reminder of what’s going on with our favorite loftmates, here’s a cheat sheet to help you fast-forward through season 5 before the season 6 debut on Tuesday, September 20.

Episode 5, “Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt”
When Nick’s cousin Bob and his wife Carol come to town for a visit, it can only mean one thing: They need something. In this particular case, they need some Miller sperm because Bob’s boys aren’t strong swimmers. Insert wackiness here! We also see Winston and CeCe bond over buying CeCe’s wedding dress. Life hack: Never get drunk before purchasing a bridal gown. You may walk out with something the rich people from District 1 wear in The Hunger Games

Episode 9, “Heat Wave”
Things heat up with Nick and Reagan when temperatures hit triple digits in Los Angeles. Nick decides to bring in every oscillating fan from the dumpster and a kiddie pool to help ease the heat. Reagan decides to buy an air conditioner so they don’t have to act like the people in the beer commercial before the beer arrives. Nick sticks to his guns, remains in his white pants and refuses to partake in Reagan’s winter wonderland. Does his stubbornness turn her on?

Episode 11, “The Apartment”
It’s time for CeCe to finally move out of her apartment and into the loft with her future husband, his roommate from college, that guy’s friend from childhood, her best friend, and a grumpy cat named Ferguson. While helping CeCe maneuver down Memory Lane, Jess summons the courage to quit her job, by recalling the time she moved in with three boys in a random loft. Speaking of random, Nick has a flasher who likes to show his goods in the bar. Naturally, Nick is unfazed by the flasher’s behavior and Schmidt must intervene.

Episode 13, “Sam Again”
Jess must gird her loins, because SAM IS BACK! You remember Sam, right? He’s the hot doctor who broke Jess’ heart. Then she broke his by kissing Nick. Now he’s a granola-loving, long-bearded shell of himself who is dating the principal at a school where Jess is interviewing. Do I detect a spark, Dr. Sam and Miss Day?

Episode 17, “Road Trip”
I’ve got three words for you: Schmidt’s bachelor party. Nothing beats a slow-motion fight sequence in the middle of a desert to Katy Perry’s “Roar.” Trust me on this one.

Episode 18, “Landing Gear”
Everything that could go wrong does go wrong on CeCe and Schmidt’s wedding day. In fact, the groom misses the entire event trying to get CeCe’s mom to the service. What’s a bride to do? Call on her entourage to remake the loft into a beautiful venue for a wedding, that’s what. When Schmidt smiles at CeCe and says, “I don’t think I can wait another second,” the tears will begin to flow. Mazel tov!

New Girl returns to FOX on Tuesday, September 20. Click here to catch up on The Mindy Project and The Big Bang Theory before their debuts.

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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