Gif-Heavy, Halloweeny Proof That Nick is the Best "New Girl" Character
Johnson was perfect in this week's episode, "Halloween." Nick's fear of haunted houses is something many can relate to, and not just because here the haunted house largely represented his fear of the unknown in relationships. No, those houses are terrifying because demented clowns jumping out and screaming at you is terrifying. It's just not cool. Naturally, Nick screamed back at the clown and later punched a zombie -- perfectly understandable behavior. But he was in the haunted house for a noble reason (finding Jess, the zombie -- long story), and he powered through his fear out of dedication to her. Nick is evolving, but he's still one of the funniest characters around. He had me at his Bea Arthur costume.
So here's to Nick, who is afraid of many things but isn't afraid to shriek at the sight of pretend monsters. He's the best. This sequence in the haunted house just may put this among my favorite of Halloween-themed TV episodes.
You really can't blame him for this, Jess. I'd have started swinging, too.
Sarah Carlson is a TV Critic for Pajiba. She will probably steal the Bea Arthur idea at some point.