Remember when New Girl started and we all hated the theme song?
And then this current season started and there were new opening credits and we all hated them even more?
Because apparently the characters are all print models now, shooting a Sears catalogue together.
Well, it turns out Zooey Deschanel doesn’t like the new ones either. During a recent interview, she tried to stay kinda moderately positive (or at least not super hateful), but it all just came out pretty awkward.
HitFix: And, finally talk a bit about the new credits. What are your thoughts on seeing them?
Zooey Deschanel: I had no choice. Yeah, it wasn’t my choice and I had no real influence in the matter.
HitFix: But what was your reaction when you saw them for the first time?
Zooey Deschanel: It’s different.
HitFix: Do you view them as being sort of like long-term or would you ideally like to have season five a whole new thing?
Zooey Deschanel: I don’t really have an opinion on it. I like the original ones personally but that’s just me.
HitFix: I just feel like a lot of people miss the original ones.
Zooey Deschanel: Yeah. I like them too. I mean that’s my personal opinion and a lot of people have kind of complained to me on Twitter and stuff. But it was mandated by not me.
HitFix: That’s what Twitter is there for to give people a chance to complain.
Zooey Deschanel: Exactly. No, someone wanted it for some, and I’m sure it was a good one, reason and I don’t know why. But anyway I like the original.
HitFix: I do too.
Zooey Deschanel: Well, I think they wanted to include Hannah and Damon, which is a good reason, but I think it would be cool to have something like the original credits with the two of them in it.
HitFix: I would vote for new credits for the start of next season. That were in the same vei, personally.
Zooey Deschanel: I think that’d be cool. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It takes kind of a long time to shoot them though. So I think that’s probably why. So I think it works. And credits are short.
HitFix: Yet when you change them, people notice.
Zooey Deschanel: When you change them people are very upset. I was like, “Oh my God I can’t…” I’m like, “I didn’t have anything to do with it.”
The fact that she co-wrote the original credits can’t help to ease her dislike of the new ones. Personally, I’m a fan of the FULL original opening (the first video). It’s a cute little story about how she makes the guys help out (some may say enable) with her whimsy. But we only got the whole bit once or twice a season anyway, and usually it was cut down to about 6 seconds. Either way, we can all agree that either of the above segments is better than this music video for the full “Hey Girl” song, right?