When last we checked in with “Prince on New Girl,” we learned that Prince would be on New Girl‘s Super Bowl episode and…that’s about it. Not that !!!PRINCE ON NEW GIRL!!! wasn’t enough; we just wanted to know more, like if Prince and Ferguson became best friends. Still no word on the Ferguson thing, but here’s this.
“He contacted us last season because he’s a huge fan,” [said] executive producer Brett Baer. “He knows everything about the show. He contacted Zooey and Hannah [Simone] directly and asked to do the show. We couldn’t work it out last year. But when the Super Bowl thing was floated, it was perfect timing.”
We broke the story that Prince would guest star, and New Girl‘s bosses tell us the music icon also was very specific about what he wanted to do on the show. “He said, ‘I want to be involved in the show in a real way and I want to help Nick and Jess with their relationship,'” executive producer Dave Finkel tells us.
And sure enough, Prince is getting exactly what he wished for in the Super Bowl episode. “He’s right in the middle of trying to help [Nick and Jess] work through some stuff and it’s amazing,” Baer tells us. “His thing was all about getting to Jess and trying to bring out this inner part of her that hadn’t been brought to the forefront. The word hip tips was sort of the thing. He put it, I think I can give her some hip tips!” (Via)
Hip tips, you say?
Oh, Prince, you’re the best puzzle of all.