Likewise, I must have watched Schmidt’s breathless poem about spiders four times. His phrasing is perfectly gripped with fear: “I can hear it, building its house. Building its sticky, deadly house that you can never leave. Building it, with its ass.” RSQEH = one of the best parts of New Girl, period.
That said, this episode got more and more ridiculous (jar man and smusher! American Pie!) as it went on, and sort of lost steam when a spider crawled on Schmidt’s face. I liked the role reversal when Fawn swooped in and smushed the spider in one precise smack, but I just don’t like her. She hates everything that makes Schmidt, Schmidt. Their relationship obviously won’t last, but I just hope it doesn’t get to marriage territory before Cece makes a grand gesture. Honestly, who doesn’t think those two are going to end up together, like Schmidt and that warm apple pie back in ’99?