The Groaning Boy was friends with Jess when they were young. He appeared in a flashback during the "Pilot" episode of New Girl, and is portrayed by Andy Scott Harris.



In middle school, he attended one of her parties, in which Jess attempted to entertain her guests by performing Joan Osbourne's "One of Us" on the acoustic guitar. He openly begged her to stop, while the other guests, including a young Cece, looked on incredulously.


  • Groaning Boy is one of only a few characters who has appeared on the show solely through flashbacks. Other characters with this distinction include Mysteria and OctopussyMick Jagger, Eduardo, and Teddy.
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