James Wonder is the eighth episode of the sixth season of New Girl, the 124th episode overall.


In order to land the soon-to-be open principal's position at her school, Jess must impress the disapproving president of the Parents' Council. Winston puts his undercover skills to the test and Nick struggles to come up with the perfect wedding gift for Schmidt and Cece.



Guest Starring

  • Lucy Punch as Genevieve
  • David Hornsby as Ed Warner


  • Max Bunzel as Sebastian
  • Ricardo J. Chacon as Colby
  • Rebecca Bermam as Molly

Recurring Themes

  • This episode affirms that Jess had been a vice-principal at Banyon Canyon.

Notes & Trivia

  • This episode reunites Zooey Deschanel's real-life brother-in-law David Hornsby whose married to her sister Emily Deschanel.
  • "James Wonder" was originally scheduled to appear as the sixth episode. But due to Fox's coverage of the 2016 World Series and the election the following week, it is now scheduled to air as the eighth episode. In addition, Ready, which was previously scheduled as the seventh episode will now appear as the sixth episode.
  • Winston's alias of James Wonder comes from two of his favorite music artists: Stevie Wonder and James Blunt.
  • Genevieve's last name is Pickering.
  • Nick gets a tattoo on his leg of Schmidt and Cece and later adds Jess and Winston.
  • Banyon Canyon includes elementary school grade kids.


External Links

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House Hunt · Hubbedy Bubby · Single and Sufficient · Homecoming · Jaipur Aviv · Ready · Last Thanksgiving · James Wonder · Es Good · Christmas Eve Eve · Raisin's Back · The Cubicle · Cece's Boys · The Hike · Glue · Operation: Bobcat · Rumspringa · Young Adult · Socalyalcon VI · Misery · San Diego · Five Stars for Beezus
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