Parents is the eighth episode of the second season of New Girl, and the 32nd episode overall.


Jess' divorced parents Joan and Bob (Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner, respectively) come over to the apartment for Thanksgiving; Jess tries to get them back together despite numerous failed attempts in the past. Schmidt's cousin (Rob Riggle), also named Schmidt, comes over, spurring a manly competition between the two.



Guest Starring


  • Lauren Dair Owens as Young Jess
  • Ariela Barer as Young Cece
  • Matthew Jacob Wayne as Young Schmidt
  • Michael Chey as Young Big Schmidt


Notes & Trivia

  • Jess says she has a Master's degree in this episode.
  • Cece as a teenager wears glasses.
  • Jess's mom lives in Portland.


External Links

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