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.
- Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day
- Jake Johnson as Nick Miller
- Lamorne Morris as Winston Bishop
- Max Greenfield as Schmidt
- Hannah Simone as Cece Parekh
- 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.
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