New Girl may be a comedy, but that hasn't prevented the series from diving headfirst into some very real and timely issues that are taking place outside of the small screen, which Tuesday night's episode "Hubbedy Bubby" more than proved. Just 24 hours after the first Presidential debate and on National Voter Registration Day, New Girl got political in pretty much the best way possible, not only by having Jess and Cece encourage voters to support Hillary Clinton, but also by taking it a step further and having Zooey Deschanel impersonate Donald Trump in a surprisingly spot on impression, considering that these two people could not be more different in both appearance and personality. And as you would expect, it was downright hilarious.
But first, let's back up and clarify how this came to happen. To make a long story short, Jess made a bet with Schmidt. If she could recruit five more people to vote for Hillary during her day of campaigning then he (a noted Republican) would vote for her as well. But if Jess failed, she would have to vote for Winston instead. Unfortunately, Jess was unable to complete the task, but rather than changing her vote, they came up with another arrangement: impersonating The Donald. Granted, it lasted a total of about 10 seconds and just involved her standing around with puckered lips and squinty eyes while shouting things like "You're fired." But it was still pretty incredible and left me wanting more.
The episode in general, though, should serve as an vital lesson to us all. As the upcoming election draws near, getting the word out to vote has become more important than ever, especially for the younger generations. New Girl did a great job at reaching out to that demographic in a way that's, yes, comical, but still equally important. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines and let others dictate your future. Now is the time to let your voice be heard! So get out there and vote, and when you're done with that, round up all of your friends for a game of True American. It's what the Founding Fathers would've wanted.
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