Exploring the art of storytelling.
In “What About Fred?,” Schmidt and Nick became co-owners of the bar. Nick was now the boss of all his friends, and of course this change in leadership didn’t bode well. Cece helped lead a strike against management (aka Nick and Schmidt). While Schmidt and Cece were on opposite sides of this quarrel, they prevented work from interfering with their love life. It was hilarious to see them both compliment each other, admiring one another’s determination even though they were on opposing sides.
The storyline with Fred wasn’t that funny. Fred was definitely odd, but the whole situation with him, Jess, and his parents didn’t make me laugh once. And “New Girl” is one of those shows that usually makes me laugh out loud. The writers could have written a much more entertaining storyline centered around Fred.