When I thought about writing about New Girl on this blog, a few things immediately came to mind: Nick’s alcoholism, Jess’s inability to hold her liquor (even though she’s about thirty), or the “Cabin” episode where large quantities of absinthe are involved. But one thing stood above the crowd of alcohol-related topics: True American.
Now I could always double back to those other tempting tidbits, but for now I’d like to share with you my mission.
I want to play True American.
In a montage during the episode “Normal,” we’re briefly introduced to this magical and mysterious game through a series of hilarious clips that only vaguely hint at what the rules could possibly be. But my friends are always complaining that we don’t play games where we physically do anything, and I completely agree. At some point before the semester is over, we will play True American. Hopefully, video evidence will be made, but I can’t make any promises. But first, we need to piece together the rules. Here’s what we know so far:
It sounds like just what it is. After this, proceed to yell “Abe Lincoln, George Washington — Cherry tree!”
“1, 2, 3, 4, JFK! FDR!”
There will come a time where everyone needs to hold numbers to their forehead. Getting the same number as someone either places you on their time, or punishes you with a drink. Like most of the game, it’s a grey area.
Also, the floor is molten lava.
Keep checking back to find out how my True American venture goes!