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Beloved ‘New Girl’ character Schmidt lip-synchs to Rihanna

An oldie-but-goodie reshared today makes this the best Saturday ever.


Rae Votta


Posted on Dec 13, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 12:03 am CDT

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with a clip of beloved New Girl character Schmidt lip-synching to Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” while in a fat suit?

Max Greenfield, who plays Schmidt, made the video while in prosthetics on set, and is goes from a simple, funny lip-synch to a dance number on a hill overlooking Los Angeles. In short, it’s beautiful.

The clip is old, but Greenfield’s costar, Zooey Deschanel, re-shared it on her site HelloGiggles, igniting a wave of nostalgia. We have no clue what prompted the re-share, but we aren’t complaining. Turn this on and try not to smile.

Screengrab via iamgreenfield/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 13, 2014, 3:01 pm CST