“I’m not convinced I know how to read. I’ve just memorized a lot of words.”
When Nick danced to his pump up song: “Cotton-Eyed Joe.”
When Schmidt’s cookie gift made Nick spiral, so he got Schmidt a cookie, too.
When Nick was a pretty good cook on Thanksgiving and felt like a new man.
When he met Prince and proceeded to just scream and pass out.
When he explained why he likes aging.
When Schmidt got a fish tank so he could have a fish that reminded him of Cece, but Nick was not on board.
When Nick and Coach tried to ride a tandem bike together, but Coach started without him.
When he made The Sauce.
When Nick climbed onto a ledge so he wouldn’t have to kiss Jess.
When they had to get rid of a “bag of meth” before Winston’s police academy home visit, but Nick’s inability to lie got in the way.
And he later confessed everything he’d ever done to the officer coming for the home visit.
When he showed Jess what he usually sleeps in for the first time: his “long shirt.”
When he was super drunk and tried to get out of Russell’s car.
When Nick pranked Schmidt so Schmidt would think he’s become an old man.
When Jess wanted to prove she and Nick were just as into each other as Schmidt and her sister, but Nick was not in the mood.
When Nick tried to push a pull door.
When he finally tried the foot lotion Schmidt had been giving him all those years and really liked it.
When Nick fake flirted with Jess’s mom, but then actually became a little into her.
When Schmidt and Nick discovered they’d been sharing the same towel.
When Nick unpacked why he had never changed in front of Jess.
When he went to Russell’s house for the first time and fell in love with that rich-guy-with-a-fireplace vibe.
When he was so anxious he offered grapes in the most concerning way possible.
When Jess explained to him what bobby pins are during a fight.
When Nick drank absinthe.
And when he — still drunk on absinthe — gave Dr. Sam the deepest of compliments.
When Jess and Nick told each other everything Schmidt could use to tear apart their relationship.
And when we learned about Nick’s love for Beyoncé.
Do you have a favorite Nick moment that’s not on the list? Let me know in the comments below!
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