Winston's Birthday is the twenty-fourth episode of the second season of New Girl, and the 48th episode overall. The episode originally aired on May 7, 2013.


Jess’ dad chooses the worst day to pay the loft an unexpected visit, forcing a nervous Nick to spend time alone with him. Meanwhile, Jess gets a shot at a big new job on the day before Cece’s wedding. Then, Schmidt struggles to publicly date a less-than-physically-ideal woman, and Winston continually psyches himself up for his huge surprise birthday celebration, which no one seems to remember to throw for him.



Guest Starring

  • Merritt Wever as Elizabeth
  • Curtis Armstrong as Dr. Foster
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub as Peg
  • Sataya Bhabha as Shivrang
  • Maureen Sebastian as Jill
  • Rob Reiner as Bob Day


  • Lew Dauber as Old Sub
  • Adam Sauter as Riley
  • Prem Shelat as Miguel
  • Karlin Walker as Student #1
  • Eshun Melvin as Student #2
  • Taylar Hollomon as Student #3
  • Thomas Barbusca as Young Boy


Recurring Themes


  • Time-wise, this episode occurs the morning after the episode, Virgins.

Running Jokes

  • Her Name is Yolanda Winston: When Nick talks about Jess romantically he refers to her under a different name.

Pop Culture References

Notes & Trivia


External Links

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Re-Launch · Katie · Fluffer · Neighbors · Models · Halloween · Menzies · Parents · Eggs · Bathtub · Santa · Cabin · A Father's Love · Pepperwood · Cooler · Table 34 · Parking Spot · TinFinity · Quick Hardening Caulk · Chicago · First Date · Bachelorette Party · Virgins · Winston's Birthday · Elaine's Big Day