Max Greenfield — who plays Schmidt, the “tightly wound” but fun loving roommate on Fox’s television show, New Girl — has had quite the summer.
First he got nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category. Then Gwyneth Paltrow said he was “the kind of guy you lusted after at your cousin’s Bar Mitzvah.” She invited him to document his red carpet walk for her website, GOOP.
Amid his hard-earned excitement, Greenfield found time to discuss his favorite episode of last season with New York Magazine’s Vulture blog.
He choose the episode “Control,” which featured Schmidt at his neurotic fussiest. Jess (Zooey Deschanel) brought home a china hutch from the street. Schmidt, in a moment Greenfield called his “favorite of the season,” destroyed the hutch. This led Jess to drag him to the beach for relaxation, where he does a 180, abandoning prototypical control for patchouli and bongo drums. All ends well when the roommates convince him to return to his sweet, metrosexual self.
And this is where the Shmooze begs to differ.