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Behind the Scenes: 10 Odd Items From the New Girl Set, Explained

The New Girl cast has answered plenty of questions about the Douche Jar over the past two seasons. But it seems unjust (dare we say douchey?) that this prop has been given so much attention when there are so many other fascinating tchotchkes and accoutrements in the New Girl world. What about that weird squirrel photo or that picture of Jim Croce in Nick’s room? Or Jess’s James Brown bathtub art? Or those creepy googly-eyed Jess illustrations? Vulture spoke to New Girl’s production designer Michael Whetstone and prop master Ben Lewis about finding — and in some cases, making from scratch — the stuff that defines these lovable weirdos.

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