The New Girl is a show that people watch. Coach* is a character on that show. These are facts as best I can tell because I haven’t actually watched the show.
* Sidenote: Coach is played by Damon Wayans’ son. Damon Wayans’ son is 31. We are all SO old.
There might be a reason for Pistons fans to check it out, though now. Apparently, Coach is a huge Pistons fan. Also, apparently the “Pistons butt bump” is a thing that Pistons fans do? I dunno …
“We’re trying to find a balance where Jess trying to be friends with Coach through sports created some kind of conflict with Nick [Jake Johnson],” says New Girl writer Rebecca Addelman in a behind-the-scenes look at the episode, “and we landed on a sex standoff.”
But Nick is not upset by the newly initiated bonding, he’s mad that Coach manages to get Jess to root for the Detroit Pistons instead of the Chicago Bulls. Jess’ Pistons affection gets her kicked out of bed when she turns up in a Detroit T-shirt.
Coach quest, alas, also involved a fair amount of lying because Jess didn’t know a damn thing about a “basketsball.” You know who did know about basketball? Nick. A diehard Bulls fan, he was predisposed to despise the Detroit Pistons, Coach’s team of choice, but he was willing to humor his lady. That is, until she made some headway by somehow convincing Coach the “Pistons Butt Bump” was a thing (it’s not, right?) and slithering into his bed wearing a Pistons shirt. Thus began the “sex stand-off”; the “sex tap” was off.
Having never watched the show, I can’t really recommend whether it’s good or not — fans in the comments can hash that out. I can emphatically say, however, that Rick Mahorn would DEFINITELY be the king of the Pistons Butt Bump.
Also, in other TV news, a former Pistons dancer and the mother of Rodney Stuckey’s son is already making quite the impression on The Bachelor this season.