I’m sure you have heard that one of Pop’s legend, Prince, passed away couple of days ago at age 57.
While I grew up in ’90s and am familiar with Prince’s stylish yet eccentric style, I don’t know much of his songs besides ‘Most Beautiful Girl in The World’. And that was because the one TV channel (back then, there was only one TV channel available) played that song everytime during music segment. I like the song, and wish I have explored more of his work.
Most recently what made me paid attention to Prince was that one episode last year where he starred and sing in New Girl TV series, which starred and produced by Zooey Deschanel. I adored Zooey Deschanel since seeing 500 Days of Summer and then fond of her band, She & Him. But I would never have guessed that Prince would be in it, considering the show’s previous guest stars (Taylor Swift, Olivia Munn, Jessica Biel). During that time, New Girl was challenged to gain more viewers, so I thought ‘well played!’.
But I have just discovered yesterday that it was actually Prince who wanted to be in the show. He said he only watched two things, the news and New Girl. Apparently he was a big fan. Such pleasant surprise for the producers, especially when the legend also pitched the story idea for the episode himself.
To be honest, I felt that episode was too good to be true. But there’s usually one night in your life where things happen magically, like you happened to be in Prince’s party, actually met the legend and have him give you relationship advice, like Jess (Deschanel) in the episode did.
The episode was a bit corny, but quite memorable and a stand out among other episodes. What topped the episode more was Deschanel’s performance singing with Prince on stage. The song wasn’t bad at all, quite catchy. In fact it should be a hit. Both Deschanel and Prince performed their own style and their voices blended great together. They should have released a single together.
(I couldn’t find the clip, so if you want to see the full video, you have to see the whole episode someplace else)
I just love knowing this fact, how Prince was enjoying one of my fave TV show. Nice to remember him by that one New Girl episode.
Have you watched that episode? What do you think about Prince?