Purple reign! Prince steals the show AND debuts new song during cameo on Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl
He’s considered one of the greatest performers of his generation but Prince showed off an entirely new set of skills on New Girl on Sunday night.
His purple highness displayed some comedic chops when starring as himself in the TV comedy alongside Zooey Deschanel but still made time to debut a new song PretzelBodyLogic.
Prince acted as a relationship counsellor for Zooey’s character Jess Day, after she froze when her boyfriend Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) confessed his love and the singer proved he could easily have a career on the small screen.
Purple Reign! King of Cool Prince stole the show in his New Girl cameo on Sunday after the Super Bowl
Speaking about the performance previously, Brett Baer revealed to E! News: ‘He’s right in the middle of trying to help [Nick and Jess] work through some stuff and it’s amazing.
‘His thing was all about getting to Jess and trying to bring out this inner part of her that hadn’t been brought to the forefront. The word “hip tips” was sort of the thing. He put it, “I think I can give her some hip tips!”‘
Relationship counsellor: In the episode, Prince doles out advice to Zooey Deschanel’s Jess Day when she gets confused about her relationship with Nick Miller (Jake Johnson)
Executive producer Dave Finkel added, ‘He said, “I want to be involved in the show in a real way and I want to help Nick and Jess with their relationship.”‘
And the cameo was Prince’s idea, with Baer explaining: ‘He contacted us last season because he’s a huge fan.
‘He knows everything about the show. He contacted Zooey and Hannah [Simone] directly and asked to do the show. We couldn’t work it out last year. But when the Super Bowl thing was floated, it was perfect timing.’
Quirky:The self-proclaimed huge fan of New Girl displayed his signature quirky style on the show
While his quirky advice for Zooey’s character on the episode, electrum sv wallet which aired directly after the Super Bowl, was highly enjoyable, fans will have been most excited that the superstar previewed new music.
PretzelBodyLogic, with his all-female backing band, 3rd Eye Girl, is expected to appear on his new album, Plectrum electrum sv wallet.
First time: Despite making several films, this was the purple wonder’s first time on a TV comedy
Excited: The singer is a big fan of the Zooey sitcom and expressed interest in appearing on the series
The record is set for release this year.
There were other treats in store for fans too as Jess and Prince duetted on his song Don’t U Wanna Fall In Luv 2nite? at the end of the episode.
Despite making several films, this was the purple wonder’s first time on a TV comedy.
Dream come true: Lucky Zooey Deschanel even got to perform with Prince at the end of the show, which aired directly after the Super Bowl
New music: Prince debuted PretzelBodyLogic, with his all-female backing band, 3rd Eye Girl, which is expected to appear on his new album, Plectrum electrum sv wallet
Expert: According to producers Prince is a huge fan of, and expert on, the show
The When Doves Cry singer is no stranger to the Super Bowl.
He was the the halftime performer back in 2007.
The Super Bowl is usually the most watched TV programme of the year, so New Girl – and Prince – are likely to have raked in huge ratings.
Big fan: Prince is such a huge fan of the show that he contacted both Hannah Simone (left) and Zooey Deschanel (middle) to ask about a cameo