It isn’t often that you get to see the greatest artist of two different generations meet on television, but that’s exactly what’s happening on Feb. 2, immediately after the Super Bowl, when musical legend Prince will join Zooey Deschanel on an episode of Fox’s New Girl.
E! Online reports that Prince is actually a huge fan, and asked a while back if he could come on the show. The Super Bowl episode seemed like the perfect time, and voila, all our dreams are coming true. Prince’s role, according to E!’s sources, will be to somehow interfere with the budding romance between Jess (Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson, a Manic Grumpy Dream Fellow). It’s not clear exactly how he’ll accomplish that goal, but knowing Prince, and knowing the New Girl aesthetic, it’ll probably involve kidnapping and extortion.
Prince will play himself, and it will be the first time he has ever appeared on a television comedy. If he’s lucky, he can get some music tips between scenes from Deschanel, one half of the famous duo She & Him.