‘New Girl’ Finally Reveals Schmidt’s First Name (Watch)

After six seasons and more than 130 episodes, Schmidt’s full name was finally revealed on Fox’s “New Girl” tonight.

Drum-roll please…

Winston Schmidt.

Since “New Girl” premiered in 2011, Max Greenfield’s fan-favorite character simply went by “Schmidt.”

But on Tuesday night’s episode, that all changed. The character revealed his first name to his best friend Winston (Lamorne Morris), telling him that from now on he wants to go by his full name, Winston Schmidt.

If you’re following closely, you’ll notice that now “New Girl” will have two Winstons. And the original Winston, played by Morris, was not pleased in tonight’s episode when Schmidt told him that he’d like to start going by his first name.

For what it’s worth, if his first name isn’t enough for you, Fox issued a press release tonight that specified Schmidt’s cumbersome full name is actually “Winston Saint-Marie Schmidt.”

Drop a comment below: What do you think about Schmidt’s first name, Winston? Will he always simply be “Schmidt” to you?

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  1. Roger Soto says:

    EFF!…I thought his name was River. Love New Girl.

  2. Mo says:

    This show is STILL funny.

  3. tjchurch2001 says:

    I loved the stuff about 2 Winstons, though I’m still curious who really came up with “The Bish” (which I loved at least as much as the shared first name, & hoped would be the resolution the second I heard it).

    Also, I read somewhere a while back (may have been this site) that Megan was written in & cast due to (I think) Zooey’s off-camera situation, so when I started watching the show again a few months back, I wondered why both were there, & frankly figured the hold-off on the breakup tonight was going to be like other things in years past on shows, where its length & things would depend on renewals & contract talks between the show & both the network &/or Megan (not to mention I assumed she’d eventually go back to movies).

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