Real life Wes Anderson character Zooey Deschanel made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday to plug that FOX sitcom that all of your friends have been begging you to give the benefit of the doubt. Seriously, it's called New Girl and it's about a young woman who breaks up with her boyfriend and moves in with three dudes after answering an ad on Craigslist. It is exactly the sitcom you think it is, right down the to the faux homoeroticism and occasionally hilarious one-liners.
Anyway, Deschanel was on Kimmel plugging New Girl when she was asked about the holiday season and confessed that SHE DOESN'T LIKE THANKSGIVING DINNER.
Let me just lay it out: most of it is beige or gray, which I just don't find appetizing. You have turkey, which is beige. Stuffing: beige. Mashed potatoes: off-white. Pumpkin pie is, like, orange-beige. It's a lot of beige and I just don't really like beige foods. I have a problem with the color scheme, but, also, stuffing is, like, wet, soggy bread. I'd rather have, like, a piece of bread that's not salty or wet.
I just can't with this at all and not just because the way she says "controversial" is incredibly irritating. I get the manic pixie dreamgirl thing and I love (500) Days of Summer just as much as the next self-important pseudo-nerd with a self-deprecating sense of humor and an inflated sense of his own artistic merit, but I've got to draw the line at listening to Zooey Deschanel complain about the second best national holiday*. Also, Your Highness sucked.
If you can stomach watching the rest of the interview, there are two additional portions of the segment posted below, in which Deschanel talks about Halloween and the New Girl drinking game.
*Clearly Memorial Day is the best national holiday. Burgers. Baseball. Warm weather. Barbecues. Day drinking. American flag bandanas. Honoring America's fallen heroes and it's non-denominational. Also, it's the unofficial start to summer.