Capping off a year in which Prince’s long-dormant desire to laugh awoke via Twitter and Chapelle’s Show allusions, the R&B icon is now rumored to be the guest of New Girl’s upcoming post-Super Bowl episode. According to music news site/degree-bearing part of this complete breakfast Dr. Funkenberry, an anonymous source with the show confirmed The Purple One’s involvement, stating that Prince pitched the premise of the episode himself. (Thereby suggesting there’s some plum-lined drawer within the Paisley Park complex stuffed with Prince-penned teleplays, confirming the long-held speculation that “Pussy Control” began its life as an Eight Is Enough spec script.) Lest Dr. Funkenberry’s mad-cereal-medicine qualifications somehow not automatically confirm the validity of the report, Prince’s @3rdeyegirl feed has since retweeted Consequence Of Sound’s take on the announcement, as well as the following from New Girl star Hannah Simone:
Big Deal Alert! Exciting news coming tomorrow.....— Hannah Simone (@HannahSimone) December 12, 2013
Though until we hear otherwise from Fox, The A.V. Club thinks its just as likely that Simone is just excited about taking the Apollonia part in the inevitable remake of Purple Rain.