Winston Bishop, "The New Girl"
Two seasons ago, Winston appeared in the episode after the pilot and has been at a disadvantage ever since. With Nick and Jess as the Ross and Rachel of the show, and the irrepressible Schmidt as the arrogant, boisterous, libidinous, deceptively sensitive funny one, Winston never seemed to have a true place in the loft. His career struggles were dull and his romantic exploits fell flat. Finally, it seems the writers have embraced his incongruity, run with it, and come up with something that works: Winston as the absurd ultra-loser who no longer even tries to exist in the normal world, preferring to live vicariously through his cat Ferguson. His obsession with completing puzzles was the funniest thing about the season 3 premiere. "I'm gonna do yooouuu, puzzle! Right on the table. As nasty as you wanna be. What do you think it's going to look like?"