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Jess doesn't deal well with break-ups. Only, instead of watching Dirty Dancing 937 times in a row, this time she listened repeatedly to Joni Mitchell's River. The roommates had very little sympathy 18 hours of Joni later. Or, as Winston put it, "I liked it when you played it for the first time at 10 o'clock last night. I liked it a little bit less at 2 a.m., and now I'm kind of hoping that the sun comes up, thaws that river, and that woman drowns." Nick and Caroline even made up a clapping and booty-popping dance mocking Jess's despair.

Season: 1
Episode: 23
Original Air Date: Monday, May 1, 2012

(Contributed by Laura Oppermann)


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