On February 2nd, 2014, the world was gifted an episode of New Girl featuring the late and legendary hilarity of Prince. What wasn’t known at the time, however, was how the episode came to be, and how a certain incident between Prince and the Kardashians shaped it.
Deschanel, the sitcom's star actress, revealed on Conan on Monday that the producers had been contacted by Prince’s camp, who was a big fan of the show. Producers began to put together a script, which centered around an A-list party at Prince’s mansion. Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner were invited on set to make appearances during the party… but that was obviously before they knew about Prince’s utter disdain for the klan.
“It turns out that someone from Prince’s camp said, ‘Who are the celebrities? I hope it’s not a Kardashian…’” which basically caused the crew to panic. "Which is sad,” said Deschanel, "because Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner had very kindly come in and shot the scene… I felt so bad 'cause obviously everyone had gone out of their way to be there on that day, but Prince was running the show.”
For the sake of saving everyone’s ass, the Kardashians' cameos were nixed and Deschanel even said that a production assistant torched the original scripts to get rid of any evidence they were even associated with the episode.
Oh, the beautiful, cold, purple one. There will never be another. Watch the story unfold below.