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Diminishing Marginal Utility

by James Tierney

Utility -- a way of measuring happiness. In this scene, Jess keeps playing "The River" over and over again. Winston comes in and says, "I liked it when you played it at 10:00 last night, I liked it less when it played at 2 am" That line right there relates this scene to diminishing marginal utility.

New Girl -- Diminishing Marginal Utility

In this episode of New Girl, Jess has broken up with Russell and keeps playing a sad song over and over again. Her roommates are getting sick of the song and Winston tells her he is liking it less and less.

from New Girl (2011)
Creator: 20th Century Fox
Distributor: Netflix
Posted by James Tierney
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