Hats off to the editors indeed. In my house we often watch New Girl while we're having dinner and it takes 27 minutes instead of 22 because every time one drops one's gaze to one's plate on misses pure visual gold on the screen, so one must rewind a few seconds. Plus the best gags on this show are so funny that even when one has beheld them with one's full attention they're work a second and/or third look.
There's so much going on in any given half second of this show that it's the exact opposite of "background" entertainment. You hear me Mike J? I said "opposite". And I meant it.