Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX © 2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Jess Gets Ready for Her Date on the New Girl Pilot

Zooey Deschanel is known for playing quirky characters, and New Girl’s Jess is no exception. Jess, who has her own theme song... that she came up with, thinks overalls are appropriate date-wear and makes frequent Lord of the Rings references. So, yeah, if she were fair game for this list she’d probably take the top spot.

But here are five other characters who give Jess a run for her money.

5. Kit, Failure to Launch

Kit shoots a mockingbird living outside her window.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Zooey Deschanel As Kit in the Rom-Com Failure to Launch

4. Jovie, Elf

Jovie agrees to go out with a tights-wearing fella named Buddy (Will Ferrell) who tells everyone he’s a Christmas elf from the North Pole. (He’s a human who was raised as an elf at the North Pole, but who would believe a crackpot tale like that? Oh, wait, Jovie would.)

She goes on a date with this guy:

Credit: YouTube Photo: Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel in Elf

3. Anita Miller, Almost Famous

Two words: Feck you!

Credit: YouTube Photo: Zooey Deschanel As Anita Miller in Almost Famous

2. Summer Finn, (500) Days of Summer

One word: penis!

Credit: YouTube Photo: Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Play the Penis Game in (500) Days of Summer

1. Kat, Weeds

As Andy’s (Justin Kirk) crazy ex-girlfriend, Zooey eludes a bounty hunter and lures Shane (Alexander Gould) away from Agrestic. When Kat and Andy were dating up in Alaska, she stabbed him with an icicle. Watch a clip of the nutty lady in action here.

Honorable Mention: Mary Todd Lincoln, Drunk History

Zooey slurs a wasted woman’s words in this Funny or Die short:

Credit: Funny or Die Photo: Zooey Deschanel in the Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass Drunk History Short