How Did Zooey Deschanel’s Sister Make Her Cry? [PHOTOS]

Zooey Deschanel, our favorite sitcom gal of the 2011-2012 television season, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday (March 26th) to tape an appearance.  Though New Girl hasn’t officially been picked up for a second season, you can bet your bottom dollar that it will.  If not, then I throw my hands up in defeat (but I refuse to start watching Whitney).

Though she and sister Emily Deschanel (Bones) are close now, things weren’t always as rosy for the sisters.  There are four years between the girls, so when Emily was 7, she used to terrorize three-year-old Zooey.

 “She basically just used the plot of Invasion of the Body Snatchers to terrify me [when we were kids] and a very over-the-top performance, might I add.  The Neptunians had killed my real sister and replaced her with a facsimile who looked just like her, talked just like her,” Deschanel told Kimmel.

“But when my parents weren’t in the room, [she] made crazy faces at me, talked like Vickie from Small Wonder,” she added. “This was terrifying! I was terrified. She would make me cry … and then she would laugh.” Watch Zooey talk about the experience after the jump.

I loved Small Wonder.