History Recap / CommunityS2E13CelebrityPharmacology

24th Sep '16 7:18:44 AM haloinsider
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* ActorAllusion: This episode [[BlatantLies has nothing to do with Chevy Chase’s troubles with drugs]].



* RealitySubtext: There’s an unfortunate parallel between Pierce’s complaints that he’s being underutilized and Creator/ChevyChase’s own [[CreatorBacklash infamous]] problems with the show. One cannot imagine that having an episode making a comparison this obvious ameliorated the situation.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The episode started off as an attempt to mirror Chevy Chase’s stint on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. The bee costumes are an allusion to the fistfight between Chase and Creator/BillMurray when the former was a guest host in the second season, which was allegedly broken up by a bee-costumed Creator/JohnBelushi.
24th Sep '16 7:12:21 AM haloinsider
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-->'''Chang''': Is it because I’m Korean?\\
'''Shirley''': I thought you were Chinese.\\
'''Chang''': Like there’s a difference.

to:

-->'''Chang''': Is it Are you ignoring me because I’m Korean?\\
'''Shirley''': I thought you were You're Chinese.\\
'''Chang''': Like (''sardonically'') Oh, there’s a difference.difference?
11th Apr '16 9:01:05 AM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy: Abed, as per usual. He knew from the very beginning that Jeff PlayingCyrano for Britta wouldn’t end well.
-->'''Abed''': How could you think that was a good idea?\\
'''Jeff''': I’ve got a better question. How could it not be a ''great'' idea?\\
[''Later'']\\
'''Jeff''': Abed, we screwed up. You know that text we sent? It was to Britta’s nephew. He sent her an emotipenis! What are we gonna do?\\
'''Abed''': [''Stares silently at Jeff'']\\
'''Jeff''': Fine! Screw you, Abed, I can fix this.
3rd Apr '16 8:43:51 AM BananaPancakes
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--> '''Kid''': 'Hey, you're not Drugs!
--> '''Chang''': [[LargeHam Oh, but I aaaaaaam! Disappointed? Did you expect me to stay the same forever? 'Cause that's not what Drugs does, baby! I'm gonna deep fry your dog and eat yo momma's face, and I'm gonna wear your little brother's skin like pajamas! I control your lives, and there is nothing you can do.]]

The study group is helping Annie put on a play to educate about drugs. Pierce has some ideas on how to 'improve' the performance, and follows Annie home to discuss these changes. After assisting Annie with a financial problem, he uses this leverage to get his changes to the play. When Pierce's scene stealing antics threaten to ruin the message, only Chang is able to right this wrong.

Has a [[YMMV/CommunityS2E13CelebrityPharmacology YMMV page.]]

!The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Celebrity Pharmacology 212" provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Pierce's father was a bastard.
* ActorAllusion: This episode [[BlatantLies has nothing to do with Chevy Chase's troubles with drugs]].
* BrokenAesop: InUniverse. Annie's anti-drug abuse play for middle schooler backfires thanks to Pierce's interference. The intermission ends up with a room full of middle-schoolers chanting for drugs.
* CallBack: Annie's bad neighborhood makes one last appearance. She lives over Dildopolis.
* TheCastShowoff: Pierce, in universe, derailing Annie's show.
* CeilingBanger: In the tag with Annie banging on her floor when she's kept awake by PA sales announcements at the dildo store beneath her apartment.
* ChekhovsGun: Those baseballs won't be making a reappearance.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Chang's description of what "Drugs" will do to you. His [[ThrowItIn ad libs]] scared the child actors.
-->'''Chang! Drugs''': I'm gonna deep fry your dog and eat your mama's face! ''(makes crunching noises)'' Then I'm gonna wear your little brother's [[GenuineHumanHide skin]] like '''pajamas'''!
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: InUniverse. The study group put on an anti-drug show for a group of elementary school children, but the kids love Pierce's performance as "Drugs" so much it backfires. The situation is ultimately remedied by forcing Pierce to leave and replacing him with Chang.

to:

--> '''Kid''': 'Hey, you're ->'''Kid''': Hey, you’re not Drugs!
-->
Drugs!\\
'''Chang''': [[LargeHam Oh, but I aaaaaaam! Disappointed? Did you expect me to stay the same forever? 'Cause that's ’Cause that’s not what Drugs does, baby! I'm I’m gonna deep fry your dog and eat yo momma's momma’s face, and I'm I’m gonna wear your little brother's brother’s skin like pajamas! I control your lives, and there is nothing you can do.]]

The study group is helping Annie put on a play to educate about drugs. Pierce has some ideas on how to 'improve' ‘improve’ the performance, and follows Annie home to discuss these changes. After assisting Annie with a financial problem, he uses this leverage to get his changes to the play. When Pierce's scene stealing Pierce’s scene-stealing antics threaten to ruin the message, only Chang is able to right this wrong.

Has a [[YMMV/CommunityS2E13CelebrityPharmacology YMMV page.]]

page]].

!The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Celebrity “Celebrity Pharmacology 212" 212” provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Pierce's Pierce’s father was a bastard.
''huge'' jerk.
* ActorAllusion: This episode [[BlatantLies has nothing to do with Chevy Chase's Chase’s troubles with drugs]].
* BrokenAesop: InUniverse. Annie's Annie’s anti-drug abuse play for middle schooler middle-schoolers backfires thanks to Pierce's Pierce’s interference. The intermission ends up with a room full of middle-schoolers chanting for drugs.
** There’s also Britta’s drug use, before and after she does the play. Her health seems not to suffer seriously throughout the rest of the series. Doubles as a CluelessAesop.
* CallBack: Annie's Annie’s bad neighborhood makes one last appearance. She lives over Dildopolis.
* TheCastShowoff: Pierce, in universe, derailing Annie's Annie’s show.
* CeilingBanger: In the tag with Annie banging on her floor when she's kept awake by the PA sales announcements at the dildo store beneath her apartment.
apartment keep her awake.
* ChekhovsGun: Those baseballs won't won’t be making a reappearance.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Chang's Chang’s description of what "Drugs" “Drugs” will do to you. His [[ThrowItIn ad libs]] actually [[EnforcedMethodActing scared the child actors.
-->'''Chang! Drugs''': I'm
actors]].
-->'''Chang!Drugs''': I’m
gonna deep fry your dog and eat your mama's mama’s face! ''(makes [''Makes crunching noises)'' noises''] Then I'm I’m gonna wear your little brother's brother’s [[GenuineHumanHide skin]] like '''pajamas'''!
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: InUniverse. The study group put on an anti-drug show for a group of elementary school children, but the kids love Pierce's performance as "Drugs" “Drugs” so much it backfires. The situation is ultimately remedied by forcing Pierce to leave and replacing him with Chang.



-->'''Little Girl:''' I love you, Drugs!
* FreudianExcuse: Shown in a childhood film. Pierce's inappropriateness, overzealous creativity, and pathological need to be accepted at all costs are all possibly due to frustrations getting attention from his father.
* FriendsRentControl: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Annie only has enough money to afford a one-room apartment in a [[RunningGag terrible neighborhood]] over a dildo store.
* FriendToAllChildren: The kids all love Pierce's antics...[[RootingToTheEmpire too bad he's playing Drugs.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As the Dean audibly muses over how Jeff 'looks sexy even in a coffin', the girl sitting next to him slowly turns her head to stare at him.
* GenreSavvy: Abed, as per usual. He knew from the very beginning that Jeff PlayingCyrano for Britta wasn't going to end well.
-->'''Abed''': How could you think that was a good idea?
-->'''Jeff''': I've got a better question. How could it not be a ''great'' idea?
-->''[later]''
-->'''Jeff''': Abed, we screwed up. You know that text we sent? It was to Britta's nephew. He sent her an emotipenis! What are we gonna do?
-->'''Abed''': ''[stares silently at Jeff]''
-->'''Jeff''': Fine! Screw you, Abed, I can fix this.

to:

-->'''Little Girl:''' Girl''': I love you, Drugs!
* FreudianExcuse: Shown in a childhood film. Pierce's Pierce’s inappropriateness, overzealous creativity, and pathological need to be accepted at all costs are all possibly due to frustrations getting attention from his father.
father.
* FriendsRentControl: [[AvertedTrope Averted]].{{Averted|Trope}}. Annie only has enough money to afford a one-room apartment in a [[RunningGag terrible neighborhood]] over a dildo store.
* FriendToAllChildren: The kids all love Pierce's antics...[[RootingToTheEmpire Pierce’s antics … [[RootingForTheEmpire too bad he's he’s playing Drugs.]]
Drugs]].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As the Dean audibly muses over how Jeff 'looks “looks sexy even in a coffin', coffin,” the girl sitting next to him slowly turns her head to stare at him.
* GenreSavvy: Abed, as per usual. He knew from the very beginning that Jeff PlayingCyrano for Britta wasn't going to wouldn’t end well.
-->'''Abed''': How could you think that was a good idea?
-->'''Jeff''': I've
idea?\\
'''Jeff''': I’ve
got a better question. How could it not be a ''great'' idea?
-->''[later]''
-->'''Jeff''':
idea?\\
[''Later'']\\
'''Jeff''':
Abed, we screwed up. You know that text we sent? It was to Britta's Britta’s nephew. He sent her an emotipenis! What are we gonna do?
-->'''Abed''': ''[stares
do?\\
'''Abed''': [''Stares
silently at Jeff]''
-->'''Jeff''':
Jeff'']\\
'''Jeff''':
Fine! Screw you, Abed, I can fix this.



-->'''Abed:''' Do you think bees ever eat their own honey?\\
'''Troy:''' I'm sure they've at least tasted it.
** "[[UnusualEuphemism Front]] [[CompensatingForSomething Stinger]]"

to:

-->'''Abed:''' -->'''Abed''': Do you think bees ever eat their own honey?\\
'''Troy:''' I'm '''Troy''': I’m sure they've they’ve at least tasted it.
** "[[UnusualEuphemism “[[UnusualEuphemism Front]] [[CompensatingForSomething Stinger]]"Stinger]]”
* InadvertentEntranceCue[=/=]IncomingHam: Parodied:
-->'''Shirley''': That’s a suicide mission!\\
'''Chang''': Did someone say ''crazy '''PERSOOOOOON'''''?!\\
'''Everyone else''': No.\\
'''Chang''': Well, ''I'' heard it.



* InadvertentEntranceCue / IncomingHam: Parodied:
-->'''Shirley:''' That's a suicide mission!\\
'''Chang:''' Did someone say ''crazy '''PERSOOOOOON'''''?!\\
'''Everyone:''' No.\\
'''Chang:''' Well, ''I'' heard it.
* InsultBackfire: {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Annie:''' You don't count, Britta, you don't respond to anything appropriately.\\
'''Britta:''' ''Thank'' you!

to:

* InadvertentEntranceCue / IncomingHam: Parodied:
-->'''Shirley:''' That's a suicide mission!\\
'''Chang:''' Did someone say ''crazy '''PERSOOOOOON'''''?!\\
'''Everyone:''' No.
InsultBackfire: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d.
-->'''Annie''': You don’t count, Britta, you don't respond to anything appropriately.
\\
'''Chang:''' Well, ''I'' heard it.
* InsultBackfire: {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Annie:''' You don't count, Britta, you don't respond to anything appropriately.\\
'''Britta:'''
'''Britta''': ''Thank'' you!



-->'''Chang:''' Is it because I'm Korean?\\
'''Shirley:''' You're Chinese.\\
'''Chang:''' Like there's a difference.
** Also LampshadeHanging. Chang is being played by Ken Jeong, who's Korean-American.

to:

-->'''Chang:''' -->'''Chang''': Is it because I'm I’m Korean?\\
'''Shirley:''' You're '''Shirley''': I thought you were Chinese.\\
'''Chang:''' '''Chang''': Like there's there’s a difference.
** Also LampshadeHanging. Chang is being played by Chang’s actor, Ken Jeong, who's is Korean-American.



* RealitySubtext: There's an unfortunate parallel between Pierce's complaints that he's being underutilized and {{Creator/Chevy Chase}}'s own [[CreatorBacklash infamous]] problems with the show. One cannot imagine that having an episode making this obvious comparison helped the situation.
* ReplacementScrappy / TheOtherDarrin: An {{Invoked}} In-universe example. Pierce's character Drugs from the school play becomes the most [[DracoInLeatherPants popular character]], leaving a room-full of middle-schoolers shouting for "Drugs." The gang re-casts Drugs as Chang, so the audience will hate the character.

to:

* RealitySubtext: There's There’s an unfortunate parallel between Pierce's Pierce’s complaints that he's he’s being underutilized and {{Creator/Chevy Chase}}'s Creator/ChevyChase’s own [[CreatorBacklash infamous]] problems with the show. One cannot imagine that having an episode making a comparison this obvious comparison helped ameliorated the situation.
* ReplacementScrappy / TheOtherDarrin: ReplacementScrappy[=/=]TheOtherDarrin: An {{Invoked}} {{Invoked|Trope}} In-universe example. Pierce's Pierce’s character Drugs from in the school play becomes the most [[DracoInLeatherPants popular character]], leaving a room-full roomful of middle-schoolers shouting for "Drugs." “Drugs.” The gang re-casts recasts Drugs as Chang, so to make the audience will hate the character.



--> '''Pierce:''' Don't expect me to visit you at night with a generous spirit again!
--> ''[cue looks of disgust from the rest of the group]''
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The episode started off as an attempt to mirror Chevy Chase's tenure on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. The bee costumes are an allusion to the fistfight between Chase and Bill Murray when the former was a guest host in the second season, which was allegedly broken up by a bee-costumed John Belushi.

to:

--> '''Pierce:''' Don't -->'''Pierce:''' Don’t expect me to visit you at night with a generous spirit again!
--> ''[cue
again!\\
[''Cue
looks of disgust from the rest of the group]''
group'']
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The episode started off as an attempt to mirror Chevy Chase's tenure Chase’s stint on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. The bee costumes are an allusion to the fistfight between Chase and Bill Murray Creator/BillMurray when the former was a guest host in the second season, which was allegedly broken up by a bee-costumed John Belushi.Creator/JohnBelushi.
7th Dec '15 2:48:52 PM TheUnknownUploader
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Added DiffLines:

* FriendToAllChildren: The kids all love Pierce's antics...[[RootingToTheEmpire too bad he's playing Drugs.]]
27th Nov '15 10:45:34 AM nombretomado
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The episode started off as an attempt to mirror Chevy Chase's tenure on ''SaturdayNightLive''. The bee costumes are an allusion to the fistfight between Chase and Bill Murray when the former was a guest host in the second season, which was allegedly broken up by a bee-costumed John Belushi.

to:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The episode started off as an attempt to mirror Chevy Chase's tenure on ''SaturdayNightLive''.''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. The bee costumes are an allusion to the fistfight between Chase and Bill Murray when the former was a guest host in the second season, which was allegedly broken up by a bee-costumed John Belushi.
1st Sep '15 3:34:11 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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--> '''Chang''': [[LargeHam Oh, but I aaaaaaam! Disappointed? Did you expect me to stay the same forever? 'Cause that's not what Drugs does, baby! I'm gonna deep fry your dog and eat yo momma's face, and I'm gonna wear your little brother's skin like pajamas! I controll your lives, and there is nothing you can do.]]

to:

--> '''Chang''': [[LargeHam Oh, but I aaaaaaam! Disappointed? Did you expect me to stay the same forever? 'Cause that's not what Drugs does, baby! I'm gonna deep fry your dog and eat yo momma's face, and I'm gonna wear your little brother's skin like pajamas! I controll control your lives, and there is nothing you can do.]]
16th Aug '15 2:18:10 PM Ishindri
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The study group put on an anti-drug show for a group of elementary school children, but the kids love Pierce's performance as "Drugs" so much it backfires. The situation is ultimately remedied by forcing Pierce to leave and replacing him with Chang.

to:

* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: InUniverse. The study group put on an anti-drug show for a group of elementary school children, but the kids love Pierce's performance as "Drugs" so much it backfires. The situation is ultimately remedied by forcing Pierce to leave and replacing him with Chang.
4th May '15 3:20:09 AM Khyron42_Prime
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* PlayingCyrano: Jeff tries to do this for Britta. [[HilarityEnsues Did not go well.]]
* ReplacementScrappy / TheOtherDarrin: An {{Invoked}} In-universe example. Pierce's character Drugs from the school play becomes the most [[DracoInLeatherPants popular character]], leaving a room-full of middle schoolers shouting for "Drugs." The gang re-casts Drugs as Chang, so the audience will hate the character.

to:

* PlayingCyrano: Jeff tries to do this for Britta. [[HilarityEnsues Did It does not go well.]]
* RealitySubtext: There's an unfortunate parallel between Pierce's complaints that he's being underutilized and {{Creator/Chevy Chase}}'s own [[CreatorBacklash infamous]] problems with the show. One cannot imagine that having an episode making this obvious comparison helped the situation.
* ReplacementScrappy / TheOtherDarrin: An {{Invoked}} In-universe example. Pierce's character Drugs from the school play becomes the most [[DracoInLeatherPants popular character]], leaving a room-full of middle schoolers middle-schoolers shouting for "Drugs." The gang re-casts Drugs as Chang, so the audience will hate the character.
2nd May '15 3:18:10 PM Ishindri
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* GenreSavvy: Abed, as per usual. He knew from the very beginning that Jeff PlayingCyrano for Britta wasn't going to end well. When Jeff realizes that he screwed things up and comes to Abed for help, Abed just stares at him silently.

to:

* GenreSavvy: Abed, as per usual. He knew from the very beginning that Jeff PlayingCyrano for Britta wasn't going to end well. When Jeff realizes that he screwed things up and comes to Abed for help, Abed just stares at him silently.


Added DiffLines:

-->'''Jeff''': I've got a better question. How could it not be a ''great'' idea?
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