History Recap / CommunityS2E19CriticalFilmStudies

17th Feb '18 9:36:06 PM nombretomado
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On Abed's birthday, Jeff plans a specially themed surprise birthday for him based on his favorite movie, ''Film/PulpFiction''. But the tables are turned as Abed -- who has apparently undergone a recent and drastic change in personality -- invites an unsuspecting Jeff to dinner at a fancy restaurant. Meanwhile, the study group (and Chang) wait for their arrival dressed as ''Film/PulpFiction'' characters at the diner where Britta works. There, Troy struggles to contain his seething jealousy over Abed and Jeff's exclusive dinner while Chang stokes his curiosity over what's inside the suitcase Jeff got Abed as a present.

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On Abed's birthday, Jeff plans a specially themed surprise birthday for him based on his favorite movie, ''Film/PulpFiction''. But the tables are turned as Abed -- who has apparently undergone a recent and drastic change in personality -- invites an unsuspecting Jeff to dinner at a fancy restaurant. Meanwhile, the study group (and Chang) wait for their arrival dressed as ''Film/PulpFiction'' ''Pulp Fiction'' characters at the diner where Britta works. There, Troy struggles to contain his seething jealousy over Abed and Jeff's exclusive dinner while Chang stokes his curiosity over what's inside the suitcase Jeff got Abed as a present.



** When Abed finds out about the "authentic" ''PulpFiction'' briefcase, he asks if he bought it from "Willy's 100% Authentic Cinema Treasures" on eBay, and Jeff says yes. Abed explains that "Willy exaggerates" and recalls having bought Indiana Jones' "real whip" from "Willy's", a product Willy puts out seventy of a year. Abed actually mentions buying that whip for the Indiana Jones marathon he ditched to take part in Annie's experiment in "Social Psychology".

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** When Abed finds out about the "authentic" ''PulpFiction'' ''Film/PulpFiction'' briefcase, he asks if he bought it from "Willy's 100% Authentic Cinema Treasures" on eBay, and Jeff says yes. Abed explains that "Willy exaggerates" and recalls having bought Indiana Jones' "real whip" from "Willy's", a product Willy puts out seventy of a year. Abed actually mentions buying that whip for the Indiana Jones marathon he ditched to take part in Annie's experiment in "Social Psychology".
2nd Feb '18 4:24:20 PM nombretomado
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** Early on Jeff asks Abed why he's "dressed like Series/{{Mister Rogers|Neighborhood}} and talking like Series/{{Frasier}}". Of course, Abed is ''actually'' dressed as Andre from ''MyDinnerWithAndre''.
*** Made even better when you consider that ''Frasier'' itself made at least two shout-outs to ''MyDinnerWithAndre'', the final episode of the first season being a WholePlotReference.

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** Early on Jeff asks Abed why he's "dressed like Series/{{Mister Rogers|Neighborhood}} and talking like Series/{{Frasier}}". Of course, Abed is ''actually'' dressed as Andre from ''MyDinnerWithAndre''.
''Film/MyDinnerWithAndre''.
*** Made even better when you consider that ''Frasier'' itself made at least two shout-outs to ''MyDinnerWithAndre'', ''Film/MyDinnerWithAndre'', the final episode of the first season being a WholePlotReference.
22nd Jan '18 2:06:45 PM eroock
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* GeniusBonus: There are certain references that clue you in that the real movie that Abed is homaging is ''My Dinner
ith Andre'' long before he comes out and says so, but you'd need to have seen it in order to pick up on them. It's fair to say that not many people have, and even if you have, it can still fly over your head.

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* GeniusBonus: There are certain references that clue you in that the real movie that Abed is homaging is ''My Dinner
ith
Dinner with Andre'' long before he comes out and says so, but you'd need to have seen it in order to pick up on them. It's fair to say that not many people have, and even if you have, it can still fly over your head.
22nd Jan '18 2:06:24 PM eroock
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* BecomingTheMask: Abed tells Jeff he did this by creating a persona, 'Chad', while acting as an extra on ''Series/CougarTown''.



* LostInCharacter: Parodied.

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* LostInCharacter: Parodied.Abed tells Jeff he got lost in his self-created persona, 'Chad', while acting as an extra on ''Series/CougarTown''.
22nd Jan '18 2:05:05 PM eroock
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Jeff gives Abed a copy of Jules' wallet from ''Pulp Fiction'', but gets cut off before he can say what the label is. If you've seen the movie, you know exactly why that is. Though the start of the word makes it rather obvious to anyone who speaks English and doesn't live under a rock.
22nd Jan '18 2:04:33 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-"I doubt I'll ever forget my dinner with Abed."-]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-"I [[caption-width-right:350:"I doubt I'll ever forget my dinner with Abed."-]]]
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* GeniusBonus / ViewersAreGeniuses: There are certain references that clue you in that the real movie that Abed is homaging is ''My Dinner

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* GeniusBonus / ViewersAreGeniuses: GeniusBonus: There are certain references that clue you in that the real movie that Abed is homaging is ''My Dinner
22nd Jan '18 2:03:55 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-"I doubt I'll ever forget my ''Dinner with Andre'' dinner with Abed."-]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-"I doubt I'll ever forget my ''Dinner with Andre'' dinner with Abed."-]]]
22nd Jan '18 2:03:28 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:"I doubt I'll ever forget my ''Dinner with Andre'' dinner with Abed."]]

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* TheCorrupter: Chang to Troy

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* TheCorrupter: Chang to TroyTroy.



* EyeTake: Troy when seeing the ShockinglyExpensiveBill.



* GeniusBonus / ViewersAreGeniuses: There are certain references that clue you in that the real movie that Abed is homaging is ''My Dinner With Andre'' long before he comes out and says so, but you'd need to have seen it in order to pick up on them. It's fair to say that not many people have, and even if you have, it can still fly over your head.

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* GeniusBonus / ViewersAreGeniuses: There are certain references that clue you in that the real movie that Abed is homaging is ''My Dinner With Dinner
ith
Andre'' long before he comes out and says so, but you'd need to have seen it in order to pick up on them. It's fair to say that not many people have, and even if you have, it can still fly over your head.



* {{Narrator}}: Jeff, a la Wallace Shawn in ''My Dinner With Andre''.

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* {{Narrator}}: Jeff, a la Wallace Shawn in ''My Dinner With with Andre''.



** And again when Abed realizes his ''My Dinner With Andre'' shtick is making him miss a ''Pulp Fiction'' party.

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** And again when Abed realizes his ''My Dinner With with Andre'' shtick is making him miss a ''Pulp Fiction'' party.



* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: As it happens, Jeff has apparently never heard of ''My Dinner With Andre''.

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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: As it happens, Jeff has apparently never heard of ''My Dinner With with Andre''.


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* SayingTooMuch: The waiter spoiling Abed's "homage".
20th Dec '17 4:01:21 PM ading
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* MethodActing: Abed claims to have employed this for his ''walk-on role'' on ''Series/CougarTown'', and became so immersed in imagining his character's whole life that he went into a panic, causing him to collapse and poop his pants.

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* MethodActing: In-universe; Abed claims to have employed this for his ''walk-on role'' on ''Series/CougarTown'', and became so immersed in imagining his character's whole life that he went into a panic, causing him to collapse and poop his pants.



* OldShame: Jeff being made to dress like an Indian girl by his mother on Halloween when he was a kid.

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* OldShame: In-universe; Jeff being made to dress like an Indian girl by his mother on Halloween when he was a kid.
20th Dec '17 3:42:09 PM ading
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* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Jeff tells Abed about an attractive man who called a phone sex line claiming he weighed 400 pounds. Abed doesn't believe that such a thing would happen, but, much to Abed's confusion, Jeff admits "that was me. I did that last week."
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