History Recap / CommunityS2E20CompetitiveWineTasting

19th Sep '16 9:34:58 AM DoctorNemesis
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The gang picks their spring quarter electives. Jeff and Pierce sign up for Italian Wine Tasting, where they meet the lovely Wu Mei Hong Long. Troy and Britta take an acting class and are instructed to share painful emotions from their past, which proves difficult for Troy. Meanwhile, Abed takes "A Critical Analysis of ''WhosTheBoss''" taught by the person who wrote the book of the same name; however, Abed's theories about who the 'boss' was turn out to be controversial..

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The gang picks their spring quarter electives. Jeff and Pierce sign up for Italian Wine Tasting, where they meet the lovely Wu Mei Hong Long. Troy and Britta take an acting class and are instructed to share painful emotions from their past, which proves difficult for Troy. Meanwhile, Abed takes "A Critical Analysis of ''WhosTheBoss''" taught by the person who wrote the book of the same name; however, Abed's theories about who the 'boss' was turn out to be surprisingly controversial..
1st Feb '16 11:36:01 AM dsneybuf
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** Potentially also referencing the re-imagining of the ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' into ''TheWiz''; the original Broadway musical has been condensed into a black box theatre show called ''Fiddler, Please'' where Troy and the others perform some dances while he sings "It's hard to be Jewish in Russia/ YO/ It's hard to be Jewish in Russia/ YO".

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** Potentially also referencing the re-imagining of the ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' into ''TheWiz''; ''Theatre/TheWiz''; the original Broadway musical has been condensed into a black box theatre show called ''Fiddler, Please'' where Troy and the others perform some dances while he sings "It's hard to be Jewish in Russia/ YO/ It's hard to be Jewish in Russia/ YO".
11th Oct '15 2:23:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** Abed's excitement at the situation is also funny to the countless college students whose professors have required their students to read (i.e. BUY) their precious book, which is [[SarcasmMode oddly enough]] the textbook of the class, and tout their own work just a little too highly. More annoying in broader topics like History and Literature, less so in narrowed fields where less research and criticism is being done. The situation is made even funnier in that while the specific focus of the class (''WhosTheBoss'') probably counts as the latter, the professor's attitude towards his work -- and Abed's questioning of it -- [[SeriousBusiness is quite conclusively]] [[SmallNameBigEgo the former]].

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** Abed's excitement at the situation is also funny to the countless college students whose professors have required their students to read (i.e. BUY) their precious book, which is [[SarcasmMode oddly enough]] the textbook of the class, and tout their own work just a little too highly. More annoying in broader topics like History and Literature, less so in narrowed fields where less research and criticism is being done. The situation is made even funnier in that while the specific focus of the class (''WhosTheBoss'') (''Series/WhosTheBoss'') probably counts as the latter, the professor's attitude towards his work -- and Abed's questioning of it -- [[SeriousBusiness is quite conclusively]] [[SmallNameBigEgo the former]].



* ShoutOut: To ''WhosTheBoss'', ''Series/VeronicaMars'', and ''WhatsHappening''.

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* ShoutOut: To ''WhosTheBoss'', ''Series/WhosTheBoss'', ''Series/VeronicaMars'', and ''WhatsHappening''.''Series/WhatsHappening''.
13th Sep '15 10:53:25 PM Micah
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* CallBack: Pierce holds his engagement party at the same restaurant featured in the previous episode, "Critical Film Studies".
-->'''Troy:''' Seems like just yesterday me and Abed dined and ditched here.

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Pierce holds his engagement party at the same restaurant featured in the previous episode, "Critical Film Studies".
-->'''Troy:''' --->'''Troy:''' Seems like just yesterday me and Abed dined and ditched here.


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* ThatRussianSquatDance: Done in TheTag, as part of the all-black ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' that Troy is in.
5th May '15 4:08:44 PM Winters15
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Harmon considered including a joke where after disproving Sheffield on who the boss was, Abed is shown walking across campus and hears [[DrivenToSuicide gunshots]], his only reaction being a momentary glance in the direction of the noise. [[ExecutiveMeddling NBC argued against it]], and upon consideration, Harmon decided that such a reaction would be too detached even for Abed.
5th May '15 4:08:44 PM Winters15
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5th May '15 4:08:04 PM Winters15
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* ActorAllusion: At the bar, Jeff's exchange with Pierce ("I just hope she can satisfy me. I'm like an insatiable baboon in the bedroom." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a baboon everywhere.") echoes a similar StealthInsult that Chevy Chase had used on Ted Knight in ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}''. ("He's been club champion three years running and I'm no slouch myself." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a tremendous slouch.")
5th May '15 4:07:25 PM Winters15
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* MaleGaze: Troy appreciates Britta's stretching routine.
5th May '15 3:02:00 AM Khyron42_Prime
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* {{Fauxreigner}}: [[spoiler:Pierce's fiancee.]]

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* {{Fauxreigner}}: [[spoiler:Pierce's Pierce's fiancee.]]



* TheMole: [[spoiler:Pierce's fiancee turns out to be a spy from a rival moist towelette company.]]

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* TheMole: [[spoiler:Pierce's Pierce's fiancee turns out to be a spy from a rival moist towelette company.]]



* TrueArtIsAngsty: The in-universe motivation behind the acting class, to the extent that it seems less like an acting class and more like a rather pretentious therapy session. This prompts Troy to make up his lie about being molested as a child. [[spoiler:When he confesses the truth at the end, Professor Garrity interprets it as 'the pain of having no pain'.]]
* [[spoiler: UnholyMatrimony: At the end of the episode, after having publicly spilled the beans about Mei's intentions, Jeff brings her back to see Pierce and declares that they might just be well-suited towards each other anyway. His reasoning reads like this trope.]]

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* TrueArtIsAngsty: The in-universe motivation behind the acting class, to the extent that it seems less like an acting class and more like a rather pretentious therapy session. This prompts Troy to make up his lie about being molested as a child. [[spoiler:When When he confesses the truth at the end, Professor Garrity interprets it as 'the pain of having no pain'.]]
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* [[spoiler: UnholyMatrimony: At the end of the episode, after having publicly spilled the beans about Mei's intentions, Jeff brings her back to see Pierce and declares that they might just be well-suited towards each other anyway. His reasoning reads like this trope.]]



* YouNoTakeCandle: Pierce's fiance. [[spoiler:It's an act.]]

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* YouNoTakeCandle: Pierce's fiance. [[spoiler:It's fiance, but it's an act.]]
16th Jun '14 8:04:30 AM Angeldeb82
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* ActorAllusion: At the bar, Jeff's exchange with Pierce ("I just hope she can satisfy me. I'm like an insatiable baboon in the bedroom." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a baboon everywhere.") echoes a similar StealthInsult that Chevy Chase had used on Ted Knight in ''{{Caddyshack}}''. ("He's been club champion three years running and I'm no slouch myself." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a tremendous slouch.")

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* ActorAllusion: At the bar, Jeff's exchange with Pierce ("I just hope she can satisfy me. I'm like an insatiable baboon in the bedroom." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a baboon everywhere.") echoes a similar StealthInsult that Chevy Chase had used on Ted Knight in ''{{Caddyshack}}''.''Film/{{Caddyshack}}''. ("He's been club champion three years running and I'm no slouch myself." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a tremendous slouch.")



* AffectionateParody: At the end of the episode, Troy is cast in an all-black ''[[FiddlerOnTheRoof Fiddler on the Roof]]'' show. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's as funny as it sounds,]] and couples as a [[ShoutOut shout out]] to Patrick Stewart's all black show of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''.

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* AffectionateParody: At the end of the episode, Troy is cast in an all-black ''[[FiddlerOnTheRoof Fiddler on the Roof]]'' ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' show. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments It's as funny as it sounds,]] and couples as a [[ShoutOut shout out]] ShoutOut to Patrick Stewart's all black show of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''.



* FauxSymbolism: Invoked: Professor Sheffield's class on ''Who's the Boss?'' is apparently based on an increasingly in-depth exploration of what is actually meant by 'boss'. Unfortunately for him, Abed manages to conclusively and empirically prove that by any definition or context, the 'boss' was Angela.



'''Abed:''' [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm I know!]]

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'''Abed:''' [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm [[SarcasmBlind I know!]]



* ShoutOut: To ''WhosTheBoss'', ''VeronicaMars'', and ''[[WhatsHappening What's Happening!!]]''.

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* ShoutOut: To ''WhosTheBoss'', ''VeronicaMars'', ''Series/VeronicaMars'', and ''[[WhatsHappening What's Happening!!]]''.''WhatsHappening''.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Professor Sheffield's class on ''Who's the Boss?'' is apparently based on an increasingly in-depth exploration of what is actually meant by 'boss'. Unfortunately for him, Abed manages to conclusively and empirically prove that by any definition or context, the 'boss' was Angela.
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