History Recap / CommunityS3E19CurriculumUnavailable

27th Nov '16 5:43:09 PM nombretomado
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** Chang shocking himself with the Taser while shouting ''"You're WEAK!"'' is similar to a scene in ''TheDaVinciCode''.

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** Chang shocking himself with the Taser while shouting ''"You're WEAK!"'' is similar to a scene in ''TheDaVinciCode''.''Film/TheDaVinciCode''.
6th Nov '16 7:56:33 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Jeff:''' Wait; give me a break! That made no sense!\\

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-->'''Jeff:''' Wait; Wait...give me a break! That made no sense!\\''no sense!''\\
6th Nov '16 7:54:58 AM nighttrainfm
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---> '''Jeff:''' How long did you think we'd buy that? I'm literally carrying a Greendale backpack.

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---> '''Jeff:''' How long did you think we'd buy that? that?
---> '''Annie:'''
I'm literally carrying a Greendale backpack.
22nd Aug '16 7:30:05 AM case
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---> '''Jeff:''' How long did you think we'd but that? I'm literally carrying a Greendale backpack.

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---> '''Jeff:''' How long did you think we'd but buy that? I'm literally carrying a Greendale backpack.
22nd Aug '16 7:29:56 AM case
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* LampshadeHanging: Literally, Dr. Heidi´s office has an unusual amount of lampshades.

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* LampshadeHanging: LampshadeHanging:
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Literally, Dr. Heidi´s office has an unusual amount of lampshades.lampshades.
** Jeff calling out Dr. Heidi's plan to somehow permanently convince all seven of them that Greendale was always an asylum also works as a [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall lean]], as, upon closer inspection, it doesn't make any sense for the viewers at home, either.
---> '''Jeff:''' How long did you think we'd but that? I'm literally carrying a Greendale backpack.
14th May '16 10:42:41 PM nombretomado
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** Annie once again looks very taken with Abed's "[[MadMen Don Draper]]" impression. Their kiss in the Season 2 finale is also called back to as seen in the Greendale Asylum scenes.

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** Annie once again looks very taken with Abed's "[[MadMen "[[Series/MadMen Don Draper]]" impression. Their kiss in the Season 2 finale is also called back to as seen in the Greendale Asylum scenes.
28th May '15 5:21:28 PM nombretomado
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Two months have passed since the "Greendale Seven" [[Recap/CommunityS3E18CourseListingUnavailable were expelled]]. Having spent the intervening time drinking, eating unhealthy meals at Troy and Abed's apartment, and generally dwelling on their years at Greendale to an obsessive degree, they are forced to face their situation when Abed is discovered in full InspectorSpacetime costume on the community college campus [[NoodleIncident again]]. Taken into custody and insisting that the Dean has been replaced by a fraud, he is given the choice between therapy and jail time, and the entire group accompanies him to see a recommended psychiatrist (John Hodgman). Soon, however, they discover that all may not be as it seems and the therapy visit could change their lives forever.

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Two months have passed since the "Greendale Seven" [[Recap/CommunityS3E18CourseListingUnavailable were expelled]]. Having spent the intervening time drinking, eating unhealthy meals at Troy and Abed's apartment, and generally dwelling on their years at Greendale to an obsessive degree, they are forced to face their situation when Abed is discovered in full InspectorSpacetime JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime costume on the community college campus [[NoodleIncident again]]. Taken into custody and insisting that the Dean has been replaced by a fraud, he is given the choice between therapy and jail time, and the entire group accompanies him to see a recommended psychiatrist (John Hodgman). Soon, however, they discover that all may not be as it seems and the therapy visit could change their lives forever.



* HiddenDepths: Officer Cackowski, the recurring police officer, is a fan of ''InspectorSpacetime'' ("If this were Comic-Con, I'd [[TakingTheBullet take a bullet]] for that kid.") and watches a lot of ''Series/AntiquesRoadshow'' to the point where he is able to identify an antique pre-[[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] brick.

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* HiddenDepths: Officer Cackowski, the recurring police officer, is a fan of ''InspectorSpacetime'' ''JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime'' ("If this were Comic-Con, I'd [[TakingTheBullet take a bullet]] for that kid.") and watches a lot of ''Series/AntiquesRoadshow'' to the point where he is able to identify an antique pre-[[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] brick.
7th May '15 11:31:44 AM Khyron42_Prime
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* BedlamHouse: The [[spoiler:fictional]] Greendale Asylum; patients are crammed into locked, badly-lighted wards in straitjackets, while orderlies either watch their antics in amusement or abet sadistic experiments performed by the [[MadScientist lab-coated doctors]] in charge.
* BerserkButton: Shirley learns the hard way not to favourably compare Brett Ratner with Steven Spielberg in front of Abed.

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* BedlamHouse: The [[spoiler:fictional]] fictional Greendale Asylum; patients are crammed into locked, badly-lighted wards in straitjackets, while orderlies either watch their antics in amusement or abet sadistic experiments performed by the [[MadScientist lab-coated doctors]] in charge.
* BerserkButton: Shirley learns the hard way not to favourably favorably compare Brett Ratner with Steven Spielberg in front of Abed.



* BlatantLies: [[spoiler: They're briefly suckered in, but it takes the study group all of five seconds after leaving his office to realize that Dr. Heidi has been feeding them these and they have loads of evidence to prove him wrong. This doesn't stop him from trying to convince them that he's the Devil and they're in purgatory, however. Only [[TheDitz Troy]] actually falls for it.]]

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* BlatantLies: [[spoiler: They're briefly suckered in, but it takes the study group all of five seconds after leaving his office to realize that Dr. Heidi has been feeding them these and they have loads of evidence to prove him wrong. This doesn't stop him from trying to convince them that he's the Devil and they're in purgatory, however. Only [[TheDitz Troy]] actually falls for it.]]



** Dr. Heidi asks if the group can speak Spanish. Of course they can't -- [[Recap/CommunityS1E24EnglishAsASecondLanguage they didn't learn any]]. [[spoiler: Heidi knows this detail because Chang briefed him.]]

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** Dr. Heidi asks if the group can speak Spanish. Of course they can't -- [[Recap/CommunityS1E24EnglishAsASecondLanguage they didn't learn any]]. [[spoiler: Heidi knows this detail because Chang briefed him.]]



** The Greendale [[spoiler: Asylum]] flashbacks: [[Recap/CommunityS2E07AerodynamicsOfGender the trampoline]], [[Recap/CommunityS2E24ForAFewPaintballsMore paintball combat]], [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Baby Boomer Santa"]], doing a [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory clip show]], doing a [[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy bottle episode]], doing [[Recap/CommunityS3E19CurriculumUnavailable another clip show]], [[Recap/CommunityS2E24ForAFewPaintballsMore Harrison Ford]], [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory Abed remembering camping and painting the nursery causing Troy's scream]], [[Recap/CommunityS3E04RemedialChaosTheory Pierce's random interjection of having sex with Eartha Kitt]], and [[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy Annie's lost pen]].
*** It's also not the first time they've [[spoiler:[[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory been shown in the crazy house...]]]]

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** The Greendale [[spoiler: Asylum]] Asylum flashbacks: [[Recap/CommunityS2E07AerodynamicsOfGender the trampoline]], [[Recap/CommunityS2E24ForAFewPaintballsMore paintball combat]], [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Baby Boomer Santa"]], doing a [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory clip show]], doing a [[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy bottle episode]], doing [[Recap/CommunityS3E19CurriculumUnavailable another clip show]], [[Recap/CommunityS2E24ForAFewPaintballsMore Harrison Ford]], [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory Abed remembering camping and painting the nursery causing Troy's scream]], [[Recap/CommunityS3E04RemedialChaosTheory Pierce's random interjection of having sex with Eartha Kitt]], and [[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy Annie's lost pen]].
*** It's also not the first time they've [[spoiler:[[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory been shown in the crazy house...]]]]]]



* CerebusRetcon: The Study Group, and by extension the audience, is led to believe this is happening to the entire three years at Greendale. [[spoiler: Subverted: it takes the study group all of five seconds after leaving Dr. Heidi's office (well, it takes Pierce a bit longer) to realize that he's feeding them a load of horseshit and that they have copious amounts of evidence to prove him wrong.]]

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* CerebusRetcon: The Study Group, and by extension the audience, is led to believe this is happening to the entire three years at Greendale. [[spoiler: Subverted: Subverted when it takes the study group all of five seconds after leaving Dr. Heidi's office (well, it takes Pierce a bit longer) to realize that he's feeding them a load of horseshit and that they have copious amounts of evidence to prove him wrong.]]



** Dr. Heidi's dramatic declaration [[spoiler: that Greendale Community College does not exist]] causes Troy to realize... that he parked by a meter.

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** Dr. Heidi's dramatic declaration [[spoiler: that Greendale Community College does not exist]] exist causes Troy to realize... that he parked by a meter.



* [[spoiler: CuckooNest: According to the psychiatrist, the group's experiences at "Greendale" are part of a shared delusion stemming from years together in an mental asylum. This turns out to be a load of lies, however.]]

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* [[spoiler: CuckooNest: According to the psychiatrist, the group's experiences at "Greendale" are part of a shared delusion stemming from years together in an mental asylum. This turns out to be a load of lies, however.]]



* DramaticThunder: Once Dr. Heidi [[TheReveal reveals the awful truth]]. [[spoiler: Which is a lie.]]

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* DramaticThunder: Once Dr. Heidi [[TheReveal reveals the awful truth]]. [[spoiler: Which truth]] (which is a lie.]]lie).



* DutchAngle: Just before the revelation of [[spoiler: Greendale Asylum]], there are several rapid shots that use this technique. Troy also gets an individual one [[spoiler: when he's the only one who buys into Dr. Heidi's suggestion that they're dead and he's the Devil]] before Jeff [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slaps him out of it.]]
* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler: Dr. Heidi tries to pull this on the study group, [[SubvertedTrope but they see through it pretty quickly]].]]
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Dr. Heidi literally [[{{invoked}} invokes]] this at one point [[spoiler: but by this point no one's buying it.]]
* FailedASpotCheck: While the group is remembering some of the deranged things Chang has done, [[spoiler: Dr. Heidi sneaks out the window]] without any of them noticing.
* FanFicFuel: A proposed alternate history of the series in which all of the depicted events took place on some level... [[spoiler:but in the locked ward of an insane asylum?]] A field day for speculative/AU writers.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Upon returning Abed to the apartment, Officer Cackowski mentions that it was the Dean who gave him Dr. Heidi's card and recommendation. [[spoiler: Considering we saw the Dean get replaced by Fauxby in the previous episode, it's a pretty big clue for the audience (if not at that point the characters) that Dr. Heidi is not entirely on the level.]]

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* DutchAngle: Just before the revelation of [[spoiler: Greendale Asylum]], Asylum, there are several rapid shots that use this technique. Troy also gets an individual one [[spoiler: when he's the only one who buys into Dr. Heidi's suggestion that they're dead and he's the Devil]] Devil before Jeff [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slaps him out of it.]]
* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler: Dr. Heidi tries to pull this on the study group, [[SubvertedTrope but they see through it pretty quickly]].]]
quickly]].
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Dr. Heidi literally [[{{invoked}} invokes]] this at one point [[spoiler: but point, although by this point no one's one ([[TheDitz except Troy]]) is buying it.]]
it.
* FailedASpotCheck: While the group is remembering some of the deranged things Chang has done, [[spoiler: Dr. Heidi sneaks out the window]] window without any of them noticing.
* FanFicFuel: A proposed alternate history of the series in which all of the depicted events took place on some level... [[spoiler:but but in the locked ward of an insane asylum?]] asylum? A field day for speculative/AU writers.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Upon returning Abed to the apartment, Officer Cackowski mentions that it was the Dean who gave him Dr. Heidi's card and recommendation. [[spoiler: Considering we saw the Dean get replaced by Fauxby in the previous episode, it's a pretty big clue for the audience (if not at that point the characters) that Dr. Heidi is not entirely on the level.]]



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Troy is in the centre of a dramatic DutchAngle and music sting [[spoiler: when he's the only one to buy into Dr. Heidi's claim of being the Devil]], Jeff can audibly be heard incredulously / skeptically yelling ''"What?!"''

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Troy is in the centre of a dramatic DutchAngle and music sting [[spoiler: when he's the only one to buy into Dr. Heidi's claim of being the Devil]], Devil, Jeff can audibly be heard incredulously / skeptically yelling ''"What?!"''



* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Jeff slaps Troy to [[spoiler: keep him from falling for another of Heidi's MindScrew explanations]].

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Jeff slaps Troy to [[spoiler: keep him from falling for another of Heidi's MindScrew explanations]]."explanations".



* GroinAttack: Chang uses a [[StaticStunGun stun gun]] on himself ''twice'', probably as TrainingFromHell.

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* GroinAttack: Chang uses a [[StaticStunGun stun gun]] on himself ''twice'', probably possibly as TrainingFromHell.



* HongKongDub: In the [[spoiler:fake]] asylum scenes, Garrett as [[spoiler:an evil psychiatrist]] is very obviously dubbed over.

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* HongKongDub: PlayedForLaughs. In the [[spoiler:fake]] asylum scenes, Garrett as [[spoiler:an an evil psychiatrist]] psychiatrist is very obviously dubbed over.



-->'''Dr. Heidi:''' [[spoiler: I'm a fake psychiatrist not a fake ethnologist!]]

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-->'''Dr. Heidi:''' [[spoiler: I'm a fake psychiatrist not a fake ethnologist!]]ethnologist!



* MindScrew: Dr. Heidi pulls several of these on the study group. [[spoiler: Subverted, as it doesn't take them very long to realize he's just making stuff up.]]

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* MindScrew: Dr. Heidi pulls several of these on the study group. [[spoiler: Subverted, as it doesn't take them very long to realize he's just making stuff up.]]



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: Chang could have dealt with Abed by pressing charges and getting a restraining order. The alternate solution of getting Abed committed snowballs into an attempt to convince the whole study group that they're crazy and drive them away from Greendale. The session just serves to help them realize that Abed's right and that the Dean has been replaced with an impostor.]]

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: Chang could have dealt with Abed by pressing charges and getting a restraining order. The alternate solution of getting Abed committed snowballs into an attempt to convince the whole study group that they're crazy and drive them away from Greendale. The session just serves to help them realize that Abed's right and that the Dean has been replaced with an impostor.]]



* PaintballEpisode: Averted, but [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare another]] [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs one]] [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs happened]] off-screen. This time it was with a FilmNoir theme & [[spoiler:Abed won]]. After the theapy session, [[SelfDeprecation the group all agree that the idea is played out]].
* PsychoPsychologist: [[spoiler: Evil Psychiatrist Garrett]] withholds treatment to see what reactions he can elicit by playing mind games with his patients.

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* PaintballEpisode: Averted, but [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare another]] [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs one]] [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs happened]] off-screen. This time it was with a FilmNoir theme & [[spoiler:Abed won]].Abed won. After the theapy session, [[SelfDeprecation the group all agree that the idea is played out]].
* PsychoPsychologist: [[spoiler: Within the Greendal Asylum fantasy, Evil Psychiatrist Garrett]] Garrett withholds treatment to see what reactions he can elicit by playing mind games with his patients.



** Both of the psychiatrist's "revelations" about Greendale [[spoiler: that they were in an asylum the whole time and that they were trapped in purgatory]] were two of the more popular fan theories about the crash survivors in ''Series/{{Lost}}''. The asylum setting homages ''Film/ShutterIsland''.

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** Both of the psychiatrist's "revelations" about Greendale [[spoiler: that they were in an asylum the whole time and that they were trapped in purgatory]] purgatory were two of the more popular fan theories about the crash survivors in ''Series/{{Lost}}''. ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
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The asylum setting homages ''Film/ShutterIsland''.



** Annie once again looks very taken with Abed's "[[MadMen Don Draper]]" impression. Their kiss in the Season 2 finale is also called back to [[spoiler: as seen in the Greendale Asylum scenes]].

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** Annie once again looks very taken with Abed's "[[MadMen Don Draper]]" impression. Their kiss in the Season 2 finale is also called back to [[spoiler: as seen in the Greendale Asylum scenes]].scenes.



* TomatoInTheMirror: The ending essentially lampoons these and TV series that use them: [[spoiler: Dr. Heidi reveals that the study group are in fact psychiatric patients, and their experiences at Greendale were all just a shared psychosis! Except they're not, they weren't, it takes the group all of five seconds after leaving his office to realize that this makes no sense whatsoever, and they provide a lengthy list of reasons why this cannot be the case at all. Then Dr. Heidi reveals that they're in purgatory and he's the Devil! Which they dismiss completely out of hand.]]

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* TomatoInTheMirror: The ending essentially lampoons these and TV series that use them: [[spoiler: Dr. Heidi reveals that the study group are in fact psychiatric patients, and their experiences at Greendale were all just a shared psychosis! Except they're not, they weren't, it takes the group all of five seconds after leaving his office to realize that this makes no sense whatsoever, and they provide a lengthy list of reasons why this cannot be the case at all. Then Dr. Heidi reveals that they're in purgatory and he's the Devil! Which they dismiss completely out of hand.]]



* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Subverted, since [[TheReveal the big reveal]] that would have made this a WhamEpisode turns out to have been completely made up.]]
* WhamLine:

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* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Subverted, Subverted, since [[TheReveal the big reveal]] that would have made this a WhamEpisode turns out to have been completely made up.]]
up.
* WhamLine: Subverted: this one is debunked before the end of the episode.



--> [[spoiler: '''Dr. Heidi:''' Because it doesn't exist.]]
** [[spoiler: It's actually a lie.]]

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--> [[spoiler: '''Dr. Heidi:''' Because it doesn't exist.]]
** [[spoiler: It's actually a lie.
]]
7th May '15 10:44:59 AM DeathsApprentice
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of Dr. Heidi was originally written for NathanFillion, who had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.
** Funny enough, there had been SEVERAL roles written for John Hodgman in the past (including City College Dean Spreck) that HE had to pull out of.
7th May '15 10:43:00 AM DeathsApprentice
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dr. Heidi is [[AppleMacintosh PC!]]
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Olaf the Troll]]/[[ParkerLewisCantLose Kubiak]] has a one line cameo as a senior orderly.
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