History Recap / CommunityS3E20DigitalEstatePlanning

22nd Jun '16 3:48:11 AM gewunomox
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** Jeff describes the lab as being 20 cat turds and a Pixies poster from being Britta's apartment. In the opening shot of [[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 Anthropology 101]], a Pixies poster is on the wall of Britta's room.

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** Jeff describes the lab as being 20 cat turds and a Pixies Music/ThePixies poster from being Britta's apartment. In the opening shot of [[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 Anthropology 101]], a The Pixies poster is on the wall of Britta's room.



-->'''Jeff''': This place is twenty cat turds and a {{Pixies}} poster away from being your apartment.

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-->'''Jeff''': This place is twenty cat turds and a {{Pixies}} Music/ThePixies poster away from being your apartment.
24th Dec '15 4:49:23 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* TheUnfavorite: Gilbert was looked down on by his father.
28th Nov '15 4:59:37 PM Josef5678
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: InUniverse, somewhat absurdly; literally anything can be added to the game ''from within the game itself'' thanks to the game including an apparently all-powerful scripting language; a bit fantastical even for a game that's been continuously developed with presumably very strong funding for over thirty years, to be played whenever the producer dies.
-->'''Cornelius:''' ''[gasp]'' I suppose you're wondering why I ''[gasp]'' recorded myself gasping for breath and dying? ''[gasp]''
21st Sep '15 3:05:31 PM Berrenta
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** BiggerBad: Cornelius. Not that this is exactly surprising.

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** BiggerBad: GreaterScopeVillain: Cornelius. Not that this is exactly surprising.
10th Jul '15 4:58:57 AM fdsa1234567890
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** This also occurs when Annie and Shirley kill the Blacksmith and his wife. His daughter is the virtual woman that Abed ends up with
28th May '15 5:21:36 PM nombretomado
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* FreezeFrameBonus: The menus that display when Abed interacts with Hilda. On the first display of possible actions Abed can do with her is [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs "I will wear your skin."]] One of her leveled-up actions is "Kickpunch" and another is "[[InspectorSpacetime Spacetime]] RPG", both presumably added by Abed using the scripting language.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: The menus that display when Abed interacts with Hilda. On the first display of possible actions Abed can do with her is [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs "I will wear your skin."]] One of her leveled-up actions is "Kickpunch" and another is "[[InspectorSpacetime "[[JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime Spacetime]] RPG", both presumably added by Abed using the scripting language.
8th May '15 12:07:50 AM Khyron42_Prime
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* AbusiveParents: We receive yet more confirmation, if any was needed, that Cornelius Hawthorne was an utter bastard to his son. [[spoiler: Both of them.]]

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* AbusiveParents: We receive yet more confirmation, if any was needed, that Cornelius Hawthorne was an utter bastard to both his son. [[spoiler: Both of them.]]son ''and'' his illegitimate son.



** [[spoiler: BiggerBad: Cornelius. Not that this is exactly surprising.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:The study group shows up with enough firepower to kill God when Gilbert is being chased by Cornelius.]]
* BigNo: Lawson gives one when [[spoiler:the program of Cornelius refuses to give him the inheritance and attacks him instead]].

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** [[spoiler: BiggerBad: Cornelius. Not that this is exactly surprising.]]
surprising.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:The The study group shows up with enough firepower to kill God when Gilbert is being chased by Cornelius.]]
Cornelius.
* BigNo: Lawson gives one when [[spoiler:the the program of Cornelius refuses to give him the inheritance and attacks him instead]].instead.



* BlackComedy: [[spoiler:Abed uses his "children" as [[WeHaveReserves infant soldiers]] in a massive ZergRush, at one point [[AbnormalAmmo shooting them from cannons]] at Cornelius's HumongousMecha. There's also [[BlackComedyBurst a baby skeleton hanging from a noose in a jail cell]] within the underground mining complex.]]

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* BlackComedy: [[spoiler:Abed Abed uses his "children" as [[ChildSoldier infant]] [[WeHaveReserves infant soldiers]] in a massive ZergRush, at one point [[AbnormalAmmo shooting them from cannons]] at Cornelius's HumongousMecha. There's also [[BlackComedyBurst a baby skeleton hanging from a noose in a jail cell]] within the underground mining complex.]]



* ChekhovsGun: At the start, Pierce mentions that he was asked to bring seven of his closest friends to the warehouse, but only brought six ([=Levar=] Burton was a maybe). [[spoiler:Gilbert uses the empty spot to enter the game himself.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Britta's skill at [[ButtMonkey screwing up everything]]. [[spoiler:She creates a "strength potion" that ends up killing Lawson who was on the verge of {{Total Party Kill}}ing the Study Group.]]
** It's even possible to see Britta finding a secret passage as screwing up "playing as a girl".
* ChildSoldiers: [[spoiler: Abed's children.]]
* [[spoiler: ChocolateBaby]]: [[spoiler:Lawson, who Cornelius [[TheUnfavourite hated even more than Pierce]].]]
** Although this is an unusual example, being that in this particular case [[spoiler:the father is white and the mother is black]].

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* ChekhovsGun: At the start, Pierce mentions that he was asked to bring seven of his closest friends to the warehouse, but only brought six ([=Levar=] Burton was a maybe). [[spoiler:Gilbert Gilbert uses the empty spot to enter the game himself.]]
himself.
* ChekhovsSkill: Britta's skill at [[ButtMonkey screwing up everything]]. [[spoiler:She
** She
creates a "strength potion" that ends up killing Lawson who was on the verge of {{Total Party Kill}}ing the Study Group.]]
Group.
** It's even possible to see Britta finding a secret passage as screwing up by "playing as a girl".
* ChildSoldiers: [[spoiler: Abed's children.]]
children.
* [[spoiler: ChocolateBaby]]: [[spoiler:Lawson, ChocolateBaby: Lawson, who Cornelius [[TheUnfavourite hated even loved more than Pierce]].]]
** Although this is an unusual example, being that in this particular case [[spoiler:the father is white and the mother is black]].



* CrazyCatLady: Britta.

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* CrazyCatLady: Britta.Britta, according to Jeff.



** And Shirley enters what appears to be ''the children's bedroom'' to eliminate "...any more family". The father and mother are ''both dead'' by this point.



* DeepImmersionGaming

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* DeepImmersionGamingDeepImmersionGaming: The game is a ''ridiculous'' example.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: About what you'd expect from a game that's been continuously developed with presumably very strong funding for over thirty years, to be played whenever the producer dies.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: About what you'd expect from InUniverse, somewhat absurdly; literally anything can be added to the game ''from within the game itself'' thanks to the game including an apparently all-powerful scripting language; a bit fantastical even for a game that's been continuously developed with presumably very strong funding for over thirty years, to be played whenever the producer dies.



* FireForgedFriends: Of a sort; Pierce and Gilbert initially clearly cannot stand each other, but by the end -- [[spoiler: after learning that they're half-brothers who both had to suffer the abuse of their father]] -- are clearly starting to bond with each other.

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* FireForgedFriends: Of a sort; Pierce and Gilbert initially clearly cannot stand each other, but by the end -- [[spoiler: after learning that they're half-brothers who both had to suffer the abuse of their father]] father -- are clearly starting to bond with each other.



** Pierce's conversation with Gilbert at the beginning of the episode. [[spoiler:At one point Pierce refers to Gilbert as "soul brother". He doesn't suspect at the time, but this turns out to be more true than he realizes...]]
** When the study group first arrives at the gaming centre, Gilbert initially appears by suddenly announcing himself and startling the study group. He keeps doing this in the video game, but is a lot more malevolent each time.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: [[spoiler:How Gilbert sees Pierce's and his respective relationships with their father over the years.]]
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Lawson, [[spoiler: subverted. Seems like a villain at first, but as it turns out he's just a nice guy who becomes crazy when it comes to his estranged dad. [[DefeatMeansFriendship He even takes the group out for drinks after the game's done]].]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: The menus that display when Abed interacts with Hilda. On the first display of possible actions Abed can do with her is [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs "I will wear your skin."]] One of her leveled-up actions is "Kickpunch" and another is "[[InspectorSpacetime Spacetime]] RPG".

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** Pierce's conversation with Gilbert at the beginning of the episode. [[spoiler:At At one point Pierce refers to Gilbert as "soul brother". He doesn't suspect at the time, but this turns out to be more true than he realizes...]]
realizes...
** When the study group first arrives at the gaming centre, center, Gilbert initially appears by suddenly announcing himself and startling the study group. He keeps doing this in the video game, but is a lot more malevolent each time.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: [[spoiler:How How Gilbert sees Pierce's and his respective relationships with their father over the years.]]
years.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Lawson, [[spoiler: subverted. Seems Subverted with Lawson; he seems like a villain at first, but as it turns out he's just a nice guy who becomes crazy when it comes to his estranged dad. [[DefeatMeansFriendship He even takes the group out for drinks after the game's done]].]]
done]].
* FreezeFrameBonus: The menus that display when Abed interacts with Hilda. On the first display of possible actions Abed can do with her is [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs "I will wear your skin."]] One of her leveled-up actions is "Kickpunch" and another is "[[InspectorSpacetime Spacetime]] RPG".RPG", both presumably added by Abed using the scripting language.



** The "legally-binding agreement" that Cornelius attempts to get Gilbert to sign in order to claim the inheritance [[spoiler: while simultaneously preventing him from ever making any claims of paternity on Cornelius' part]] appears to originate from the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-Fifths_Compromise Three-Fifths Compromise]].

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** The "legally-binding agreement" that Cornelius attempts to get Gilbert to sign in order to claim the inheritance [[spoiler: while simultaneously preventing him from ever making any claims of paternity on Cornelius' part]] part appears to originate from the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-Fifths_Compromise Three-Fifths Compromise]].



-->'''Gilbert:''' I wasn't myself. [[spoiler: Family can make a person do a lot of crazy things.]]

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-->'''Gilbert:''' I wasn't myself. [[spoiler: Family can make a person do a lot of crazy things.]]



* HiddenDepths: Lawson at first seems like a blind sycophant of Cornelius who's willing to [[FelonyMisdemeanor cheat in order to get the inheritance]]. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that he's just a son trying his best to impress his father, who alienated him even more than he did to Pierce.]]

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* HiddenDepths: Lawson at first seems like a blind sycophant of Cornelius who's willing to [[FelonyMisdemeanor cheat in order to get the inheritance]]. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that he's just a son trying his best to impress his father, who alienated him even more than he did to Pierce.]]



* ImaginationBasedSuperpower: Once Abed has [[spoiler:an infinite slave army that can build anything they're told to]], he tells the gang to go nuts. See CrazyAwesome on [[YMMV/CommunityS3E20DigitalEstatePlanning the YMMV page]] for the results.

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* ImaginationBasedSuperpower: Once Abed has [[spoiler:an an infinite slave army that can build anything they're told to]], to, he tells the gang to go nuts. See CrazyAwesome on [[YMMV/CommunityS3E20DigitalEstatePlanning the YMMV page]] for the results.



* KillItWithFire

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* KillItWithFireKillItWithFire: Attempted, with limited success, on Cornelius.



* LordBritishPostulate: PlayedWith, [[spoiler: the game was probably never meant to handle relations leading to hundreds of NPC kids building megaweapons to completely SequenceBreak the game, but Cornelius does use DynamicDifficulty to up his game, and ultimately falls to Pierce RidingTheBomb as a finisher.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Or rather, "Pierce, I Am Your Brother."]]

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* LordBritishPostulate: PlayedWith, [[spoiler: PlayedWith: the game was probably never meant to handle relations leading to hundreds of NPC kids building megaweapons to completely SequenceBreak the game, but Cornelius does use DynamicDifficulty to up his game, and ultimately falls to Pierce RidingTheBomb as a finisher.]]
finisher.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Or Or rather, "Pierce, I Am Your Brother."]]"



* PokemonSpeak: [[spoiler:Abed's children are only capable of saying "cool cool cool" over and over.]]

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* PokemonSpeak: [[spoiler:Abed's Abed's children are only capable of saying "cool cool cool" over and over.]]



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: Abed's castle was made possible by his children slaving in the mines.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: Abed's castle was made possible by his children slaving in the mines.]]



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: [[spoiler: Lawson cheats and almost steals the inheritance for himself, but refuses to agree to a degrading and racist non-disclosure contract that Cornelius wants him to sign first. Because of his HeelFaceTurn, the group agree that he deserves the money in return for putting up with Cornelius' treatment of him all his life.]]
* ServantRace: [[spoiler: Abed's children.]]

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: [[spoiler: Lawson cheats and almost steals the inheritance for himself, but refuses to agree to a degrading and racist non-disclosure contract that Cornelius wants him to sign first. Because of his HeelFaceTurn, the group agree that he deserves the money in return for putting up with Cornelius' treatment of him all his life.]]
life.
* ServantRace: [[spoiler: Abed's children.]]



* TooDumbToLive: Britta mixes a bunch of random ingredients, assuming that it would make a strength potion. [[spoiler: Jeff uses this as an advantage and tricks Gilbert into drinking it instead. Turns out, it wasn't a strength potion]].

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* TooDumbToLive: Britta mixes a bunch of random ingredients, assuming that it would make a strength potion. [[spoiler: Jeff uses this as an advantage and tricks Gilbert into drinking it instead. Turns out, it wasn't a strength potion]].potion.



** You can have children in the game. Fine. You can ''also'' [[spoiler:have thousands and thousands of children and put them to backbreaking menial labor as soon as they can walk.]]

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** You can have children in the game. Fine. You can ''also'' [[spoiler:have have thousands and thousands of children and put them to backbreaking menial labor as soon as they can walk.]]



** Pierce once again gets the opportunity to [[Recap/CommunityS3E06AdvancedGay tell his dead dad to suck it]] [[spoiler: by piloting a nuclear bomb into him in the video game]].
** [[spoiler: Lawson turns out to be this. He puts up with all kinds of crap from Cornelius just so he could gain some recognition. He even turns down the inheritance at first when he finds out that Cornelius still refuses to see him as his son.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:[[PunctuatedForEmphasis "So. Am. I."]]]]

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** Pierce once again gets the opportunity to [[Recap/CommunityS3E06AdvancedGay tell his dead dad to suck it]] [[spoiler: by piloting a nuclear bomb into him in the video game]].
game.
** [[spoiler: Lawson turns out to be this. He puts up with all kinds of crap from Cornelius just so he could gain some recognition. He even turns down the inheritance at first when he finds out that Cornelius still refuses to see him as his son.]]
son.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:[[PunctuatedForEmphasis [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "So. Am. I."]]]]"]]



* ZergRush: The group's strategy for defeating the giant Cornelius involves [[spoiler: using dozens of Abed and Hilda's children to hack away at his joints]].

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* ZergRush: The group's strategy for defeating the giant Cornelius involves [[spoiler: using dozens of Abed and Hilda's children to hack away at his joints]].joints.
7th May '15 11:19:35 AM DeathsApprentice
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The tag that was supposed to go with this episode ended up not being filmed owing to CreativeDifferences between Dan Harmon and Chevy Chase. It would have reportedly involved [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Abed rewriting the video game so that it allowed Pierce to play a game of catch with his dad, and his dad to shower Pierce with praise]].
7th May '15 11:17:37 AM DeathsApprentice
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* {{Defictionalization}}: There are currently hundreds of fans out there [[http://www.reddit.com/r/hawkthorne working on a real-life version of "Journey to the Centre of Hawkthorne"]].
7th May '15 10:49:50 AM DeathsApprentice
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* ActorAllusion: Did Lawson's avatar's way of cleaning his glasses remind anyone else of a certain [[Series/BreakingBad Chicken Brother]]?
** "Right. White Crystal. You think Dad was into [[Series/BreakingBad meth]]?" I wonder what other business Gilbert Lawson used to run.
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