History Recap / CommunityS3E21TheFirstChangDynasty

11th Apr '16 9:09:16 AM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy: The study group anticipate not only Pierce's obsessive need for attention and its likelihood of derailing the plan, but the fact that in any elaborate heist plan there's inevitably ''something'' which goes wrong and threatens to completely derail the plan. They therefore intentionally incorporate a derailment to the plan ''in'' their plan to avoid this. It almost worked as well.]]
** Sadly, Chang turns out to be DangerouslyGenreSavvy, as he anticipated that they were going to try to pull this and ends up stopping their real plan.
9th Apr '16 11:23:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Chang's chief lieutenant Joshua is the fireworks obsessed kid from ''Film/{{Super 8}}''.
3rd Aug '15 11:43:23 AM SolipSchism
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* MusicalTrigger: Chang has the documents incriminating him in his brutal takeover of the school rigged to be set on fire when he hits the high note in his awesome keytar solo. Unfortunately, his plan [[DidntThinkThisThrough will also result in the building burning down]], because [[CloudCuckooLander despite his claims that fire is not a ghost]], it ''can'' in fact go through doors.
3rd Aug '15 11:36:26 AM SolipSchism
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* [[ICanExplain I Can Ex-Chang]]: Of course, when he's finally caught Chang ''can't'' explain. So he just legs it out the door instead.

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* [[ICanExplain I Can Ex-Chang]]: ICanExplain: Of course, when he's finally caught Chang ''can't'' explain. So he just legs it out the door instead.



* NapoleonBonaparte: Chang is dressed like him for his birthday party.
11th May '15 4:39:44 PM Winters15
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* NotSoStoic: Lampshaded. After Troy's goodbye, Abed apologizes for "getting so emotional." His facial expression has not changed at all. Not that that makes it any less of a TearJerker.
8th May '15 12:21:35 AM Khyron42_Prime
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* BittersweetEnding: The study group expose Chang, rescue the Dean and get themselves readmitted back into the school, [[spoiler: but Troy made a deal with the AC Repair Annex to help them do so, and so must move out of the apartment and leave the group to join the AC Repair School.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The study group expose Chang, rescue the Dean and get themselves readmitted back into the school, [[spoiler: but Troy made a deal with the AC Repair Annex to help them do so, and so must move out of the apartment and leave the group to join the AC Repair School.]]



* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: The study group anticipate not only Pierce's obsessive need for attention and its likelihood of derailing the plan, but the fact that in any elaborate heist plan there's inevitably ''something'' which goes wrong and threatens to completely derail the plan. They therefore intentionally incorporate a derailment to the plan ''in'' their plan to avoid this. It almost worked as well.]]
** Sadly, [[spoiler: Chang turns out to be this too, as he anticipated that they were going to try to pull this and ends up stopping their real plan]].

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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: The study group anticipate not only Pierce's obsessive need for attention and its likelihood of derailing the plan, but the fact that in any elaborate heist plan there's inevitably ''something'' which goes wrong and threatens to completely derail the plan. They therefore intentionally incorporate a derailment to the plan ''in'' their plan to avoid this. It almost worked as well.]]
** Sadly, [[spoiler: Chang turns out to be this too, DangerouslyGenreSavvy, as he anticipated that they were going to try to pull this and ends up stopping their real plan]].plan.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Troy agrees to join the Air-conditioning Repair School.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Troy Troy agrees to join the Air-conditioning Repair School.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: Troy completes his bargain [[spoiler: with the AC Repair School]] despite the personal cost because "A man's only as good as his word. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} Or his nod through a camera to a guy with a button.]]"
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Even if he was charming, the Board Members should have still picked up on the several warning signs that Chang was insane.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Troy completes his bargain [[spoiler: with the AC Repair School]] School despite the personal cost because "A man's only as good as his word. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} Or his nod through a camera to a guy with a button.]]"
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Even if he was charming, charming (which is something Chang only ever manages in very, very short bursts), the Board Members should have still picked up on the several warning signs that Chang was insane.



* [[ICanExplain I Can Ex-Chang]]: Of course, when he's finally caught Chang ''can't'' explain. [[spoiler: So he just legs it out the door instead.]]

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* [[ICanExplain I Can Ex-Chang]]: Of course, when he's finally caught Chang ''can't'' explain. [[spoiler: So he just legs it out the door instead.]]



* KansasCityShuffle: [[spoiler: The study group intentionally make things look like the plan has derailed in order to obscure the ''real'' plan. Unfortunately, they didn't count on a ''further'' derailment.]]

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* KansasCityShuffle: [[spoiler: The study group intentionally make things look like the plan has derailed in order to obscure the ''real'' plan. Unfortunately, they didn't count on a ''further'' derailment.]]



* TheLadysFavor: [[spoiler: Britta gives Troy a lock of her hair when he leaves to join the AC Repair School. He found it creepy.]]

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* TheLadysFavor: [[spoiler: Britta gives Troy a lock of her hair when he leaves to join the AC Repair School. He found calls it creepy.]]creepy, but fawns over it nevertheless.



* RiddleForTheAges: Subverted, [[spoiler: Abed immediately tells everyone that Troy whispered, "I know you hate when people do this in movies."]]

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* RiddleForTheAges: Subverted, [[spoiler: Abed immediately tells everyone that Troy whispered, "I know you hate when people do this in movies."]]"



* WhamEpisode: As a result of the HeroicSacrifice, [[spoiler: Troy completes his deal with the AC repair group and has to leave the group to go the AC repair school.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last we see of Chang is him legging it after his scheme has been exposed and ruined, with no indication of what happens to him after this. [[spoiler: The next episode reveals he's living in the air vents at City College, presumably having lost his job and being no longer welcome at Greendale.]]

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* WhamEpisode: As Chang's season-long subplot is finally resolved, and as a result of the HeroicSacrifice, [[spoiler: Troy completes his deal with the AC repair group and has to leave the group to go the AC repair school.]]
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last we see of Chang is him legging it after his scheme has been exposed and ruined, with no indication of what happens to him after this. [[spoiler:
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The next episode reveals [[spoiler: that he's living in the air vents at City College, presumably having lost his job and being no longer welcome at Greendale.]]
29th Apr '15 11:47:47 AM Finchster
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* TheAlcoholic: One of the board members excuses his inability to see the very obvious fact that Chang was nuts with his drinking problem.

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* AffectionateParody: The heist is planned, acted out, and shot like Soderbergh's ''Film/OceansEleven'' and Pierce even mentions it by name.
* TheAlcoholic: One of the board members excuses his inability to see the very obvious fact that Chang was nuts with his drinking problem.



** The heist is planned, acted out, and shot like Soderbergh's ''Film/OceansEleven'' and Pierce even mentions it by name.
21st Nov '14 7:44:28 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Chang's method of ruling the school is also very Stalinist dictatorship-inspired.

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** Chang's method of ruling the school is also very Stalinist dictatorship-inspired.dictatorship-inspired, with more than a hint of North Korea in particular.
2nd Sep '14 5:57:50 PM willynilly91
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** Arguably a Deconstruction as it turns out to be a needless complication that actually threatens a plan that was running smoothly up until that point.


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** But to add onto this, one look at the disturbing commercial or heck, just one look at the campus and it should have been obvious that something was wrong.
3rd Apr '14 6:41:52 PM NCZ
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* ActorAllusion: This isn't the first time Donald Glover has [[Film/MysteryTeam dressed up as a plumber with a ridiculous mustache.]]



** J.P. Manoux playing the Doppeldeaner can be seen as an insider-joke to Jim Rash's CelebrityResemblance to him.
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