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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Pierce is pretty much a walking deconstruction of the "wacky old person" character. His attempts at humor end up being [[ValuesDissonance offensive]], his [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior insensitivity]] makes him seem like a [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]], any slapstick involving him ends in injury due to his old age, and while his memory loss is usually PlayedForLaughs, at one point [[KickTheSonOfABitch the study group takes advantage of it]] so they can cover up [[ForgottenBirthday forgetting his birthday]] [[note]] a later episode revealed it didn't work [[/note]].

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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Pierce is pretty much a walking deconstruction of the "wacky old person" character. His attempts at humor end up being [[ValuesDissonance offensive]], his [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior insensitivity]] makes him seem like a [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]], any slapstick involving him ends in injury due to his old age, and while his memory loss is usually PlayedForLaughs, at one point [[KickTheSonOfABitch the study group takes advantage of it]] so they can cover up [[ForgottenBirthday forgetting his birthday]] [[note]] a birthday]][[note]]a later episode revealed it didn't work [[/note]].work[[/note]].
14th Nov '16 7:57:04 AM Bassball_Batman
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Creator/JoelMcHale stars as Jeff Winger, an AmoralAttorney who got caught playing fast and loose with the truth... this time in regards to his college degree. In an attempt to get a legitimate(ish) degree without doing any work, he's enrolled in the local community college. He quickly attempts to get in good with Britta (Creator/GillianJacobs), a girl from his Spanish 101 class, by pretending to be a [[ASimplePlan "board-certified Spanish tutor"]] who can help her study. Things go awry, however, when she invites their mutual acquaintance, the socially challenged Abed (Danny Pudi), to their fake study group. Abed, in turn, invites some of their other classmates -- ex-high school football star Troy (Creator/DonaldGlover), compulsive overachiever Annie (Creator/AlisonBrie), single mother Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), and [[SmallNameBigEgo not-quite-as-smart-or-with-it-as-he-thinks]] moist-towelette magnate Pierce (Creator/ChevyChase) -- leading to the organization of the cast's RagtagBunchOfMisfits.

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Creator/JoelMcHale stars as Jeff Winger, an AmoralAttorney who got caught playing fast and loose with the truth... this time in regards to his college degree. In an attempt to get a legitimate(ish) degree without doing any work, he's enrolled in the local community college. He quickly attempts to get in good with Britta (Creator/GillianJacobs), a girl from his Spanish 101 class, by pretending to be a [[ASimplePlan "board-certified "[[ASimplePlan board-certified Spanish tutor"]] tutor]]" who can help her study. Things go awry, however, when she invites their mutual acquaintance, the socially challenged Abed (Danny Pudi), to their fake study group. Abed, in turn, invites some of their other classmates -- ex-high school football star Troy (Creator/DonaldGlover), compulsive overachiever Annie (Creator/AlisonBrie), single mother Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), and [[SmallNameBigEgo not-quite-as-smart-or-with-it-as-he-thinks]] moist-towelette magnate Pierce (Creator/ChevyChase) -- leading to the organization of the cast's RagtagBunchOfMisfits.



* AudienceParticipation: Of the voting variety. Fans designed their own Greendale flags and then voted for one to become official, the winning one was introduced in [[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience "Basic Rocket Science"]] and the voting was written into the plot as having been done by Greendale students.

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* AudienceParticipation: Of the voting variety. Fans designed their own Greendale flags and then voted for one to become official, the winning one was introduced in [[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience "Basic "[[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience Basic Rocket Science"]] Science]]" and the voting was written into the plot as having been done by Greendale students.



** [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology "Epidemiology"]] gave us [[spoiler: Shirley/Chang]]. [[spoiler: It's canon. Or, affects canon at least]].

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** [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology "Epidemiology"]] "[[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]]" gave us [[spoiler: Shirley/Chang]]. [[spoiler: It's canon. Or, affects canon at least]].



** Both [[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking "Documentary"]] [[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux episodes]] deconstruct documentaries (and '{{Mockumentaries}}' based on the documentary format), suggesting that for all that documentary makers try to remain objective and present the 'real' events as they occur without interference, the very act of filming random events and building a narrative around them is inherently artificial, and that remaining objective and watching people and events deteriorate around you might do more harm than good.

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** Both [[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking "Documentary"]] "[[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking Documentary]]" [[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux episodes]] deconstruct documentaries (and '{{Mockumentaries}}' based on the documentary format), suggesting that for all that documentary makers try to remain objective and present the 'real' events as they occur without interference, the very act of filming random events and building a narrative around them is inherently artificial, and that remaining objective and watching people and events deteriorate around you might do more harm than good.



* EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas: Notably averted in [[CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion "Comparative Religion"]]. Fed up with the Dean's pushing an inclusive, nondenominational holiday, Shirley organizes an overtly religious Christmas party - then is surprised to find she's the only Christian in the group. Annie is Jewish, Abed is Muslim, Britta is an atheist, Jeff is agnostic (called "lazy man's atheist"), Pierce is in a New Age cult calling itself Buddhist, and Troy is a Jehovah's Witness (technically Christian but doesn't observe Christmas).
** Carried over in the third season's [[CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Regional Holiday Music"]] where Troy is slated to spend the day with his family that pointedly doesn't observe Christmas. Shirley plans to gift her "persuadable Jewish friends" with a surprise visit from her pastor, but Annie plans to observe her people's custom of spending the day at the movies with her 'bubbie'.

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* EveryoneIsChristianAtChristmas: Notably averted in [[CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion "Comparative Religion"]]. "[[CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion Comparative Religion]]." Fed up with the Dean's pushing an inclusive, nondenominational holiday, Shirley organizes an overtly religious Christmas party - then is surprised to find she's the only Christian in the group. Annie is Jewish, Abed is Muslim, Britta is an atheist, Jeff is agnostic (called "lazy man's atheist"), Pierce is in a New Age cult calling itself Buddhist, and Troy is a Jehovah's Witness (technically Christian but doesn't observe Christmas).
** Carried over in the third season's [[CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Regional "[[CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic Regional Holiday Music"]] Music]]" where Troy is slated to spend the day with his family that pointedly doesn't observe Christmas. Shirley plans to gift her "persuadable Jewish friends" with a surprise visit from her pastor, but Annie plans to observe her people's custom of spending the day at the movies with her 'bubbie'.



** [[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy "Cooperative Calligraphy"]] has everyone strip down to their underwear. No matter which gender you're attracted to, you will be pleased. Though, notably, the guys are more less clothed than the girls.

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** [[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy "Cooperative Calligraphy"]] "[[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy Cooperative Calligraphy]]" has everyone strip down to their underwear. No matter which gender you're attracted to, you will be pleased. Though, notably, the guys are more less clothed than the girls.



** Played straight once in [[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience "Basic Rocket Science"]]:

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** Played straight once in [[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience "Basic "[[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience Basic Rocket Science"]]:Science]]":



** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E18CustodyLawAndEasternEuropeanDiplomacy "Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy"]], Andre talks Shirley and Jeff out of getting Chang put in jail for 20 to life for human trafficking. This comes back to haunt not just the study group, but ''all of Greendale'' in season 3 when Chang [[spoiler:becomes the Big Bad]].

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** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E18CustodyLawAndEasternEuropeanDiplomacy "Custody "[[Recap/CommunityS2E18CustodyLawAndEasternEuropeanDiplomacy Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy"]], Diplomacy]]", Andre talks Shirley and Jeff out of getting Chang put in jail for 20 to life for human trafficking. This comes back to haunt not just the study group, but ''all of Greendale'' in season 3 when Chang [[spoiler:becomes the Big Bad]].



** Also, Abed and Troy's Alien Queen and Power Loader costumes from [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology "Epidemiology."]] This comes back to bite Troy [[spoiler:when he attempts to fight off zombies in the power loader, despite it being made of PVC]]

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** Also, Abed and Troy's Alien Queen and Power Loader costumes from [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology "Epidemiology."]] "[[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]]." This comes back to bite Troy [[spoiler:when he attempts to fight off zombies in the power loader, despite it being made of PVC]]



** In the end of [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]] when [[spoiler:Jeff leaps out of the study room to escape the blast from Chang's paint bottle time-bomb]].
* OverusedRunningGag: By season 3, paintball episodes. [[CommunityS3E19CurriculumUnavailable "Curriculum Unavailable"]] first sets lampshades that paintball's overdone, and then the next paintball episode where they say they "finally figure out how to make paintball cool again" (though opinions are mixed on how successful that was).

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** In the end of [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]] "[[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]]" when [[spoiler:Jeff leaps out of the study room to escape the blast from Chang's paint bottle time-bomb]].
* OverusedRunningGag: By season 3, paintball episodes. [[CommunityS3E19CurriculumUnavailable "Curriculum Unavailable"]] "[[CommunityS3E19CurriculumUnavailable Curriculum Unavailable]]" first sets lampshades that paintball's overdone, and then the next paintball episode where they say they "finally figure out how to make paintball cool again" (though opinions are mixed on how successful that was).



** [[Recap/CommunityS1E20TheScienceOfIllusion "The Science of Illusion"]]: Annie and Shirley try to be a crime drama-esque buddy cop team, with each one trying to be the loose cannon bad cop.
** [[Recap/CommunityS1E21ContemporaryAmericanPoultry "Contemporary American Poultry"]]: After noticing that the study group's illicit cornering of the cafeteria's chicken fingers is [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} "like a mafia movie"]], the rest of the plot comes to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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** [[Recap/CommunityS1E20TheScienceOfIllusion "The "[[Recap/CommunityS1E20TheScienceOfIllusion The Science of Illusion"]]: Illusion]]": Annie and Shirley try to be a crime drama-esque buddy cop team, with each one trying to be the loose cannon bad cop.
** [[Recap/CommunityS1E21ContemporaryAmericanPoultry "Contemporary "[[Recap/CommunityS1E21ContemporaryAmericanPoultry Contemporary American Poultry"]]: Poultry]]": After noticing that the study group's illicit cornering of the cafeteria's chicken fingers is [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} "like "[[Film/{{Goodfellas}} like a mafia movie"]], movie]]", the rest of the plot comes to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.



** [[Recap/CommunityS1E22TheArtofDiscourse "The Art of Discourse"]]: Abed goes down a list to fulfill every college movie trope he can with Troy.
** [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]]: Practically [[ReferenceOverdosed every war-themed work under the sun]] ''except'', well, VideoGame/ModernWarfare.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience "Basic Rocket Science"]]: The gang gets trapped in a space simulator with Abed as Mission Control parodying space movies like ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/SpaceCamp'', and ''Film/TheRightStuff''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology "Epidemiology"]]: shows a viral epidemic at the campus Halloween party that parodies zombie movies, including shot-for-shot recreations of scenes from ''Film/IAmLegend'' and ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E14AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons"]] to Dungeons and Dragons specifically, and the fantasy genre in general.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"]] and [[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux "Documentary Filmmaking Redux"]] spoofs documentaries and mockumentaries -- specifically, shows like ''Series/{{The Office|US}}''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E19CriticalFilmStudies "Critical Film Studies"]] looks like it's going to involve a spoof of ''Film/PulpFiction''. [[spoiler: It ''actually'' ends up spoofing ''My Dinner With Andre'']].
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory "Paradigms of Human Memory"]] is a parody of {{Clip Show}}s, but uses new scenes rather than actual clips from previous episodes. The result is that rather than a pleasant stroll down memory lane, the audience gets wall-to-wall {{Noodle Incident}}s. It's also a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi0Y3QgpoGk parody]] of the Jeff/Annie shipping community and fanvids in general, and specifically, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsBvqDwVqwc this Jeff/Annie video]].
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintBalls "A Fistful Of Paint Balls"]] parodies TheWestern, specifically the style of '{{Spaghetti Western}}s' made popular by directors like Creator/SergioLeone.
** The second part, [[Recap/CommunityS2E24ForAFewPaintballsMore "For A Few Paintballs More"]] actually notes that it is ditching the Western theme for more war-themed movies, including Franchise/StarWars. Ironically, the title is a riff on the western ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E03CompetitiveEcology "Competitive Ecology"]]. Chang tries to see his security guard job in FilmNoir style.

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** [[Recap/CommunityS1E22TheArtofDiscourse "The "[[Recap/CommunityS1E22TheArtofDiscourse The Art of Discourse"]]: Discourse]]": Abed goes down a list to fulfill every college movie trope he can with Troy.
** [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]]: "[[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]]": Practically [[ReferenceOverdosed every war-themed work under the sun]] ''except'', well, VideoGame/ModernWarfare.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience "Basic "[[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience Basic Rocket Science"]]: Science]]": The gang gets trapped in a space simulator with Abed as Mission Control parodying space movies like ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'', ''Film/SpaceCamp'', and ''Film/TheRightStuff''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology "Epidemiology"]]: "[[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]]": shows a viral epidemic at the campus Halloween party that parodies zombie movies, including shot-for-shot recreations of scenes from ''Film/IAmLegend'' and ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E14AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons "Advanced "[[Recap/CommunityS2E14AdvancedDungeonsAndDragons Advanced Dungeons and Dragons"]] Dragons]]" to Dungeons and Dragons specifically, and the fantasy genre in general.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking "Intermediate "[[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"]] Filmmaking]]" and [[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux "Documentary Filmmaking Redux"]] Redux]]" spoofs documentaries and mockumentaries -- specifically, shows like ''Series/{{The Office|US}}''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E19CriticalFilmStudies "Critical "[[Recap/CommunityS2E19CriticalFilmStudies Critical Film Studies"]] Studies]]" looks like it's going to involve a spoof of ''Film/PulpFiction''. [[spoiler: It ''actually'' ends up spoofing ''My Dinner With Andre'']].
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory "Paradigms "[[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory Paradigms of Human Memory"]] Memory]]" is a parody of {{Clip Show}}s, but uses new scenes rather than actual clips from previous episodes. The result is that rather than a pleasant stroll down memory lane, the audience gets wall-to-wall {{Noodle Incident}}s. It's also a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi0Y3QgpoGk parody]] of the Jeff/Annie shipping community and fanvids in general, and specifically, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsBvqDwVqwc this Jeff/Annie video]].
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintBalls "A "[[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintBalls A Fistful Of Paint Balls"]] Balls]]" parodies TheWestern, specifically the style of '{{Spaghetti Western}}s' made popular by directors like Creator/SergioLeone.
** The second part, [[Recap/CommunityS2E24ForAFewPaintballsMore "For "[[Recap/CommunityS2E24ForAFewPaintballsMore For A Few Paintballs More"]] More]]" actually notes that it is ditching the Western theme for more war-themed movies, including Franchise/StarWars. Ironically, the title is a riff on the western ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E03CompetitiveEcology "Competitive Ecology"]]. "[[Recap/CommunityS3E03CompetitiveEcology Competitive Ecology]]." Chang tries to see his security guard job in FilmNoir style.



** [[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux"]] pokes fun at both Film/ApocalypseNow and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E14PillowsAndBlankets "Pillows and Blankets"]] is a direct parody of Creator/KenBurns documentaries.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E16VirtualSystemsAnalysis "Virtual Systems Analysis"]] paused being an ''JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime'' episode to parody ''Series/GreysAnatomy''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E17BasicLupineUrology "Basic Lupine Urology"]] parodies ''Series/LawAndOrder''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E20DigitalEstatePlanning "Digital Estate Planning"]] parodies 8-Bit Videogames in general
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E21TheFirstChangDynasty "The First Chang Dynasty"]] parodies ''Film/Oceans11'' and heist movies in general.
** [[Recap/CommunityS4E09IntroToFeltSurrogacy "Intro To Felt Surrogacy"]] spoofs ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics"]] parodies dark serial killer movies and TV shows, particularly those made by Creator/DavidFincher (such as ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' and ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'').
** [[Recap/CommunityS5E05GeothermalEscapism "Geothermal Escapism"]] riffs on epic post-apocalypse movies -- particularly those which show society degenerating into TheApunkalypse, such as ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' and the ''Film/MadMax'' movies.
** [[Recap/CommunityS5E08AppDevelopmentAndCondiments "App Development And Condiments"]] is reminiscent of pre-Star Wars cheap dystopian Sci Fi films like [[Film/LogansRun Logan's Run]] or [[Film/THX1138 THX1138]].

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** [[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux "Documentary "[[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux Documentary Filmmaking: Redux"]] Redux]]" pokes fun at both Film/ApocalypseNow and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E14PillowsAndBlankets "Pillows "[[Recap/CommunityS3E14PillowsAndBlankets Pillows and Blankets"]] Blankets]]" is a direct parody of Creator/KenBurns documentaries.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E16VirtualSystemsAnalysis "Virtual "[[Recap/CommunityS3E16VirtualSystemsAnalysis Virtual Systems Analysis"]] Analysis]]" paused being an ''JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime'' episode to parody ''Series/GreysAnatomy''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E17BasicLupineUrology "Basic "[[Recap/CommunityS3E17BasicLupineUrology Basic Lupine Urology"]] Urology]]" parodies ''Series/LawAndOrder''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E20DigitalEstatePlanning "Digital "[[Recap/CommunityS3E20DigitalEstatePlanning Digital Estate Planning"]] Planning]]" parodies 8-Bit Videogames in general
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E21TheFirstChangDynasty "The "[[Recap/CommunityS3E21TheFirstChangDynasty The First Chang Dynasty"]] Dynasty]]" parodies ''Film/Oceans11'' and heist movies in general.
** [[Recap/CommunityS4E09IntroToFeltSurrogacy "Intro "[[Recap/CommunityS4E09IntroToFeltSurrogacy Intro To Felt Surrogacy"]] Surrogacy]]" spoofs ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics "Basic "[[Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics Basic Intergluteal Numismatics"]] Numismatics]]" parodies dark serial killer movies and TV shows, particularly those made by Creator/DavidFincher (such as ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' and ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'').
** [[Recap/CommunityS5E05GeothermalEscapism "Geothermal Escapism"]] "[[Recap/CommunityS5E05GeothermalEscapism Geothermal Escapism]]" riffs on epic post-apocalypse movies -- particularly those which show society degenerating into TheApunkalypse, such as ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'' and the ''Film/MadMax'' movies.
** [[Recap/CommunityS5E08AppDevelopmentAndCondiments "App "[[Recap/CommunityS5E08AppDevelopmentAndCondiments App Development And Condiments"]] Condiments]]" is reminiscent of pre-Star Wars cheap dystopian Sci Fi films like [[Film/LogansRun Logan's Run]] or [[Film/THX1138 THX1138]].



* ReferenceOverdosed: The whole series, especially where Abed is concerned. [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]] deserves special mention, though.

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* ReferenceOverdosed: The whole series, especially where Abed is concerned. [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]] "[[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]]" deserves special mention, though.



** Various people (even a priest) telling Britta "You're the worst!", and accusing her and others of [[PersonAsVerb "britta-ing"]] when they mess something up or do something annoying.

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** Various people (even a priest) telling Britta "You're the worst!", and accusing her and others of [[PersonAsVerb "britta-ing"]] "[[PersonAsVerb britta-ing]]" when they mess something up or do something annoying.



** [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]] issues another one to ''Glee'' when the Glee club's paintball unit is told to sing something original for once.

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** [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]] "[[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]]" issues another one to ''Glee'' when the Glee club's paintball unit is told to sing something original for once.



** [[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 "Anthropology 101"]]: It's suggested that Troy's "Old White Man Says" {{Twitter}} feed could be made into a TV show... then is immediately written off as a stupid idea. [[Series/ShitMyDadSays A hint to one of CBS' competing shows, perhaps]]?[[note]]And one that seems to have been ''heeded'', moreover; the CBS sitcom got the boot after its first season concluded.[[/note]]
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 "Anthropology 101"]]: "Since you've clearly failed to grasp the central insipid metaphor of those ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' books you devour, let me explain it to you: Men are monsters who crave young flesh!"
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology "Epidemiology"]]: Jeff throws another TakeThat at Creator/WilliamShatner by mocking Pierce's Captain Kirk costume:

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** [[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 "Anthropology 101"]]: "[[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 Anthropology 101]]": It's suggested that Troy's "Old White Man Says" {{Twitter}} feed could be made into a TV show... then is immediately written off as a stupid idea. [[Series/ShitMyDadSays A hint to one of CBS' competing shows, perhaps]]?[[note]]And one that seems to have been ''heeded'', moreover; the CBS sitcom got the boot after its first season concluded.[[/note]]
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 "Anthropology 101"]]: "[[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 Anthropology 101]]": "Since you've clearly failed to grasp the central insipid metaphor of those ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' books you devour, let me explain it to you: Men are monsters who crave young flesh!"
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology "Epidemiology"]]: "[[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]]": Jeff throws another TakeThat at Creator/WilliamShatner by mocking Pierce's Captain Kirk costume:



** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas,"]] the first season of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' symbolizes a [[ShaggyDogStory lack of payoff]]. Doubles as a ShoutOut in a way.

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** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas "Abed's "[[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas,"]] Christmas]]", the first season of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' symbolizes a [[ShaggyDogStory lack of payoff]]. Doubles as a ShoutOut in a way.



** [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Regional Holiday Music"]] is basically a thirty minute long TakeThat [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM7s_A-UVKY aimed at]] Series/{{Glee}}.

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** [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Regional "[[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic Regional Holiday Music"]] Music]]" is basically a thirty minute long TakeThat [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM7s_A-UVKY aimed at]] Series/{{Glee}}.''Series/{{Glee}}''.



* TalkShow: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlyxY-XXSkg&feature=related "Troy and Abed in the Morning!"]]

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* TalkShow: [[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlyxY-XXSkg&feature=related "Troy Troy and Abed in the Morning!"]]Morning!]]"



** Jeff's BondOneLiner to the chess club in [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]]: "Checkmate, bitches!"

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** Jeff's BondOneLiner to the chess club in [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]]: "[[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]]": "Checkmate, bitches!"



* ToiletHumor: The "Creative Compromises" featurette on the season 1 DVD is presented as a way for Harmon to show us what his cut of some scenes from [[Recap/CommunityS1E06FootballFeminismAndYou "Football, Feminism and You"]] would've been. It changes the "Britta deals with her lack of female companionship" plot to "[[spoiler:Britta has a flatulence problem]]."

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* ToiletHumor: The "Creative Compromises" featurette on the season 1 DVD is presented as a way for Harmon to show us what his cut of some scenes from [[Recap/CommunityS1E06FootballFeminismAndYou "Football, "[[Recap/CommunityS1E06FootballFeminismAndYou Football, Feminism and You"]] You]]" would've been. It changes the "Britta deals with her lack of female companionship" plot to "[[spoiler:Britta has a flatulence problem]]."



* TrueCompanions: Explicitly described in "Basic Genealogy", and awesomely shown in [[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas."]]

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* TrueCompanions: Explicitly described in "Basic Genealogy", and awesomely shown in [[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas "Abed's "[[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas."]]Christmas]]."



** [[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience "Basic Rocket Science"]] is ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' and ''Film/SpaceCamp''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E19CriticalFilmStudies ''Critical Film Studies"]] is ''[[spoiler:MyDinnerWithAndre]]''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Regional Holiday Music"]] is a TakeThat parody of ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS4E11BasicHumanAnatomy "Basic Human Anatomy"]] is FreakyFriday.

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** [[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience "Basic "[[Recap/CommunityS2E04BasicRocketScience Basic Rocket Science"]] Science]]" is ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'' and ''Film/SpaceCamp''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E19CriticalFilmStudies ''Critical "[[Recap/CommunityS2E19CriticalFilmStudies Critical Film Studies"]] Studies]]" is ''[[spoiler:MyDinnerWithAndre]]''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic "Regional "[[Recap/CommunityS3E10RegionalHolidayMusic Regional Holiday Music"]] Music]]" is a TakeThat parody of ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
** [[Recap/CommunityS4E11BasicHumanAnatomy "Basic "[[Recap/CommunityS4E11BasicHumanAnatomy Basic Human Anatomy"]] Anatomy]]" is FreakyFriday.
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For the longest time, fans held out hope for "six seasons and a movie". But on May 9, 2014, they heard the four words they dreaded: "NBC has cancelled ''Community''." [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/09/community-canceled_n_5297408.html There was some speculation]] that it might be be picked up for another season by Hulu, Netflix, or another network, but the cast and Dan Harmon himself considered that to be a long shot. However, on June 30th 2014, [[LastMinuteReprieve the very last day before the cast's contracts expired]], [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/community-returning-sixth-season-yahoo-715857 it was announced]] that the series had been picked up for a sixth season by [[BigDamnHeroes Yahoo]]. The icing on the cake came that same day, when Sony announced that yes, [[http://www.themarysue.com/sony-tv-community-movie/ they're planning on giving it a movie, too.]] Sometimes fans' dreams do come true!

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For the longest time, fans held out hope for "six seasons and a movie". movie." But on May 9, 2014, they heard the four words they dreaded: "NBC has cancelled ''Community''." [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/09/community-canceled_n_5297408.html There was some speculation]] that it might be be picked up for another season by Hulu, Netflix, or another network, but the cast and Dan Harmon himself considered that to be a long shot. However, on June 30th 2014, [[LastMinuteReprieve the very last day before the cast's contracts expired]], [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/community-returning-sixth-season-yahoo-715857 it was announced]] that the series had been picked up for a sixth season by [[BigDamnHeroes Yahoo]]. The icing on the cake came that same day, when Sony announced that yes, [[http://www.themarysue.com/sony-tv-community-movie/ they're planning on giving it a movie, too.]] too]]. Sometimes fans' dreams do come true!



The writers of the show are aware of [[TVTropes this very wiki]], (Dan Harmon has been quoted on Twitter as having used to be on TVTropes "Religiously,") [[http://www.reddit.com/r/community/comments/gvcaj/iama_creator_of_the_tv_show_community_ama/c1qy57g and often use it for research.]]

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The writers of the show are aware of [[TVTropes this very wiki]], (Dan Harmon has been quoted on Twitter as having used to be on TVTropes "Religiously,") [[http://www.reddit.com/r/community/comments/gvcaj/iama_creator_of_the_tv_show_community_ama/c1qy57g and often use it for research.]]
research]].



** Chang's SanitySlippage at the beginning of season two was supposed to feed into a subplot where Chang would be haunted by the twin sister he ate in utero. The idea was quietly dropped, though it was briefly referenced in "The First Chang Dynasty".

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** Chang's SanitySlippage at the beginning of season two was supposed to feed into a subplot where Chang would be haunted by the twin sister he ate in utero. The idea was quietly dropped, though it was briefly referenced in "The First Chang Dynasty".Dynasty."



** Even within the main group, Britta's unusual name is often poked fun at, and Pierce's already uncommon name gets weirder when its revealed to be short for "Piercinald".

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** Even within the main group, Britta's unusual name is often poked fun at, and Pierce's already uncommon name gets weirder when its revealed to be short for "Piercinald"."Piercinald."



** "Annie, you live in a terrible neighborhood". Annie moves in with Troy and Abed in season 3.

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** "Annie, you live in a terrible neighborhood". neighborhood." Annie moves in with Troy and Abed in season 3.



* ArtisticTitle: Features a cootie catcher! It changes for a few episodes--the Halloween episodes have spookier images, while the "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" credits had epic music and medieval-looking script. Then, of course, there's the one-shot animated opening for "A Fistful of Paintballs".

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* ArtisticTitle: Features a cootie catcher! It changes for a few episodes--the Halloween episodes have spookier images, while the "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" credits had epic music and medieval-looking script. Then, of course, there's the one-shot animated opening for "A Fistful of Paintballs".Paintballs."



** In a later episode, a therapist attempts to convince the gang that their entire time at Greendale College was a shared delusion. This would be a lot more believable to take in if there wasn't a large amount of easily-available evidence to the contrary, such as pictures on a phone, families who they see everyday, and Annie ''wearing a Greendale backpack during this whole conversation.'' Needless to say, the therapist turned out to be a fraud.

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** In a later episode, a therapist attempts to convince the gang that their entire time at Greendale College was a shared delusion. This would be a lot more believable to take in if there wasn't a large amount of easily-available evidence to the contrary, such as pictures on a phone, families who they see everyday, and Annie ''wearing a Greendale backpack during this whole conversation.'' conversation''. Needless to say, the therapist turned out to be a fraud.



* BottleEpisode: "Cooperative Calligraphy". [[LampshadeHanging The trope is discussed by name between Abed and Jeff.]]

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* BottleEpisode: "Cooperative Calligraphy". Calligraphy." [[LampshadeHanging The trope is discussed by name between Abed and Jeff.]]Jeff]].



** When the security staff is directed to gas the ventilation system with "monkey tranquilizer", the logo on the canister reads "[=ChimpanZZZZZZ=]".

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** When the security staff is directed to gas the ventilation system with "monkey tranquilizer", the logo on the canister reads "[=ChimpanZZZZZZ=]"."[=ChimpanZZZZZZ=]."



** The cafeteria stocks [[StealthPun PC Cola.]]

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** The cafeteria stocks [[StealthPun PC Cola.]]Cola]].



** At one point Shirley refers to the "Gerard Butler movie poster with the guy's heart over his wiener". That movie poster is for ''The Ugly Truth'', a movie Yvette Nicole Brown (who plays Shirley) starred in.

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** At one point Shirley refers to the "Gerard Butler movie poster with the guy's heart over his wiener". wiener." That movie poster is for ''The Ugly Truth'', a movie Yvette Nicole Brown (who plays Shirley) starred in.



** The Black Rider in season 2's paintball finale looks exactly like one of the main characters from Series/{{Lost}}, which Abed has a DVD set of according to "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas".
** The pilot episode is filled with references to ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' and in "Contemporary American Poultry", Abed references ''Film/SixteenCandles''. Anthony Michael Hall, who stars in both of those films, plays the bully that picks a fight with Jeff in "Comparative Religion".

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** The Black Rider in season 2's paintball finale looks exactly like one of the main characters from Series/{{Lost}}, which Abed has a DVD set of according to "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas".
Christmas."
** The pilot episode is filled with references to ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' and in "Contemporary American Poultry", Abed references ''Film/SixteenCandles''. Anthony Michael Hall, who stars in both of those films, plays the bully that picks a fight with Jeff in "Comparative Religion". Religion."



** Troy notes that the Dean looks like Moby. [[spoiler:The Fake Dean says he is sick of being a Moby impersonator. The actor who played the Fake Dean played a character on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' who was ''also'' mistaken for Moby.]]

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** Troy notes that the Dean looks like Moby. [[spoiler:The Fake Dean says he is sick of being a Moby impersonator. The actor who played the Fake Dean played a character on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' who was ''also'' mistaken for Moby.]]Moby]].



* ChekhovsGun: True to form, ''Community'' pulls this off with an actual gun in [[spoiler:"[[Recap/CommunityS3E04RemedialChaosTheory Remedial Chaos Theory]]". Troy discovers Annie's gun in the very first timeline we see. Later on, in another timeline, where no one knows about the gun, it accidentally goes off. The stray bullet leads to Pierce's (somewhat) untimely death, which, in conjunction with Jeff's loss of an arm, makes this undeniably the Darkest Timeline.]]
* ChewbaccaDefense / CourtroomAntic: Jeff's go-to strategy as a lawyer. He particularly seems to like invoking 9/11. Subverted in at least one instance: [[spoiler:when he uses it in "Debate", Greendale loses, 50-8 (and the 8 were to Annie).]].

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* ChekhovsGun: True to form, ''Community'' pulls this off with an actual gun in [[spoiler:"[[Recap/CommunityS3E04RemedialChaosTheory Remedial Chaos Theory]]". Theory]]." Troy discovers Annie's gun in the very first timeline we see. Later on, in another timeline, where no one knows about the gun, it accidentally goes off. The stray bullet leads to Pierce's (somewhat) untimely death, which, in conjunction with Jeff's loss of an arm, makes this undeniably the Darkest Timeline.]]
Timeline]].
* ChewbaccaDefense / CourtroomAntic: Jeff's go-to strategy as a lawyer. He particularly seems to like invoking 9/11. Subverted in at least one instance: [[spoiler:when he uses it in "Debate", Greendale loses, 50-8 (and the 8 were to Annie).]].Annie)]].



** Lampshaded several times in "Comparative Religion", when Shirley's efforts to force everyone to participate in her Christmas party as if they'll completely ruin Christmas Day for her if they don't do exactly what she wants often elicit the response that it's only "December 10th". She later picks up on this; when one of the bullies begs for mercy from Shirley, saying, "Please, it's Christmas!" she responds, "It's December 10th!" and attacks him.

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** Lampshaded several times in "Comparative Religion", when Shirley's efforts to force everyone to participate in her Christmas party as if they'll completely ruin Christmas Day for her if they don't do exactly what she wants often elicit the response that it's only "December 10th". 10th." She later picks up on this; when one of the bullies begs for mercy from Shirley, saying, "Please, it's Christmas!" she responds, "It's December 10th!" and attacks him.



** "Geography Of Global Conflict". [[spoiler:Britta and Chang]].

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** "Geography Of Global Conflict". Conflict." [[spoiler:Britta and Chang]].



** The group sets up a D&D game to make Fat Neil feel better in "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons".

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** The group sets up a D&D game to make Fat Neil feel better in "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons".Dragons."



** Jeff's relationship with Britta in season one could be deconstructed in terms of the OfficialCouple[=/=]BelligerentSexualTension trope. Instead of truly falling in love, they spent most of the time snarking at each other and competing with each other, to the point where everyone was complaining about in "Modern Warfare". Speaking of which, they finally slept with each other, only to go back to snarky arguments and competition. In the finale, Britta's war with Jeff's ex led to her blurting out that she loved him (the season two premiere revealed that she did not mean it), only for Jeff to leave... and kiss Annie. In short, relationships that are based mainly around snide arguments are likely to be at the very least a bit messed up.

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** Jeff's relationship with Britta in season one could be deconstructed in terms of the OfficialCouple[=/=]BelligerentSexualTension trope. Instead of truly falling in love, they spent most of the time snarking at each other and competing with each other, to the point where everyone was complaining about in "Modern Warfare". Warfare." Speaking of which, they finally slept with each other, only to go back to snarky arguments and competition. In the finale, Britta's war with Jeff's ex led to her blurting out that she loved him (the season two premiere revealed that she did not mean it), only for Jeff to leave... and kiss Annie. In short, relationships that are based mainly around snide arguments are likely to be at the very least a bit messed up.



%%* DocumentaryEpisode: "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" and "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux". "Pillows and Blankets" is more of a {{Mockumentary}}, by contrast.
* DrugsAreBad: Annie had an Adderall addiction and Pierce was on painkillers; both spent time in rehab for it. Also the message of the play the group puts on in "Celebrity Pharmacology 212".

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%%* DocumentaryEpisode: "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" and "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux". Redux." "Pillows and Blankets" is more of a {{Mockumentary}}, by contrast.
* DrugsAreBad: Annie had an Adderall addiction and Pierce was on painkillers; both spent time in rehab for it. Also the message of the play the group puts on in "Celebrity Pharmacology 212".212."



** The first season deals more heavily with Jeff's transition from lawyer to student, and the group is fairly unfamiliar with each other. By the second season, Jeff is comfortably a student and the group members are true companions, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus or minus Pierce.]]

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** The first season deals more heavily with Jeff's transition from lawyer to student, and the group is fairly unfamiliar with each other. By the second season, Jeff is comfortably a student and the group members are true companions, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus or minus Pierce.]]Pierce]].



* EnhancedPunch: The fictional superhero Kickpuncher uses cybernetics to give his punches the strength of kicks. [[RuleOfFunny It makes exactly as much sense as it sounds.]]

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* EnhancedPunch: The fictional superhero Kickpuncher uses cybernetics to give his punches the strength of kicks. [[RuleOfFunny It makes exactly as much sense as it sounds.]]sounds]].



** Jonathan Banks and John Oliver are listed as guest stars in Season 5, making them the only members of the Save Greendale Committee to have this happen. This comes in spite of them both being [[http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/community-season-5-poster1.jpg featured on the promotional poster for the season with the rest of main cast.]] Additionally, Jonathan Banks appears in all but two episodes of the season.

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** Jonathan Banks and John Oliver are listed as guest stars in Season 5, making them the only members of the Save Greendale Committee to have this happen. This comes in spite of them both being [[http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/community-season-5-poster1.jpg featured on the promotional poster for the season with the rest of main cast.]] cast]]. Additionally, Jonathan Banks appears in all but two episodes of the season.



* FanserviceFauxFight: Buddy's SelfServingMemory of Britta and Annie in cheerleader outfits fighting over a bra that neither one has in a kiddie pool filled with whipped cream, which he states afterwards "may have been a dream".

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* FanserviceFauxFight: Buddy's SelfServingMemory of Britta and Annie in cheerleader outfits fighting over a bra that neither one has in a kiddie pool filled with whipped cream, which he states afterwards "may have been a dream".dream."



** Pierce started out as a misanthropic, bigoted, but generally kind of harmless and GrumpyOldMan, even with occasional hints of a well-buried [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]]. By Season 2 he's evolved into an overtly evil ManipulativeBastard who plays elaborate, cruel mind games with his only friends, gleefully abuses a suicidal classmate, and shows very little regard for anything except himself and his status in the group. Season 3 dialled him back towards his Season 1 persona, before Season 4 flanderized his RacistGrandpa side resulting in him becoming an extreme racist. The extent of the racism caused Chevy Chase to blow up on the set and quit the show. [[spoiler: Season 5 settles on his season 1 and 3 treatment, as a [[FairForItsDay misguided]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold.]]

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** Pierce started out as a misanthropic, bigoted, but generally kind of harmless and GrumpyOldMan, even with occasional hints of a well-buried [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]]. By Season 2 he's evolved into an overtly evil ManipulativeBastard who plays elaborate, cruel mind games with his only friends, gleefully abuses a suicidal classmate, and shows very little regard for anything except himself and his status in the group. Season 3 dialled him back towards his Season 1 persona, before Season 4 flanderized his RacistGrandpa side resulting in him becoming an extreme racist. The extent of the racism caused Chevy Chase to blow up on the set and quit the show. [[spoiler: Season 5 settles on his season 1 and 3 treatment, as a [[FairForItsDay misguided]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold.]]JerkWithAHeartOfGold]].



** Abed gets a drink thrown in his face during [[Recap/CommunityS2E10MixologyCertification the group's outing to a bar.]]
** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 "Anthropology 101,"]] Britta dumps a bowl on Jeff's head in the cafeteria.
** Jeff gets two drinks thrown into his face in "[[Recap/CommunityS4E03ConventionsOfSpaceAndTime Conventions of Space and Time]]".

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** Abed gets a drink thrown in his face during [[Recap/CommunityS2E10MixologyCertification the group's outing to a bar.]]
bar]].
** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 "Anthropology 101,"]] "[[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 Anthropology 101]]", Britta dumps a bowl on Jeff's head in the cafeteria.
** Jeff gets two drinks thrown into his face in "[[Recap/CommunityS4E03ConventionsOfSpaceAndTime Conventions of Space and Time]]".Time]]."



** In [[Recap/CommunityS1E05AdvancedCriminalLaw "Advanced Criminal Law"]], Pierce writes a song about life at Greendale which mentions "taking air conditioner repair", a major plot thread of Season 3.
** In [[Recap/CommunityS1E06FootballFeminismAndYou "Football, Feminism, and You"]], Troy tells Jeff that he should accept what he's good at and maybe [[spoiler:take a pottery class]].
** In [[Recap/CommunityS1E07IntroductionToStatistics "Introduction to Statistics"]], when he notices Pierce taking his medication, Abed tells him a story about his grandpa hallucinating from taking the wrong pills. Cue Pierce taking what appears to be [[MarijuanaIsLSD the most powerful ecstasy known to man]].
** "In [[Recap/CommunityS2E17IntroToPoliticalScience "Intro To Political Science"]], Troy asks Abed "Do you just constantly have your own little side adventures?" to which Abed bluntly replies "Yep", prompting a saddened "Yeah, me too", in a high-pitched voice. Troy feeling inferior to Abed becomes an important point [[spoiler:exploited by the vice dean in the third season, during the build-up to the blanketfort vs. pillowfort war]]
*** Additionally, one of Annie's campaign promises is that "the assailant known only as the 'Ass Crack Bandit' will be brought to justice." The search for the bandit becomes the subject of [[Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics"]] years later, in season 5.
** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E07AerodynamicsOfGender "Aerodynamics of Gender"]], Abed's Robocop sequences foreshadowed the events of the next several episodes, including the blanket forts, Troy's birthday and the Christmas special. One of his mental notes says "Sell Group on Paintball Sequel." A few episodes later in [[Recap/CommunityS2E17IntroToPoliticalScience "Intro To Political Science"]], the news blurbs mention the dean denying another paintball match and suggesting a "Western-themed end-of-the-year picnic". The two-part finale of the season? A Western-themed paintball adventure.

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** In [[Recap/CommunityS1E05AdvancedCriminalLaw "Advanced "[[Recap/CommunityS1E05AdvancedCriminalLaw Advanced Criminal Law"]], Law]]", Pierce writes a song about life at Greendale which mentions "taking air conditioner repair", a major plot thread of Season 3.
** In [[Recap/CommunityS1E06FootballFeminismAndYou "Football, "[[Recap/CommunityS1E06FootballFeminismAndYou Football, Feminism, and You"]], You]]", Troy tells Jeff that he should accept what he's good at and maybe [[spoiler:take a pottery class]].
** In [[Recap/CommunityS1E07IntroductionToStatistics "Introduction "[[Recap/CommunityS1E07IntroductionToStatistics Introduction to Statistics"]], Statistics]]", when he notices Pierce taking his medication, Abed tells him a story about his grandpa hallucinating from taking the wrong pills. Cue Pierce taking what appears to be [[MarijuanaIsLSD the most powerful ecstasy known to man]].
** "In [[Recap/CommunityS2E17IntroToPoliticalScience "Intro In "[[Recap/CommunityS2E17IntroToPoliticalScience Intro To Political Science"]], Science]]", Troy asks Abed "Do you just constantly have your own little side adventures?" to which Abed bluntly replies "Yep", prompting a saddened "Yeah, me too", in a high-pitched voice. Troy feeling inferior to Abed becomes an important point [[spoiler:exploited by the vice dean in the third season, during the build-up to the blanketfort vs. pillowfort war]]
war]].
*** Additionally, one of Annie's campaign promises is that "the assailant known only as the 'Ass Crack Bandit' will be brought to justice." The search for the bandit becomes the subject of [[Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics "Basic "[[Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics Basic Intergluteal Numismatics"]] Numismatics]]" years later, in season 5.
** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E07AerodynamicsOfGender "Aerodynamics "[[Recap/CommunityS2E07AerodynamicsOfGender Aerodynamics of Gender"]], Gender]]," Abed's Robocop sequences foreshadowed the events of the next several episodes, including the blanket forts, Troy's birthday and the Christmas special. One of his mental notes says "Sell Group on Paintball Sequel." A few episodes later in [[Recap/CommunityS2E17IntroToPoliticalScience "Intro "[[Recap/CommunityS2E17IntroToPoliticalScience Intro To Political Science"]], Science]]", the news blurbs mention the dean denying another paintball match and suggesting a "Western-themed end-of-the-year picnic". picnic." The two-part finale of the season? A Western-themed paintball adventure.



** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology "Epidemiology"]] Troy becomes the hero and saves the day by [[spoiler: lowering the temperature of the air conditioning to get everyone to collectively snap out of their zombie state]] which foreshadows his affinity for [[spoiler: fixing air conditioning units]]
** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy "Cooperative Calligraphy"]], Britta comments that Jeff usually wears different boxers - only Abed catches her use of "usually." He is later the first to figure out that they've been [[spoiler: having secret sex]] in [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory "Paradigms of Human Memory."]]

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** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology "Epidemiology"]] "[[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]]" Troy becomes the hero and saves the day by [[spoiler: lowering the temperature of the air conditioning to get everyone to collectively snap out of their zombie state]] which foreshadows his affinity for [[spoiler: fixing air conditioning units]]
units]].
** In [[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy "Cooperative Calligraphy"]], "[[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy Cooperative Calligraphy]]", Britta comments that Jeff usually wears different boxers - only Abed catches her use of "usually." He is later the first to figure out that they've been [[spoiler: having secret sex]] in [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory "Paradigms "[[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory Paradigms of Human Memory."]]Memory]]."



** Abed [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]] of "The Psychology of Letting Go".

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** Abed [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]] of "The Psychology of Letting Go".Go."



** Troy has one in [[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"]] when he [[spoiler:meets [=LeVar=] Burton in person instead of just getting an autographed picture]].

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** Troy has one in [[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking "Intermediate "[[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"]] Filmmaking]]" when he [[spoiler:meets [=LeVar=] Burton in person instead of just getting an autographed picture]].



* ImprobablyPredictable: Abed is so good at predicting his friends' responses that he can mimic them while they're talking and his videos foretell the future. [[spoiler: Season 3 shows his predictions aren't as accurate as they seem.]]

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* ImprobablyPredictable: Abed is so good at predicting his friends' responses that he can mimic them while they're talking and his videos foretell the future. [[spoiler: Season 3 shows his predictions aren't as accurate as they seem.]]seem]].



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: In "Advanced Gay", Pierce talks about looking something up on "[[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} the Wackapah-DIE-ah]]".

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: In "Advanced Gay", Pierce talks about looking something up on "[[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} the Wackapah-DIE-ah]]".Wackapah-DIE-ah]]."



** {{Lampshaded}}. Many fans consider "Modern Warfare" to be the best episode yet. In the second season Abed has shirts and hoodies made up to give as souvenirs to the people who took part in the paintball game; on the back is printed "It's all downhill from here". [[invoked]]

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** {{Lampshaded}}. Many fans consider "Modern Warfare" to be the best episode yet. In the second season Abed has shirts and hoodies made up to give as souvenirs to the people who took part in the paintball game; on the back is printed "It's all downhill from here". here." [[invoked]]



** Abed mentions that [[GenreSavvy talking about people like they're in a TV show]] is his gimmick and that they "leaned pretty hard on that last week." He then says that he [[WrittenInAbsence "can lay low for an episode."]] Abed is not featured in the episode after that, except when he avoids talking to the study group and Britta explains, "he's just laying low".

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** Abed mentions that [[GenreSavvy talking about people like they're in a TV show]] is his gimmick and that they "leaned pretty hard on that last week." He then says that he [[WrittenInAbsence "can "[[WrittenInAbsence can lay low for an episode."]] episode]]." Abed is not featured in the episode after that, except when he avoids talking to the study group and Britta explains, "he's just laying low".low."



** Chang [[spoiler: almost burnt down Greendale and everyone in it with fireworks in "The First Chang Dynasty" because [[InsaneTrollLogic "fire can't go through doors, stupid; it's not a ghost!]] ]]
** Troy and Pierce pulling the hot air balloon's cord before the guide gets in and when they're dangerously high in the air is what got the study group lost in the woods in "Intro to Felt Surrogacy".

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** Chang [[spoiler: almost burnt down Greendale and everyone in it with fireworks in "The First Chang Dynasty" because [[InsaneTrollLogic "fire can't go through doors, stupid; it's not a ghost!]] ]]
ghost]]!]]
** Troy and Pierce pulling the hot air balloon's cord before the guide gets in and when they're dangerously high in the air is what got the study group lost in the woods in "Intro to Felt Surrogacy".Surrogacy."



* LoveDodecahedron: Jeff started the study group to be closer to Britta, who at one point dated Vaughn, then went out with his (former) statistics teacher who he broke up with in "Basic Geneaology". Annie had an intense study session with Jeff when he joined Debate Club, but still had a serious crush on Troy, until she decided to pursue her relationship with Vaughn. Troy apologized for leading Annie on when he announced he had a date with Randy, quickly explaining that Randy can be a girl's name, too, but (due to some interference by Britta and Jeff) became attracted to Annie, who rejects him for Vaughn. Britta claims she doesn't have feelings for Jeff, but [[spoiler:choked onstage]] when she saw him with an "official" girlfriend, Professor Slater, and Troy had to snap her out of it by "being a friend AND a man." A few episodes later, Jeff and Britta hooked up in the middle of an intense paintball game. In the finale of S1, Slater and Britta both declare their love for Jeff, but he leaves and kisses [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Annie]]. Annie and Jeff continue to have big-time UST in S2 and a bit in S3 as well. Meanwhile, Jeff and Britta have been hooking up on the down-low throughout S2, which is brought to an end when everyone else finds out. Annie and Abed kiss in the S2 finale, but only because Abed is in character as Han Solo, and once the paintball game is done he drops character and doesn't reference it again, though Annie is still a bit flustered by the experience. The two of them have a couple of nice ShipTease moments in S3 as well. Meanwhile, Troy and Britta have more and more bonding moments throughout S3, especially in "Origins of Vampire Mythology", which sets Troy up as the sweet, earnest, good guy Britta's never really had in her life. The amount of lingering hugs and longing looks and other such moments between the two of them, especially in the S3 finale, means that they're the closest thing to an actual couple currently in the group. As of Season 4, Britta and Troy are an official couple until they amicably break up in "Basic Human Anatomy."

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* LoveDodecahedron: Jeff started the study group to be closer to Britta, who at one point dated Vaughn, then went out with his (former) statistics teacher who he broke up with in "Basic Geneaology". Geneaology." Annie had an intense study session with Jeff when he joined Debate Club, but still had a serious crush on Troy, until she decided to pursue her relationship with Vaughn. Troy apologized for leading Annie on when he announced he had a date with Randy, quickly explaining that Randy can be a girl's name, too, but (due to some interference by Britta and Jeff) became attracted to Annie, who rejects him for Vaughn. Britta claims she doesn't have feelings for Jeff, but [[spoiler:choked onstage]] when she saw him with an "official" girlfriend, Professor Slater, and Troy had to snap her out of it by "being a friend AND a man." A few episodes later, Jeff and Britta hooked up in the middle of an intense paintball game. In the finale of S1, Slater and Britta both declare their love for Jeff, but he leaves and kisses [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Annie]]. Annie and Jeff continue to have big-time UST in S2 and a bit in S3 as well. Meanwhile, Jeff and Britta have been hooking up on the down-low throughout S2, which is brought to an end when everyone else finds out. Annie and Abed kiss in the S2 finale, but only because Abed is in character as Han Solo, and once the paintball game is done he drops character and doesn't reference it again, though Annie is still a bit flustered by the experience. The two of them have a couple of nice ShipTease moments in S3 as well. Meanwhile, Troy and Britta have more and more bonding moments throughout S3, especially in "Origins of Vampire Mythology", which sets Troy up as the sweet, earnest, good guy Britta's never really had in her life. The amount of lingering hugs and longing looks and other such moments between the two of them, especially in the S3 finale, means that they're the closest thing to an actual couple currently in the group. As of Season 4, Britta and Troy are an official couple until they amicably break up in "Basic Human Anatomy."



** Annie's pen in "[[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy Cooperative Calligraphy]]". The pen itself plays no role in the story, and it doesn't even matter that it's a pen. But the need to find it drives the entire plot. (It could just as easily have been a pencil, a roll of tape, a stick of gum, etc., and the episode would have played out exactly the same.)

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** Annie's pen in "[[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy Cooperative Calligraphy]]". Calligraphy]]." The pen itself plays no role in the story, and it doesn't even matter that it's a pen. But the need to find it drives the entire plot. (It could just as easily have been a pencil, a roll of tape, a stick of gum, etc., and the episode would have played out exactly the same.)



** In "Introduction to Teaching", the bulletin board in the cafeteria falls from the wall during a riot. Replacing it becomes the focal point of a later episode, "Analysis of Cork-Based Networking".

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** In "Introduction to Teaching", the bulletin board in the cafeteria falls from the wall during a riot. Replacing it becomes the focal point of a later episode, "Analysis of Cork-Based Networking".Networking."



* MicDrop: Annie Edison finishing her eulogy for [[spoiler: Star-Burns]]. [[DumbassHasAPoint The Dean points out that doing this damages expensive equipment.]]

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* MicDrop: Annie Edison finishing her eulogy for [[spoiler: Star-Burns]]. [[DumbassHasAPoint The Dean points out that doing this damages expensive equipment.]]equipment]].



** Referenced by name in [[Recap/CommunityS5E01Repilot "Repilot".]]

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** Referenced by name in [[Recap/CommunityS5E01Repilot "Repilot".]]"[[Recap/CommunityS5E01Repilot Repilot]]."



** Troy's Dracula costume (shirtless with a toilet seat cover as a collar and toilet paper cuffs) during season 2's Halloween episode "Epidemiology". Donald Glover running around cracking wise and fighting zombies without a shirt is nothing to complain about.

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** Troy's Dracula costume (shirtless with a toilet seat cover as a collar and toilet paper cuffs) during season 2's Halloween episode "Epidemiology". "Epidemiology." Donald Glover running around cracking wise and fighting zombies without a shirt is nothing to complain about.



** The entirety of "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" is done in stop-motion, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness since it's from Abed's perspective.]]

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** The entirety of "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" is done in stop-motion, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness since it's from Abed's perspective.]]perspective]].



** "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas".

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** "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas".Christmas."



** He manages to top it in [[Recap/CommunityS5E01Repilot Repilot]] by convincing Jeff to go back to his AmoralAttorney ways, which almost led to [[spoiler: him manipulating the study group into suing Greendale.]]

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** He manages to top it in [[Recap/CommunityS5E01Repilot Repilot]] by convincing Jeff to go back to his AmoralAttorney ways, which almost led to [[spoiler: him manipulating the study group into suing Greendale.]]Greendale]].



* NoodleIncident: An inverted example. Thanks to LaserGuidedAmnesia, none of the cast can remember the ZombieApocalypse of [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]], and refer to it as "the Halloween we can't remember".

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* NoodleIncident: An inverted example. Thanks to LaserGuidedAmnesia, none of the cast can remember the ZombieApocalypse of [[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]], and refer to it as "the Halloween we can't remember".remember."



** Head Greendale security guard Muniz is the only one to point out that Chang is [[TheMentallyDisturbed mentally disturbed]], and that enabling him dangerous and [[DudeNotFunny unfunny.]] [[spoiler: They should've listened to him.]]

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** Head Greendale security guard Muniz is the only one to point out that Chang is [[TheMentallyDisturbed mentally disturbed]], and that enabling him dangerous and [[DudeNotFunny unfunny.]] unfunny]]. [[spoiler: They should've listened to him.]]him]].



** "Digital Estate Planning" was aired [[spoiler:after the study group's expulsion from Greendale]], but the end tag [[spoiler:had Troy and Abed talking in the study room, and no one acted oddly to their presence.]] The reason for this discrepancy is that an end tag was written for the episode [[spoiler:that did not take place in the study room]], but Chevy Chase did not want to film it, therefore a new one was written. However, the episode itself also does not make much sense in the timeline of the show as in the previous episode [[spoiler:they learned that Chang had replaced the Dean with the DoppelDeaner, and yet the Study Group decided to have this side adventure instead.]] Possibly justified as [[spoiler:it involved the contents of Cornelius Hawthorne's will, and therefore Pierce's inheritance, which probably could not be delayed.]]

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** "Digital Estate Planning" was aired [[spoiler:after the study group's expulsion from Greendale]], but the end tag [[spoiler:had Troy and Abed talking in the study room, and no one acted oddly to their presence.]] presence]]. The reason for this discrepancy is that an end tag was written for the episode [[spoiler:that did not take place in the study room]], but Chevy Chase did not want to film it, therefore a new one was written. However, the episode itself also does not make much sense in the timeline of the show as in the previous episode [[spoiler:they learned that Chang had replaced the Dean with the DoppelDeaner, and yet the Study Group decided to have this side adventure instead.]] instead]]. Possibly justified as [[spoiler:it involved the contents of Cornelius Hawthorne's will, and therefore Pierce's inheritance, which probably could not be delayed.]]delayed]].



* PortmanteauCoupleName: an in-universe (platonic) example in "Trobed".

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* PortmanteauCoupleName: an in-universe (platonic) example in "Trobed"."Trobed."



** Annie's financial status is actually the focus of an episode, "[[Recap/CommunityS2E13CelebrityPharmacology Celebrity Pharmacology]]". A recurring claim throughout season 2 and early season 3 is that she lives in an apartment in a "bad neighborhood." She tells Pierce that she pays her bills with money she saved from every birthday and special occasion (such as the "period fairy") she's had, which, although unrealistic, is at least more than can be said for the others. However, she runs so low on money that she is forced to take a bribe from Pierce. At the end of the episode she says she plans to get a job, but this has never been elaborated on. Some fans jokingly think she works at Dildopolis, the sex toy store below her apartment. In season 3, she begins living in Troy and Abed's apartment.

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** Annie's financial status is actually the focus of an episode, "[[Recap/CommunityS2E13CelebrityPharmacology Celebrity Pharmacology]]". Pharmacology]]." A recurring claim throughout season 2 and early season 3 is that she lives in an apartment in a "bad neighborhood." She tells Pierce that she pays her bills with money she saved from every birthday and special occasion (such as the "period fairy") she's had, which, although unrealistic, is at least more than can be said for the others. However, she runs so low on money that she is forced to take a bribe from Pierce. At the end of the episode she says she plans to get a job, but this has never been elaborated on. Some fans jokingly think she works at Dildopolis, the sex toy store below her apartment. In season 3, she begins living in Troy and Abed's apartment.



** Troy during dance class in "Interpretive Dance".

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** Troy during dance class in "Interpretive Dance".Dance."



** The Dean's Dalmatian-furry fetish is followed from its very beginning ("I hope this doesn't awaken something in me"), to its escalation (Dalmatian mugs, posters, and rugs), to its inevitable conclusion in "Pascal's Triangle Revisited".

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** The Dean's Dalmatian-furry fetish is followed from its very beginning ("I hope this doesn't awaken something in me"), to its escalation (Dalmatian mugs, posters, and rugs), to its inevitable conclusion in "Pascal's Triangle Revisited".Revisited."



* TheScrappy: Vaughn, in-universe example. Another in-universe example is Shirley's friend, Gary. (Troy: "I hope he transfers to HELL!")
* SecretHandshake: Troy and Abed's secret handshake is not particularly secret, it's just their usual handshake followed by both of them whispering "SECRET".

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* TheScrappy: Vaughn, in-universe example. Another in-universe example is Shirley's friend, Gary. (Troy: "I hope he transfers to HELL!")
'''''hell!'''''")
* SecretHandshake: Troy and Abed's secret handshake is not particularly secret, it's just their usual handshake followed by both of them whispering "SECRET"."'''''secret'''''."



** Paintball, as shown in "Modern Warfare", "A Fistful of Paintballs", "For a Few Paintballs More", and "Modern Espionage".

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** Paintball, as shown in "Modern Warfare", "A Fistful of Paintballs", "For a Few Paintballs More", and "Modern Espionage".Espionage."



** The decision whether to make a blanket fort or a pillow fort turns into a campus-wide pillow-fought civil war in "Digital Exploration of Interior Design" and "Pillows and Blankets".

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** The decision whether to make a blanket fort or a pillow fort turns into a campus-wide pillow-fought civil war in "Digital Exploration of Interior Design" and "Pillows and Blankets".Blankets."



** Someone pushing a yam off a table in "Basic Lupine Urology".

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** Someone pushing a yam off a table in "Basic Lupine Urology".Urology."



** The Ass Crack Bandit, who runs around Greendale dropping quarters down people's ass cracks when they're bent over, is treated like a police force would a serial killer. This is gradually subverted towards the end, however; [[spoiler: when the study group learn of the death of Pierce, they immediately recognise the Bandit as ultimately trivial in comparison to the death of their friend.]]

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** The Ass Crack Bandit, who runs around Greendale dropping quarters down people's ass cracks when they're bent over, is treated like a police force would a serial killer. This is gradually subverted towards the end, however; [[spoiler: when the study group learn of the death of Pierce, they immediately recognise the Bandit as ultimately trivial in comparison to the death of their friend.]]friend]].



** December 9th, 2010: [[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"]]

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** December 9th, 2010: [[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas "Abed's "[[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"]]Christmas]]"



** A pair of security guards freak Troy and Abed out with this at the end of "Football, Feminism, and You".

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** A pair of security guards freak Troy and Abed out with this at the end of "Football, Feminism, and You".You."



** [=LeVar=] Burton appears as himself in "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking".

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** [=LeVar=] Burton appears as himself in "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking".Filmmaking."



--> '''Secret Agent''': ''*having just searched Abed's bag*'' You're clean. Although I could issue a warning for this pirated copy of ''Film/TheLastAirbender.''

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--> '''Secret Agent''': ''*having just searched Abed's bag*'' You're clean. Although I could issue a warning for this pirated copy of ''Film/TheLastAirbender.''''Film/TheLastAirbender''.



* TwoTimerDate: In "Herstory of Dance," Abed ends up going to both dances with two different dates, simply because [[InvokedTrope he always wanted to do that trope.]]

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* TwoTimerDate: In "Herstory of Dance," Abed ends up going to both dances with two different dates, simply because [[InvokedTrope he always wanted to do that trope.]]trope]].



** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Professor Bauer in "[[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 Anthropology 101]]". She initially suffers no consequences for shooting a dart at Star-Burns and knocking him into a brief state of paralysis, but strangling Jeff to the point where he ends up in the Student Health Center is enough to get her put on paid administrative leave.
* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics". The episode has a decidedly darker tone than your usual episode and shortly after it begins, someone sticks a quarter in Garrett's butt crack. The rest of the episode focuses on finding the "Ass Crack Bandit" in a way similar to hunting a serial killer. Subverted in that despite the dark atmosphere, the hunt for the perpetrator is still relatively silly compared to an actual serial killer search. Double Subverted when their final pursuit of the Ass Crack Bandit is interrupted by Shirley telling Jeff and Annie [[spoiler: that Pierce has died.]]

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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Professor Bauer in "[[Recap/CommunityS2E01Anthropology101 Anthropology 101]]". 101]]." She initially suffers no consequences for shooting a dart at Star-Burns and knocking him into a brief state of paralysis, but strangling Jeff to the point where he ends up in the Student Health Center is enough to get her put on paid administrative leave.
* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics". Numismatics." The episode has a decidedly darker tone than your usual episode and shortly after it begins, someone sticks a quarter in Garrett's butt crack. The rest of the episode focuses on finding the "Ass Crack Bandit" in a way similar to hunting a serial killer. Subverted in that despite the dark atmosphere, the hunt for the perpetrator is still relatively silly compared to an actual serial killer search. Double Subverted when their final pursuit of the Ass Crack Bandit is interrupted by Shirley telling Jeff and Annie [[spoiler: that Pierce has died.]]died]].



** Jeff and Britta. {{Lampshaded}} in [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]], and resolved by the end of Season 2.

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** Jeff and Britta. {{Lampshaded}} in [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare "Modern Warfare"]], "[[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]]", and resolved by the end of Season 2.
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** In the [[Community/RecapS6E13EmotionalConsequencesOfBroadcastTelevision series finale]], Jeff and Abed hug as part of their final goodbye, and then share a lengthy, meaningful look. Jeff subsequently gives Abed a second, deeper hug, which Abed reciprocates.

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** In the [[Community/RecapS6E13EmotionalConsequencesOfBroadcastTelevision [[Recap/CommunityS6E13EmotionalConsequencesOfBroadcastTelevision series finale]], Jeff and Abed hug as part of their final goodbye, and then share a lengthy, meaningful look. Jeff subsequently gives Abed a second, deeper hug, which Abed reciprocates.
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** In the [[Community/RecapS6E13EmotionalConsequencesOfBroadcastTelevision series finale]], Jeff and Abed hug as part of their final goodbye, and then share a lengthy, meaningful look. Jeff subsequently gives Abed a second, deeper hug, which Abed reciprocates.
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** Abed gets a drink thrown in his face during the group's outing to a bar.

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** Abed gets a drink thrown in his face during [[Recap/CommunityS2E10MixologyCertification the group's outing to a bar.]]


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** Jeff gets two drinks thrown into his face in "[[Recap/CommunityS4E03ConventionsOfSpaceAndTime Conventions of Space and Time]]".
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* FakeGuestStar: Outside of the original Study Group, the only other people who were eventually added to the opening credits as the show progressed were Ken Jeong and Jim Rash. As a result, several cases of this resulted.
** Jim Rash was actually one of these himself before his PromotionToOpeningTitles in Season 3. He is listed as a guest star in the first two seasons despite appearing in almost every episode and often driving the plot. He even had the first lines of dialogue in the Pilot.
** Jonathan Banks and John Oliver are listed as guest stars in Season 5, making them the only members of the Save Greendale Committee to have this happen. This comes in spite of them both being [[http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/community-season-5-poster1.jpg featured on the promotional poster for the season with the rest of main cast.]] Additionally, Jonathan Banks appears in all but two episodes of the season.
** Paget Brewster and Keith David are only credited as guest stars in season 6, though they appear in most of the episodes (in Brewster's case, all 13 episodes of the season; David appeared in all but the premiere).
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[[TheSoup Joel McHale]] stars as Jeff Winger, an AmoralAttorney who got caught playing fast and loose with the truth... this time in regards to his college degree. In an attempt to get a legitimate(ish) degree without doing any work, he's enrolled in the local community college. He quickly attempts to get in good with Britta (Creator/GillianJacobs), a girl from his Spanish 101 class, by pretending to be a [[ASimplePlan "board-certified Spanish tutor"]] who can help her study. Things go awry, however, when she invites their mutual acquaintance, the socially challenged Abed (Danny Pudi), to their fake study group. Abed, in turn, invites some of their other classmates -- ex-high school football star Troy (Creator/DonaldGlover), compulsive overachiever Annie (Creator/AlisonBrie), single mother Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), and [[SmallNameBigEgo not-quite-as-smart-or-with-it-as-he-thinks]] moist-towelette magnate Pierce (Creator/ChevyChase) -- leading to the organization of the cast's RagtagBunchOfMisfits.

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[[TheSoup Joel McHale]] Creator/JoelMcHale stars as Jeff Winger, an AmoralAttorney who got caught playing fast and loose with the truth... this time in regards to his college degree. In an attempt to get a legitimate(ish) degree without doing any work, he's enrolled in the local community college. He quickly attempts to get in good with Britta (Creator/GillianJacobs), a girl from his Spanish 101 class, by pretending to be a [[ASimplePlan "board-certified Spanish tutor"]] who can help her study. Things go awry, however, when she invites their mutual acquaintance, the socially challenged Abed (Danny Pudi), to their fake study group. Abed, in turn, invites some of their other classmates -- ex-high school football star Troy (Creator/DonaldGlover), compulsive overachiever Annie (Creator/AlisonBrie), single mother Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), and [[SmallNameBigEgo not-quite-as-smart-or-with-it-as-he-thinks]] moist-towelette magnate Pierce (Creator/ChevyChase) -- leading to the organization of the cast's RagtagBunchOfMisfits.
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* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics". The episode has a decidedly darker tone than your usual episode and shortly after it begins, someone sticks a quarter in Garrett's butt crack. The rest of the episode focuses on finding the "Ass Crack Bandit" in a way similar to hunting a serial killer. Subverted in that despite the dark atmosphere, the hunt for the perpetrator is still relatively silly compared to an actual serial killer search. Double Subverted when their final pursuit of the Ass Crack Bandit is interrupted by Shirley telling Jeff and Annie [[spoiler: that Pierce has died.]]
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* OutOfFocus: Aside from [[Recap/CommunityS5E08AppDevelopmentAndCondiments her brief turn as a sci-fi dictator]], Shirley had basically nothing to do for all of season 5. Lampsahded by her.

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* OutOfFocus: Aside from [[Recap/CommunityS5E08AppDevelopmentAndCondiments her brief turn as a sci-fi dictator]], Shirley had basically nothing to do for all of season 5. Lampsahded Lampshaded by her.
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