Jeff is rendered homeless after being kicked out of his condo, and eventually moves into Abed's dorm room. Meanwhile Annie enjoys time with Troy but is forced to help him prepare for an upcoming date with Randy. And after being explicitly told by Britta not to talk to Vaughn, Pierce ends up being the keyboardist in his band.

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!The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Home Economics" provides examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Jeff makes a throwaway reference to having a drunken and abusive dad when explaining how TV makes an excellent parent. (Given what we see in [[Recap/CommunityS2E16IntermediateDocumentaryFilmmaking Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking]], this could be {{Foreshadowing}}.)
* AccidentalUnfortunateGesture
-->'''Shirley:''' Shake them in your mind!
* AsleepInClass: '''Buenos Dias Winger!!'''
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Jeff borrows Abed's "Cool, cool, cool" after living in his room for awhile.
* BrokeEpisode
* CannotSpitItOut: Annie interrupts Troy and Randi's date and attempts to tell Troy the reason.
-->'''Annie:''' ''NO!'' Before you two proceed, I have one thing to say.\\
''(long pause)''\\
'''Troy:''' ...Did you... say it already?
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Pierce and Vaughn are arguing about song credits:
--> '''Pierce:''' Your song? We wrote it together. Are you trying to Garfunkel me?\\
'''Vaughn:''' Maybe. Assuming to "Garfunkel" someone is to keep putting up with them even though they're a [[{{Garfield}} fat, lazy cat who hogs the spotlight and eats all the lasagne]].

--> '''Jeff:''' How are you so satisfied all the time, Abed? Don't you ever want anything more out of life than cereal?\\
'''Abed:''' Sometimes I like to pour hot cocoa mix into cold milk and drink it like a cold hot chocolate. I call it "special drink."
* TheCastShowoff: Pierce becomes a keyboardist in Vaughn's band, allowing Chevy Chase to briefly display his skills as a musician.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Jeff:
--> '''Jeff:''' The next person who offers me pity or charity will be mentioned -- by name -- in my suicide note.
* GenderBlenderName: Troy's date is named Randi.
* TheHeroSucksSong: "Gettin' Rid of Britta" and later "Pierce, You're a B".
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Vaughn. His usual method of revenge for people who piss him off is to write songs with [[CreatorBreakdown rather passive-aggressively spiteful lyrics]] in which he denounces them as a "B". Unfortunately for him, he gets a response song written about him in TheTag, which he apparently did not anticipate.
-->'''Vaughn:''' Uh-huh. Well played, Pierce. This isn't over. ''[storms off]''
* LaserGuidedKarma: Vaughn getting a nasty song written about him by Pierce is a fairly just comeuppance considering the trouble he causes in the episode by writing nasty songs about other people.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: See the SpoofAesop quote.
* MistakenForGay: Troy thinks that this may have happened when Annie is shocked that he's dating a (girl named) Randi.
* PlayingCyrano: Annie with Troy and Randi.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Don't. Talk. To. Vaughn.
* SchmuckBait: Britta warns Pierce to not talk to Vaughn. Gets predictable results.
* ShoutOut: Nurse Jackie describes himself as "[[{{MASH}} kinda the Hawkeye round here]]"
* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Partially Averted. Abed's analogy asking Britta to take Jeff back. Averted when Britta ignores it.
-->'''Abed:''' Do it, Britta, seduce him. Draw the tapeworm of Jeff's old self out of him with the bowl of milk that is your sexuality.\\
'''Britta:''' No.
* SpoofAesop: Britta telling Jeff to reclaim his materialistic old ways:
-->'''Britta:''' Maybe you're one of those rare people with nothing underneath the surface. Maybe if you put stain remover on a turd, you don't get a diamond - you just get a turd with less direction in life.
* SureLetsGoWithThat: Pierce gets angry at Britta's ex boyfriend (whose band he recently joined) about not getting his share of the credit for a song they wrote (an insulting song about Britta caused by the ex's CreatorBreakdown regarding the events in "Social Psychology"). Britta watches their argument from a distance without hearing the words, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Britta:''' Pierce, did you just defend my honor?\\
'''Pierce:''' Uh... yeah, totally.
* TitleOnlyOpening: This is the only episode besides the pilot to not feature some version of the theme song. Instead, a quick piece of transitional music plays over a quick animated title card, with all of the credits appearing at the bottom of the screen during the episode proper.
* TWordEuphemism: Vaughn's song about "getting rid of Britta, I'm getting rid of the B..." ''(She's a G-D-B!)''
** Also, her name STARTS with a B.
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