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]]: Troy and Jeff discover a hidden trampoline of tranquility and Pierce will stop at nothing to learn their secret. Meanwhile the ladies enroll in a Women Studies course and Abed tags along. When the ladies are humiliated by a clique, they use Abed's ability to analyze humans to get revenge. This may be too much of a good thing in both situations.


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* AlphaBitch: Megan (Music/HilaryDuff) and her GirlPosse. Subverted when Britta, Annie and Shirley turn Abed into one to counter them. Re-verted when Britta, Annie and Shirley become Alpha Bitches themselves, which leads to Abed insulting them, then [[AIIsACrapshoot getting out of control]] and insulting everyone at Greendale.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Abed can pick out a girl's imperfections from just a glance. This escalates to the point of {{deconstruction}} and HeWhoFightsMonsters, however.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Joshua turns out to be a neo-Nazi.
* BrickJoke: "Punch your butt" refers to Troy actually punching zombie-Pierce in the butt in the previous episode.
* BreakTheHaughty: The girls' original plan is to do this to the AlphaBitch with Abed, but in the end it backfires on them.
* BreakingSpeech: The burn that ends up destroying Abed's "targeting computer" amounts to this.
* CastingGag: Casting Hilary Duff (Creator/LindsayLohan's historical rival) in the episode parodying ''Film/MeanGirls''.
* ChekhovsGun: Pierce's dragonflier.
* ClueEvidenceAndASmokingGun
-->'''Troy''': Ohmygod. Joshua was racist! That came out of nowhere!
-->'''Jeff''': ...did it?
-->''[several flashback cuts in succession]''
-->'''Joshua''': A place free from darkness.
-->'''Joshua''': And some are just natural jumpers.
-->'''Joshua''': ''[indicating a swastika tattoo on his chest]'' [[BlatantLies It's going to be a maze]].
* EnhanceButton: {{Subverted|Trope}}. Pierce has Leonard zoom in on... instructions for how to extract photos from a spy cam.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Megan at the end, after insulting Abed in order to shut him down. The look on her face indicated she was either grateful to Abed for giving her power back and/or that she felt bad about doling out such harsh comments.
* FailedASpotCheck / SelectiveObliviousness: Upon discovering Joshua's racism, Troy and Jeff muse that it seemed to come out of nowhere ([[LampshadeHanging which it very much did for the audience]]), before wondering whether it did. Among the incredibly subtle hints they failed to spot? A rather large Swastika tattoo on his chest.
** "[[BlatantLies It's going to be a maze when it's finished.]]"
* FlippingTheTable: Chang loves insults. At the end, he gets so excited he flips a table. (Note that the tables are bolted down...)
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Many {{Freeze Frame Bonus}}es of Abed's RoboCam.
** Pierce mentions that there's a little man controlling the remote-control helicopter. This would later turn into part of hallucinations caused by his drug addiction.
** "Let me just make sure Pierce isn't hovering around..."
** Joshua's racist bent was foreshadowed by several statements which simply seemed like [[invoked]] UnfortunateImplications at the time:
--->"And some are just natural jumpers."
* FreezeFrameBonus: A closer look at Abed's robovision reveals following details:
** An [[MediumAwareness evolving synopsis]] for the current episode (which only covers the information Abed would know of at the time).
** A [[StatOVision bitch rating and a power level indicator]].
** Projection data on Annie, Britta, and Shirley's monthly cycles.
** Memos to record ''Series/CougarTown'', book Starburns for 'Troy and Abed in the Morning' (which happens in TheTag) and to remember that [[Recap/CommunityS2E10MixologyCertification Troy's birthday is in 14 days.]]
*** Some of these are revealed to be minor spoilers with the left hand side of the screen revealing [[Recap/CommunityS2E08CooperativeCalligraphy what Abed has been charting in his notebook]], and the memos offering plot points for future episodes (e.g. [[Recap/CommunityS2E09ConspiracyTheoriesAndInteriorDesign Build blanket fort with Troy]], [[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas confirm Mom for Christmas]], [[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs sell group on paintball sequel)]].
* GenderSeparatedEnsembleEpisode: The girls try to invoke this and are annoyed at first when Abed tags along anyways.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After Pierce's interference causes Jeff to throw the basketball onto the girls' table, they pack up and leave.
-->'''Jeff:''' "Where are you guys going?"
-->'''Britta:''' "Away from your symbolically invasive balls to a women's studies class."
* HappyPlace: The secret trampoline on campus discovered by Jeff and Troy.
* HaveYouToldAnyoneElse: When the groundskeeper finds that Jeff and Troy have discovered his secret illegal trampoline...
-->'''Groundskeeper:''' Who else saw you come in?\\
'''Troy:''' If we say "nobody", are you going to stab us with your bush scissors?
* HeartInTheWrongPlace: Subverted. Pierce tells Troy and Jeff that "Paradise exists. Right here.", pointing to the outer part of his left chest. The two agree, assuming that he meant the heart. But the next scene reveals that Pierce was pointing to the medication in his shirt pocket.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Their Own Petard]]: Annie, Britta and Shirley start abusing their power over Abed by labelling whoever they don't like as 'bitches', prompting him to insult them. This ends up backfiring on them when he (quite accurately) defines ''them'' as being bitches and starts insulting them. And then, one thing leads to another and he's insulting everyone. Once the dust has settled, a certain of humble pie is required from all.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The girls don't come out of this episode incredibly well. After making snide comments about Jeff and Troy's competitiveness during basketball, their subplot explores ''their'' competitiveness towards other women. While they start off trying to take down a group of bullies a peg or two, their exploitation of Abed leads them to become DrunkWithPower and become bullies themselves. And while they callously exploit Abed's ability to spot the flaws of others with laser-sharp precision, they're insulted and horrified when he starts doing it to ''them''.
* HypocriticalHumor: The episode opens with Annie, Britta and Shirley making some veiled snide comments about Troy and Jeff as they play basketball disguised as a conversation about male competitiveness as expressed through sports, in which Britta argues that it's an attempt to destroy their 'sensitivity' towards others. Their portion of the plot deals with ''female'' competitiveness as expressed through exploiting anxieties, which leads them to lose their sensitivity towards others by becoming bullies.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Abed (who has incidentally been viewing the world through a very ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''-esque RoboCam all episode) gives Megan his "destruct codes".
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: It's pretty clear by the look on Megan's face after she's finished using Abed's 'destruct codes' against him that even she found it a bit too far and didn't really enjoy doing it, but someone had to stop Abed.
* IRejectYourReality: Shirley can't quite bring herself to concede that Abed, the whole point of his part in their subplot being his ability to zero in on someone's flaws with laser-sharp focus and accuracy, might have been on to something when he targeted her weight.
-->'''Britta:''' We became the kind of women that we hate and we turned you into a monster.\\
'''Shirley:''' The kind of monster that makes outlandish statements about someone's weight. Those kind of things hurt. ''Even when they're not true.''
* LaserGuidedKarma:
** Pierce is ruining the trampoline, making Troy cry. He gets his double bounce and lands in a dumpster, breaking both his legs.
** Shirley, Britta and Annie using Abed as a weapon against the AlphaBitch GirlPosse also backfires on them when ''they'' become the AlphaBitch GirlPosse, which in turn leads to Abed starting to insult them.
** Abed invokes this by giving the lead AlphaBitch a series of 'destruct codes' (i.e. a list of his weaknesses and insecurities) that can be used against him to stop him acting like an insult-robot.
* LampshadeHanging: Jeff and Troy are struck by the fact that the administration feels the need to not just take the trampoline away, but carve it up with chainsaws.
-->'''Jeff:''' Hmm. That seems a little excessive.
* LogicBomb: Abed tells Megan how to sabotage his runaway bitchiness by calling him out as an unemotional robot who's only doing it to try to fit in. [[/folder]]

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* MagicalNegro: Inverted and subverted. The kind-hearted old groundskeeper with a magical secret is emphatically not black. Indeed, he's a WHITE SUPREMACIST.
* MeaningfulName: Subverted--"Joshua," like "Jesus," means "Savior." When we meet Joshua, we're meant to think he's some kind of a wise sage. We repeat, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment he's a WHITE SUPREMACIST!]]
* MeditationPowerup: Jeff and Troy after discovering the secret trampoline.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Britta mishears Abed say "Franchise/RoboCop" and continues with the Pun, "Row Boat Cop." However, she covers it up with the workable quip, "Sharice is a bad rowboat. Sink her."
* MoodLighting: There is a soft-glow effect and the use of overly saturated colors for scenes inside [[HappyPlace the maze]].
* MoralMyopia: Britta, Annie and Shirley all get a case of this when they start acting like the Alpha Bitches they had Abed dispose of.
-->'''Shirley:''' Bad isn't that bad when you're doing it to bad girls.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Who knew trampoline jumping could be a life-changing exercise.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: An aborted attempt. Jeff looks longingly at some [[ShearMenace hedge clippers]] when Pierce learns of the secret trampoline, and starts to go for them when Troy stops him.
** Between this and [[Recap/CommunityS2E02AccountingForLawyers Annie's affinity for chloroform]], Troy is the only one stopping this group from turning to violence for problem solving.
* PureIsNotGood: The lesson Troy and Jeff learn? Purity that demands exclusion isn't real purity.
* RoboCam: Abed sees everything through this after he has turned into "Insult Franchise/RoboCop". His POV has a computer readout instantly detailing his target's flaws and more. See FreezeFrameBonus for details.
* SoreLoser: Jeff kicks the basketball away out of frustration after losing to Troy. The latter had it coming though with his UnsportsmanlikeGloating.
* SpitTake: Chang does one after a particularly good burn.
* StartOfDarkness: Pierce getting his legs broken, beginning his drug addiction and increasingly erratic behavior.
* StatOVision: Part of Abed's RoboCam is a bitch rating and a power level indicator.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: Inverted. The girls get Abed to start insulting mean girls, then he starts insulting everyone, and they want their nice kook back. So does Abed.
* WhiteMansBurden: At the end Jeff feels "white guilt" and invites Troy to some ice cream.
* WomenAreWiser: Inverted: Jeff and Troy's subplot leads to them becoming relaxed, calm and pleasant, while the subplot with the girls leads to them becoming spiteful AlphaBitch bullies.