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- Annie's winning debate gambit. "He was horny, so he dropped him. Man is evil!"
- Annie's speech in favor of sexual repression (which is separate from the above).
- Slugging Jeff in the second season premier. Hell yeah.
- Taking down a man, a little over twice her size, with chloroform.
- And seemed to be more than ready to take down Jeff, played by 6 ft 4 (1.93 m) Joel McHale, in the same manner.
- After accidentally taking a male character for Dungeons & Dragons, seducing an elf maiden in nauseating detail to get the group a Pegasus.
- It's even more awesome if you read her lips.
Annie: I take out my HUGE member!
- ALL of "A Fistful of Paintballs".
- Making a terrarium at the last moment in "Competitive Ecology"
Jeff: When did you have time to make that? You're pathological.
Annie: Too late for compliments.
- Pulling Abed out of a Heroic BSOD in "Virtual Systems Analysis."
- The cross examination of Todd in "Basic Lupine Urology."
- When she uses Reverse Psychology on Troy (while he's filling the contrary role of Bad Cop) to get the trout farmer to expose his lies. From "Advanced Documentary Filmmaking."
Annie: Clearly he has nothing to hide.
Troy: WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?!?
- When the custodians are about to tear down Hickey's "unauthorized" billboard, she actually jumps on one of them and has to be pulled off by her friends.
- Bailing Jeff out after he accidentally drunk dialed his girlfriend instead of Britta.
- Delivering Shirley's baby.
- Calling the Dean out on his psycho techniques while filming the Greendale commercial.
- Capturing the reunion photo between Troy and Abed... while attempting to get a shot of light striking off some waffles.
- Conning Jeff into revealing more about his father in Paranormal Parentage.
- Geothermal Escapism is a good day for Britta, between immediately identifying Abed's game of The Floor is Lava as an attempt to avoid facing Troy leaving, outdueling Jeff, and finding a way to help Abed face reality.
- His acid trip
- Having the where-with-all to make sure everyone in the group passed Spanish, by sleeping with the teacher.
- His stint as a Magnificent Bastard in Dungeons & Dragons, enslaving the Big Bad dragon of the story and ambushing everyone else, then freezing them all.
- His eulogy for his father, declaring that he's no longer afraid of him, he wins by still being alive, and his dad can suck it.
- He gets to stick it to his father some more while playing a video game for his inheritance, riding a nuclear bomb into his father's One-Winged Angel form. "LOOK AT ME NOW, DAD!"
- In-universe, he considers having sex with Eartha Kitt in an airplane bathroom to be a moment of awesome for himself. He'll take any excuse to brag about it, no matter how flimsy. It would be more awesome if it happened...
- "KICK... HIS... ASS!"
- Going absolutely medieval on Abed's camera equipment with a baseball bat.
- Cosplaying as Jules Winfield for Abed's birthday.
- Showing a skeptical Jeff how great a foosball player she is.
- Pretty much anything foosball-related she does in that episode is awesome. "KILL OR BE KILLED!"
- While playing Cornelius' video game, Annie accidently kills a blacksmith. Upon being told that real world morality doesn't apply to video games, Shirley kills the witness to the murder, the blacksmith's wife, steals anything that isn't bolted down, and burns the hut down. In a game she had been playing an hour, two hours tops. Beware the Nice Ones indeed.
- Two words: Coach Bennet.
- And don't forget when she becomes head of the campus.
- Troy deciding to man up, by stripping down to a leotard and helping Britta on stage.
- The entire last act of "Epidemiology," where he escapes the library, but goes right back inside to save everyone from brain damage, even pushing through his own impending zombiehood after he's bitten, complete with a bunch of Bond One Liners. A very good showing considering his falling victim to Black Dude Dies First in "Modern Warfare."
Abed: Make me proud, Troy. Be the first black man to make it to the end.
- "We're learning to teleport, and we're helping our friend find the meaning of Christmas!"
- "No, no. Take him to the police. He murdered someone. Take him to jail... You guys are weird."
- Really, the whole season 3 finale is a crowning moment of awesome for Troy. First, he not only figured out how the Vice Dean of the AC repair school was murdered, but he then challenged the murderer to an air conditioning duel where the opponents were locked into the Sun Chamber. In separate chambers the two had to fix their own air conditioners while the temperature continued to gradually rise. During the duel, Troy acted completely calm even while the murderer was frantically trying to fix his own air conditioner. Troy then fixed his in less than thirty seconds and sat back while his opponent was slowly overcome by the heat. Finally, Troy fully embraced his role as the Truest Repairman and now seems to control the entire AC repair school which is incredible considering how much influence the AC repair school seems to hold (at least over Greendale).
- Troy saving Abed from a psychotic Inspector Spacetime fan.
Troy: Have you ever been in a fight? *makes a fist* Because I have.
- The massive brawl ensuing from Shirley's CMOA at the end of "Comparative Religion" (the Christmas Episode).
- The triple-scene at the end of "Environmental Science". Overkill, show.
- The extended Apollo 13 parody in "Basic Rocket Science", with Abed as Ken Mattingly and everyone else trying to finish the early '80s video game in time to haul the rocket back.
- The climax of "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas," where everyone improvises a song about the meaning of Christmas while fighting off Duncan's attempt to deny it has meaning.
- Winning the Model UN meeting by going for a good-looking yet meaningless grand gesture, just like the real UN.
- Sort of a sequel to their performance of "Somewhere Out There" from season one, the "Kiss From A Rose" scene in Studies In Modern Movement is all kinds of greatness.
- Jeff and Shirley get so angry during their foosball match in "Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism" that they manage to turn it into a Dragon Ball style fight to the death through sheer force of anger.
- Anytime Jeff gets knocked off his high horse.
- The Greendale Seven heist.
Secondaries and others
- Abed's introduction, jumping over Jeff, running on the wall, and plugging Leonard, following it up with the appropriate Terminator reference.
- Annie ambushing the guys from a bathroom trash can.
- Britta sliding between Jeff's legs to save him from the guys about to shoot him
- Jeff gets multiple.
- Senor Chang's entire scene was pretty much the CMOA of the episode:
"A Fistful of Paintballs"/"A Few Paintballs More"
- The Black Rider's entrance, Dual Wielding paintball shotguns.
- Ducking under two paintballs before firing in a circle.
Jeff: Who are you?
Black Rider: The guy that's gonna win.
- Annie's entrance in the episode, using the following tropes: Badass Adorable, Little Miss Badass, Batman Cold Open, Gunslinger, Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You and Guns Akimbo.
- Abed becoming Han!Abed.
- Pierce taking out the Black Rider by faking a heart attack.
- And then, in the finale he pulls the same trick to beat the stormtroopers.
Stormtrooper: Who are you?
Pierce: Your mother's lover! *shoots the last two stormtroopers*
- Shirley walking out of the library and shooting a stormtrooper almost nonchalantly.
- Driving the golf cart with Britta in tow.
"How about we save this school's ass?"
- Britta shooting the guy manning the gatling gun.
- Magnitude's Heroic Sacrifice.
- Vicki being the first to charge the ice cream truck. Last episode she was afraid to leave the fort.
- "Pillows and Blankets." Ken Burns meets Community, making a simple pillow fight seem epic.
- "Somewhere Out There", mashed up with an Irish dance jig, used as the backdrop to its own Crowning Moment of Awesome.
- Additionally, the following music right after "Somewhere," taking Greene Daye's next Irish jig and breaking it down into a triumphant dance number for the group.
- Also "I am senor CHANG!"
- Also, "College is a Party!"
- Four words: "Donde... esta... la biblioteca..."
- Four more words: "Kingdom: Animalia... Phylum: Chordata"
- "All my boys and all my peeps like to wear nightcaps when they go to sleep!" The full version on the soundtrack is awesome, catchy, and hilarious, with lyrics like "I'm gonna sleep like an old timey dude tonight!"
- It's called 'Episode 119 Medley,' and is included on the season one soundtrack.
- Gravity and its awesome tip of the hat to fanvids.
- The genius that is "Getting Ridda Britta" and "Pierce You're a B."
- And Pierce's rebuttal in The Tag. After seeing Vaughn acting like a petulant child & writing songs insulting Britta & Pierce, it's very satisfying to see his reaction to the rap Pierce wrote to insult him.
- ABBA's greatest hits being the background music to a Zombie Apocalypse in Epidemiology.
- Best part is definitely the Mamma Mia! bit.
- Dan Harmon spent $30,000 of his own money to get the rights to ABBA since the Christmas episode was eating up a lot of the music budget.
- "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas." The whole damn thing.
- Also "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons." Ludwig Goransson is on a roll this season.
- The Ennio Morricone style music over the Mexican Standoff in "A Fistful of Paintballs."
- "We're gonna have more fun and be less weird than the first two years combined!"
- "Kiss From A Rose", mashed up with Troy and Abed beatboxing, Pierce's piano-dream, and a demented Jesus song.
- "Christmas infiltration" from "Regional Holiday Music".
- Also, "Baby Boomer Santa." It's one big homage to music between the 40's and the 90's and making sense in a Glee mash-up kinda way.
- The epic theme in "Basic Pottery" when the crew of the S.S. Nose Candy saved Pierce from drowning in the parking lot for the second time that day.
- The "new" theme music to "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons."
- Also, the "new" theme music to "Digital Estate Planning."
Crowning Moment of Snark
Jeff: Shirley, don't sue a stripper.
Shirley: Why not?
Jeff: Because she's a stripper. Life sued her and she lost.
- One for the fans for getting Dan Harmon back for Season 5. Even if you liked Season 4, you had to have cheered.
- Also one to show how dedicated the fanbase was- after some abysmal ratings throughout the years and God knows how many times the show was nearly cancelled, Community lasted five whole seasons before NBC killed it. Raise a glass to that fanbase, fellow Tropers- never again shall we see a fandom so dedicated to their baby.
- There's just something so incredibly petulant & awesome that (albeit unintentionally) the last thing Community aired on NBC was a Take That to the network's habit of greenlighting terrible television shows.