Troy and Britta are taking classes they need to keep secret from the rest of the study group. But when they uncover each other's secret they decide to come out to the group. Meanwhile Jeff is having a relationship he needs to keep secret from everyone. Needless to say doesn't go as planned.
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The Community episode "Interpretive Dance" provides examples of:
- 20% More Awesome: The secrecy makes the sex 38% more exciting.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Abed picks up tap just by watching Britta.
- Brick Joke: See Double Subversion
- In the tag, Troy and Abed are doing a crossword in which many of the answers are the names of the study group members. This may well be a reference to the fact that Annie is the editor of the school paper's crossword as of Investigative Journalism.
- Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: A rare live-action example when Troy wears breakaway pants over his dancing tights.
- Double Entendre
Prof. Slater: We never finished our intercourse.
Jeff: Yeah.... No one says "intercourse" for anything but sex.
- Double Subversion: Don't know what trope this is but definitely a double subversion. Jeff says that as soon as he and professor Slater kiss, the blinds will open. They don't, but then it is shown that blinds across the hall did open revealing his relationship to his friends.
- It doubles as a Brick Joke in that the cold open involved the group talking about the fact that the door gets locked after five, and they need someone to be there, waiting to open it.
- Dressed in Layers: Troy.
- Female Gaze: Britta to Troy prompting him to say My Eyes Are Up Here.
- Heroic BSOD: Britta realizing Jeff is in a committed relationship.
- I Always Wanted to Say That: Britta gushes when she, a white person, gets to use, "What do you mean, 'you people'?!" on Shirley, a black person.
- Invisible Backup Band: At the recital, the pianist plays "Tea For Two" for the flower dance. Then Troy dances with Britta and the background music is suddenly a rock band.
Dance teacher: Play something modern.
- Maligned Mixed Marriage: Alluded to when Pierce reacts to Britta and Troy's dancing as "culturally unacceptable" but "theatrical dynamite".
- Moment Killer: The Dean.
- MST: Pierce basically pulls this out during the dance recital.
- Not What It Looks Like: Annie misinterprets Britta's and Troy's behavior.
- Real Men Wear Pink
- Relationship Upgrade: At Greendale, there is apparently paperwork to mark the exact moment this happens, at least for the people the Dean considers hot.
- Secret Relationship: Jeff and Prof. Slater.
- Serious Business: Subverted with teachers & students dating at Greendale. Whilst a student/teacher relationship is serious business in reality, it's for entirely different reasons at Greendale - the students & faculty are ranked in attractiveness to gauge the likelyhood of certain pairings & in the event that such a relationship occurs, paperwork has to be filed with the Dean.
- Ship Tease:
- Britta/Troy. Obvious enough for Annie to get in a tizzy over it. Britta inadvertedly lampshades the sudden focus on the Troy ship by mentioning she and Troy never really hung out together before.
- Also Britta/Jeff, as she starts to falter in her dance when seeing Jeff in the audience with Slater
- Spontaneous Choreography
- Take That: In the same conversation, Jeff and Slater both use Jim Belushi as a yardstick for mediocrity.
Jeff: He is really taking a beating in this conversation.
- Team Mom: Emotionally this is like being told you are our new mom.