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->''It's a new semester of Anthropology, and I'm here to get what I'm promised.''\\
--'''El Tigre'''

The study group is back from winter break but there are several faces both old and new vying for their attention. Senor Chang wants into the study group, while Annie has a new infatuation whom she spent time with over the break. And Shirley's ex-husband is back in the picture.

To solve the dilemma the study group holds a mixer to meet potential additions.

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!!The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Asian Population Studies" provides examples of:

* AbortedArc: [[spoiler: The "Jeff asking Rich for help" subplot has yet to be revisited by the end of season 4. Only time will tell if it will come back later on.]]
* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable:
-->'''Jeff:''' When he talks, he over- and underemphasizes words, seemingly at random.
* TheAce: Rich reprises this role from [[Recap/CommunityS1E19BeginnerPottery Pottery Class]].
* ActorAllusion: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who plays Shirley's husband, was also [[TheCosbyShow Theo Huxtable]] and is wearing a very distinctive [[HomemadeSweaterFromHell sweater]].
-->'''Jeff:''' Nice sweater.
-->'''Andre Bennett:''' [[Creator/BillCosby My dad]] gave it to me.
* TheAtoner: Andre at the end, reveals that this time, no matter what, he just wants to do it right.
* BaitAndSwitch:
-->'''Professor Duncan:''' Yes, you heard me right, I have stopped drinking. Mainly due to the fact that I could no longer get an erection. Now that I'm on the wagon, you can expect both this class and my penis to be... more focused and rewarding.
* BetterTheDevilYouKnow: This serves as the entire crux of Jeff's argument for letting Chang into the study group.
* BlatantLies: When Shirley's ex-husband, Andre, shows up. Crosses into SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
-->'''Troy:''' We haven't heard a lot about you or what you've done or with who.
* CallBack: This isn't the first time some of the people mentioned in the cold open have been mentioned. Special attention goes to Fat Neil.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud:
-->'''Troy:''' Why do I have to say everything Iím thinking?
* TheDitz: Troy and Pierce have dueling ditzes over the subject of Shirley and Chang sleeping together.
* EasilyForgiven: Discussed in the episode. While Shirley forgives her ex-husband based off his apology, the rest of the group are not so inclined to do so, especially Britta. But after [[spoiler:he commits to Shirley after finding out that her baby might be Chang's, the rest of the group and the audience can see why Shirley would've forgiven him.]]
* EnemyMine: Jeff is willing to allow the unbearable Chang into the study group just to stop [[SitcomArchNemesis Rich]] from getting in.
* GoingColdTurkey: Prof. Duncan
* GrayRainOfDepression
* HypocriticalHumour: Jeff taking offence to Annie's crush on Rich and asking how old he is, considering their relationship.
* InSeriesNickname[=/=]TheNicknamer:
-->'''Abed:''' We should really start learning the names of people.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Quendra leaves sputtering, "$50?! What a pig!", implying that she left because Pierce mistook her for a ''cheap'' whore and not just a whore.
* JerkassHasAPoint: After Troy argues that [[spoiler:they shouldn't tell Shirley that she slept with Chang as her not being able to remember it is a gift]], Pierce points out that [[spoiler:not telling Shirley that Chang might be the father of her unborn baby is far worse]]. It's played UpToEleven when Pierce [[spoiler:ultimately does tell Shirley out of spite, as he's not exactly wrong for telling her, but rather ''how'' he tells her]].
* LamePunReaction:
-->'''Jeff:''' It's not even clever. You keep using it as the word "change"!
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-->'''Jeff:''' ďThat was before he started using his name as a pun. It makes me so Changry. [[GotMeDoingIt God, it's happening to me!"]]
* MistakenForServant: Andre puts Pierce in his place for doing this.
* MistakenForPedophile: Troy tries to find out if Andre is the father of Shirley's baby, and if they had sex during or after Halloween. He does so by asking Andre about which time of the autumn he finds most exciting, the part were there are dead leaves and pumpkin lanterns everywhere, or the part where the pumpkin starts to rot and the children take off their outfits because they have been given candy.
-->'''Andre:''' ''(Suspicious and a bit disgusted)'' I'm gonna go to talk to some other people, alright?
* NeverMyFault: Pierce blames Jeff for [[spoiler:Andre storming out after finding out Shirley may be pregnant with Chang's baby, not his]], despite being the one revealed it in the first place out of spite over not getting his way.
* NobodyPoops: Averted.
-->'''Annie:''' ''(accosting Jeff in the men's room)'' ''There'' you are! Can you please explain to me what the hell you've been doing?!\\
'''Jeff:''' Well, Annie, when a man loves food and beverages very much, and they pass through his system, they make--
* ObfuscatingDisability: Abed dials his weirdness UpToEleven to get rid of Chang by pretending to be broken.
-->'''Abed:''' Works every time.
* OhCrap: Troy & Pierce when they realise that [[spoiler:Shirley being 8 weeks along in her pregnancy means it's very possible Chang is the father]].
* OperationJealousy: [[spoiler:Annie]] asking out Rich is strongly implied to be this.
* PowerOfLove: Discussed.
* PsmithPsyndrome:
-->'''Quendra:''' My name is Kendra, and I spell it with a Q-U.
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-->'''Quendra:''' I spell kettle corn with a Q-U.
-->'''Jeff:''' Well, don't.
* RaceForYourLove: [[spoiler:Subverted.]] When Abed tells Jeff that [[spoiler:Annie asked Rich out, but was turned down since Rich thought she was too young]], Jeff runs out in the rain with music clearly invoking such a moment, then delivers a heartfelt apology [[spoiler:to ''Rich'' and begs to be taught how to pretend to be a good person.]]
* RealMenCook: Rich. His kettle corn is delicious and he bakes.
* SarcasticClapping: Horribly misused by Chang.
-->'''Jeff:''' You can't talk and ''then'' do a slow clap.\\
'''Chang:''' [[LameComeback You don't know that!]]
* ShipTease: For Jeff and Annie, since Jeff spends the majority of the episode wildly jealous over Rich and Annie. Annie even confronts him in the men's room about things, but Jeff (possibly scared of his own feelings for her) can't give her a clear answer, and you can tell it causes him pain.
* ThroughHisStomach: Rich inadvertently does this to Pierce with kettle corn.
* WhatTheHellHero: Pierce & Annie call Jeff out for getting Chang in the group at the expense of Rich. Pierce is just doing it for kettle corn, but Annie may actually like Rich or may be trying to make Jeff jealous.
* WhosYourDaddy: [[spoiler:Shirley might be carrying Chang's baby, but it is uncertain exactly who the father is.]]
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