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Recap: Community Webisodes
Community features several short series of webisodes:

  • "The 5 A's" is a series of informational videos extolling the high points of Greendale, hosted by Dean of Admissions Pat Isakson.
  • "A/V Department" is a series of student films by Abed, specifically "Six Candles" from "Introduction to Film" and two episodes of "Community College Chronicles", an amateur sitcom featuring caricatures of the study group.
  • "Office Hours" provides a peek into the life of Dean Pelton outside of the study group as he provides other students with advice during his office hours.
  • "The Spanish Video Assignment" is a two-parter featuring Abed and Starburns's video project for their Spanish 101 class. Starburns plays Starburns El Star Prince while Abed plays Starbrows in a quirky, kitschy sci-fi movie. Senor Chang fails the pair for not hewing closely enough to the prompt, but allows them to shoot a sequel for make-up points—provided Chang gets to star as antagonist Seņor Tigre.
  • "Study Break" is a three-part series of mini-episodes showing the group's activities during 90-second study breaks mandated by Annie. These were included on the Season 1 DVDs.
  • "Abed's Master Key", a series of animated shorts taking place over the season 3 hiatus.
  • "Community Airing Someday" is a short video made by the Community cast as a special present for the fans. It was put online after Community's scheduled air date of October 19th was put off and the series was put on an indefinite hiatus (although a February 7th airdate was scheduled before too long).

The Community webisode series "The 5 A's" provides examples of:

  • Bad Bad Acting
  • Creator Cameo: Isakson is played by Dan Harmon.
  • Cringe Comedy: There are certainly some elements of it.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: "Higher education at the cost of a fancy meal? Bawn appetut!"
  • Laughing Mad: Dean Isakson engages in a bit of this, although it's all on the cutting room floor.
  • Loophole Abuse: Apparently Greendale is so affordable (a maximum of $64 per credit-hour, to be precise) that one of the interviewed students is somehow making a profit simply by attending.
  • Mood Whiplash: In the outtakes Dean Isakson yells for at least a full minute straight about how he thinks everyone but him is screwing up the entire affair, then transitions back into his fake enthusiasm for another take without missing a beat.
  • Noodle Incident: Dean Isakson makes a vague mention of court settlements, and one of the interviewed students brings up "increased security since the Accident."
  • Punny Name: The a capella group is named the Tune-ition Payments.
  • Show Within a Show
  • Stepford Smiler: Dean Isakson is hiding some real issues.
  • Stylistic Suck
  • Teen Pregnancy: One of the interviewees had one, it seems.
    Young mother: The value made Greendale an...unexpected compromise.
    Young father: (lame shrug)

The Community webisode series "A/V Department" provides examples of:


The Community webisode series "Office Hours" provides examples of:


The Community webisode series "The Spanish Video Assignment" provides examples of:


The Community webisode series "Study Break" provides examples of:


The Community webisode series "Abed's Master Key" provides examples of:

The Community webisode series "Community Airing Someday" provides examples of:

  • Audience Murmurs: Troy and Abed's chatter at the very start. Troy's filler chatter of choice is "red leather, yellow leather".
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Chang is wearing one of the Evil Goatees.
    • Annie identifies as a long-time viewer, some time co-host of "Troy and Abed in the Morning".
  • Everyone Join The Party: The study group members agreeing with the October 19th mindset. First Troy and Abed, then Shirley, then Annie, and finally, the rest of the cast.
  • Flashmob: Chang, apparently.
  • Hope Spot: "Troy and Abed airing someday!"
  • Insane Troll Logic: The Powers That Be and their struggle where to put October 19th, followed by their explanation that October 19th is a state of mind rather than a date.
  • Not so Above It All: Jeff and Pierce join in with the "October 19th" saying in the end.
  • Take That:
    • Really, the entire clip is just one to NBC for pushing the show from it's scheduled premiere date until mid-season.
    • "What powers that be? It's just the two of you pretending to have a show." This sort of reminds you of how NBC treats Community and its staff.
    • The Dean saying, "Guys! Annie's Boobs wanted their own show and I said yes!" is a definite Take That at NBC for their show Animal Practice.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: Somehow, Chang is back at Greendale & on friendly terms with the Dean & Study Group, despite his attempted takeover of the school & nearly killing everyone when he tried to burn down the Records Room..
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