Fridge Brilliance: Inspector Spacetime would appear to be just a ripoff of Doctor Who that looks even cheaper. However, it's mentioned that it started in 1962, meaning that Doctor Who itself is the ripoff.
Also when the actual Cougartown's production order was cut from 22 to 15.
In light of the benching, the study group's conversation upon learning that Chang is a security guard where they all matter-of-factly discuss that "this is the year we all die" takes on this edge as well.
Troy: Speaking of figuring things out, me and Abed have an announcement. [Uncertain looks between Annie, Shirley and Britta] Abed: Troy and I are living together. Annie:[underwhelmed] Oh, that's... Shirley: That's nice! Troy: If you want to get us a gift, we're registered at Linens and Things. Abed: We have plenty of linens; we mainly want the things.