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* HollywoodAutism: Lampshaded after Abed has managed to sit perfectly still for twenty-six hours waiting in a room simply because Annie asked him to:
-->'''Professor Duncan:''' It's ''you''! It's your fault!\\
'''Annie:''' But... you told me to bring subjects!\\
'''Professor Duncan:''' Yeah, ''subjects''! Not ''Film/RainMan''!



* TheRainman: Lampshaded after Abed has managed to sit perfectly still for twenty-six hours waiting in a room simply because Annie asked him to:
-->'''Professor Duncan:''' It's ''you''! It's your fault!\\
'''Annie:''' But... you told me to bring subjects!\\
'''Professor Duncan:''' Yeah, ''subjects''! Not ''Film/RainMan''!



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* HotForTeacher: Professor Duncan assumes Annie is hitting on him before she even asks him anything, then immediately rates her an 8 (which is "a British 10"). This, too, was oddly not present in the DVD release.

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* HotForTeacher: Professor Duncan assumes Annie is hitting on him before she even asks him anything, then immediately rates her an 8 (which is "a British 10"). This, too, was oddly not present in the DVD release.release (but is on the versions streaming on Netflix and Hulu and the TV version).



-->'''Senor Chang:''' ''[To Annie, very ''very'' creepily]'' Who's erratic and unstable ''now'', Princess ''Gringa''? ''[Kisses her on the forehead]''[[note]]This was also not in the DVD release, instead replaced with an example of Chang teaching something that is quite obviously not spanish[[/note]]

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-->'''Senor Chang:''' ''[To Annie, very ''very'' creepily]'' Who's erratic and unstable ''now'', Princess ''Gringa''? ''[Kisses her on the forehead]''[[note]]This was also not in the DVD release, instead replaced with an example of Chang teaching something that is quite obviously not spanish[[/note]]Spanish. The TV and streaming versions have the "Princess Gringa" line[[/note]]



* NoControlGroup: If this had been a real experiment, the subjects should have been isolated from each other. Experiencing previous breakdowns may have influenced the breakdown of later subjects. Of course, neither the professor leading the experiment nor the institution in this case are exactly exemplars of scientific research...

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* NoControlGroup: If this had been a real experiment, the subjects should would have been isolated from each other. Experiencing previous breakdowns may have influenced the breakdown of later subjects. Of course, neither the professor leading the experiment nor the institution in this case are exactly exemplars of scientific research...research, which makes it all the more hilarious.



-->'''Duncan:''' Houston, we have an idiot.[[note]]This line is oddly not in the DVD release, instead replaced with "And they're off..."[[/note]]

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-->'''Duncan:''' Houston, we have an idiot.[[note]]This line is oddly not in the DVD release, instead replaced with "And they're off..."[[/note]]" The TV and streaming versions has the "Houston..." line[[/note]]


* HairTriggerTemper: Upon being informed that the experiment was going to start late, Chang immediately exploded in a violent, childish temper tantrum, involving throwing furniture and screaming "MOMMY!" Since the purpose of the experiment was to test how long people would put up with being delayed before exploding, and Chang literally didn't last more than a few seconds, his SitcomArchNemesis Professor Duncan was quite pleased:
-->'''Duncan:''' Houston, we have an idiot.[[note]]This line is oddly not in the DVD release, instead replaced with "And they're off..."[[/note]]


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* RageBreakingPoint: Upon being informed that the experiment was going to start late, Chang immediately exploded in a violent, childish temper tantrum, involving throwing furniture and screaming "MOMMY!" Since the purpose of the experiment was to test how long people would put up with being delayed before exploding, and Chang literally didn't last more than a few seconds, his SitcomArchNemesis Professor Duncan was quite pleased:
-->'''Duncan:''' Houston, we have an idiot.[[note]]This line is oddly not in the DVD release, instead replaced with "And they're off..."[[/note]]


* BerserkButton: Upon being informed that the experiment was going to start late, Chang immediately exploded in a violent, childish temper tantrum, involving throwing furniture and screaming "MOMMY!" Since the purpose of the experiment was to test how long people would put up with being delayed before exploding, and Chang literally didn't last more than a few seconds, his SitcomArchNemesis Professor Duncan was quite pleased:
-->'''Duncan:''' Houston, we have an idiot.[[note]]This line is oddly not in the DVD release, instead replaced with "And they're off..."[[/note]]


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* HairTriggerTemper: Upon being informed that the experiment was going to start late, Chang immediately exploded in a violent, childish temper tantrum, involving throwing furniture and screaming "MOMMY!" Since the purpose of the experiment was to test how long people would put up with being delayed before exploding, and Chang literally didn't last more than a few seconds, his SitcomArchNemesis Professor Duncan was quite pleased:
-->'''Duncan:''' Houston, we have an idiot.[[note]]This line is oddly not in the DVD release, instead replaced with "And they're off..."[[/note]]


* ProfessorGuineaPig: Inadvertent, Prof. Duncan becomes the subject of the Duncan Principle.

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* ProfessorGuineaPig: Inadvertent, Inadvertently, Prof. Duncan becomes the subject of the Duncan Principle.

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* ArmorPiercingResponse: When Annie furiously confronts Abed about his experiment-breaking behaviour.
-->'''Annie:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis You sat. In a room. For twenty-six straight hours.]] Didn't that... ''bother'' you?
-->'''Abed:''' Yeah, I was livid.
-->'''Annie:''' So why didn't you leave?!
-->'''Abed:''' Because you asked me to stay and you said we were friends.


'''Professor Duncan:''' Yeah, ''subjects''! Not ''RainMan''!

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'''Professor Duncan:''' Yeah, ''subjects''! Not ''RainMan''!''Film/RainMan''!


* HollywoodScience: Duncan has a total breakdown when he encounters the outlier of extreme patience that is Abed, ranting that his Duncan's Principle has been completely broken. Of course, ''one'' outlier is hardly enough to totally disprove a hypothesis concerning human psychology, but...


* GiftedlyBad: Vaughn's poetry

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* GiftedlyBad: Vaughn's poetrypoetry.


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* TantrumThrowing: Duncan starts doing this during his breakdown scene.

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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by Abed when he mentions that [[Series/{{Friends}} Chandler and Phoebe]] rarely had any stories together.

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** Consider also that he's been awake for well over twenty-six hours watching a single person fail to react to anything and isn't exactly an exemplar of his profession to begin with.


* FanonDiscontinuity: In-universe example, for the IndianaJones movies.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: In-universe example, for the IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movies.


* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: Duncan's FreakOut at the end of his experiment isn't really called for if one considers that a single statistical outlier, even one as extreme as Abed, doesn't invalidate the results of the experiment (putting aside the problems mentioned in NoControlGroup). In fact, in a sufficiently large sample, one would ''expect'' such outliers to occur. the FreakOut likely happened because watching Duncan [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fall victim to his own principle]] was both [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]] and [[LaserGuidedKarma satisfying.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: Duncan's FreakOut at the end of his experiment isn't really called for if one considers that a single statistical outlier, even one as extreme as Abed, doesn't invalidate the results of the experiment (putting aside the problems mentioned in NoControlGroup). In fact, in a sufficiently large sample, one would ''expect'' such outliers to occur. the The FreakOut likely happened because watching Duncan [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fall victim to his own principle]] was both [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]] and [[LaserGuidedKarma satisfying.]]


* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: Duncan's FreakOut at the end of his experiment isn't really called for if one considers that a single statistical outlier, even one as extreme as Abed, doesn't invalidate the results of the experiment (putting aside the problems mentioned in NoControlGroup). It likely occurred because watching Duncan [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fall victim to his own principle]] was both [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]] and [[LaserGuidedKarma satisfying.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: Duncan's FreakOut at the end of his experiment isn't really called for if one considers that a single statistical outlier, even one as extreme as Abed, doesn't invalidate the results of the experiment (putting aside the problems mentioned in NoControlGroup). It In fact, in a sufficiently large sample, one would ''expect'' such outliers to occur. the FreakOut likely occurred happened because watching Duncan [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fall victim to his own principle]] was both [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]] and [[LaserGuidedKarma satisfying.]]

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