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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The line "There's something in the air tonight" from ABBA's "Fernando" plays when the air con kicks in and cools down the building.


** One semi-obscure one: Jeff calls 911 and can't get through, and comments that "Flava Flav was right" - referencing Music/PublicEnemy's song "911 Is A Joke."

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** One semi-obscure one: Jeff calls 911 and can't get through, and comments that "Flava "Flavor Flav was right" - right", referencing Music/PublicEnemy's song "911 "[[Music/FearOfABlackPlanet 911 Is A Joke.Joke]]."


* SoundtrackDissonance: The Dean's Music/{{ABBA}} playlist plays throughout the entire episode. And it is [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome]].

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* SoundtrackDissonance: The Dean's Music/{{ABBA}} playlist plays throughout the entire episode. And it is [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome awesome]].SugarWiki/{{Awesome|Music}}.

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* TimeForPlanB: The army's Plan A is NukeEm but they are quick to fall back on [[MemoryWipingCrew Plan B]] when they see that the infection has actually worn off.


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* BlackAndNerdy: This episode actually [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructs]] it for Troy. Hanging out with Abed has turned him from a JerkJock who could get ladies easily, into a huge nerd. This leads to his brief foray into being a sexy Dracula, however at the end he realizes he values Abed's friendship more. And even though he's roofied at the end like everyone else he seems to have absorbed this lesson.

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* BlackAndNerdy: This episode actually [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructs]] {{deconstruct|ion}}s it for Troy. Hanging out with Abed has turned him from a JerkJock who could get ladies easily, into a huge nerd. This leads to his brief foray into being a sexy Dracula, however at the end he realizes he values Abed's friendship more. And even though he's roofied at the end like everyone else he seems to have absorbed this lesson.


* VictoryGuidedAmnesia: No-one ''quite'' remembers the events of the party.


* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Averted; Troy and TheMenInBlack are able to put a stop to the outbreak before it spreads outside of Greendale. Also inverted; since the Dean bought the only supply of the infected biohazard material and then quarantined the resulting outbreak in a single building, it's possible he ''saved'' '''''the entire world''''' from a possible ZombieApocalypse.


** The physician in question was infected by that point, so he may not have been thinking straight.


* InstantSedation: The Dean goes out instantly after being dozed by the MenInBlack.

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* InstantSedation: The Dean goes out instantly after being dozed dosed by the MenInBlack.



* LethallyStupid: Quite predictably, the Dean falls into this. He bought ration tins full of biohazard material from a military surplus store and assumed it was taco meat with a goofy label. The biohazard warning signs and the large label "Do Not Open" [[FailedASpotCheck should have tipped him off]].

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* LethallyStupid: LethallyStupid:
**
Quite predictably, the Dean falls into this. He bought ration tins full of biohazard material from a military surplus store and assumed it was taco meat with a goofy label. The biohazard warning signs and the large label "Do Not Open" [[FailedASpotCheck should have tipped him off]].



* SkewedPriorities: Used three times. First, right before zombies swarm the study room, Jeff asks if anyone managed to turn off the Dean's ABBA playlist. The second time is with the CatScare, where they abandon their plans of escape to resolve the cat issue. Then, when Jeff is about to be zombified, all he's scared of is ''Rich stretching his suit jacket''.
** A situation he only ended up in because he wouldn't climb over the dusty fence in his suit.

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* SkewedPriorities: Used three times. First, right
** Right
before zombies swarm the study room, Jeff asks if anyone managed to turn off the Dean's ABBA playlist. The second time is with the CatScare, where playlist.
** When
they abandon their plans of escape to resolve the cat issue. Then, when CatScare issue.
** When
Jeff is about to be zombified, all he's scared of is ''Rich stretching his suit jacket''.
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jacket''. A situation he only ended up in because he wouldn't climb over the dusty fence in his suit.



* ZombieInfectee: Rich (from "Beginner Pottery") and Britta.

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* ZombieInfectee: Rich (from "Beginner Pottery") and Britta.Britta both try to hide the fact that they were bitten by a zombie. It doesn't take long for the infection to ruin their cover.


* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Troy does this to Abed.



* [[PoliceAreUseless The Army Is Useless]]: They make a ''point'' out of showing up six hours after the first news of infection. Also, they apparently didn't think of a cure that a doctor in a banana suit and a college student in a Red Riding Hood costume casually hypothesized. Not to mention that they seem prepared to eliminate a school full of people because they have a virus that can't survive sub-60 degree temperatures.



* BigNo: Troy, when Abed gets DevouredByTheHorde.



* BloodyHandprint: Troy leaves one on the air con panel.
* BloodyHilarious: [[Film/ShaunOfTheDead Another]] zombie apocalypse played for laughs.



* BrainwashResidue: Even though the MemoryWipingCrew did their job, it would appear everyone subconsciously remembers what happened ''to some extent'', as Jeff states his skepticism over the cover story (Everyone at the party was roofied) whilst Troy & Abed decide they don't want to watch a zombie movie as they feel zombies are played out, but can't remember why.



* CallBack: To Chang's [[Recap/CommunityS1E02Spanish101 first appearance]].
-->'''Chang''': Ya bit? YA BIT?!?
** In [[Recap/CommunityS1E07IntroductionToStatistics Introduction to Statistics]], Shirley's Halloween costume is repeatedly mistaken for Urkel due to her race - she's actually Harry Potter. One of the people who makes that mistake is Chang. This episode, Chang dresses as ice skater Peggy Fleming, and is repeatedly mistaken for Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan due to his race. In his case, it's on purpose - he's the racist prover. Shirley is one of the only people who is able to tell who he's supposed to be.
*** Annie also references the fact that Shirley's worn an unintentionally ambiguous costume for the second year in a row - she's Glinda the Good Witch, not Miss Piggy. Chang is the only person to realize this - which leads to their hooking up.
** The Dean [[Recap/CommunityS1E20TheScienceOfIllusion still uses pepper spray]].



* ContinuityNod: Rich from "Beginner Pottery" shows up again (and Jeff still hates him).
** He also ends up infecting the study group after hiding his zombie bite. He thought he might be special - despite the fact that we know from "Beginner Pottery" that his mother repeatedly told him he wasn't.

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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Rich from "Beginner Pottery" shows up again (and Jeff still hates him).
** *** He also ends up infecting the study group after hiding his zombie bite. He thought he might be special - despite the fact that we know from "Beginner Pottery" that his mother repeatedly told him he wasn't.



** In "Introduction to Statistics," Shirley's Halloween costume is repeatedly mistaken for Urkel due to her race - she's actually Harry Potter. One of the people who makes that mistake is Chang. In "Epidemiology," Chang dresses as ice skater Peggy Fleming, and is repeatedly mistaken for Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan due to his race. In his case, it's on purpose - he's the racist prover. Shirley is one of the only people who is able to tell who he's supposed to be.

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** In "Introduction "[[Recap/CommunityS1E07IntroductionToStatistics Introduction to Statistics," Statistics]]," Shirley's Halloween costume is repeatedly mistaken for Urkel due to her race - she's actually Harry Potter. One of the people who makes that mistake is Chang. In "Epidemiology," Chang dresses as ice skater Peggy Fleming, and is repeatedly mistaken for Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan due to his race. In his case, it's on purpose - he's the racist prover. Shirley is one of the only people who is able to tell who he's supposed to be.



** A nod to Chang's [[Recap/CommunityS1E02Spanish101 first appearance]].
-->'''Chang''': Ya bit? YA BIT?!?
** The Dean [[Recap/CommunityS1E20TheScienceOfIllusion still uses pepper spray]].



-->'''Jeff:''' Oh great. A dark basement. I was just thinking we should be doing this in a dark basement.

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-->'''Jeff:''' Oh great. [[LampshadeHanging A dark basement. basement]]. I was just thinking we should be doing this in a dark basement.basement.
* CuttingCorners: The Dean's idea to buy (what seems like) food from an army surplus store backfires when the content turns out to be toxic waste [[ToxicWasteCanDoAnything potent of inducing]] a ZombieApocalypse.
* DangerousWindows: Annie is wrestled out a window by a zombie horde.
* DeathByMaterialism: Okay, not an actual death, but otherwise played straight. Jeff would rather walk into a door with zombies potentially on the other side rather than climb out a window and wrinkle his suit.
* DevouredByTheHorde: The assimilation of Annie, Jeff, Abed and lastly Troy.



* DramaticSlip: Shirley when running from the zombie horde. She is helped up by Chang.
-->'''Jeff''': Don't look back!
-->'''Shirley''': Why not? - Oh! (stumbles)
* DwindlingParty: One after the other ofthe group gets zombified.



* FatalFlaw - Jeff would rather walk into a door with zombies potentially on the other side rather than climb out a window and wrinkle his suit.
** DeathByMaterialism: Okay, not an actual death, but otherwise played straight.

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* FatalFlaw - Jeff would rather walk FreezeFrameBonus: If you look closely at the packaging, the taco meat not only states it is a 'biohazard', but it also shows a [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/community-sitcom/images/5/5d/Classified_Phoenix.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640?cb=20120713163029 pictogram]] showing that if you eat it, you will turn into a door with zombies potentially on the other side rather than climb out a window and wrinkle his suit.
** DeathByMaterialism: Okay, not an actual death, but otherwise played straight.
zombie.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Pierce [[SomethingElseAlsoRises raises the lower part of Rich's banana costume]] while he was flirting with Annie.



** Annie is wrestled out a window by a zombie horde in a recreation of a shot from ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', which is itself a recreation of a similar shot from ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985''.

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** Annie is [[DangerousWindows wrestled out a window window]] by a zombie horde in a recreation of a shot from ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', which is itself a recreation of a similar shot from ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985''.



* InstantSedation: The Dean goes out instantly after being dozed by the MenInBlack.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Plan B, dose everyone so they don't remember anything.
** However, it would appear everyone subconciously remembers what happened ''to some extent'', as Jeff states his skepticism over the cover story (Everyone at the party was roofied) whilst Troy & Abed decide they don't want to watch a zombie movie as they feel zombies are played out, but can't remember why.
* LethallyStupid: Quite predictably, the Dean falls into this. He bought ration tins full of biohazard material from a military surplus store and assumed it was taco meat with a goofy label.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Plan B, dose everyone so they don't remember anything.
** However, it would appear everyone subconciously remembers what happened ''to some extent'', as Jeff states his skepticism over the cover story (Everyone at the party was roofied) whilst Troy & Abed decide they don't want to watch a zombie movie as they feel zombies are played out, but can't remember why.
* LethallyStupid: Quite predictably, the Dean falls into this. He bought ration tins full of biohazard material from a military surplus store and assumed it was taco meat with a goofy label. The biohazard warning signs and the large label "Do Not Open" [[FailedASpotCheck should have tipped him off]].



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: If you look closely at the packaging, the taco meat not only states it is a 'biohazard', but it also shows a [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/community-sitcom/images/5/5d/Classified_Phoenix.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640?cb=20120713163029 pictogram]] showing that if you eat it, you will turn into a zombie.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: If you look closely at MemoryWipingCrew: Plan B, dose everyone so they [[LaserGuidedAmnesia don't remember anything from the packaging, the taco meat not only states it is a 'biohazard', but it also shows a [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/community-sitcom/images/5/5d/Classified_Phoenix.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640?cb=20120713163029 pictogram]] showing that if you eat it, you will turn into a zombie.zombie apocalypse]].



* MilitariesAreUseless: The army makes a ''point'' out of showing up six hours after the first news of infection. Also, they apparently didn't think of a cure that a doctor in a banana suit and a college student in a Red Riding Hood costume casually hypothesized. Not to mention that they seem prepared to eliminate a school full of people because they have a virus that can't survive sub-60 degree temperatures.



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Troy does this to Abed.
* OrWasItADream: At the end of the episode, Troy receives a hint that more happened than just being roofied for no reason in the form of a voice mail sent during the night by Chang, claiming he and Shirley did it in the bathroom.
** Troy [[CompletelyMissingThePoint doesn't understand the relevance]], only wondering why Chang would tell ''him'' about it despite the sounds of the zombies attacking at the end.

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Troy does this NotAZombie: For a long time, characters are oblivious to Abed.
the zombie infection going on, partly driven by the fact that they are [[ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself at a Halloween costume party]].
* NowOrNeverKiss: Between Shirley and Chang in the bathroom while being surrounded by zombies.
* OrWasItADream: At the end of the episode, Troy receives a hint that more happened than just being roofied for no reason in the form of a [[DeadManWriting voice mail mail]] sent during the night by Chang, claiming he and Shirley did it in the bathroom.
** Troy [[CompletelyMissingThePoint [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint doesn't understand the relevance]], only wondering why Chang would tell ''him'' about it despite the sounds of the zombies attacking at the end.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Somewhere between classic {{Flesh Eating Zombie}}s, {{Plague Zombie}}s, and {{Revenant Zombie}}s.



* ResetButton: The end when the military comes in and wipes everyone's memories. Partially subverted, since the Chang/Shirley hookup became a major plot point later on.

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* ResetButton: The end when the military comes in and [[MemoryWipingCrew wipes everyone's memories. memories]]. Partially subverted, since the Chang/Shirley hookup became a major plot point later on.on.
* RoomFullOfZombies: In the basement, Jeff obliviously opens a door behind which horde of zombies were waiting.



* SomethingElseAlsoRises: Pierce raises the lower part of Rich's banana costume while he was flirting with Annie.



* SpecialEditionTitle: The opening credits [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8hMiYBhTsg have been Halloweenified]]! Featuring some interesting in-jokes (if you listen to the commentaries on the first season [=DVDs=]).

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* SpecialEditionTitle: The opening credits [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8hMiYBhTsg com/watch?v=vIbkJ9elpNo have been Halloweenified]]! Featuring some interesting in-jokes (if you listen to the commentaries on the first season [=DVDs=]).



* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The line "There's something in the air tonight" from ABBA's "Fernando" plays when the air con kicks in and cools down the building.



* TechnicallyLivingZombie: They're really only "zombies" due to a high fever that's caused by eating infected taco meat and then spread to other people by biting each other.

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* TechnicallyLivingZombie: They're really only "zombies" due Mixed with {{Flesh Eating Zombie}}s and {{Plague Zombie}}. People don't go from alive to dead to undead, they get zombified to a high fever that's caused by eating infected taco meat and then spread to other people by biting each other.



* TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste: Let's be honest. No one expected this to be more than a one-off joke, especially when everyone ended the episode without their memories. Then Shirley and Chang's hook-up becomes a major plot point, as well as the fact that they don't remember it adding drama to the overall story.



* TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste: Let's be honest. No one expected this to be more than a one-off joke, especially when everyone ended the episode without their memories. Then Shirley and Chang's hook-up becomes a major plot point, as well as the fact that they don't remember it adding drama to the overall story.
* TooDumbToLive: Troy not only tries to use a cardboard Powerloader as armor, but he laters tries to IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight with zombie-Abed.

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* TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste: Let's be honest. No one expected this to be more than a one-off joke, especially when everyone ended the episode without their memories. Then Shirley and Chang's hook-up becomes a major plot point, as well as the fact that they don't remember it adding drama to the overall story.
* TooDumbToLive:
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Troy not only tries to use a cardboard Powerloader as armor, but he laters tries to IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight with zombie-Abed.



** Both Britta and Rich thought they were special enough to be TheImmune.

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** Both [[ZombieInfectee Britta and Rich Rich]] thought they were special enough to be TheImmune.



* ToxicWasteCanDoAnything: The Dean gets biohazardous material from an army surplus which causes a ZombieApocalypse.



* ZombieInfectee: Rich (from "Beginner Pottery") and Britta.

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* ZombieInfectee: Rich (from "Beginner Pottery") and Britta.Britta.
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* MayanDoomsday: Brought up, but Change shoots it down since it's currently 2010. When Rich hypothesizes that the infection would fully spread around the world in a year and a half, Chang realizes that it would be 2012 by the time that happens, leading him to panic and think the 2012 apocalypse is in play after all.

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* MayanDoomsday: Brought up, but Change Chang shoots it down since it's currently 2010. When Rich hypothesizes that the infection would fully spread around the world in a year and a half, Chang realizes that it would be 2012 by the time that happens, leading him to panic and think the 2012 apocalypse is in play after all.


* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Troy is the only survivor left who has not yet become a zombie, but is eventually bitten by an infected Abed. He eventually succumbs to the infection as well, but thankfully Troy lowers the temperature in time before it happens.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Troy is the only survivor left who has not yet become a zombie, final survivor, but is eventually in the end gets bitten by an infected Abed. He eventually succumbs to the The infection as well, begins to take hold, but thankfully Troy lowers is able to turn down the temperature in time thermostat before it happens.it's too late.



* MayanDoomsday: Brought up when Change attempts to shoot down it being the "End of Days," saying it's not 2012 yet (the episode aired in 2010). When Rich hypothesizes that the infection would fully spread around a year and a half, Change realizes that it would be 2012 by the time that happens, leading him to panic and think the 2012 apocalypse is in play after all.

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* MayanDoomsday: Brought up when up, but Change attempts to shoot shoots it down it being the "End of Days," saying since it's not 2012 yet (the episode aired in 2010). currently 2010. When Rich hypothesizes that the infection would fully spread around the world in a year and a half, Change Chang realizes that it would be 2012 by the time that happens, leading him to panic and think the 2012 apocalypse is in play after all.


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* MayanDoomsday: Brought up when Change attempts to shoot down it being the "End of Days," saying it's not 2012 yet (the episode aired in 2010). When Rich hypothesizes that the infection would fully spread around a year and a half, Change realizes that it would be 2012 by the time that happens, leading him to panic and think the 2012 apocalypse is in play after all.

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