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* RansackedRoom: TheMenInBlack mess up Abed'd room pretty good.

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* RansackedRoom: TheMenInBlack mess up Abed'd Abed's room pretty good.

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* FlatCharacter: Vicky is so nondescript that Troy and Abed can't think of a single thing to say about her. Possibly averted at the end, when we learn that she's got at least one definite character trait: she responds quite forcefully to people harrassing her over pencils.


* MenInBlack: The government agents.

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* MenInBlack: TheMenInBlack: The government agents.



* RansackedRoom: The {{MIB}} mess up Abed'd room pretty good.

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* RansackedRoom: The {{MIB}} TheMenInBlack mess up Abed'd room pretty good.

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* ActorAllusion: One of Troy's comments about Starburns is that he "seems Greek." Starburns' actor, Dino Stamatopoulos, is Greek-American.
** And Jeff's campaign fails when the school sees his ''Real World: UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}'' audition tape from 1997. Joel [=McHale=], who portrays Jeff, grew up in Greater Seattle.

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* FriendshipStrainingCompetition: Jeff and Annie run against each other in an election for class president. After Jeff attacks Annie's idealism at several turns, she retaliates by showing everyone an embarrassing video Jeff made a long time ago. He drops out of the election as a result and she follows suit out of guilt. They patch things up afterwards.


** In "[[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux Documentary Filmmaking Redux"]] we learn that this is actually a slogan taken from the 1990s Greendale commercial.

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** In "[[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux Documentary Filmmaking Redux"]] we learn that this is actually a slogan taken from the 1990s Greendale commercial.

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** In "[[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux Documentary Filmmaking Redux"]] we learn that this is actually a slogan taken from the 1990s Greendale commercial.

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* LastSecondWordSwap: Agent Robin Vohlers is able to correct herself in time before revealing embarrassing details from her childhood.
-->"Couldn't you just pick the sixth kid every time? That's what I... {{Beat}} would have done."


* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Vicki stabbing Pierce in the cheek with a pencil.


* NotSoDifferent: Pierce and Jeff both ran for student president for the same reason. To upset a girl.


* BatmanGambit: Jeff is running for president to show that the political game is a joke.


** The last one is [[LampshadeHanging "Do people read news tickers?]]

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** The last one is [[LampshadeHanging "Do people read news tickers?]]"Tickers: Do we watch them?]]



* FakeShemp: The back of Vice President Biden's head [[note]]Well, the back of an impersonator's head, but you know what we mean.[[/note]] is seen and voice is heard ("I had a dream that I was a regular president.") but that's it.

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* FakeShemp: The back TheFaceless: All we see of Vice President Biden's head [[note]]Well, Biden is the back of an impersonator's head, but you know what we mean.[[/note]] is seen his head and his voice is heard ("I had a dream that I was a regular president.") but that's it.")



* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Greendale's mascot may be offensive to animals.

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* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: The GCTV ticker informs us that Greendale's mascot may be offensive to animals.


* AcceptableProfessionalTargets: Starburns retires from his political career because he believes it would "shine a negative light on" his drug dealing.


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** Starburns retires from his political career because he believes it would "shine a negative light on" his drug dealing.


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!The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Intro to Political Science" provides examples of:

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!The !!The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Intro to Political Science" provides examples of:of:

* EightiesHair: More like [[NinetiesHair 1993 hair]], but there it is.
* AcceptableProfessionalTargets: Starburns retires from his political career because he believes it would "shine a negative light on" his drug dealing.



* BeneathNotice: One of the government agents surveilling the campus is disguised as a cleaner.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In the news ticker during Abed and Troy's political commentary, Professor Slater is noted as [[LampshadeHanging "still missing."]]



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In the news ticker during Abed and Troy's political commentary, Professor Slater is noted as [[LampshadeHanging "still missing."]]



* EightiesHair: More like [[NinetiesHair 1993 hair]], but there it is.

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* EightiesHair: More like [[NinetiesHair 1993 hair]], but there it is.ExactWords: Jeff did hang all of Annie's campaign fliers up.



* HeelRealization: Both Jeff and Annie -- Jeff in that he's trying to poison an idealistic attempt to make the world a better place for no better reason than to justify and feel better about his own cynicism, and Annie when she realises that her own ruthlessness and entitlement almost lead her to destroy a friendship rather than lose an election. Both end up dropping out of the race because they realise that they don't deserve to win.



* HeelRealization: Both Jeff and Annie -- Jeff in that he's trying to poison an idealistic attempt to make the world a better place for no better reason than to justify and feel better about his own cynicism, and Annie when she realises that her own ruthlessness and entitlement almost lead her to destroy a friendship rather than lose an election. Both end up dropping out of the race because they realise that they don't deserve to win.



* MenInBlack: The government agents.



* ObligatoryEarpieceTouch: Troy touches his ear repeatedly in the scenes where he plays a commentator.



* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Jeff and Annie slash out at each other on stage while keeping up a StepfordSmiler facade, just like real polititians do.



* RansackedRoom: The {{MIB}} mess up Abed'd room pretty good.



* SayingTooMuch: Starburns retires from his political career because he believes it would "shine a negative light on" his drug dealing.

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* SayingTooMuch: Starburns retires from RunningAwayToCry: Annie says that Jeff did this when the video of his political career because he believes it would "shine a negative light on" his drug dealing. Real World audition was screened.
* RussianReversal: Lampshaded by Jeff who notes that the audience loves him switching phrases around.


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* ShapedLikeItself: Troy counting notches.


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* SmokingBarrelBlowout: Annie does a shooting and blow-out gesture with her remote when the OldShame video of Jeff is playing.


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* VanInBlack: In the last scene the female agent is seen spying on Abed from a flower service truck.

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