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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
-->'''Annie:''' That's why the call me Irony-Free Annie.\\
'''Jeff:''' Trust me, that's not what they call you.
** Pierce has a "special gym" in his basement.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
-->'''Annie:''' That's why
GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the call me Irony-Free Annie.\\
'''Jeff:''' Trust me, that's not what they call you.
** Pierce has a "special gym" in his basement.
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* ActorAllusion: At the bar, Jeff's exchange with Pierce ("I just hope she can satisfy me. I'm like an insatiable baboon in the bedroom." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a baboon everywhere.") echoes a similar StealthInsult that Chevy Chase had used on Ted Knight in ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}''. ("He's been club champion three years running and I'm no slouch myself." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a tremendous slouch.")

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
** Abed being meta: Abed is excited about a class taught by Professor Sheffield, holding up his picture on the back of his book... which means he's holding up a headshot of prolific "Hey, I know him!" character actor Creator/StephenTobolowsky, which is exactly the kind of thing actors/writers/TV nerds get excited about while everyone else has no idea what they're talking about.
--->'''Abed:''' The professor of this class is the author of this book!\\
'''Jeff:''' [[SarcasmMode Wow, we got him?]]\\
'''Abed:''' [[SarcasmBlind I know!]]
**
At the bar, Jeff's exchange with Pierce ("I just hope she can satisfy me. I'm like an insatiable baboon in the bedroom." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a baboon everywhere.") echoes a similar StealthInsult that Chevy Chase had used on Ted Knight in ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}''. ("He's been club champion three years running and I'm no slouch myself." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a tremendous slouch.")



** Troy considers one of these for his stage name - Trevor St. [=McGoodbody=]. Or David.
** Mei's middle name, "Hong Long", means "red dragon".

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** Troy considers one of these for his stage name - -- Trevor St. [=McGoodbody=]. Or David.
** Mei's middle name, "Hong Long", means "red dragon"."Red Dragon".



** Potentially also referencing the re-imagining of the ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' into ''Theatre/TheWiz''; the original Broadway musical has been condensed into a black box theatre show called ''Fiddler, Please'' where Troy and the others perform some dances while he sings "It's hard to be Jewish in Russia/ YO/ It's hard to be Jewish in Russia/ YO".

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** Potentially also referencing the re-imagining of the ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' into ''Theatre/TheWiz''; the original Broadway musical has been condensed into a black box theatre show called ''Fiddler, Please'' where Troy and the others perform some dances while he sings "It's hard to be Jewish in Russia/ YO/ Russia / YO / It's hard to be Jewish in Russia/ YO".Russia / YO."



* BreakTheHaughty: ''"CLASS DISMISSED!"''

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* BreakTheHaughty: Abed teaches the teacher and class who was really the boss on ''Series/WhosTheBoss'' and leaves Professor Sheffield a broken man. ''"CLASS DISMISSED!"''



** Pierce holds his engagement party at the same restaurant featured in the previous episode, "Critical Film Studies".

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** Pierce holds his engagement party at the same restaurant featured in the previous episode, "Critical "[[Recap/CommunityS2E19CriticalFilmStudies Critical Film Studies".Studies]]".



** Professor Garrity shows up in his actual role as professor of drama.
* ContinuityNod: As seen in the Kickpuncher movie in "Romantic Expressionism," Kickpuncher's name is David, or Troy's backup actor name.

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** Professor Garrity from "[[Recap/CommunityS2E09ConspiracyTheoriesandInteriorDesign Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design]]" shows up in his actual role job as professor of drama.
a drama professor.
* ContinuityNod: As seen in the Kickpuncher movie in "Romantic Expressionism," "[[Recap/CommunityS1E15RomanticExpressionism Romantic Expressionism]]," Kickpuncher's name is David, or Troy's backup actor name.



* DramaticPause: The drama professor, naturally.
* DrivenToSuicide: After Abed proves Angela was the boss, they tease this as the professor opens a drawer to reveal a gun... [[SubvertedTrope and opens it further to reveal]] ''What Was Happening?: An Analysis of What's Happening''. See WhatCouldHaveBeen.
* {{Fauxreigner}}: Pierce's fiancee.

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* DramaticPause: The drama professor, naturally.
Drama professor Professor Garrity takes every opportunity to [[LargeHam ham it up]], naturally, including oddly placed... {{beat}}s and pauses.
* DrivenToSuicide: After Abed proves Angela was the boss, they tease this as the professor opens a drawer to reveal a gun... [[SubvertedTrope and opens it further to reveal]] ''What Was Happening?: An Analysis of What's Happening''.''Series/WhatsHappening. See WhatCouldHaveBeen.
* ElectiveBrokenLanguage: Pierce's fiancee Mei actually speaks perfect unaccented English after being exposed by Jeff.
* {{Fauxreigner}}: Pierce's fiancee.Mei is a lot more American than she pretends. Her accent is fake, she speaks perfect English, and not only is she only marrying Pierce for his money, but she's also a spy from a rival wipes company planning a hostile takeover of Hawthorne Wipes. Oddly this does not make her the bad guy, as Pierce is only interested in sex. They're both using each other and they're both equally racist, so it turns out they might actually be a good match.



* FormulaForTheUnformulable: Abed conclusively proves that Angela was in fact the boss with equations. His formula covers an enormous board, and viewers get to see he used some organic chemistry in his calculations.

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* FormulaForTheUnformulable: Abed conclusively proves that Angela was in fact the boss The Boss with equations. His formula covers an enormous board, and viewers get to see he used some organic chemistry in his calculations.



* GilliganCut: Troy is determined to defuse the situation with Britta. MatchCut to him in drama class expanding on his molestation story.

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* GilliganCut: Troy is determined to defuse the situation with Britta. Britta, brought on by lying about being molested by his uncle. MatchCut to him in drama class expanding fake-crying and doubling down on his molestation story.



* GoldDigger: Jeff exposes Mei as one of these. However, oddly for this trope this actually makes ''Jeff'' the bad guy; as Pierce points out, he was using Mei just as much as she was using him, there was still the possibility of good feelings between them, and it's clear that Jeff's real motives in doing so were less out of concern for Pierce and more because his vanity was wounded by Mei turning him down for Pierce.
* GreenEyedMonster: Jeff's motivation for exposing Mei as a GoldDigger are not because he cares about Pierce's feelings, but because he's jealous and can't believe that a beautiful woman would choose Pierce over him without some underlying motive.

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* GoldDigger: Jeff exposes Mei as one a {{Fauxreigner}} who's only marrying Pierce for his money (and to make her family's company's takeover of these.Hawthorne Wipes that much easier). However, oddly for this trope this actually makes ''Jeff'' the bad guy; as Pierce points out, he was using Mei just as much as she was using him, there was still the possibility of good feelings between them, and it's clear that Jeff's real motives in doing so were less out of concern for Pierce and more because his vanity was wounded by Mei turning him down for Pierce.
* GreenEyedMonster: Jeff's motivation for exposing Mei as a GoldDigger are not because he cares about sparing Pierce's feelings, but because he's jealous and can't believe that a beautiful woman would choose Pierce over him without some underlying motive.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Jeff is soundly called out for this in the episode, as it's clear that his reasons for exposing Mei as a GoldDigger were out of selfishness, jealousy and vanity rather than genuine concern for Pierce's feelings.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Jeff is soundly called out for this in the episode, as it's clear that his reasons for exposing Mei as a GoldDigger were are out of selfishness, jealousy jealousy, wounded vanity, and vanity general selfishness rather than genuine concern for Pierce's feelings.Pierce.



* LargeHam: The drama prof again.

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* LargeHam: The joke with drama prof again.Professor Garrity is that he dramatizes himself at every opportunity, in the most [[StylisticSuck stylized and unconvincing]] ways. His brand of acting requires everyone to pile on the ham by talking about past trauma, because TrueArtIsAngsty. Garrett and eventually Troy sob out stories in front of the class, entirely fabricated in Troy's case.



* MayDecemberRomance: Mei romantically pursues Pierce who gladly reciprocates. Mei is a hot thirty-something and she is significantly younger than Pierce who is in his sixties, prompting Jeff's disgust/jealousy.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Mei romantically pursues Pierce Pierce, who gladly reciprocates. Mei is a hot thirty-something thirtysomething and she is significantly younger than Pierce who is in his sixties, sixty-odd Pierce, prompting Jeff's disgust/jealousy.



* RuleOfCool + RuleOfFunny: Why would Abed need organic chemistry to prove Angela was the boss?
** [[FridgeBrilliance To prove the 'chemistry' between Angela and Tony.]]

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* RuleOfCool + RuleOfFunny: Why + RuleOfCool -- why else would Abed need organic chemistry to prove Angela was the boss?
**
boss? [[FridgeBrilliance To prove the 'chemistry' between Angela and Tony.]]



-->'''Abed:''' The professor of this class is the author of this book!\\
'''Jeff:''' [[SarcasmMode Wow, we got him?]]\\
'''Abed:''' [[SarcasmBlind I know!]]



* ShipTease: Between Troy and Britta.

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* ShipTease: Between Troy admiring Britta stretching and Britta.Britta once again trying to get Troy to open up emotionally. Except it turns out he made up the whole molestation story for attention... which [[WeaknessTurnsHerOn turns out to be her type]] in spite of herself.



** The class Abed gets into is a media studies course based on a book analyzing ''Series/WhosTheBoss''

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** The class Abed gets into is a media studies course based on a book analyzing ''Series/WhosTheBoss''''Series/WhosTheBoss''.



'''Mei:''' No, you are funny, and you are like Oprah. Heh, heh, heh.

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'''Mei:''' No, you are funny, and ''and'' you are [[BigBeautifulWoman like Oprah.Oprah]]. Heh, heh, heh.



* TheWoobie: Troy becomes this to Britta InUniverse after he lies about being molested as a child.

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* TheWoobie: Troy becomes this to Britta InUniverse after he lies telling a story about being molested as a child.child, until it turns out he made the whole thing up.



* YouNoTakeCandle: Pierce's fiance, but [[ElectiveBrokenLanguage it's an act]].

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* YouNoTakeCandle: Pierce's fiance, Chinese GoldDigger fiancee, but [[ElectiveBrokenLanguage it's an act]].


-->'''Mei:''' I couldn't be more touched you threw us an engagement party.\\

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-->'''Mei:''' -->'''Pierce:''' I couldn't be more touched you threw us an engagement party.\\


** Mei mentions that her dad will likely do bad ''Film/{{Borat}}'' impressions at her and Pierce's wedding.

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** Mei mentions that her dad will likely do bad ''Film/{{Borat}}'' Film/{{Borat}} impressions at her and Pierce's wedding.


** Wu Mei mentions that her dad will likely do bad ''Film/{{Borat}}'' impressions at her and Pierce's wedding.
** Wu Mei compares Shirley to [[TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah.]]
-->'''Wu Mei:''' I couldn't be more touched you threw us an engagement party.\\

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** Wu Mei mentions that her dad will likely do bad ''Film/{{Borat}}'' impressions at her and Pierce's wedding.
** Wu Mei compares Shirley to [[TheOprahWinfreyShow [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah.]]
-->'''Wu Mei:''' -->'''Mei:''' I couldn't be more touched you threw us an engagement party.\\



'''Wu Mei:''' Ha, ha, ha. She is funny. Like Oprah.\\

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'''Wu Mei:''' '''Mei:''' Ha, ha, ha. She is funny. Like Oprah.\\



'''Wu Mei:''' No, you are funny, and you are like Oprah. Heh, heh, heh.
** After Jeff exposes Wu Mei as a corporate spy for a company trying to take over Hawthorne Wipes, Wu Mei sarcastically compares Jeff to Series/VeronicaMars.
-->'''Wu Mei:''' Very impressive, Veronica Mars. You learned how to use Google.

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'''Wu Mei:''' '''Mei:''' No, you are funny, and you are like Oprah. Heh, heh, heh.
** After Jeff exposes Wu Mei as a corporate spy for a company trying to take over Hawthorne Wipes, Wu Mei sarcastically compares Jeff to Series/VeronicaMars.
-->'''Wu Mei:''' -->'''Mei:''' Very impressive, Veronica Mars. You learned how to use Google.


* ShoutOut: To ''Series/WhosTheBoss'', ''Series/VeronicaMars'', and ''Series/WhatsHappening''.

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* ShoutOut: To ''Series/WhosTheBoss'', ''Series/VeronicaMars'', ShoutOut:
** The class Abed gets into is a media studies course based on a book analyzing ''Series/WhosTheBoss''
** Wu Mei mentions that her dad will likely do bad ''Film/{{Borat}}'' impressions at her
and ''Series/WhatsHappening''.Pierce's wedding.
** Wu Mei compares Shirley to [[TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah.]]
-->'''Wu Mei:''' I couldn't be more touched you threw us an engagement party.\\
'''Shirley:''' You said if we didn't, you'd slash our tires.\\
'''Wu Mei:''' Ha, ha, ha. She is funny. Like Oprah.\\
'''Shirley:''' Oprah's not a comedienne.\\
'''Wu Mei:''' No, you are funny, and you are like Oprah. Heh, heh, heh.
** After Jeff exposes Wu Mei as a corporate spy for a company trying to take over Hawthorne Wipes, Wu Mei sarcastically compares Jeff to Series/VeronicaMars.
-->'''Wu Mei:''' Very impressive, Veronica Mars. You learned how to use Google.

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* FormulaForTheUnformulable: Abed conclusively proves that Angela was in fact the boss with equations. His formula covers an enormous board, and viewers get to see he used some organic chemistry in his calculations.

Added DiffLines:

* ActorAllusion: At the bar, Jeff's exchange with Pierce ("I just hope she can satisfy me. I'm like an insatiable baboon in the bedroom." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a baboon everywhere.") echoes a similar StealthInsult that Chevy Chase had used on Ted Knight in ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}''. ("He's been club champion three years running and I'm no slouch myself." "Don't sell yourself short, you're a tremendous slouch.")


The gang picks their spring quarter electives. Jeff and Pierce sign up for Italian Wine Tasting, where they meet the lovely Wu Mei Hong Long. Troy and Britta take an acting class and are instructed to share painful emotions from their past, which proves difficult for Troy. Meanwhile, Abed takes "A Critical Analysis of ''WhosTheBoss''" taught by the person who wrote the book of the same name; however, Abed's theories about who the 'boss' was turn out to be surprisingly controversial..

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The gang picks their spring quarter electives. Jeff and Pierce sign up for Italian Wine Tasting, where they meet the lovely Wu Mei Hong Long. Troy and Britta take an acting class and are instructed to share painful emotions from their past, which proves difficult for Troy. Meanwhile, Abed takes "A Critical Analysis of ''WhosTheBoss''" ''Series/WhosTheBoss''" taught by the person who wrote the book of the same name; however, Abed's theories about who the 'boss' was turn out to be surprisingly controversial..



* WroteTheBook: Abed's professor wrote the book on ''WhosTheBoss''. He tries to foist his opinion on Abed, but it turns out Abed knows more than he does.

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* WroteTheBook: Abed's professor wrote the book on ''WhosTheBoss''.''Series/WhosTheBoss''. He tries to foist his opinion on Abed, but it turns out Abed knows more than he does.


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!The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Competitive Wine Tasting" provides examples of:

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!The !!The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Competitive Wine Tasting" provides examples of:



* AirQuotes: Troy tries to downplay his "making up" of the molestation story by using air quotes.



* BilingualBonus: The Italian on the bottle of wine Pierce gives to Jeff translates as "You become more attractive with each bottle."

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* BilingualBonus: The Italian on the bottle of wine Pierce gives to Jeff translates as "You "[[BeerGoggles You become more attractive with each bottle.bottle]]."



* BrickJoke: Troy mentions an all-black play which we get to see in TheTag.



* DrivenToSuicide: After Abed proves Angela was the boss, they tease this as the professor opens a drawer to reveal a gun... [[BaitAndSwitch and opens it further to reveal]] ''What Was Happening?: An Analysis of What's Happening''. See WhatCouldHaveBeen.

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* DrivenToSuicide: After Abed proves Angela was the boss, they tease this as the professor opens a drawer to reveal a gun... [[BaitAndSwitch [[SubvertedTrope and opens it further to reveal]] ''What Was Happening?: An Analysis of What's Happening''. See WhatCouldHaveBeen.



* FourthDateMarriage: Brought up with regards to Pierce's tendency to marry his fiancees shortly after meeting them.



* GilliganCut: Troy is determined to defuse the situation with Britta. MatchCut to him in drama class expanding on his molestation story.
* GoingByTheMatchbook: The tissue Mei hands Jeff provides him with clues to her true identity.



* MayDecemberRomance: Mei romantically pursues Pierce who gladly reciprocates. Mei is a hot twenty-something and she is significantly younger than Pierce who is in his sixties, prompting Jeff's disgust/jealousy.

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* {{Manchild}}: Garrett shares a story of him in the playground demanding to get onto his TraumaSwing. Turns out this was not a childhood memory but happened that morning.
* MayDecemberRomance: Mei romantically pursues Pierce who gladly reciprocates. Mei is a hot twenty-something thirty-something and she is significantly younger than Pierce who is in his sixties, prompting Jeff's disgust/jealousy.



'''Jeff:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Wow, we got him?]]\\

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'''Jeff:''' [[DeadpanSnarker [[SarcasmMode Wow, we got him?]]\\



* StealthPun:
-->'''Pierce''': I'm like an insatiable baboon in the bedroom.
-->'''Jeff''': Don't sell yourself short. You're a baboon everywhere.



* WroteTheBook: Abed's professor wrote the book on ''WhosTheBoss''. He tries to foist his opinion on Abed, but it turns out Abed knows more then he does.

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* WroteTheBook: Abed's professor wrote the book on ''WhosTheBoss''. He tries to foist his opinion on Abed, but it turns out Abed knows more then than he does.


* MayDecemberRomance: Mei is significantly younger than Pierce, prompting Jeff's disgust/jealousy.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Mei romantically pursues Pierce who gladly reciprocates. Mei is a hot twenty-something and she is significantly younger than Pierce, Pierce who is in his sixties, prompting Jeff's disgust/jealousy.


* YouNoTakeCandle: Pierce's fiance, but it's an act.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: Pierce's fiance, but [[ElectiveBrokenLanguage it's an act.act]].


* JerkassHasAPoint: Jeff turns out to be right that Mei is a GoldDigger trying to manipulate Pierce, but in this case the 'Jerkass' part is emphasised, as Jeff's motives for exposing her were based on jealousy and vanity, and the fact that he was ultimately trying to prove that a beautiful

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Jeff turns out to be right that Mei is a GoldDigger trying to manipulate Pierce, but in this case the 'Jerkass' part is emphasised, as Jeff's motives for exposing her were based on jealousy and vanity, vanity to begin with, and the fact that he was ultimately trying to prove that a beautiful woman wouldn't be interested in Pierce without some underlying motive just makes him look spiteful on top of it.


* GreenEyedMonster: Jeff's motivation for exposing Mei as a GoldDigger are not because he cares about Pierce's feelings, but because his vanity is wounded that Mei choose Pierce over him.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Jeff's motivation for exposing Mei as a GoldDigger are not because he cares about Pierce's feelings, but because his vanity is wounded he's jealous and can't believe that Mei a beautiful woman would choose Pierce over him.him without some underlying motive.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Jeff turns out to be right that Mei is a GoldDigger trying to manipulate Pierce, but in this case the 'Jerkass' part is emphasised, as Jeff's motives for exposing her were based on jealousy and vanity, and the fact that he was ultimately trying to prove that a beautiful


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** [[FridgeBrilliance To prove the 'chemistry' between Angela and Tony.]]

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