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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: When Abed busts Jeff in the Prime Timeline for devising a system to never get the pizza, everyone finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny, including Jeff himself. They unanimously nominate him to go get the pizza. Jeff accepts this without complaint.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the canon storyline, when everyone is calling Jeff out on his manipulation for not getting the pizza in the other storylines, according to the closed captions, someone in the group called him an "asshole".

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the canon storyline, when everyone GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is calling Jeff out on his manipulation for not getting the pizza on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the other storylines, according to future, please check the closed captions, someone in trope page to make sure your example fits the group called him an "asshole". current definition.


** In the tag, Regular!Troy and Abed are watching JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime, introduced in [[Recap/CommunityS3E01Biology101 the season premiere]].

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** In the tag, Regular!Troy Troy and Abed are watching JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime, introduced in [[Recap/CommunityS3E01Biology101 the season premiere]].



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the tag, Regular!Troy and Abed are watching JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime, introduced in [[Recap/CommunityS3E01Biology101 the season premiere]].

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the tag, Regular!Troy Troy and Abed are watching JustForFun/InspectorSpacetime, introduced in [[Recap/CommunityS3E01Biology101 the season premiere]].



* ShipTease: Troy and Britta have a heart-to-heart in the bathroom in Timeline 3, Jeff and Annie have moments in almost all of the timelines and even make out in Timeline 6, Abed/Annie slightly gets this in the prime timeline when he invites her to move in with him instantly, and Jeff/Annie, Jeff/Britta, Britta/Troy and Troy/Abed share googly eyes in Timeline 2. And of course, everything to do with Troy and Abed's apartment is awash with {{HoYay}}.

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* ShipTease: Troy and Britta have a heart-to-heart in the bathroom in Timeline 3, Jeff and Annie have moments in almost all of the timelines and even make out in Timeline 6, Abed/Annie slightly gets this in the prime timeline when he invites her to move in with him instantly, and Jeff/Annie, Jeff/Britta, Britta/Troy and Troy/Abed share googly eyes in Timeline 2. And of course, everything to do with Troy and Abed's apartment is awash with {{HoYay}}.subtext.



* [[TakeAThirdOption Take Another Option]]: In the ''true'' timeline, Abed grabs the die before it hits the table, noting that A: too much of their lives is run by fate already and B: Jeff is a [[MagnificentBastard conniving son of a bitch]] for using a method that ensures he'll never have to get the pizza.

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* [[TakeAThirdOption Take Another Option]]: TakeAThirdOption: In the ''true'' timeline, Abed grabs the die before it hits the table, noting that A: too much of their lives is run by fate already and B: Jeff is a [[MagnificentBastard conniving son of a bitch]] bitch for using a method that ensures he'll never have to get the pizza.


** Literally, Annie's gun which is shown off in one time line (first act) only to go off in another (third act).

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** Literally, Annie's gun which is shown off in one time line (first act) timeline 1 only to go off in another (third act).



* CriticalFailure: Abed calls attention to that fact that the darkest timeline came about because Jeff rolled a 1.

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* CriticalFailure: Abed calls attention to that the fact that the darkest timeline came about because Jeff rolled a 1.



* FreudianExcuse: In Timeline 6, Shirley eventually admits to Britta that the only reason she bakes excessively is because she feels excluded by the rest of the study group, and baking is her way of feeling needed and included. Unfortunately, this means that Jeff's plan to confront her excessive baking by colluding with everyone to refuse to eat what she cooks unwittingly works to validate her fears of being left out.

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* FreudianExcuse: In Timeline 6, Shirley eventually admits to Britta that the only reason she bakes excessively is because that she feels excluded by the rest of the study group, and baking is her way of feeling needed and included. Unfortunately, this means that Jeff's plan to confront her excessive baking by colluding with everyone to refuse to eat what she cooks unwittingly works to validate her fears of being left out.



* GRatedDrug: Shirley's baking problem is treated by Jeff the same way as a drug addiction.

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* GRatedDrug: Shirley's baking problem is treated by Jeff the same way as a drug addiction.

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* GRatedDrug: Shirley's baking problem is treated by Jeff the same way as a drug addiction.


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* ImmediateSelfContradiction: Troy claims to be a grown-up man when chatting to Britta in the bathroom. Then he pulls out his gum cigarette.


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** Although, TheTag makes it look like the dark timeline actually made it into canon. [[NoCanonForTheWicked Think again]].


* InSpiteOfANail: See "OutOfOrder" on [[Recap/CommunityS3E03CompetitiveEcology "Competitive Ecology"]]. Despite neither event taking place in this episode's true timeline, in seems that at some point Pierce tells his Eartha Kitt story and Shirley catches Britta getting high.

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* InSpiteOfANail: See "OutOfOrder" on [[Recap/CommunityS3E03CompetitiveEcology "Competitive Ecology"]]. Despite neither event taking place in this episode's true timeline, in seems that at some point Pierce tells claims his Eartha Kitt story and Shirley catches Britta getting high.comes up organically but he actually brings it up in each timeline regardless of the topic at hand.


* TheUnsmile: Abed pulls an [[http://i.imgur.com/pzVo5.jpg absolutely terrifying one]] when he and Troy open the door for Annie and Britta.

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* TheUnsmile: Abed pulls an [[http://i.imgur.com/pzVo5.[[https://gooreviewsonline.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/community-remedial-chaos-theory.jpg absolutely terrifying one]] when he and Troy open the door for Annie and Britta.



* AbsenteeActor: This episode features only the study group, and thus neither Ben Chang, nor the recently [[PromotionToOpeningTitles promoted to the opening titles]] Craig Pelton appear.



* NotImportantToThisEpisodeCamp: This episode features only the study group, and thus neither Ben Chang, nor the recently [[PromotionToOpeningTitles promoted to the opening titles]] Craig Pelton appear.


* CharacterDeath: Pierce in Timeline 5 after being shot in the leg.



* KilledOffForReal: Pierce in Timeline 5 after being shot in the leg.


** We get to see Jeff hit his head on the ceiling fan multiple times.

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** We get to see Jeff hit his head on the ceiling fan [[RunningGag multiple times.times]].



* BrickJoke: Several, given the "alternate timelines" nature of the storylines:
** In the first few timelines, everyone who goes to the door to get the pizzas makes a point of noting what a creepy weirdo the pizza delivery guy was. So of course, when it's Britta's turn, she falls madly in love with him at first sight and they get engaged.
** Annie literally finds a brick at the very beginning of the episode, which becomes the catalyst of the different timelines (since the pizza guy can't come straight to the door).

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* BrickJoke: Several, given the "alternate timelines" nature of the storylines:
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storylines. In the first few timelines, everyone who goes to the door to get the pizzas makes a point of noting what a creepy weirdo the pizza delivery guy was. So of course, when it's Britta's turn, she falls madly in love with him at first sight and they get engaged.
** Annie literally finds a brick at the very beginning of the episode, which becomes the catalyst of the different timelines (since the pizza guy can't come straight to the door).
engaged.



* ForWantOfANail: All based on a dice roll.

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* ForWantOfANail: All based Annie finds a brick at the very beginning of the episode, which becomes the catalyst of the different timelines (since the pizza guy can't come straight to the door). Each timeline is considerably different depending on a dice roll.who had to go to fetch the pizza.


* ChekhovsGun: Literally, Annie's gun which is shown off in one time line (first act) only to go off in another (third act).

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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Literally, Annie's gun which is shown off in one time line (first act) only to go off in another (third act).



* KickTheDog: Pierce terrorizing Troy with the troll doll in Timeline 4, with him then following that up by [[HypocriticalHumor calling Abed crazy]] ''to his face.''

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog:
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Pierce terrorizing Troy with the troll doll in Timeline 4, with him then following that up by [[HypocriticalHumor calling Abed crazy]] ''to his face.''


* SuperReflexes: Abed catching the die in midair is much more impressive when you consider that he did it after coming to the conclusion that the group shouldn't fight against the chaos of the universe, and that Jeff was manipulating them so he wouldn't have to get the pizza. Furthermore, he had roughly '''3''' seconds to come to these revelations.


* {{Squick}}: InUniverse, Annie comparing Jeff's protective nature concerning her to her dad after they just made out in Timeline 6.


* SchrodingersGun: In a literal interpretation of the trope, the gun only goes off in Timeline 5.


* OnlyAFleshWound: Averted big time in Timeline 5 when Pierce only gets shot in the leg and '''dies''', with [[HighPressureBlood the pressure at which the blood is coming out]] (high enough to hit a standing Shirley in the face) indicating he was likely hit in the femoral artery and bled out almost instantly.

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