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''[Abed begins to storm off, but before he leaves cannot restrain himself from pointing right at Shirley and snapping:]''

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''[Abed begins to storm off, but before he leaves cannot restrain himself from pointing right at Shirley and snapping:]''snapping:]''\\


-->'''Abed:''' You're a bad person. ''You're a bad person''.



* FandomEnragingMisconception: Shirley learns the hard way not to favorably compare Creator/BrettRatner with Creator/StevenSpielberg in front of Abed.


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* RantInducingSlight: Not towards him, but towards cinephiles in general; Shirley learns the hard way not to favorably compare Creator/BrettRatner with Creator/StevenSpielberg in front of Abed.
-->'''Shirley:''' I rented ''Film/TowerHeist'' last night and while I'm not gonna spoil the ending for you, it was quite the hilarious thrill-ride. Brett Ratner? Hmmm! He's a master at comedic action-adventure! ''[Abed looks increasingly annoyed during the following]'' A master at storytelling, just a master at making movies in general! I'm gonna say it; he's the new Spielberg!\\
''[Abed slams his cutlery down on the table with a sudden force that surprises everyone. He delicately wipes his mouth with a napkin]''\\
'''Abed:''' ''[A bit too calm]'' [[TranquilFury I have to go.]]\\
''[Abed begins to storm off, but before he leaves cannot restrain himself from pointing right at Shirley and snapping:]''
'''Abed:''' You're a bad person. ''You're a bad person''.


* PsychoPsychologist: Within the Greendal Asylum fantasy, Evil Psychiatrist Garrett withholds treatment to see what reactions he can elicit by playing mind games with his patients.

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* PsychoPsychologist: Within the Greendal Greendale Asylum fantasy, Evil Psychiatrist Garrett withholds treatment to see what reactions he can elicit by playing mind games with his patients.



** Dr. Heidi's lie about Greendale actually being an insane asylum and how quickly it's debunked seems to be one to fan theories that claim the series they're for actually take place in a mental institution with the events being a delusion.

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** Dr. Heidi's lie about Greendale actually being an insane asylum and how quickly it's debunked seems to be one to fan theories that claim the series they're for actually take place in a mental institution with the events being a delusion. It seems to be an all-purpose one to stories which rely heavily on AllJustADream / All Just A Delusion

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** Dr. Heidi's lie about Greendale actually being an insane asylum and how quickly it's debunked seems to be one to fan theories that claim the series they're for actually take place in a mental institution with the events being a delusion.


** When Dr. Heidi asks if they group always indulges in Abed's "misadventures", Troy mishears and says the adventures are very manly while putting his arm around Abed, before realizing what he's doing halfway. Later he ends up in tears when Heidi says Abed should be committed.

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** When Dr. Heidi asks if they the group always indulges in Abed's "misadventures", Troy mishears and says the adventures are very manly while putting his arm around Abed, before realizing what he's doing halfway. Later he ends up in tears when Heidi says Abed should be committed.


** Annie once again looks very taken with Abed's "[[Series/MadMen Don Draper]]" impression. Their kiss in the Season 2 finale is also called back to as seen in the Greendale Asylum scenes.

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** Annie once again looks very taken with Abed's "[[Series/MadMen Don Draper]]" impression. Their kiss in the Season 2 finale is also called back to as seen in the Greendale Asylum scenes. She also ends up clinging to him when Dr. Heidi says he should be committed.


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** When Dr. Heidi asks if they group always indulges in Abed's "misadventures", Troy mishears and says the adventures are very manly while putting his arm around Abed, before realizing what he's doing halfway. Later he ends up in tears when Heidi says Abed should be committed.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Professor Kane played HumanChess with the dean for a better parking space.


* AdultFear: In TheTag, Troy wishes that your nightmares be spooky monsters scary, and not "grandma died" scary.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
** Everyone freaks out when the psychiatrist tries to get Abed committed. Even worse, he reveals he's not a "real" psychiatrist. Now count how many times a minority has been committed in real life for speaking up about an issue and being proven right in the end.
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In TheTag, Troy wishes that your nightmares be spooky monsters scary, and not "grandma died" scary.



* KarmaHoudini: Dr. Heidi runs out the window when the group is distracted by memories of Chang being violent or illogical. As Jeff lampshades, they lost their only lead.



* MoodWhiplash: The asylum scenes are played completely seriously. They show the doctors like Garret casually torturing their patients, Jeff and Troy deluding themselves into believing a mattress is a trampoline, and Anne LaughingMad. Oh, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Chang is a doctor]].



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Chang could have dealt with Abed by pressing charges and getting a restraining order. The alternate solution of getting Abed committed snowballs into an attempt to convince the whole study group that they're crazy and drive them away from Greendale. The session just serves to help them realize that Abed's right and that the Dean has been replaced with an impostor.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Chang could have dealt with Abed by pressing charges and getting a restraining order.order or sending him to jail. The alternate solution of getting Abed committed snowballs into an attempt to convince the whole study group that they're crazy and drive them away from Greendale. The session just serves to help them realize that Abed's right and that the Dean has been replaced with an impostor.



* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Discussed by the psychiatrist. He mentions that a lot of their antics wouldn't be tolerated at other institutions and tries to use this to justify his BlatantLies that Greendale was actually an asylum.
* RealityEnsues: Invoked by the group when Dr. Heidi tries to gaslight them into believing they were released from an asylum. Annie points out she has a ''Greendale backpack'' and Abed shows off the many photos he took of the campus.



* RevengeByProxy: Shirley's kids eat some cookies that she made for the study group. As punishment she gives away their favorite possessions to the study group.

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* RevengeByProxy: Shirley's kids eat some cookies that she made for the study group. As punishment punishment, she gives away their favorite possessions to the study group.



* WhamEpisode: Subverted, since [[TheReveal the big reveal]] that would have made this a WhamEpisode turns out to have been completely made up.

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* WhamEpisode: Subverted, since [[TheReveal the big reveal]] that would have made this a WhamEpisode turns out to have been completely made up. Double-subverted when the gang realizes that the Dean has been kidnapped, and they can't prove it due to being banned from campus. Jeff tells everyone the only solution is to rescue the Dean and take down Chang. Meanwhile, Chang finds out Dr. Heidi failed him and starts "Phase Two." Then he starts asking the kids for ideas.


* FandomBerserkButton: Shirley learns the hard way not to favorably compare Creator/BrettRatner with Creator/StevenSpielberg in front of Abed.

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* FandomBerserkButton: FandomEnragingMisconception: Shirley learns the hard way not to favorably compare Creator/BrettRatner with Creator/StevenSpielberg in front of Abed.


* BerserkButton: Shirley learns the hard way not to favorably compare Creator/BrettRatner with Creator/StevenSpielberg in front of Abed.


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* FandomBerserkButton: Shirley learns the hard way not to favorably compare Creator/BrettRatner with Creator/StevenSpielberg in front of Abed.


** At the potluck dinner in the beginning of the episode, Britta whines about all the "poison" food and how she needs organic food to help her hangover.

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** At the potluck dinner in the beginning of the episode, Britta whines about all the "poison" food and how she needs organic food food... to help her hangover.


** Dr. Heidi refers to Abed as "the Indian kid". Although Abed is actually Arabic-Polish, as Shirley and Abed point out, Danny Pudi is in fact of Indian-Polish descent.
** John Hodgman plays a psychologist. The ''other'' psychologist in the show is ''also'' played by a ''[[Series/TheDailyShow Daily Show]]'' correspondent named "John."


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* CastingGag: John Hodgman plays a psychologist. The ''other'' psychologist in the show is ''also'' played by a ''[[Series/TheDailyShow Daily Show]]'' correspondent named "John."

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* ActorAllusion:
** It's not surprising that the camera cuts to Annie after Abed does his [[Series/MadMen Don Draper]] impression again. It also counts as a CallBack to when Abed used this impression to hit on Annie.
** Dr. Heidi refers to Abed as "the Indian kid". Although Abed is actually Arabic-Polish, as Shirley and Abed point out, Danny Pudi is in fact of Indian-Polish descent.
** John Hodgman plays a psychologist. The ''other'' psychologist in the show is ''also'' played by a ''[[Series/TheDailyShow Daily Show]]'' correspondent named "John."
** Though [[https://twitter.com/#!/hodgman/status/200940727910404096 he claims it was unintentional]], it's hard not to think of the Judge John Hodgman podcast when Dr. Heidi says "I think I have everything I need to make my decision."


--> '''Britta:''' Why, because is isn't healthy?
--> '''Dr. Heidi:''' Because it doesn't exist.]]

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--> '''Britta:''' Why, because is it isn't healthy?
--> '''Dr. Heidi:''' Because it doesn't exist.]]


** Abed narrates that Pierce has "[[Series/TheTwilightZone Time Enough at Last]]" to eat a sandwich. As Pierce leaves in frustration, Abed narrates that [[Film/StrangerThanFiction he believes that he is in a novel]].

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** Abed narrates that Pierce has "[[Series/TheTwilightZone "[[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 Time Enough at Last]]" to eat a sandwich. As Pierce leaves in frustration, Abed narrates that [[Film/StrangerThanFiction he believes that he is in a novel]].

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