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** The mustaches Troy and Abed wear as part of their disguises as plumbers are very similar to those worn by [[SuperMarioBros a couple of Italian sibling plumbers who star in a series of video games you may have heard of.]]

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** The mustaches Troy and Abed wear as part of their disguises as plumbers are very similar to those worn by [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a couple of Italian sibling plumbers who star in a series of video games you may have heard of.]]


* FanService: Britta's Goth outfit as assistant to Jeff, who is disguised as a [[Series/CrissAngelMindfreak Criss Angel]]-esque magician. Also, Jeff as said Criss Angel-esque magician. Especially the eyeliner and leather pants.

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* FanService: Britta's Goth outfit as an assistant to Jeff, who is disguised as a [[Series/CrissAngelMindfreak Criss Angel]]-esque magician. Also, Jeff as said Criss Angel-esque magician. Especially the eyeliner and leather pants.



* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Chang cant resist telling the group about his EvilPlan after capturing them.

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* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Chang cant can't resist telling the group about his EvilPlan after capturing them.



* LaserGuidedKarma: The Changlorious Bastards suffer this when the study group get the upper-hand against them, as they're subjected to various indignities common to childhood pranking (stuck in a room suddenly plunged into the dark, menaced by bigger people, getting StuffedIntoALocker, etc). Considering that in their appearances to this point they've basically been acting like insufferable [[DrunkWithPower power-mad]] little [[BrattyHalfPint brats]], it's rather fitting.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: The Changlorious Bastards suffer this when the study group get gets the upper-hand against them, as they're subjected to various indignities common to childhood pranking (stuck in a room suddenly plunged into the dark, menaced by bigger people, getting StuffedIntoALocker, etc). Considering that in their appearances to this point they've basically been acting like insufferable [[DrunkWithPower power-mad]] little [[BrattyHalfPint brats]], it's rather fitting.



* PowerWalk: The study group do this down a hallway after they rescued the real Dean from the basement. It was a bit premature.

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* PowerWalk: The study group do does this down a hallway after they rescued the real Dean from the basement. It was a bit premature.



** The moustaches Troy and Abed wear as part of their disguises as plumbers are very similar to those worn by [[SuperMarioBros a couple of Italian sibling plumbers who star in a series of video games you may have heard of.]]

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** The moustaches mustaches Troy and Abed wear as part of their disguises as plumbers are very similar to those worn by [[SuperMarioBros a couple of Italian sibling plumbers who star in a series of video games you may have heard of.]]



* StuffedIntoALocker: One of Chang's guards suffers this fate when the study group gain the upper hand over them.

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* StuffedIntoALocker: One of Chang's guards suffers this fate when the study group gain gains the upper hand over them.


* TheCaper: The study group plot an elaborate heist Ocean's Eleven-style to rescue the Dean after Chang replaced him with a doppelgänger and took over the school.


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* HeistEpisode: The study group plot an elaborate heist Ocean's Eleven-style to rescue the Dean after Chang replaced him with a doppelgänger and took over the school.

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* ActorAllusion: J.P. Manoux, who plays the fake Dean says "It's hard out there for a fake Moby." In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode "[[Recap/HowIMetYourMotherS1E11TheLimo The Limo]]", Manoux plays a character that is mistaken for Music/{{Moby}}.


** Abed exaggerates that flooded bathroom will turn the party into ''ThePoseidonAdventure''.

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** Abed exaggerates that flooded bathroom will turn the party into ''ThePoseidonAdventure''.''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure''.


* {{Portmanteau}}: Doppeldeaner, copera, policical. Also Deanelganger and Deanelchanger.

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* {{Portmanteau}}: Doppeldeaner, copera, Deanelganger, copera and policical. Also Deanelganger and Chang manages to go even further with Deanelchanger.


-->Cut to Troy talking to the plumber guy in a restaurant.

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-->Cut to Troy talking to the plumber guy in Murray at a restaurant.



* CouldSayItBut: The plumber at the restaurant helps Troy this way.

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* CouldSayItBut: The plumber at Murray the restaurant helps Troy this way.



* ObstacleExposition: The plumber at the restaurant provides one, explaining to Troy all the obstacles they have to overcome to free the Dean.

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* ObstacleExposition: The plumber Murray at the restaurant provides one, explaining to Troy all the obstacles they have to overcome to free the Dean.


* PaperthinDisguise: The beards on Abed, Troy and Shirley look fake but nobody takes notice.

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* PaperthinDisguise: PaperThinDisguise: The beards on Abed, Troy and Shirley look fake but nobody takes notice.


* ChekhovsGun: Early on, Troy mentions the [[DealWithTheDevil agreement with AC School]] as an option to get to the Dean but it's voted against. Fast forward to the group being trapped in the basement where Troy remembers the deal and decides to take it.

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* ChekhovsGun: Early on, Troy mentions the [[DealWithTheDevil agreement with AC Repair School]] as an option to get to the Dean but it's voted against. Fast forward to the group being trapped in the basement where Troy remembers the deal and decides to take it.



* DeadlyRotaryFan: AC school makes it stop so the group can escape.

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* DeadlyRotaryFan: AC school Repair School makes it stop so the group can escape.



* WhamEpisode: Chang's season-long subplot is finally resolved, and as a result of the HeroicSacrifice, Troy completes his deal with the AC repair group and has to leave the group to go the AC repair school.

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* WhamEpisode: Chang's season-long subplot is finally resolved, and as a result of the HeroicSacrifice, Troy completes his deal with the AC repair Repair group and has to leave the group to go the AC repair school.Repair School.


* RealitySubtext: Annie disguised as a twelve-year-old boy was the crew's reference to the fact that all of the kids were, at some point, replaced with small adults during filming due to union rules. In the commentary, they point the adults out.


* BavarianFireDrill: Plumber Abed pulls this trick on one of Chang's guards, threatening him about a flooding that will happen if they can't get access to the toilets.

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* BavarianFireDrill: Plumber Abed pulls this trick on one of Chang's guards, threatening him about a flooding that will happen if they can't get are not granted access to the toilets.



* ChekhovsGun: Early on, Troy mentions the AC School assignment as an option to get to the Dean but it's voted against. Then in the end, he

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* ChekhovsGun: Early on, Troy mentions the [[DealWithTheDevil agreement with AC School assignment School]] as an option to get to the Dean but it's voted against. Then Fast forward to the group being trapped in the end, he basement where Troy remembers the deal and decides to take it.

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* PaperthinDisguise: The beards on Abed, Troy and Shirley look fake but nobody takes notice.


'''Murray:''' Oh, sorry; that was clearer in my head.

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'''Murray:''' Oh, sorry; that [[ObstacleExposition that]] was clearer in my head.


** Also here:
-->'''Annie''': We need somebody on the inside.
-->'''Troy''': I may know a guy.
-->Cut to Troy talking to the plumber guy in a restaurant.



* BavarianFireDrill: Abed pulls this trick on one of Chang's guard, when threatening him about a flooding that will happen if they are not getting access to the toilets.

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* BavarianFireDrill: Plumber Abed pulls this trick on one of Chang's guard, when guards, threatening him about a flooding that will happen if they are not getting can't get access to the toilets.



* TheCaper

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* TheCaperTheCaper: The study group plot an elaborate heist Ocean's Eleven-style to rescue the Dean after Chang replaced him with a doppelgänger and took over the school.



* DoubleCaper



* EvilPlan

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* EvilPlan%%* EvilPlan: See FieryCoverup.



* FanService: Britta's Goth outfit as assistant to Jeff, who is disguised as a Criss Angel-esque magician. Also, Jeff as said Criss Angel-esque magician. Especially the eyeliner and leather pants.

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* FanService: Britta's Goth outfit as assistant to Jeff, who is disguised as a [[Series/CrissAngelMindfreak Criss Angel-esque Angel]]-esque magician. Also, Jeff as said Criss Angel-esque magician. Especially the eyeliner and leather pants.



* GambitPileup: Chang foils the groups Plan A, but then Jeff reveals Plan B, which is also foiled by Chang.

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* GambitPileup: Chang foils the groups group's Plan A, but then Jeff reveals Plan B, which is also foiled by Chang.



* HeroicSacrifice: Troy agrees to join the Air-conditioning Repair School.
* [[HeroWithBadPublicity Heroes With Bad Publicity]]: the study group.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Troy agrees to join completes his bargain with the Air-conditioning AC Repair School.
School despite the personal cost in order save the school from burning down.
* [[HeroWithBadPublicity Heroes With Bad Publicity]]: the The study group.



* HonorBeforeReason: Troy completes his bargain with the AC Repair School despite the personal cost because "A man's only as good as his word. [[{{Metaphorgotten}} Or his nod through a camera to a guy with a button.]]"



** It's a ''prescription'' throne. Chang has back-mumps. ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Don't look them up. They're very obscure.]])

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** It's a ''prescription'' throne. Chang has back-mumps. ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Don't (Don't look them up. They're very obscure.]]))



* JailBake: Shirley plants a note in the sandwich for the Dean to notify him about pulling the FakeoutEscape.

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* JailBake: Shirley plants a note in the sandwich for the Dean to notify him about pulling the FakeoutEscape.



* MusicalTrigger: Chang has the documents incriminating him in his brutal takeover of the school rigged to be set on fire when he hits the high note in his awesome keytar solo. Unfortunately, his plan [[DidntThinkThisThrough will also result in the building burning down]], because [[CloudCuckooLander despite his claims that fire is not a ghost]], it ''can'' in fact go through doors.

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* MusicalTrigger: Chang has the documents incriminating him in his brutal takeover of the school rigged to be set on fire when he hits the high note in his awesome keytar solo. Unfortunately, his The plan [[DidntThinkThisThrough will also result in is foiled by the building burning down]], because [[CloudCuckooLander despite his claims that fire is not a ghost]], it ''can'' in fact go through doors.heroes.



* {{Portmanteau}}: Doppeldeaner, copera, policical.

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* {{Portmanteau}}: Doppeldeaner, copera, policical. Also Deanelganger and Deanelchanger.



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** Troy's [[SilentWhisper goodbye whisper]] to Abed is inaudible like Bob's to Charlotte in "Film/LostInTranslation".

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** Troy's [[SilentWhisper goodbye whisper]] to Abed is inaudible like Bob's to Charlotte in "Film/LostInTranslation".''Film/LostInTranslation''.
** The Dean is likened to Music/{{Moby}}, [[Recap/CommunityS1E06FootballFeminismAndYou again]].



* SpinningPaper: During the OpeningMonologue, showing a sheet of the Greendale 7.

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* SpinningPaper: During Effect during the OpeningMonologue, showing a spinning sheet of the Greendale 7.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last we see of Chang is him legging it after his scheme has been exposed and ruined, with no indication of what happens to him after this.
** The next episode reveals that he's living in the air vents at City College, presumably having lost his job and being no longer welcome at Greendale.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: VillainExitStageLeft: The last we see of Chang is him legging it after his scheme has been exposed and ruined, with no indication of what happens to him after this.
** The next episode reveals that he's living in
ruined.
* WhatTheHellHero: Subverted. Pierce's appearance foils
the air vents at City College, presumably having lost his job and being caper but then it's revealed it was part of the plan.
* WhereItAllBegan: Chang's hammy line "It ends as it began". Jeff is puzzled because the statement made
no longer welcome at Greendale.sense.











* {{Blackface}}: Well, more like "tan face". Pierce uses either make-up or a lot of bronzer to darken his face for the swami costume.

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* {{Blackface}}: Well, more like "tan face". Pierce uses either make-up or a lot BavarianFireDrill: Abed pulls this trick on one of bronzer Chang's guard, when threatening him about a flooding that will happen if they are not getting access to darken his face for the swami costume.toilets.



* {{Blackface}}: Well, more like "tan face". Pierce uses either make-up or a lot of bronzer to darken his face for the swami costume.



* ChekhovsGun: Early on, Troy mentions the AC School assignment as an option to get to the Dean but it's voted against. Then in the end, he



* DistractedByTheSexy: [[DirtyOldMan Pierce]] immediately suggests Britta and Annie do this to divert the guards when Shirley points out that WeNeedADistraction, much to their disgust. Although considering the guards [[JerkassHasAPoint they're trying to distract are twelve-year-old boys...]]

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* DistractedByTheSexy: [[DirtyOldMan Pierce]] immediately suggests Britta and Annie do CouldSayItBut: The plumber at the restaurant helps Troy this to divert way.
* DeadlyRotaryFan: AC school makes it stop so
the guards when Shirley points out that WeNeedADistraction, much to their disgust. Although considering the guards [[JerkassHasAPoint they're trying to distract are twelve-year-old boys...]]group can escape.



* FakeoutEscape: The Dean hides in the basement while Chang's henchmen believe he has escaped.



* GambitPileup: Chang foils the groups Plan A, but then Jeff reveals Plan B, which is also foiled by Chang.
* GuyLiner: Jeff wears it as part of his cover.
* HeroicSacrifice: Troy agrees to join the Air-conditioning Repair School.



* HeroicSacrifice: Troy agrees to join the Air-conditioning Repair School.



* JailBake: Shirley plants a note in the sandwich for the Dean to notify him about pulling the FakeoutEscape.
* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: Troy and Abed gain access to Chang's room by pretending to be plumbers.
* JumpingOutOfACake: Well, more like crawling out of it in secret.



* JustInTime: Abed defuses the bomb just in time before Chang's MusicalTrigger could activate it.



* ObstacleExposition: The plumber at the restaurant provides one, explaining to Troy all the obstacles they have to overcome to free the Dean.



* RiddleForTheAges: Subverted, Abed immediately tells everyone that Troy whispered, "I know you hate when people do this in movies."

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* RiddleForTheAges: Subverted, RunningAwayToCry: Abed immediately tells everyone that Troy whispered, "I know you hate at the end when people do this in movies."he gets emotional over Troy's parting words.



** Troy's goodbye whisper to Abed is inaudible like Bob's to Charlotte in "Film/LostInTranslation".

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** Troy's [[SilentWhisper goodbye whisper whisper]] to Abed is inaudible like Bob's to Charlotte in "Film/LostInTranslation"."Film/LostInTranslation".
* ShowSomeLeg: [[DirtyOldMan Pierce]] immediately suggests Britta and Annie do this to divert the guards when Shirley points out that WeNeedADistraction, much to their disgust. Although considering the guards [[JerkassHasAPoint they're trying to distract are twelve-year-old boys...]]
* SilentWhisper: Subverted, Abed immediately tells everyone that Troy whispered, "I know you hate when people do this in movies."



* SpinningPaper: During the OpeningMonologue, showing a sheet of the Greendale 7.



* WeNeedADistraction: Used word-for-word by Shirley. [[DirtyOldMan Pierce being Pierce]], he immediately suggests Annie and Britta employ DistractedByTheSexy on the guards.

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* UnfoldingPlanMontage: We see the heist unfold as Jeff explains it.
* WeNeedADistraction: Used word-for-word by Shirley. [[DirtyOldMan Pierce being Pierce]], he immediately suggests Annie and Britta employ DistractedByTheSexy ShowSomeLeg on the guards.

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