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Geothermal Escapism - S5-E5

Trivia: When Chang is being chased by Professor Hickey, he screams out his same-sex celebrity crush is Nathan Fillion. Nathan Fillion would end up appearing in the next episode as Bob Waite.

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Cooperative Polygraphy - S5-E4

Trivia: Pierce's boat that he gives Troy to sail the world in is called the "Childish Tycoon." Donald Glover, who plays Troy, uses the stage name "Childish Gambino" in his music career.

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Basic Lupine Urology - S3-E17

Trivia: In this episode, a parody of "Law and Order", the botanist who exams the yam, a parody of a medical examiner, is played by Leslie Hendrix. Hendrix played Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers, the medical examiner in several of the Law and Order series.

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Basic Lupine Urology - S3-E17

Trivia: The name for this episode is a play on words of "Law and Order" creator, Dick Wolf.

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Biology 101 - S3-E1

Trivia: This episode aired Sept 22, 2011 where Abed learns season 3 of the (real life) TV show "Cougar Town" is moving to mid-season, which he fears means an upcoming cancellation. Abed and Troy say "6 seasons and a movie" in regards to the show. While no movie was made, "Cougar Town" did move to mid-season in 2012 and lasted for 6 seasons.

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Suggested correction: Six seasons and a movie refers to The Cape, not Cougar Town.

Aerodynamics of Gender - S2-E7

Trivia: When Abed is in his "Terminator" mode, the display shows references to later episodes (and at the time unaired). On the left is "Projected Cycles." In s02e08 we learn Abed inadvertently began tracking the girls' menstrual cycle. Under "Memos" there's "Record Cougartown. Troy's Birthday 14 days. Get Rudolph for Xmas. Confirm Mom for Xmas. Build blanket fort." Later we learn Abed loves the show, and in s02e19 he tells Jeff he was an extra on the show Cougartown (Abed/Danny Pudi does actually appear as an extra in the show). In s02e10, the group celebrates Troy's birthday (while still respecting his Jehovah's Witnesses believes). In s02e11, we learn Abed's Mom comes to visit every December 9th and they watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. In s02e09, Abed and Troy build a blanket fort. Additionally, s03e14 is the episode with multiple massive blanket and pillow forts.

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Anthropology 101 - S2-E1

Trivia: Near the end Pierce suggests turning #OldWhiteManSays, which has 600,000 twitter followers, into a TV show. He says "how about Old White Man Says..." (where he non-verbally implies a curse word) and everyone replies, no one would watch it. This episode aired the same day as the TV show "S#*! My Dad Says", which is based on a real twitter account posting crazy things someone's old, white dad says. "S#*! My Dad Says" was cancelled after only 18 episodes while "Community" ended up airing 84 more episodes.

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Basic Genealogy - S1-E18

Trivia: Near the end, Jeff says he hates the show "Glee" and doesn't understand its appeal. Actor Iqbal Theba, who plays Abed's father and appears in this episode, plays Principal Figgins in "Glee."

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Comparative Religion - S1-E12

Trivia: Troy says he's Jehovah's Witness. In real life, actor Donald Glover was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. Annie says she's Jewish. In real life, actress Allison Brie's mother is Jewish, making her Jewish as well.

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Advanced Documentary Filmmaking - S4-E6

Trivia: When Chang and Jeff are discussing his Changnesia, Chang says his short-term memory is getting better and rolls up his sleeve to read the words "side-effect" that he's written on the inside of his arm. On the side of his arm that's facing the camera, he's written a reminder to "Rent Memento."

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Season 6 generally

Trivia: Britta's parents, George and Deb, are played by Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren. Mull and Warren stared together in Clue (Col. Mustard and Miss Scarlet) where they were paired together to search the house.

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Trivia: Pierce's father is named Cornelius, which is Chevy Chase's real first name.

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Basic Rocket Science - S2-E4

Trivia: KFC was very supportive of the episode, which features a fictional children's "Space Shuttle Simulator" that was allegedly endorsed by KFC in the 1980's. The only slight tension caused by the episode is that the simulator would technically have been sponsored by KFC at a time where it was still referred to as "Kentucky Fried Chicken" (a name the company has tried to distance itself from since adopting the acronym "KFC" in the 1990's, in order to not exclusively be associated with unhealthy fried food), although the company ended up allowing their original name to be used in the episode to avoid anachronisms.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: At one point in developing Season/Series 2, the character Chang was going to have a radically different storyline. It was originally going to be revealed that he had a twin that he had eaten or absorbed while inside of his mother's uterus. He was then going to have visions of this deceased twin that would torment him and act as his "evil side." This idea was dropped, presumably for being too dark and too strange.

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Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps - S3-E5

Trivia: This episode features a pay-off for a joke that was established in the first two seasons. In season one, the character Professor Slater mentions the name "Beetlejuice" while trying to recall Britta's name. In season two, Britta refers to Jeff's underwear as "stripey Beetlejuice numbers" during a conversation. And in this episode, Annie says that Britta has the "Beetlejuice" soundtrack on her computer. As Annie says the name, the character Beetlejuice is visible briefly walking by a window in the background, his name having been said three times. (In the film "Beetlejuice", he is summoned once his name is spoken three times).

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The Psychology of Letting Go - S2-E3

Trivia: There is a storyline visible in the background of the episode during certain scenes. During the story, Abed is confronted by a pregnant female student, gets into a fight with her boyfriend, and then helps her deliver the baby in the back of a car.

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Critical Film Studies - S2-E19

Trivia: Abed mentions being an extra on the show "Cougar Town." Abed actor Danny Pudi actually did appear in a cameo in the season two finale of "Cougar Town", which aired two months later. Although his cameo isn't quite as described in "Community", Pudi is visible in the background of one scene in-character as "Abed", and attention is drawn to him when he dramatically runs away at the end of the scene.

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Cooperative Polygraphy - S5-E4

Trivia: This episode features a storyline involving the "Ass Crack Bandit", a student (or teacher) who is notorious on campus for dropping coins down the pants of students and faculty members. This entire storyline is a callback to the Season 2 episode "Intro to Political Science", in which the character Annie makes a brief passing reference to the "Ass Crack Bandit" during a speech.

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Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations - S4-E5

Trivia: During the fifth episode of Season Four ("Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations"), Dean Pelton is shown to be wearing a cowboy's outfit during one scene. This is a very close replica of the cowboy costume Jeff Winger wears in the Season One Halloween episode "Introduction to Statistics." Later, during the seventh episode of Season Four ("Economics of Marine Biology"), when Pelton's pants are pulled down, it becomes clear that he is wearing the same underpants as Jeff from the Season One episode "Physical Education." It is confirmed in the DVD commentary that these are just two of many subtle examples of Pelton emulating Jeff's style, due to Pelton's obsessive crush on Jeff.

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Season 3 generally

Trivia: Reportedly, the Subway restaurant company was supportive of the show using the sandwich shop in Season 3, despite the company being depicted as corrupt and megalomaniacal, even "buying out" a person's life in one episode to serve as a constant spokesperson.

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Advanced Gay - S3-E6

Trivia: Larry Cedar plays Chevy Chase's father in this episode, even though in real life he's only 12 years older.

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