Advanced Criminal Law

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/15/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Señor Chang warns to give failing marks to the whole class unless the cheater admits to their indiscretion. Jeff then defends the one who comes forward. Troy and Abed teach each other a lesson on pulling pranks. Annie and Pierce team up to compose a new school song.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gillian Jacobs

    Britta Perry

  • Russ Krasnoff

  • Matt Danon

    Department Head Hair

  • Danny Pudi

    Abed Nadir

  • Yvette Nicole Brown

    Shirley Bennett

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Hawthorne Wipes Jingle

    By byronsdrom, Mar 05, 2012

  • 105

    By Canogaparkcindy, Dec 12, 2010

  • Not the best episode but still awesome.

    By efc91, Oct 28, 2009

  • Dont get the table wet!

    By Water78, Oct 17, 2009

  • "I'm sorry, do you mind if we have this conversation in a room with less balls?"

    By JaCkKbAuEr2424, Oct 16, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Professor Duncan: Good morning. How is student life, my dry-witted friend? Jeff: Probably the same as teacher life, but less tragic, because I get to leave. Professor Duncan: Very dry. Very witty. Not a great friend.

    • Jeff: (to Britta) So, I guess the cellphone number you put on the study group contact sheet was fake which I just learned in the awkward conclusion of a month-long text message affair with a dude from Boulder.

    • Jeff: Whoever made that crib sheet wasn't a real cheater. Just... (looks at Annie) insecure and naive. Annie: I may be naive, but I'm not stupid. (everyone looks at Troy) Troy: Well, I may be stupid, but I'm not trying to look like I'm not. (everyone looks at Pierce) Pierce: Well, I may be a genius, but I'm not a lesbian. (looks at Britta)

    • Britta: I'm not gonna sit while some hokey tribunal gets its jollies judging me. Jeff: Hey, if you show up with me, follow my lead, and deny everything, you'll walk. That's the Winger guarantee. Britta: I get it. You think you're gonna save my bacon using your lawyer powers and send me into fits of grateful arousal. Jeff: I can neither confirm nor deny that. See how good I am?

    • Pierce: You can tell the dean I'll have a song that will make the devil poop God's pants. Annie: That's... exciting.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 15, 2009 on Citytv
      Latin America: March 4, 2010 on MTV Latinoamerica
      Sweden: March 1, 2010 on TV6
      Czech Republic: December 27, 2012 on SMICHOV

    • Abed makes references to Troy being related to President Obama and Danny Glover. Donald Glover II, who plays Troy, once auditioned to play Obama on Saturday Night Live and is often mistaken as the son of the actor from the Lethal Weapon film series.

    Trivia (3)

    • During the pencil mouth game between Abed and Troy, Abed tells Troy he managed to stick 36 pencils into his mouth. There were more than 36 pencils (between 38 to 41) in Troy's mouth before he took them out.

    • Music: As Pierce tries to come up with a school song, he uses the melodies of the children's songs, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain". He finally settles with using the music of Bruce Hornsby's "The Way It Is" from the 1986 album of the same name.

    • Britta's full name is Britta Perry. Professor Duncan's first name is Ian while Dean Pelton's first name is Craig. Señor Chang's first name is Ben.

    Allusions (5)

    • Jeff: Cheers. Abed: MASH. Duncan: Fawlty Towers. Game over. Have a nice day. Cheers, M*A*S*H, and Fawlty Towers are all classic ensemble comedies from the '70s/'80s television era.

    • Señor Chang: Jackée? Kumar? Jackée is most likely a reference to African-American actress Jackée Harry, who played Sandra Clark in the '80s NBC sitcom 227. The Indian name Kumar, which means "son" or "prince", was popularized by Kal Penn in the Harold and Kumar movie series.

    • Señor Chang: ...Mr. Miyagi here will wax off everyone's score. Asian martial arts guru Kesuke Miyagi (Pat Morita) is famous for teaching the "wax on, wax off" technique to Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) in the 1984 action drama The Karate Kid.

    • Jeff: I may not be a practicing lawyer anymore, but relative to this place, I'm Alan Dershowitz. Alan Dershowitz is a high-profile criminal appellate attorney whose former clients include O.J. Simpson, Patricia Hearst, and Mike Tyson.

    • Prince Charles, Ron Weasley, James Bond: Prince Charles of Wales, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, Ron Weasley, teen wizard from the Harry Potter book and film series, and James Bond, fictional MI6 secret agent, are popular British personas referenced to poke fun at British professor Ian Duncan.

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