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Quotes (403)

  • Troy: Whoa, you just wrinkled my brain.

  • Professor Duncan: I thought you had a Bachelor's from Columbia. Jeff: And now I have to get one from America. And it can't be an e-mail attachment.

  • Jeff: If I wanted to learn something, I wouldn't have come to community college.

  • Duncan: I'm asking you if you know the difference between right and wrong? Jeff: I discovered at a very early age that if I talk long enough, I could make anything right or wrong. So, either I'm God or truth is relative. And in either case, boo-yah!

  • Britta: I think actually we should prioritize here and study first and then go to dinner... And if they really prove to be untutorable, we'll slip out early. Jeff: Oh, they will be untutorable!

  • Shirley: You have been sexually harassing me since the first day of class. Pierce: Sexually harassing? Wha-- that makes no sense to me. Why would I harass somebody who turns me on?

  • Britta: Wait, so-- so this is a game to you? You put human beings into a state of emotional shambles for a shot of getting in my pants? Jeff: Why can't you see that for the compliment that it is?

  • Jeff: You have just stopped being a study group. You have become something unstoppable. I hereby pronounce you a community!

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Notes (139)

  • Chevy Chase ("Pierce") will be receiving the "And" credit.

  • Actors connections: Joel McHale ("Jeff") and Danny Pudi ("Abed") also worked together in the 2008 pilot-never-turned-into-series Giants Of Radio. Joel McHale ("Jeff") and Jim Rash ("Dean Pelton") also worked together in the 2008 movie The Onion Movie.

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: September 17, 2009 on Citytv
    Latin America: February 4, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
    Sweden: February 8, 2010 on TV6
    United Kingdom: October 5, 2010 on Viva
    Czech Republic: December 23, 2012 on SMICHOV

  • At the end of the episode, an "In Memoriam" dedication was made to film producer, writer, and director John Hughes (1950-2009). He wrote the screenplay for National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) which starred Chevy Chase (Pierce). He also wrote and directed The Breakfast Club, which seems more a propos to this episode.

  • Featured Music: • "You Made Me Like It" by 1990s • "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by The 88 • "Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare" (Series Theme Song) by Matt & Kim

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: September 24, 2009 on Citytv
    Latin America: February 11, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
    Sweden: February 8, 2010 on TV6
    Czech Republic: December 24, 2012 on SMICHOV

  • Featured Music: • "Wise Up" by Aimee Mann • "Daylight" by Matt & Kim

  • This is the first episode in which the full opening credits sequence was used. The order of displaying the principal cast members is as follows: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, and Chevy Chase.

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Trivia (54)

  • Jeff said he's on a 4-year probationary period because he lied about having a bachelor's degree. The Colorado Bar Association automatically disbars anyone who does that for a minimum of 8 years. And even then, a reinstatement to the bar after that period would be highly unlikely.

  • Señor Chang said his name in Spanish is "El Tigre Chino", which means "The Chinese Tiger". However, Ken Jeong is Korean.

  • English Lyrics to Troy and Abed's Spanish Rap: Where is the library? My name is T-Bone the disco spider. Disco, doll, the library is in big mustache, dog, lard. Lard, mustache, huge, little head is ice cream, beer is good. Good day, I like cold potatoes, the goat's mustache is Cameron Diaz.

  • The caption reading the line "I think the wrong person just left" in Arabic mistakenly translates 'left' as in the direction not the verb which makes no sense when read in Arabic.

  • Abed waited 26 hours 13 minutes and 31 seconds for the "psych experiment" before he is finally let home by Annie.

  • 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.

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Allusions (131)

  • Jeff: ...and we can give Ben Affleck an Academy Award for screenwriting. This is in reference to the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, for which Ben Affleck shared a 1998 Oscar for Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) with co-writer and co-star Matt Damon.

  • Jeff: (to Pierce) It's called 'Two Conquistadors'. It should probably be 'Dos'. I mean, it is a Spanish class. Chevy Chase (Pierce) starred in the classic comedy film Three Amigos (1986), another title that juxtaposed the English number with the Spanish word for friends.

  • Professor Whitman: The motto of this class: Carpe Diem! "Carpe diem" is a phrase from Horace's Latin poem which goes "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero." When translated to English, it reads: "Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future."

  • Abed's Dad: (to Jeff) You go host American Idol. Abed's Dad is referring to the host of the singing reality competition show American Idol, Ryan Seacrest, who often wears dark jackets over T-shirts and stylishly messed-up hair, much like Jeff does.

  • Jeff: Goooood morning, Professor Whitman. "Gooooood morning, Vietnam!" is the popular catchphrase of Robin Williams in his role as US Air Force Airman Adrian Cronauer, DJ of the Armed Forces Radio Station, in the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam.

  • Jeff: Shazbot! Shazbot (pronounced SHOZZ-bot) is the Orkan curse word popularized by Robin Williams as Mork, an alien from the Planet Ork, in the late-'70s/early-'80s comedy series Mork & Mindy.

  • Character Name: Professor Whitman The character is most likely a reference to Walt Whitman, who is considered to be one of the most influential poets in American literature. He is best known for his collection of poems entitled Leaves of Grass.

  • Visual Allusion: Professor Whitman asks all the students to stand up on their desks. Near the end of the 1989 film Dead Poets Society, the students climb onto their desks as they shout "O Captain! My Captain!" in honor of their dismissed English teacher Mr. Keating.

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