Season 2 Episode 2

Accounting for Lawyers

Aired Tuesday 12:00 AM Sep 30, 2010 on Yahoo
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Episode Summary

Jeff runs into his old law colleague and is soon going back to his old ways of partying and expensive attire. His friends come to rescue him, some digging up dirt on Jeff's acquaintance, and some start to become corrupted by lawyers.

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  • Possibly Best episode of series.

    I would rank this higher if I could. This episode is flawless. From Jeff's backstory, to Annie's chloroforming people, just a hilarious episode from start to finiosh. And now...the Puppet.
  • Bit of Jeff's backstory plus Chang tries to join the study group


    - Ted, the head lawyer, is Drew Carrey and has a whole in his hand and he puts an olive through it

    - Hat club crowns Jeff

    - Alan and Jeff's nicknames: The Litterbugs, Tango and Sundance

    - Abed brings stuff people use for capers: suction cup, credit card, chloroform

    - Pierce finds out about an island where he can hunt people

    - Annie takes the janitor out, twice

    - Change cries

    - Jeff and Abed's "The Puppet"

    - Abed became a cartoon!

  • WOW. Had me in stitches for over half the episode.

    This is one of the funniest eps of Cummunity to date. Removing the plot from the college for much of the episode helped widen the comedic boundaries for this ep. By far the FUNNIEST scene was when Annie chloroformed the janitor. I was crying at this scene it was so hilarious! This show has really gone to new heights by taking comedy out of a safe place I think. While they still show that the characters care about each other (the 'Jeff coming to realise that his friends are more important than whatever is going on with himself' story has been done quite a few times), this show moves further from that with scenes like the cartoon tunnel wall that Abed creates and almost lures Troy into.

    Congrats if you watch this show, and to the creators and showmakers because this is my favourite show to tune into every week.moreless
  • Best comedy show in years!

    This episode is pure comedy gold! When you thought the show couldn't be any funnier the next one tops that. All other sit-coms these days use the same jokes over and over but this show ads something that hasn't been shown before. I would call it more smart comedy because there are a lot of movie/series/music references that is hilarious if you gets them.

    Each characters have their own charm and NONE of them gets boring. I haven't seen this since the Seinfeld era that was many years ago.

    The plot with Jeff turns down the group but later returns in the end has been played out a little bit but other than that the manuscript is amazing.

    Best comedy show this decade!moreless
Drew Carey

Drew Carey


Guest Star

Rob Corddry

Rob Corddry

Alan Connor

Guest Star

Steven W. Bailey

Steven W. Bailey


Guest Star

Jim Rash

Jim Rash

Dean Craig Pelton

Recurring Role

Dino Stamatopoulos

Dino Stamatopoulos


Recurring Role

Richard Erdman

Richard Erdman


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (After the janitor has been chloroformed)
      Troy: Oh, I don't know what to do! My whole brain is crying!

    • Shirley: Guys, guys! Did you know that I actually have a civil case against that bitch who stole my husband?
      Jeff: Shirley, Don't sue a stripper.
      Shirley: Why not?
      Jeff: She's a stripper. Life sued her, and she lost.

    • Britta: In other words, we're not cool.
      Jeff: I never said that. You may have heard it, I may have thought it, and it may be true, but I never said it.

    • Ben Chang: New deal, if we win? I get to be in the study group.
      Abed: The stakes have never been higher!

    • Alan: Well you should visit the office.
      Jeff: Right. I can't show my face there after getting busted like that.
      Alan: Jeff, you know what lawyers call someone who defrauds the state bar, cheats on his LSATs and cons his way into a firm? Best. Lawyer. Ever.

    • Alan: If they gave out awards for mind games, the statue would be Jeff Winger doing it to a brain.

    • Alan: DA called us the litterbugs, we put so much trash back out on the streets!

    • Alan: What brings you to Greendale?
      Jeff: I'm a teacher. Wait, that's worse than the truth. I'm a student.

    • Jeff: Is it me, or is this campus getting more cartoon-ish every day?
      Abed: Yeah, it's exciting. I painted a tunnel on the side of the library, and when it dries I'm going for it!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 30, 2010 on Citytv,
      Sweden: February 19, 2011 on TV6,
      Czech Republic: January 18, 2013 on SMICHOV,


    • Dean Pelton: Ah, no parking on the dance floor, Winger.
      "No Parking on the Dance Floor" is the name of a 1983 song by the R&B group Midnight Star.