Community

Season 2 Episode 1

Anthropology 101

2
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 2010 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Classes start again at Greendale Community College and the group prepares for their new Anthropology class and teacher, June Bauer. Jeff struggles with tensions with Britta and Annie after what happened at the Transfer Dance. Senor Chang enrolls as a student so that he can join the gang's study group.moreless

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  • Decent, necessary followup for Britta and Jeff

    9.0
    Highlights:

    - Seeing everyone's room at the beginning

    - Betty White nailing Starburns with a blowgun

    - Annie punching Jeff in the face

    - Troy tweets everything Pierce says, calling it, "A White Man Says"

    - Abed staging a "wedding episode" for Britta and Jeff with a George Clooney impersonator

    - Chang's heckling in Anthropology class, and his confession about joining the study group. "Is there any room is this pocket for a little spare Chang?"

    - Betty White taking Jeff down when he is armed only with respect



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  • A wrap up of the finale from last season. Not a great episode but needed none the less.

    8.0
    Well after an amazing first season I was really curious to see how this show would move into it's second season. So far the first episode was good but compared to other gems from the first season, and featuring the venerable Betty White, it really did fail to live up to my expectations. The whole soap opera thing is really boring for me, but I was happy to see that this episode was hopefully bringing all that to an end. After the finale to last season, we did need a wrap up episode to tie things up. Next weeks episode will be the real judge of things to come for this show.

    On a side note, I picked to watch this show over The Big Bang Theory, so I do have faith that all will turn out for the better. Hopefully Senor Chang will return to his glorious form from last season al la Modern Warfare. Betty White was great tho. It was worth it to watch this episode just for her.moreless
  • Welcome back Greendale College

    10
    Welcome back Greendale College gang and fans. This is the premiere for Community's second season. This episode was trying to deal with everything that happened in the season finale with the love quadrangle (Britta/Jeff/Slater and Annie) and Troy living with Pierce. There was a lot of crazy meta self-referential humor that stretched the limits of fourth wall. I cannot possibly fit everything into this small section of all the things I caught (Troy wearing Spiderman PJs/#DonaldGlover4spiderman, twitter name dropping like crazy), suffice to say it was dealt with everything better than I thought. For fans who complain the relationship-py stuff was taking over, despite there was a lot of kissing going on in this ep, it was not all that it appeared. Community does what it does best, take sitcom conventions with misleads and does something else with them, being very meta and self-aware, and paying tribute to movie and pop culture references. For those who didn't like this episode much, I have a feeling the rest of the show is not necessarily indicative of the remaining season, it was just a way to jam as much as possible into the premiere and tie up loose ends. I love this show very much.moreless
Abigail Marlowe

Abigail Marlowe

Female Britta Fan #1

Guest Star

Sara Van Horn

Sara Van Horn

Female Server

Guest Star

Angela Malhotra

Angela Malhotra

Female Student

Guest Star

Betty White

Betty White

June Bauer

Recurring Role

Jim Rash

Jim Rash

Dean Craig Pelton

Recurring Role

Dino Stamatopoulos

Dino Stamatopoulos

Star-Burns

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Troy: I'm just sharing what you say.
      Pierce: Yeah? Well, what if I share all the stuff you say? He thinks all dogs are boys and all cats are girls.
      Troy: There's no way to disprove that. Have you ever seen a cat penis?

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Friends
      Abed describes Britta as 'the Aniston', a reference to Friends star Jennifer Aniston, whose character 'Rachel' has a similar on-off, will they-won't they relationship with Ross on the television series

    • The clip from 15:29-15:36 where the camera is primarily focused on Jeff's bloody face is an allusion to the "Pilot" of Lost where they had the exact same camera view on Jack Shephard and it also includes a similar sound before going to a commercial break like the one that Lost used.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Troy gets out of bed in a pair of Spiderman pajamas. This is referencing an online campaign based on Donald Glover's desire to play Spiderman in the re-boot of the series, which caused a controversy due to his race.

    • Troy's Old White Man Says Twitter feed is an allusion to Sh*t My Dad Says, a Twitter feed consisting of comments by 74 year-old Sam Halpern, written by his son Justin. Pierce's suggestion that they cash in on it refers to the $#*! My Dad Says TV show on CBS, based on the Twitter feed, which first aired the same night as this episode.

    • Chang's last scene is inspired from Gollum's split personality fight on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
      Sméagol still remembers values like friendship and love, making it the good personality, while Gollum only knows hate, treachery and violence.

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