Original International Air Dates:
Canada: October 14, 2010 on Citytv,
Sweden: March 5, 2011 on TV6,
Czech Republic: January 20, 2013 on SMICHOV,
Much of the episode parodies the 1995 movie Apollo 13. Abed being left behind, for instance, draws a parallel to Gary Sinese's character as the man who talks the gang through their "mission."
The opening segment of the meeting, regarding City College's simulator, copies a similar sequence from the 1983 movie, The Right Stuff, complete with the shots of a man running down a hallway to blurt out the information.