Season 3 Episode 1

Biology 101

Aired Tuesday 12:00 AM Sep 22, 2011 on Yahoo



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This is the first episode in which Jim Rash (Dean Pelton) is elevated as a regular cast member.

    • In this episode, Abed is shown to be frustrated upon learning that his favorite TV show Cougar Town would not be premiering in the fall like it did in the first two seasons, and that it has been pushed to mid-season.

      Since the broadcast networks (ABC included) announce their schedule during the upfront presentation in May, it is quite a surprise that a devoted fan such as Abed only found out about the Courteney Cox vehicle's scheduling almost five months after it was originally revealed.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 22, 2011 on Citytv
      Sweden: October 1, 2012 on TV6
      Czech Republic: February 10, 2013 on SMICHOV

  • Allusions

    • Jeff attacking the library table with an ax refers to The Shining.

    • The ending to "Cougarton Abbey" refers to the ending of Blackadder.

    • The name "Cougartown Abbey" is a reference to Downton Abbey.

    • Abed's new favorite TV show, Inspector Spacetime — a British sci-fi series that debuted in 1962 and whose main character is a man who travels through space and time in a telephone booth with a companion — is an allusion to Doctor Who — a British sci-fi series that debuted in 1963 and whose main character is a man who travels through space and time in a police box with one or more companions. The title sequence is also similar to Doctor Who's, and the robot-like Blorgorns who yell "Eradicate!" are a reference to long-time Doctor Who villains the Daleks, who frequently say "Exterminate!".

    • Jeff's hallucination is a direct reference to the ending of 1968's 2001: A Space Odyssey

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