Season 1 Episode 9

Debate 109

Aired Tuesday 12:00 AM Nov 12, 2009 on Yahoo

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  • Jeff gets bribed into joining Annie in a debate against City College. Pierce tries to help Britta stop smoking. Abed's videos are really strange in that they predict the actions of all the people in the Spanish study group freaking Troy and Shirley out.

    An entertaining episode in which Jeff and Annie seem to discover each other through Abed's predictions. Pierce actually seems to help Britta with his fake psychiatry by accident. Finally everyone is a little freaked by Abed's student films using a group of actors that look like the group and act like them too. Troy and Shirley are especially upset.

    The debate which is the main focus of the episode is about whether man is inherently good or bad. Greendale had the bad position. The City College nemesis was interesting in that they used a man in a motorized chair as the main combatant. This guy would have been a good example of the bad in people if they got personal. It was his taunting of Jeff that propelled him to fight back.

    The Pierce/Britta bit was funny. In the end it was pretty humorous what triggered Britta to really stop smoking. Also the Abed films were creepy. I wonder if they will deal with this subject in the future or just let it go as they do with most of the Abed bits? Something about this show just doesn't click at times. It seems a little staged maybe and it really seems to be made more of piecemeal bits than real plots with any substance. Sometimes the funniest shows are the ones that deal a little in reality. Also this show hits you more like a moronic High School than a Junior College. Other than the Halloween episode none of them have been laugh out loud funny. More like sketch shows. Thanks for reading...