Season 1 Episode 10

Environmental Science

Aired Tuesday 12:00 AM Nov 19, 2009 on Yahoo
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Episode Summary

Jeff's classmates entrust him the task of discussing with Señor Chang about the unreasonable amount of homework assigned to them. Troy and Abed lose their subject for a biology lab experiment.

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  • This episode is everything I could have wished for and more. My two favorite characters singing an awesome duet that totally makes sense in context?! Count me in!

    There is no denying that Danny Pudi and Donald Glover have an awesome dynamic. They work off of each other incredibly well, and they let each other shine. This episode is an awesome example of how their on-screen relationship leads to hilarity and heart-warming moments. Not only was the duet everything a fan like me could have wished for, but Troy's "It's on my ankle!!" and jumping-on-the-table-while-screaming-like-a-girl moments were hilarious in their own right. But this episode was not only about Abed and Troy. Pierce had a very humanizing plotline with Shirley, but it was never out of character because he would say hilarious Pierce-like things such as "Oh, don't lock your knees. You know what happens when you lock your knees? You die." And while Senior Chang has never been my favorite character on the show, his plotline with Jeff was quite funny. The details in his office, especially though involving his nickname of El Tigre, were very clever and explained a lot about his character. And last but not least, the Dean. He was quite funny with his "Well print... more! I'm trying to save the planet here!" in the beginning of the episode to his, "They're not the real Green Day, I figured I'd rip that band-aid off quickly. Okay!" It was truly a great episode on so many levels, and I hope to see more like it in the future.moreless
  • Jeff's classmates entrust him the task of discussing with Señor Chang about the unreasonable amount of homework assigned to them. Troy and Abed loses their subject for a biology lab experiment.moreless

    I dont even understand how you can watch this show and not think its AMAZING! The writing is terrific, combined with excellent delivery. If you're not the type of person that could watch the office(seasons1-3) and laugh, then you're probably not right for this show either. It is made up of very intelligent and witty dialogue. This isnt the show for you if you watch for fart jokes or physical comedy. I watch this and have to pause it just to absorb how funny the show is before i can keep watching because sooo many things are funny. I just wish more people could see what i see, i REALLY hope they dont anel this, i might have to give up hope on television if they do.moreless
Adrian Sparks

Adrian Sparks

Greene Daeye Leader

Guest Star

Ted Rooney

Ted Rooney

Marketing Professor

Guest Star

Andrea DeOliveira

Andrea DeOliveira

Señora Chang

Guest Star

Jim Rash

Jim Rash

Dean Craig Pelton

Recurring Role

Dino Stamatopoulos

Dino Stamatopoulos


Recurring Role

Erik Charles Nielsen

Erik Charles Nielsen


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Shirley: (While doing her presentation) We all love brownies, they are delicious! If you love brownies, then you love life!

    • Pierce: (Instructing Shirley) Oh, don't lock your knees. You know what happens when you lock your knees? You die.

    • (Talking about Abed and Troy's missing rat)
      Britta: Oh, Abed I'm sorry. He probably found more rats and is very happy living with them!
      Abed: Try to join the rest of us in reality, Britta.

    • Britta: Well did you talk to Chang?
      Jeff: (Hungover and wearing sunglasses) Yeah, it didn't do any good. My head still hurts from all the yelling. And my pupils are more sensitive to light because he yelled at me so much.

    • Jeff: Can I ask you a personal question, Senor Chang?
      Chang: (Laughing) Okay, Freud. Sure. You try to penetrate my psychological armor and you-
      Jeff: Did your wife leave you?
      Chang: Holy! (gasps) How did you know?

    • Jeff: Fine. I'll do it. But when you find my body, don't believe the suicide note.

    • Jeff: Guys, what makes you think I can convince Chang of anything if I can't even convince you not to make me do it?
      (Everyone agrees)
      Troy: Wait! You are convincing!

    • Pierce: You know, if Senor Chañg gets any crazier he's gonna win one of those Grammy awards.

    • Annie: (to Jeff) You have to get Chang to call off some of this homework. You're the one with the silver tongue.
      Pierce: Yeah, go tongue Chang.

    • Chang: (talking about his wife) You make no mistake about this, Winger. I pleasured that woman greatly.
      Jeff: Yeah. You look like you would have to. I'm not surprised you said that.

    • Pierce: (giving public speaking tips to Shirley) And try attention-grabbing words to wake up the audience such as, uh, 'multiple orgasm!'

    • Jeff: Hey, when you go out with me, it gets crazy. That's the Winger guarantee.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Shirley: (at the end of her brownies speech) Here's brownies!

      Taking a page out of Pierce's book she references the iconic Nicholson line from The Shining "Here's Johnny".

    • Just before being caught talking to each other, Jeff and Chang are heard laughing about "Cherry Daiquiri". This is the name of Gillian Jacobs' character, a stripper, in the film Choke.

    • Pierce: (doing a Jack Nicholson impression) You can't handle a moist towelette!

      Pierce does a variation of the famous Jack Nicholson (Col. Nathan R. Jessep) quote from the 1992 drama film A Few Good Men: "You can't handle the truth!"

    • Abed: (singing to a caged mouse) Somewhere out there...

      The song "Somewhere Out There" was used in the 1986 animated film An American Tail, which tells of the story of a mouse who got separated from his family after emigrating to the United States. Abed also names their mouse Fievel, after the main character in the movie.