Season 1 Episode 6

Football, Feminism and You

Aired Tuesday 12:00 AM Oct 22, 2009 on Yahoo



  • Trivia

    • During this episode, Troy asks Jeff how he knows that his nickname in high school was "T-Bone"; also, at the end of the episode, when Troy and Abed take over the PA system, Troy refers to himself as "The Disco Spider". These two nicknames are both mentioned in a rap he and Abed did at the end of Episode 2, which starts with (translated from Spanish) "Where is the library, my name is T-Bone, the disco spider."

    • Troy's last name is Barnes.

  • Quotes

    • (Annie storms away from Jeff)
      Jeff: (Calls after her) Yeah, don't bother trying that thing that women do where they walk away and make the guy feel like crap because it won't happen! Yeahh..! Dammit.

    • Jeff: Look. The Dean has picture of me, okay? Horrible pictures of me...attending his school!

    • Annie: (Pops out of a bush) A-ha! I've been following you! How much did the Dean pay you to make Troy play football?
      Jeff: I'm not having a conversation with someone who emerges from a bush.

    • Troy: Class blows. What I need to know about the universe is that I am the center of it!

    • Shirley: I like you too. I like that you're a little hard. But if you can't learn to be soft in there, you need to pee alone.
      Britta: I've peed alone my whole life. Women have always hated me. I don't even know how it started, maybe it was when I got boobs before everyone-
      Shirley: Shhhh! Not out here. (Motions to bathroom) In there.

    • Shirley: That is the lady's room, Britta. A place where ladies go to share, listen, support each other, and discretely eliminate waste.

    • Jeff: You'd be surprised at how many of your favorite football players got started at Community College.
      Troy: (Skeptical) Really? Name one.
      Jeff: Who's your favorite player?
      Troy: Me. Whoaaa!

    • Troy: I miss knowing what to think.
      Jeff: You still know what to think, Troy.
      Troy: Oh. Good.

    • Annie: Okay, what's the closest planet to the Earth?
      Troy: Planet Hollywood!

    • (About the posters which have Jeff's picture on them)
      Dean Pelton: I didn't realize before, but we should send those out to local businesses. Law firms, lawyer....companies. Legal...galleries.
      Jeff: Are you trying to blackmail me?
      Dean Pelton: I think so.

    • Dean Pelton: Jeffrey, did you not read the release agreement on the back of your registration form? I'm starting to see why someone used to be a lawyer!

    • Annie: We should still study a little more Astronomy later, right? Maybe over some Milky Ways, or some Mars Bars!
      Troy: Or pancakes!

    • Troy: (rapping) Hip, hop, body don't stop. At the side got the broom, don't need a mop. Put your teammate in a box, put a ribbon on top. We're not John Kerry cause we don't flip-flop. Say 'Ho!'
      Annie: Troy, why are you doing our politically conservative high-school's shamefully outdated fight rap? Have you been playing football?

    • (looking at the diverse study group)
      Dean Pelton: There is just, boy, there is just one of every kind of you, isn't there?
      Pierce: Well, we are missing a pipsqueak, but we don't want one, so beat it!
      Britta: Uh, Pierce, that's the dean.

    • Britta: I'm willing to try some more mainstream feminine stuff.
      Jeff: Well, then you should know that nothing says 'I'm a woman' like... doing it with me.
      Britta: Nothing says 'I'm a pig' like you.

    • Pierce: Gentlemen, I present to you the Greendale Human Being. (shows Pelton and Jeff his drawing of the school mascot)
      Jeff: That's a falcon with a gun. (Pierce flips his sketch pad sideways) Now, it's a falcon with an erection.

    • (Jeff convincing Troy to play for the football team)
      Jeff: This decision has to be yours, T-Bone. And this decision has to be yes.
      Troy: How did you know my nickname was T-Bone?
      Jeff: Because you're a football player. And your name begins with 'T'. Your name begins... with 'T'.

    • Jeff: I think not being racist is the new racism.

    • Jeff: You're just as selfish as I am. You're just not as good at it yet.
      Annie: You're right. I could never be as good as you. Probably because I actually care.
      Jeff: Profound, but technically meaningless.

    • Troy: (to Jeff) I don't know about you, but I know I ended up here because things weren't that great out there. You should try accepting where you're at, man. Take a pottery class or something.

    • Jeff: I'm saying you're a football player. It's in your blood!
      Troy: That's racist.
      Jeff: Your soul!
      Troy: That's racist.
      Jeff: Your eyes?
      Troy: That's gay?
      Jeff: That's homophobic.
      Troy: That's black.
      Jeff: That's racist!
      Troy: Damn!

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 22, 2009 on Citytv
      Latin America: March 11, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Sweden: March 8, 2010 on TV6
      Czech Republic: December 28, 2012 on SMICHOV

    • Although credited, Ken Jeong (Señor Chang) does not appear in the episode.

  • Allusions

    • Dean Pelton: Whoa! Yoko Ono much?

      As Annie discourages Troy from reviving his football career, Dean Pelton alludes to Yoko Ono, wife of the late rock legend John Lennon. Some music fans have blamed Ono for the breakup of the Beatles.

    • Dean Pelton: If you said 'stop,' he'd say 'hammer time.'

      "Stop... hammer time!" is a popular catchphrase borne out of the song "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer from his 1990 album Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em.

    • Jeff: I'm not having a conversation with someone who emerges from a bush.
      Annie: Because I'm right?
      Jeff: No, because I'm not in a commercial for a breakfast cereal.

      In the Trix cereal "Trix are for kids!" commercials, the Trix rabbit is seen coming out of a bush trying to steal the children's cereals.