Community

Season 1 Episode 8

Home Economics

3
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 2009 on NBC
7.1
out of 10
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415 votes
5

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Jeff's schoolmates come to his aid when they learn he is living out of his car. Pierce joins Vaughn's band while Annie and Troy plan out his date with another girl.

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  • 108

    5.0
    Community has deserved the title as "the most overrated show of all time." Seriously, where are all these good ratings coming from? They are so undeserved. I'm sorry but this was just mediocre television.



    I tried to show my friend the series, and granted, he didn't become a fan. Make of what you will with that. The laughs were few and far from each other and the story lines were pretty uninteresting.



    The Britta & Jeff things has become so tired, and the entire concept just annoys me. Annie liking Troy? Another annoying story line. I think everyone is better off as friends anyway, but that's just me. The only thing I found myself laughing at was the Britta song but then they completely killed that by the end of the episode. Not a good episode.moreless
  • The gang finds out Jeff is living in his car and try to help, Pierce joins Vaughn's band and Annie helps Troy plan a date while secretly pinning for him.

    9.0
    I really love this show it is fun, funny, unique and has some heart. I think this episode is a classic example the characters get into these crazy situations and the group finds the most hilarious way to solve it. Annie fakes a medical emergency so that she can ruin Troy's date because she can't tell him she likes him just so funny to watch. I really love Annie's character she is so unpredictable it is really exciting to see what she does next. I loved Pierce this episode in the band he is too funny trying to be cool and be accepted by everyone acting like a complete idiot and the songs just hysterical in this episode.

    Jeff oh Jeff my favorite character on the show because Joel Mchale is an amazing comedian. The entire living with Abed story-line was great. I can't say enough good things about this show it is hilarious but has some substance and this episode was like always great!moreless
  • Dissing Britta

    9.0
    Community,

    Home Economics, - A couple episodes into the season and so far i like what i am seeing. Lets begin tonights episode. Everyone finds out that Jeff is living out of her car, making them want to help him. However, Jeff sees this as a problem and denies their help. Then he comes to terms and rooms in Abed's room. Annie, who placed herself in every class of Troys, helps him plan a date with a girl. Shirly wants Annie to reveal to Trop her feelings. Annie cant and she wont. Causing her self to fake a sickness to prevent Troy to going on the date. Pierce hooks up with Vaughn, Britta's exboyfriend who is still mad at her. They create a song going Dissing Britta. Much to her dismay and tries to get them to change the song. Pierce then comes to her defense and he leaves the band. Abed is annoyed by Jeff being in his room and asks Britta to talk to Jeff to get him to leave. Britta that talks him into leave. Jeff then goes to rent an apartment and problem is solved. However for poor Pierce, Vaughn changed the lyrics and instead of insulting Britta he is no insulting Pierce. Overall it was a great show.moreless
  • Pierce joins a band.

    8.6
    This episode, at least for me, confirmed my only downside to the show. I understand that this show is about a community of people going through college, but sometimes, it feels like there's no story arc driving everything forward. There was the whole thing with Britta and Jeff, but that seems to have been put aside. And as for the Troy and Annie thing? I'm not sure how I feel about it, mostly because there's some episodes where they have NO interaction and random ones where they do.



    I do like how everything came together in the end, and everybody listened to the guy sing his song that badmouthed Britta and Pierce and pretty much everyone else had a grudge against. Also, Abed never fails to bring the laughs. Even Jeff ACTING as Abed made it funny.



    Overall, this felt very filler. It was funny, but it feels like the show is struggling to get some forward momentum.moreless
  • Jeff looses his condo and is living out his car until it is towed and then is living in the dorm with Abed. Pierce decides to talk to Vaughn about Britta after their breakup. Pierce joins Vaughn's band. Annie helps Troy with another girl.moreless

    8.0
    Pretty funny in spots. Extremely juvenile in general. I think they are trying a little too hard.



    The situation with Jeff was interesting but not really that humorous. A little sad actually. The songs Vaughn wrote were a little funny but pushed the limit of good taste especially the Pierce song. Pierces rap was even worse in context.



    The Annie/Troy story was almost pathetic. OK, we get it. Troy's not too smart and Annie will have to throw herself literally at him if he ever is to get a clue. This week Shirley just seems to be the onlooker for the show. Making little comments here and there.



    Overall a fast half hour with a few funny spots. A little weak compared with the Halloween episode last week. Thanks for reading...moreless

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Pierce's Rap Lyrics: East side, West side, North side, South / Vaughn's breath is so bad, his butt's mad at his mouth / This rap is by Pierce, Vaughn is dumb / He wears diapers to bed and sucks his mother's thumb / And when he wakes up, stupid wishing he was me / He has a big poop breakfast with a glass of pee / Then he goes to school where he's stupid again / And everybody hates him even all his friends / When you come after Pierce then the battle is on / So this rap goes out to stupid Vaughn.

    • Goof: When Troy tells Annie that Randi is the name of the girl he would like to date, he says "Thanks for your help", gives her a strange look, and drops his finger. However, as the camera angle changes, it shows Troy with his finger still in the air and moving his lips as if speaking.

    • Lyrics to Vaughn and Pierce's Britta Song: Saying bye to Britta was the hardest thing to do. But when someone's a b!tch and a liar, there ain't nothing left to woo. I'm getting rid of Britta, I'm getting rid of the B. (She's a no good B...) I'm getting rid of Britta, I'm getting rid of the B. (She's a GDB...)

    • Movie posters in Abed's dorm room include those of Batteries Not Included, Stand By Me, It Came from Beneath the Sea, Back to the Future, Vibes, and Short Circuit 2.

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