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Community: Introduction to Film

Jeff signs up for a class thinking it will be an easy A. However, Jeff soon discovers that he will need to do a lot more work than expected to pass. Meanwhile, Britta helps Abed with his dream to study film.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 102
Airdate: Thursday October 01st, 2009
Special Airtime: 09:30 pm

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Iqbal ThebaIqbal Theba
As Abed's Dad
John Michael HigginsJohn Michael Higgins
As Professor Whitman
Main Cast
Joel McHale
As Jeff Winger
Gillian Jacobs
As Britta Perry
Danny Pudi
As Abed Nadir
Yvette Nicole Brown
As Shirley Bennett
Alison Brie
As Annie Edison
Donald Glover
As Troy Barnes
Chevy Chase
As Pierce Hawthorne
Episode Notes
Ken Jeong (Señor Chang) does not appear in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Abed: I have to make some adjustments to my film. Jeff, I think you should play the role of my father.
Jeff: I don't want to be your father.
Abed: Perfect. You already know your lines.

Abed: I'm interested in making movies, but my dad says all media is Western propaganda that negatively stereotypes Arabs.
Troy: You should see Aladdin. Jafar was a badass!

Professor Whitman: Only when we stop stopping our lives can we begin to start starting them.

Professor Whitman: Death, so cold, is a thing that makes man weep. And yet, a third of life is spent in sleep.

Britta: Raising him means letting him follow his dreams.
Abed's Dad: Dreams are for sleeping.
Britta: You don't know that!
Abed's Dad: It's clinically-proven!
Britta: So is polio!
Abed's Dad: You lost me!

Jeff: Hey, Troy sneezes like a girl!
Troy: And how about I pound you like a boy? Oh, that didn't come out right.

Cultural References
Jeff: Goooood morning, Professor Whitman!

Jeff is referencing the catchphrase "Gooooood morning, Vietnam!" from the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam.

Jeff: Shazbot!

"Shazbot" was the curse word used by Mork, an alien from the Planet Ork, in Mork & Mindy.

Warning: Community season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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