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Community: Social Psychology

Jeff and Shirley bond over their shared love of gossip. Meanwhile, Britta starts dating a new guy on campus.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 104
Airdate: Thursday October 08th, 2009

Director: Anthony Russo
Writer: Liz Cackowski


  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (19 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Eric Christian OlsenEric Christian Olsen
As Vaughn
Recurring
John OliverJohn Oliver
As Professor Duncan
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Erik Charles NielsenErik Charles Nielsen
As Research Assistant #1
Recurring
Matt L. JonesMatt L. Jones
As Stoner Friend
Recurring
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
Ken Jeong
As Señor Ben Chang
Chevy Chase
As Pierce Hawthorne
Episode Quotes
Shirley: I don't see why you and Britta aren't together. Two cute white people going to school together just seems right.
Jeff: Shirley, we're not pandas in a zoo.

Professor Duncan: I never should have let you into this lab, Miss Annie Fanny, panties in a bunch.

Pierce: I heard you with my own ear ... noculars.

Jeff: Look, we can still hang out. It's just... we won't bag on people.
Shirley: Come on, Jeff, what are we going to talk about? My kids? Your doctor career?
Jeff: I was a lawyer.
Shirley: See, I'm already bored.

Troy: Do they do stuff to your butt?
Annie: No.
Troy: Do you get paid more if they do stuff to your butt?
Annie: No.
Troy: It's fine. I'll do it. I'm in.

Annie: I'm not looking down on this school at all, but I'm only here because of a brief addiction to pills that I was told will help me focus, but they actually made me lose my scholarship and virginity.



Cultural References
Abed: I figured we are more like Chandler and Phoebe. They never really had stories together.

Chandler and Phoebe are characters from the NBC sitcom Friends.

Pierce: Oh my God, my life is Degrassi High!

Degrassi High is a teenaged drama about the life of students at Degrassi High School.

Abed: "Oh, wow, I love reading and being a desperate housewife."

While narrating the conversation the redhead in the library is having on the other side of the glass, Abed makes a reference to Desperate Housewives character Bree Hodge who is also a redhead.

Troy: "I'm Doctor Doogie Seacrest."

While making fun of Jeff, Troy references Doogie Howser, the main character from Doogie Howser, M.D., and Ryan Seacrest, the host of American Idol.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorDan Harmon
Executive ProducerDan Harmon  |  Russ Krasnoff  |  Gary Foster  |  Garrett Donovan  |  Neil Goldman  |  Anthony Russo  |  Joe Russo
Co-Executive ProducerTim Hobert
Supervising ProducerHilary Winston
ProducerPatrick Kienlen  |  Jake Aust  |  Heather Petrigala
Consulting ProducerJon Pollack
Associate ProducerSean Veder
Production DesignerDerek R. Hill
EditorPeter Ellis (2)  |  Jim Towne
CastingDava Waite
Unit Production ManagerChristine Larson-nitzsche
First Assistant DirectorMichael Helfand
Second Assistant DirectorJohn Tagamolila
MusicLudwig Göransson
Director of PhotographyJames Hawkinson
Story EditorLiz Cackowski
Coordinating ProducerChristine Larson-nitzsche
Main Title ThemeThe 88
 
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