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Community: Advanced Criminal Law

There is a cheater in class and Chang threatens to fail the entire class if the cheater does not come forward. After a confessor shows up, Jeff comes to the defense of the person. Elsewhere, it's time for a new school song.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 105
Airdate: Thursday October 15th, 2009

Director: Joe Russo
Writer: Andrew Guest


  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jim RashJim Rash
As Dean Pelton
Recurring
John OliverJohn Oliver
As Professor Duncan
Recurring
Ken JeongKen Jeong
As Senor Chang
Recurring
Richard ErdmanRichard Erdman
As Leonard
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Dino StamatopoulosDino Stamatopoulos
As Star-Burns
Recurring
Erik Charles NielsenErik Charles Nielsen
As Garrett
Recurring
Main Cast
Joel McHaleJoel McHale
As Jeff Winger
Gillian JacobsGillian Jacobs
As Britta Perry
Danny PudiDanny Pudi
As Abed Nadir
Yvette Nicole BrownYvette Nicole Brown
As Shirley Bennett
Alison BrieAlison Brie
As Annie Edison
Donald GloverDonald Glover
As Troy Barnes
Ken JeongKen Jeong
As Señor Ben Chang
Chevy ChaseChevy Chase
As Pierce Hawthorne
Episode Notes
Abed thinks Troy is related to both President Obama and Danny Glover. In real life, Donald Glover (Troy) auditioned to play President Obama on Saturday Night Live and is often mistaken as the son of Danny Glover.



Episode Quotes
Pierce: You can tell the dean I'll have a song that will make the devil poop God's pants.
Annie: That's ... exciting.

Professor Duncan: Good morning. How is student life, my dry-witted friend?
Jeff: Probably the same as teacher life, but less tragic, because I get to leave.
Professor Duncan: Very dry. Very witty. Not a great friend.

Britta: I'm not gonna sit while some hokey tribunal gets its jollies judging me.
Jeff: Hey, if you show up with me, follow my lead, and deny everything, you'll walk. That's the Winger guarantee.
Britta: I get it. You think you're gonna save my bacon using your lawyer powers and send me into fits of grateful arousal.
Jeff: I can neither confirm nor deny that. See how good I am?

Jeff: (to Britta) Look how handsome my face is. If all I wanted was sex, I could get it from plenty of women without having to go through all this crap. I'm here because I like you, and I -- I'd be psyched to be your friend. I just didn't want to take sex off the table without doing my due diligence.

Annie: You listen up, Pierce! I'm gonna tell you what my mother told me when I wanted to quit cheerleading. "You're not very pretty, you have no boobs, and you can't do a basket toss to save your life." But you made a commitment. So pick up your pompoms, Pierce, stuff your bra, and get ready for the team bus to forget you at a Taco Bell, because life is tough. But we soldier on, and that's just the way it goes.



Episode Goofs
Abed tells Troy he got 36 pencils into his mouth; however, there were at least 38 in his mouth.



Cultural References
Jeff: Cheers.
Abed: MASH.
Duncan: Fawlty Towers. Game over. Have a nice day.

Cheers, M*A*S*H and Fawlty Towers are all comedies from the 1970s and 1980s.

Señor Chang: Mr. Miyagi here will wax off everyone's score.

Mr. Miyagi is a character from the 1984 film, The Karate Kid. In the film, Mr. Miyagi teaches the "wax on, wax off" technique.

Jeff: I may not be a practicing lawyer anymore, but relative to this place, I'm Alan Dershowitz.

Alan Dershowitz is a high-profile attorney who has worked for O.J. Simpson, Patricia Hearst, and Mike Tyson.



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