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Community: Basic Rocket Science

Dean Pelton acquires a flight simulator for Greendale after rival school City College buys one. The study group is enlisted to clean and rebuild the machine, but accidentally become trapped inside as it "launches". Now it's up to the stranded Abed to guide them all safely home.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: 204
Airdate: Thursday October 14th, 2010

Director: Anthony Russo
Writer: Andy Bobrow


  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (12 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jim RashJim Rash
As Dean Pelton
Recurring
Jordan BlackJordan Black
As Dean Spreck
Recurring
Richard McGonagleRichard McGonagle
voiced S.A.N.D.E.R.S.

Co-Guest Stars
Brady NovakBrady Novak
As Faculty #1
Recurring
Richard ErdmanRichard Erdman
As Leonard
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 Quotes
Jeff: (to Annie) City college was behind this?
Annie: (Nods yes)
Jeff: We have to get back in time for that launch.
Britta: Why!?
Jeff: We earned the right to pick on Greendale every day by going there. Our school may be a toilet, but it's our toilet! Nobody craps in it but us!
Group: Yeah!
Shirley: Now that was inspiring.
Annie: Seriously?



Other Episode Crew

CreatorDan Harmon
Executive ProducerDan Harmon  |  Russ Krasnoff  |  Gary Foster  |  Garrett Donovan  |  Neil Goldman  |  Anthony Russo  |  Joe Russo
Co-Executive ProducerHilary Winston  |  Chris McKenna (1)
ProducerPatrick Kienlen  |  Jake Aust  |  Emily Cutler  |  Karey Dornetto  |  Heather Petrigala  |  Andy Bobrow
Associate ProducerO'Shea Read  |  Sean Veder
Production DesignerDerek R. Hill
EditorSteven Sprung
CastingDava Waite
Unit Production ManagerJohn Vohlers
First Assistant DirectorBob Roe
Second Assistant DirectorShawn Pipkin
MusicLudwig Göransson
Music EditorJason Tregoe Newman
Music SupervisorTom Wolfe (2)  |  Manish Raval
Costume DesignerSabrina A. Rosen
Key GripPaul J. Giacalone
Camera OperatorGary Hatfield  |  Bob Gorelick
Set DecoratorDenise Pizzini
Location ManagerDuffy Taylor
Transportation CoordinatorBrian Casella
Property MasterRhonda Robinson
Construction CoordinatorJohn Richardson
Production Sound MixerTom Stasinis
Script SupervisorMelanie Mander
Production CoordinatorSergio C. Rodriguez
Script CoordinatorTim Saccardo
Assistant EditorAndrew Sommer  |  Jeff Hall (3)
Re-Recording MixerMark Binder
LeadmanKenneth Turek
Director of PhotographyJames Hawkinson
Story EditorAndrew Guest
ConsultantDino Stamatopoulos
Costume SupervisorShawn Barry
Boom OperatorDavid Pattee
Main Title ThemeThe 88
Production AccountantTerri Son
Chief Lighting TechnicianScott Moody
Department Head HairMatt Danon
Sound SupervisorMark Binder
Casting AssociateMelissa Messer
Department Head Make-upPamela Lljubo-Obrien
First Assistant CameraCarlos Lopez (2)  |  Emil Hampton
ColoristLenny Fohrer
Assistant Art DirectorRobert W. Joseph
Post CoordinatorAndres Anglade
Best Boy GripGary S. Christie
Dialogue EditorDoug Mountain
Second Assistant CameraDarby Newman  |  Timothy Luke
Second Second Assistant DirectorNicole Treston Abranian
Best Boy ElectricianPatrick George
Writers' AssistantSona Panos
Dialogue SupervisorNick Shaffer
Additional Second Assistant DirectorNate Murphy
 
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