Community 5 Seasons 2009

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Season 1
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1. Pilot TV-PG CC

Fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) enrolls at Greendale Community College after the State Bar discovered his illegitimate degree and threatened to suspend his license. When Jeff pretends to be a Spanish tutor to get close to his classmate Britta (Gillian Jacobs), he winds up with an entire study group of students looking for his help. Pierce (Chevy Chase), Abed (Danny Pudi), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), Annie (Alison Brie), Troy (Donald Glover), and Britta comprise the band of misfits that Jeff never asked for, but may end up needing when he realizes his connection to Greendale professor Ian Duncan (John Oliver) won't pay off like he hoped.

Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
September 17, 2009

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Season 1
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    1. Pilot Fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) enrolls at Greendale Community College after the State Bar discovered his illegitimate degree and threatened to suspend his license. When Jeff pretends to be a Spanish tutor to get close to his classmate Britta (Gillian Jacobs), he winds up with an entire study group of students looking for his help. Pierce (Chevy Chase), Abed (Danny Pudi), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), Annie (Alison Brie), Troy (Donald Glover), and Britta comprise the band of misfits that Jeff never asked for, but may end up needing when he realizes his connection to Greendale professor Ian Duncan (John Oliver) won't pay off like he hoped.

    TV-PG 26min September 17, 2009
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    2. Spanish 101 Jeff's (Joel McHale) efforts to win over Britta (Gillian Jacobs) backfire, and he finds himself paired up with Pierce (Chevy Chase) for their Spanish class project. The two give teacher Senor Chang (Ken Jeong) the presentation of a lifetime. Meanwhile, inspired by Britta's awareness of social issues, Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) stage a protest on Greendale's campus.

    TV-PG 22min September 24, 2009
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    3. Introduction to Film Jeff (Joel McHale) thinks he has found an easy "A" with a laid back, no-books-allowed class. He suffers a rude awakening, however, when the free-spirited professor (John Michael Higgins) sees through his lazy attitude. Meanwhile, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) meddles in Abed's (Danny Pudi) education and finds herself at odds with his father (Iqbal Theba).

    TV-PG 22min October 1, 2009
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    4. Social Psychology Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Jeff (Joel McHale) bond over their common love of trash talk, while Jeff and campus hippie Vaughn (Eric Christian Olsen) compete for Britta's (Gillian Jacobs) affection. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) uses Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy (Donald Glover) as guinea pigs for a psych class experiment, and Pierce (Chevy Chase) gets hip to modern technology with a hearing aid.

    TV-PG 23min October 8, 2009
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    5. Advanced Criminal Law Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) invokes an inquisition and trial when one of the gang cheats on an exam. Annie (Alison Brie) enlists Pierce (Chevy Chase) to help her compose Greendale's new school song, and Troy (Donald Glover) educates Abed (Danny Pudi) on the art of joking.

    TV-PG 22min October 15, 2009
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    6. Football, Feminism, and You Annie (Alison Brie) and Jeff (Joel McHale) play tug-of-war with Troy's (Donald Glover) football future to serve their own best interests. Meanwhile, Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) is shocked when she finds out that Britta (Gillian Jacobs) is unfamiliar with social female practices, i.e. going to the bathroom in pairs. Pierce (Chevy Chase) helps Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) design the new Greendale school mascot.

    TV-PG 22min October 22, 2009
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    7. Introduction to Statistics It's Halloween at Greendale, and Jeff (Joel McHale) has the hots for one of his teachers (Lauren Stamile) and gets dating advice from Señor Chang (Ken Jeong). Meanwhile Annie (Alison Brie) throws a "Dia de los Muertos" party for extra credit.

    TV-PG 22min October 29, 2009
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    8. Home Economics Britta (Gillian Jacobs) tries to rid Jeff (Joel McHale) of his materialistic ways. Meanwhile Pierce (Chevy Chase) joins a rock band on campus, and Annie (Alison Brie) grudgingly helps Troy (Donald Glover) plan a date with another girl.

    TV-PG 22min November 4, 2009
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    9. Debate 109 Jeff (Joel McHale) gets suckered into joining the debate team with Annie (Alison Brie) for the big match up against rival City College. Pierce (Chevy Chase) helps Britta (Gillian Jacobs) with her smoking habit, and Abed's (Danny Pudi) films creep out the group.

    TV-PG 22min November 12, 2009
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    10. Enviornmental Science Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) has become the teacher from hell, and the group nominates Jeff (Joel McHale) to intervene. Meanwhile Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) have trouble with a lab rat experiment, and Pierce (Chevy Chase) helps Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) with public speaking.

    TV-PG 22min November 12, 2009
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    11. The Politics of Human Sexuality Jeff (Joel McHale) and Pierce (Chevy Chase) get lucky in love when they double date at the Greendale STD Fair. Meanwhile Annie (Alison Brie) gets a lesson in sex education.

    TV-PG 22min December 3, 2009
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    12. Comparative Religion Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) tries to get everyone in the Christmas spirit, but Jeff (Joel McHale) threatens her holiday cheer when he decides to fight the school bully (guest star Anthony Michael Hall).

    TV-PG 22min December 10, 2009
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    13. Investigative Journalism Everyone's vibe is thrown off when an unwanted outsider tries to join the study group. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) becomes the new editor of Greendale's school newspaper and appoints Annie (Alison Brie) as his ace reporter.

    TV-PG 22min January 14, 2010
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    14. Interpretive Dance Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Troy (Donald Glover) hide a secret talent from the group, while Jeff (Joel McHale) tries to hide his love life.

    TV-PG 21min January 21, 2010
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    15. Romantic Expressionism Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Jeff (Joel McHale) stage an intervention when Annie (Alison Brie) gets cozy with Vaughn (Eric Christian Olsen). Meanwhile Pierce (Chevy Chase) struggles to prove his wit when he crashes Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy's (Donald Glover) movie night.

    TV-PG 22min February 4, 2010
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    16. Communication Studies When Britta (Gillian Jacobs) drunk dials Jeff (Joel McHale) things get awkward between them and Jeff attempts to repair their relationship. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) conspire to humiliate Señor Chang (Ken Jeong).

    TV-PG 22min February 11, 2010
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    17. Physical Education Jeff (Joel McHale) is forced to shelve his vanity when the coach of his new billiards class cramps his style. Meanwhile, the gang tries to meddle in Abed's (Danny Pudi) love life after discovering he has an admirer.

    TV-PG 22min March 4, 2010
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    18. Basic Genealogy "Family Day" stirs up trouble at Greendale as values clash and Jeff (Joel McHale) falls for Pierce's (Chevy Chase) stepdaughter (guest star Katharine McPhee).

    TV-PG 21min March 11, 2010
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    19. Beginner Pottery The gang signs up for some "easy A" courses in the new semester. Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) shines in sailing class, while Jeff's (Joel McHale) popularity is threatened by the "cool" guy in his pottery class.

    TV-PG 22min March 18, 2010
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    20. The Science of Illusion Britta (Gillian Jacobs) attempts to pull an April Fool's prank to prove she's not a buzzkill, but it goes terribly wrong. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi) join the campus security squad, and Pierce (Chevy Chase) is convinced he's a wizard.

    TV-PG 21min March 25, 2010
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    21. Contemporary American Poultry Jeff (Joel McHale) and Troy (Donald Glover) take on the chicken finger shortage that has a gripped Greendale Community College. Witnessing this show of activism by her fellow students causes Britta (Gillian Jacobs) to struggle with the unsatisfactory number of causes she currently supports.

    TV-PG 22min April 22, 2010
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    22. The Art of Discourse A STUDY GROUP DIVIDED - After Pierce (Chevy Chase) crosses a line with Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), the group is forced to choose between the two. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) face off against a group of young bullies, and their mother (guest star Lisa Rinna). Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) embark on a college "bucket list" of things they must accomplish before they graduate. Alison Brie and Ken Jeong also star.

    TV-PG 22min April 29, 2010
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    23. Modern Warfare JEFF AND BRITTA'S SEXUAL TENSION HEATS UP - The sexual tension between Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) becomes a hot topic among the study group. Meanwhile, what starts out as a simple contest for a chance at early class registration turns the peaceful campus of Greendale Community College into an all-out war zone. Friendships are tested, as only one student can be victorious.

    TV-PG 21min May 6, 2010
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    24. English as a Second Language THE TRUTH ABOUT SEÑOR CHANG IS REVEALED - After the shocking discovery that Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) does not have a teaching degree, Greendale Community College is forced to bring in a new Spanish teacher. Meanwhile, Troy (Donald Glover) discovers a trade he truly excels in -- plumbing. Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Danny Pudi also star.

    TV-PG 22min May 13, 2010
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    25. Pascal's Triangle Revisited It's the last day of the semester, and the gang attends the annual "Transfer Formal." Jeff (Joel McHale) is caught between Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Professor Slater (Lauren Stamile). Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) questions her relationship with Vaughn (Eric Christian Olsen), and Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy's (Donald Glover) friendship is put to the test.

    TV-PG 22min May 20, 2010
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    TV-PG 6min August 28, 2009

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Supporting actors Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase, John Oliver, Jim Rash, Patricia Belcher, Thomas J Clark, Alan Gray
Season year 2010
Network NBC
Executive Producer Gary Foster
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121 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Ben on September 23, 2010
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I'm not going to spend much time talking about how much I like Community. The first season, like most, has some ups and downs but it quickly proved itself to be a bitingly funny comedy that could easily hang with the other Thursday night big boys on NBC.

That being said, this DVD set has ruined me for all other television shows. There are outtakes, alternative scenes, producer's cuts, mini episodes, a highlight reel, two featurettes, and 25 commentaries with the cast/crew (that's one for each episode). Clearly a lot of love has gone into this show AND the DVD content. Of course, how can I look at other shows the same way again? Most can't even match up to half of what this set offers.

Right now, Amazon is selling this for 17.99, and you can get 5 dollars off if you put in the code SONYFIVE. Even if you were paying retail price for this, you'd be getting a MAJOR steal. Buy this to not only support Community and its creators, but to support how truly great DVD can be with the right amount of effort involved.
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73 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Judy Wood on April 5, 2010
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This show is UNBELIEVABLY FUNNY. So you can compare your taste to mine, here are the other shows I watch regularly: How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks & Rec, House, Lost, The Mentalist, and 24. With Community, I was hooked from the first episode.

What makes this show great? Rapid-fire wit (emphasis on rapid-fire ... and equal emphasis on wit!), great writing, an innately funny premise that leaves itself open to endless hilarious storylines (the show peeks into the lives of an eclectic, neurotic, lovable, unlikely group of friends at a community college), perfect comedic timing, brilliant characters the likes of which you haven't seen on TV in a long time, and an ensemble cast with real, natural chemistry (their performances are often applause-worthy). Last but not least, the comedy on this show is INTELLIGENT. It will appeal to you if you're pop-culturally literate and enjoy smart humor.

Community never fails to deliver. The LEAST funny episodes of this show are still far funnier than most of the standard fare out there. And the MOST funny episodes of this show will challenge your continence. Yes, it's really that good.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Hucklebarry on April 21, 2011
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With Scrubs being finished and The Office in its 7th season, I was needing something new. I'm a sitcom fan. Seinfeld, Friends, Simpsons, IT Crowd, The office, Scrubs, and now the Community all sit on my shelf. I don't think its because the Community being newer is why I like it the best. I think its because it takes a style from everything that has worked before it and incorporated into something a little diverse.

The overall synopsis has been tried a thousand times... An unlikely and diverse group is forced together and nothing is as it seems. But they do so much more than try to revitalize a century old idea.

The large cast is at the top of their game. They work well together and no one really steals the show (which I think is a very good thing). While Jeff is billed as the 'leader' he very heavily relies on EVERYONE and their story. At any time someone could be left out or someone, anyone could be focused on and it would work for a time.

The story remembers itself. Each episode isn't a new 20 minutes that start from scratch. If someone broke their leg last week they are in a cast or limping the following week. Its not like the Simpsons where they draw in a door slot when its convenient or they themselves joke about how the plots rarely remember or explain major previous events. Every episode adds to the community cannon that will be drawn upon in the future.

The characters are aware of the outside world. They can joke about politics, companies, religions, hollywood, etc. The show is set in a real world which adds a layer of depth and comedy that some shows will avoid. While Scrubs was a great show, it knew very little of what happened outside the hospital. They brought in guest stars..
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42 of 51 people found the following review helpful By J. Hart on March 18, 2010
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I feel a little like I'm cheating, writing a review 19/25 episodes through the season. However, I can strongly recommend Season 1 of Community to anyone who enjoys comedy. The show utilizes a talented cast - not just Joel McHale and Alison Brie, but everyone - for a fun mix of subtle and over-the-top humor. Although it took an episode or two to get up and running, once the writers had a chance to introduce the characters Community's been consistently funny ever since. I laughed more at "Introduction to Statistics" and the past several post-Olympics episodes than anything since The Norm Show.

Community doesn't merely get the easy jokes right, either; the writers and actors do an impressive job with some fairly subversive jokes about race, sex, etc. On top of all that, Community manages to be an upbeat show, which is a pleasant change of pace from stuff like It's Always Sunny... (which I also enjoy). I wouldn't go so far as to say it "makes you think," but Season 1 has been a joy to laugh along with!
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By napenda chapati on April 28, 2010
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In my opinion, Community is amazing! The writing is witty, the characters are great, and it is just genuinely enjoyable to watch. It is great to see Chevy Chase again, and he is hysterical! Abbed may be one of the greatest television characters ever created. If you like the office or 30 rock, you'll probably love this show. If you don't, you still may love this show. Give it a shot!

I, along with many other people I know, were thrilled with this show from the beginning. Some others that I know needed a little bit of time to get acquainted with the characters before they really got into it. So I urge you, if you're a little skeptical after the pilot give it a chance for another episode or two.
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