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Community Season 1 Episodes

25 Episodes 2009 - 2010

Forced to attend classes at Greendale Community College, Jeffrey Winger (Joel McHale), a freshly disbarred lawyer, is hoping to use his ties to former client Dr. Ian Duncan (John Oliver) to get test answers. Of course, things don't go as smoothly as planned, and the study group he formed to get close to Britta (Gillian Jacobs), a fellow student, attracts a group of people that would come to serve as a loyal, albeit wacky family. Among them include Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), a religious housewife, Abed (Danny Pudi), a business student living with Asperger's Syndrome, ex-football star Troy (Donald Glover, Annie (Alison Brie), ex-drug addict and resident overachiever, and former moist-towelette guru Pierce (Chevy Chase). Together, the unlikely crew try to contend with assignments from their moody Spanish teacher (Ken Jeong), as well as contend with the many intricacies of life inside and out of school.

Episode 1


Thu, Sep 17, 2009 30 mins

A lawyer (Joel McHale) whose degree has been revoked forms a study group in the premiere of this comedy series following oddball students attending a Colorado community college. Chevy Chase also stars.

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Episode 2

Spanish 101

Thu, Sep 24, 2009 30 mins

Jeff tries to become Britta's Spanish partner, but his scheming backfires. Elsewhere, Shirley and Anna pitch in with Britta's social-justice case.

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Episode 3

Introduction to Film

Thu, Oct 1, 2009 29 mins

Jeff signs up for a class that he thinks will earn him an easy A, but he soon discovers he misjudged the class and its quirky instructor (John Michael Higgins). Elsewhere, Britta encourages Abed to study film.

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Episode 4

Social Psychology

Thu, Oct 8, 2009 30 mins

Gossiping about Britta's new boyfriend brings Jeff and Shirley together. But when Jeff tries to do right by Britta, he struggles to quit gossiping. Elsewhere, Annie asks Troy and Abed to be guinea pigs for her psychology research team.

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Episode 5

Advanced Criminal Law

Thu, Oct 15, 2009 30 mins

Señor Chang tries to weed out a cheater by threatening to flunk the whole Spanish class. After someone confesses, Jeff comes to the aid of the accused. Elsewhere, Annie asks Pierce to compose a song for the school.

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Episode 6

Football, Feminism and You

Thu, Oct 22, 2009 30 mins

Jeff has ulterior motives when he pushes Troy to join the school's football team, but Annie interferes with Jeff's plan. Elsewhere, Britta receives a lesson from Shirley on the rules of girl talk.

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Episode 7

Introduction to Statistics

Thu, Oct 29, 2009 30 mins

Jeff plans to woo his statistics professor, but his pursuit could interfere with Annie's Day of the Dead party, leaving him torn between landing a date and keeping a promise to Annie. Elsewhere, Pierce confronts the aging process.

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Episode 8

Home Economics

Thu, Nov 5, 2009 30 mins

The gang discover that Jeff doesn't have a place to live and are quick to offer their help. Elsewhere, Annie comes up with a perfect date for Troy and another girl; and Pierce tests his musical chops when he joins Vaughn's (Eric Christian Olsen) band.

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Episode 9

Debate 109

Thu, Nov 12, 2009 30 mins

Jeff joins the debate team after Annie's partner drops out. Though Jeff assumes he'll excel, he encounters unexpected competition from an obnoxious member of the other team. Elsewhere, Shirley is spooked by Abed's films, which seem to foresee the future, and Pierce tries to help Britta quit smoking.

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Episode 10

Environmental Science

Thu, Nov 19, 2009 30 mins

Jeff befriends Señor Chang at the gang's urging in hopes of reducing the class's homework load. When the pair end up hitting it off, Jeff begins receiving special perks from his new friend. Elsewhere, Troy and Abed lose track of their biology-lab subject.

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Episode 11

The Politics of Human Sexuality

Thu, Dec 3, 2009 30 mins

Jeff tries to find a date for a night out with Pierce and his new girlfriend (Sharon Lawrence). Elsewhere, Annie needs a crash course in human anatomy before her health-fair presentation.

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Episode 12

Comparative Religion

Thu, Dec 10, 2009 30 mins

A bully (Anthony Michael Hall) challenges Jeff, who's also worried about failing Spanish. Elsewhere, Shirley plans a Christmas party for the gang without realizing that not all of them celebrate the holiday.

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Episode 13

Investigative Journalism

Thu, Jan 14, 2010 30 mins

The study group reconvenes following winter break and could gain a new member if the original members deem their classmate worthy. Elsewhere, Jeff becomes the editor of the Greendale Gazette Journal. Jack Black guest stars.

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Episode 14

Interpretive Dance

Thu, Jan 21, 2010 30 mins

Jeff tries to keeps his new relationship a secret, but the study group doesn't make it easy for him. Elsewhere, Troy and Britta come clean with their own secrets.

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Episode 15

Romantic Expressionism

Thu, Feb 4, 2010 30 mins

Jeff and Britta take an interest in Annie's love life when they discover she's interested in Vaughn. Elsewhere, Pierce struggles to fit in during Troy and Abed's movie night.

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Episode 16

Communication Studies

Thu, Feb 11, 2010 30 mins

Jeff works to make amends with Britta after things turn awkward following a drunken phone call. Elsewhere, Annie and Shirley set out to embarrass Señor Chang in order to defend Troy and Pierce's honor.

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Episode 17

Physical Education

Thu, Mar 4, 2010 30 mins

Jeff looks forward to his billiards class until he learns about the required dress code: shorts. Elsewhere, the group helps Abed highlight different sides of his personality in order to catch the eye of a potential mate.

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Episode 18

Basic Genealogy

Thu, Mar 11, 2010 30 mins

A Greendale event brings the group's families to campus. Jeff, meanwhile, helps Pierce forge a bond with his stepdaughter (Katharine McPhee), but the plan backfires when Jeff ends up catching her eye instead.

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Episode 19

Beginner Pottery

Thu, Mar 18, 2010 30 mins

Jeff reveals his competitive streak in pottery class when another student demonstrates raw talent. Elsewhere, Britta, Shirley and Troy join Pierce for a boating class.

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Episode 20

The Science of Illusion

Thu, Mar 25, 2010 30 mins

Pierce commits himself to spiritual enlightenment and is willing to go to extremes for his Buddhist church. Elsewhere, Britta's prank, designed to dislodge her negative reputation, goes terribly wrong, forcing new campus-security workers Annie and Shirley to investigate.

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Episode 21

Contemporary American Poultry

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 30 mins

Jeff and Troy protest a chicken-finger shortage on campus. Their display prompts Britta to evaluate her current activism efforts, which she finds woefully inadequate.

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Episode 22

The Art of Discourse

Thu, Apr 29, 2010 30 mins

A conflict between Pierce and Shirley causes a rift in the study group. Elsewhere, Jeff and Britta go head-to-head with bullies and their mom (Lisa Rinna), and Troy and Abed make a list of goals to accomplish before graduation.

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Episode 23

Modern Warfare

Thu, May 6, 2010 30 mins

The attraction between Britta and Jeff becomes a topic of conversation for the study group. Elsewhere, the campus turns into a battle zone as a result of a contest awarding early class registration to the winner.

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Episode 24

English as a Second Language

Thu, May 13, 2010 30 mins

Señor Chang is replaced as the Spanish teacher after the college finds out he doesn't have a teaching degree. Elsewhere, Troy discovers he has a knack for plumbing.

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Episode 25

Pascal's Triangle Revisited

Thu, May 20, 2010 30 mins

In the Season 1 finale, Britta and Professor Slater vie for Jeff's affections. Meanwhile, Abed doesn't ask Troy to move in with him, leaving Troy feeling confused about their friendship.

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