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  • Bonus Material: The first season DVD set comes with a short Kickpuncher comic written by Troy and illustrated by fellow student Jim Mahfood, DVD Commentary, extended cuts of certain episodes, Hilarious Outtakes, Deleted Scenes, the "Study Break" shorts, and a couple new sketches.
    • The interiors of the DVD cases are designed as yearbooks, Greendale brochures and even Abed's notebook from Cooperative Calligraphy.
    • Among the many tidbits included are (presumably canon) hometowns for the main characters. Strangely, everyone is kinda paired off in this respect: Jeff and Shirley are from Denver, Abed and Britta from Riverside, Annie and Troy from Greendale itself, and Pierce and Chang are from out-of-state (Wyoming and California respectively).
      • Season 3 episode Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism shows shared flashbacks of Shirley and Jeff as children, and while they don't specify that it's Denver it does confirm that they grew up in the same place.
  • Defictionalization: Screener DVDs were packaged with cootie catchers based on the opening credits sequence.
  • Dueling Shows: Runs against another Post Modern primetime sitcom about a ragtag Five-Token Band of misfits in school, Glee.

 Jeff: (in tears) We always used to watch the shows she wanted to watch... I hate Glee.

Pierce: (beginning to tear up too) Yeah, I'm not fond of Glee...

Jeff: (sobs) I hate it...* sniff* ... I don't understand the appeal at all!

    • There's as much poking fun as there is sniping. Previews for the premier of season two depicted Betty White confused as to whether she was guest starring in either Community or Glee.
    • In "Modern Warfare" Jeff tells the Greendale Glee Club to "write some original songs!", then in "Paradigms of Human Memory" we learn that their Glee Club died in a bus crash.
    • "Regional Holiday Music" dedicates a whole episode to how Community feels about Glee
    • Season 2 changes some of the focus to Shit My Dad Says, with a sub plot about Troy's twitter account, Old White Man Says, collecting the insane rantings of Pierce with Pierce wanting to cash in on it with a sitcom. The series premiere of that show was even the same night as the season 2 premiere (which had that Troy subplot).
    • In part due to the focus on nerdom in general and later being put up against each other in the same time slot, there is a certain rivalry with The Big Bang Theory. It's probably more apparently between the fandoms rather than anything else.
  • Executive Meddling:
  • Friday Night Death Slot: It was announced that Community would in fact return for a fourth 8:30 PM on Fridays. Cue fandom terror.
  • Harpo Does Something Funny: Donald Glover is basically left to his own devices in several scenes.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: The show advertises itself this way.

 Jeff: (upon seeing him approaching) "Holy... war."


  1. "Donald Glover" transformed by a "Wu-Tang Clan name generator" online
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