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Pilot (17 Sep. 2009)

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An ex-lawyer is forced to return to community college to get a degree. However, he tries to use the skills he learned as a lawyer to get the answers to all his tests and pick up on a sexy woman in his Spanish class.




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A fast-talking lawyer whose license has been revoked enrolls at Greendale Community College to pursue a legitimate degree. With the help of a band of misfits, he forms a study group who eventually learn more about themselves than their course work. Written by Anonymous

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Danny Pudi is, like his character Abed Nadir, half-Polish (Pudi is half-Indian, while Abed is Palestinian on his father's side) and Pudi is also 1/16th Filipino, as he himself stated for a Community promotional ad that aired on Fox Philippines. See more »


Near the end, the group is standing right outside the library, and Britta invites Jeff to come back upstairs, indicating their study room is on a higher floor. Subsequent episodes reveal their study room to be on the ground floor. See more »


Pierce Hawthorne: Why would I sexually harrass someone who turns me on?
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A great Comedy Pilot...
19 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have noticed that a lot of my favorite comedies have started off with weak Pilots (Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation) although some have been incredible since their first episode (Pushing Daises, Modern Family). This is in the latter group, and I am happy to say it.

The Pilot was pretty fantastic. It was funny, charming, and all in all, very likable. The entire cast is pretty wonderful. The writing is top- notch and very tightly written. All in all, this is one to watch. Chevy Chase and Alison Brie are the stand-outs here, although it's hard to choose.

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