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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A fast-talking lawyer whose license has been revoked enrolls at Greendale Community College to pursue a legitimate degree.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 »

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Britta claims to have been a Peace Corps volunteer after dropping out of high school. This would not be possible as Peace Corps generally requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree for acceptance into its volunteer program; Britta does not have the background for its non-degree positions. See more »

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Duncan: Have you ever heard of the saying "Cheaters never prosper"?
Jeff Winger: Duncan, if I wanted to learn something, I wouldn't have gone to community college.
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very cohesive initial effort...
20 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How exciting! A pilot that doesn't throw away the first episode methodically introducing characters but rather jumps into an amusing story that gives us credit for being able to figure it out a little. It reminded me a little of the tone of Arrested Development's pilot in the sense that we are injected into the environment in a less forced way. Actually, it might be the best comedy pilot I've seen since AD. Even the soundtrack evokes the spirit of that classic.

I admit that using such a strategy creates the desire for more story and background immediately, but we must be patient. I would definitely encourage people to watch the episode. For those who love 30 Rock and The Office, I'm almost certain you'll enjoy it. Even if you're not used to "no laugh track" comedies, this will be a great opportunity to open up to the genre. It keeps the show moving at a very pleasant, snappy clip.


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