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Pilot 

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A fast-talking lawyer whose license has been revoked enrolls at Greendale Community College to pursue a legitimate degree.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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Britta was born on October 19, 1980 which make her 29 at the start of the show. In real life, Gillian Jacobs was born on October 19, 1982. See more »

Goofs

When Jeff and Britta are sitting in the library for learning Spanish, the position of his hands change during film shots. See more »

Quotes

Duncan: I'm a Professor. You can't talk to me that way!
Jeff Winger: A 6 year old girl could talk to you that way!
Duncan: Yes, because that would be adorable.
Jeff Winger: No, because you're a 5 year old girl and theres a pecking order!
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References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

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Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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very cohesive initial effort...
20 September 2009 | by 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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