Jeff and Shirley bond by gossiping about Britta's new boyfriend. When Jeff tries to stop and be a good friend to Britta, he discovers that gossip is a difficult monster to escape. Meanwhile, Annie joins Professor Duncan's psychology research team and recruits Troy and Abed as test subjects. Written by
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Professor Duncan's (John Oliver) incompetence as a psychologist is even more apparent with his explanation of his experiment. By talking about the Id and the Ego, etc, he reveals that his "Duncan Principle" is founded on Freudian theory, which is largely discredited in modern psychology, which is founded primarily in Behaviorist theory. Basically, even if he tried to publish his experiment, it would amount to basically nothing and get him almost zero recognition anyway. See more
The statue of the Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzman is visible in the end sequence when it is supposed to be revealed to the school for the first time at the end of episode 5. See more
Besides, arent you like a world class expert in jibber-jabber?
I'm a sprinter. I'm best at brief spurts of wit. With Shirley, I couldn't keep up. I'd be winded by that stoner tree.
References Raiders of the Lost Ark
Greendale is Where I Belong
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