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Intro to Political Science (24 Feb. 2011)

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Anticipating a visit from the vice president, dean Pelton holds an election for student body president. An idealistic Annie decides to run, but Jeff decides to run against her to spite her and show how stupid politics can be.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Señor Chang (credit only)
Special Agent Glenn Keenlan (as Marque Richardson II)
Erik Charles Nielsen ...


As the school prepares for the Vice President's visit, Dean Pelton organizes the first student elections. Annie, who is determined to win, is pitted in a tough battle against Jeff, Leonard and Star Burns. Meanwhile, Abed has noticed the secret service agents casing the school and develops a clandestine friendship with special agent Robin Vohlers. Written by NBC Publicity

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According to the ages given in this episode Jeff was born in 1978, Annie was born in 1992, and Pierce was born in 1945, which is later confirmed in the season 3 episode Regional Holiday Music. See more »


During Jeff's bio screen, it has the category "KYPTONITE" when it should be spelled 'Kryptonite'. See more »


Dean Pelton: Pierce, what's your platform?
Pierce Hawthorne: My platform is one tall enough to push Vicki off of to her death.
[Vicki looks at Pierce in disgust and runs away]
Dean Pelton: Vicki? Well, it appears Vicki has dropped out of the race.
Pierce Hawthorne: Then, so do I. I only entered this to get back at Vicki for not lending me a pencil.
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