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Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy (17 Mar. 2011)

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Jeff uses Shirley's parental rights waiver against Chang as a way to get Chang out of the apartment, while Britta is afraid to tell Abed and Troy that their new friend is a war criminal.



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Annie organizes a baby shower for Shirley, while Shirley plots to keep Senor Chang out of her life. Meanwhile, Britta has a mysterious new love interest named Lukka, whose classroom poetry soon reveals a dark past. Written by NBC Publicity

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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard as Abed, Lukka, and Troy play their video game. See more »


When having the baby shower, Annie is claiming to wave a Ghanaian flag, when, in fact, the flags the room is decorated with are Zimbabwean. See more »


Jeff Winger: This proves you are a kidnapper. What the hell is wrong with you?
Señor Chang: I'm nuts, Jeff! Get with the program!
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References Bones (2005) See more »


Performed by Curtis Harris, Ken Jeong, and Darien Smalling
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Heroes and villains
12 April 2011 | by (Serbia, Belgrade) – See all my reviews

I liked Chang (Ken Jeong) as a teacher, and I would like to see more Chang on the show. I would like to see him as a part of the group as I find him always interesting, unlike some characters from the group(Jeff, Britta and Annie). That is why it was very interesting to see what will happen between him and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown). She is charismatic but for some reason here story line wasn't very interesting one, and I guess that this twist could change it.

Other side of story was unique. This is a comedy, so you do expect to see some funny characters. And although Annie wants to cover all "ethnic basis covered", she is not the one that introduces guy from Balkan. As I mentioned, this is a comedy, and I am pretty sure that you can find funny, unique and special people in every part of the world. From Balkan we've got villain. I mean, every country has its heroes and its villains. From Balkan we've got a villain - one of the biggest villains ever in this show. His story will show ironic look on video games and killing people in them. It would be stupid to say that video games should be banned because of this, but some people might read them on the way that we never could imagine. Also war or killing people really looks like game.. Take a look at the plains: Pilots have controls that are similar to those you have in video games, and their goal is to hit the target, just like in a video game. And for some young Balkan, American, Iran young soldiers - war is a game!

I do not think that character like Lukka should be in a comedy. The way that story "ran away" from him had to happen, but it wasn't good for the show.

Also, I would like to mention that Balkan is not a country or union - it is a place (territory). It is not great when you do not mention one country or region at all and than you show villain like this one. Somebody might think that you are a racist..

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