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Critical Film Studies (24 Mar. 2011)

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Jeff's "Pulp Fiction"-themed surprise party for Abed is spoiled when Abed tells him over dinner that he's done with pop culture. But is this confession actually just part of another movie homage?

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Capitalizing on Abed's love of cinema and pop culture, Jeff plans a very special "Pulp Fiction" style surprise party for Abed's birthday. The tables turn, however, and while the study group awaits their arrival at a restaurant, Abed stages another dinner with an unsuspecting Jeff at another restaurant. Written by NBC Publicity

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Abed, played by Danny Pudi, talks about the time he spent the day on the set of his favorite TV show, Cougar Town (2009), and was allowed a walk-on role. On Cougar Town's episode entitled Cougar Town: Something Good Coming (2011), Danny Pudi can be seen in the background of an outdoor café scene; first sitting at a table and then hurrying off-camera. See more »

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Abed Nadir: I probably mentioned in the past my fondness for a TV program called Cougar Town.
Jeff Winger: Here and there.
Abed Nadir: I even started a Cougar Town fan club on Facebook. Not to accomplish anything, mind you. Simply to express my love for the show. Well, it ended up being quite large, this fan club, and one morning, I think it was maybe early March, I got this Facebook message. A very nice message from the people who make Cougar Town.
Jeff Winger: Looking for work?
Abed Nadir: No, thanking me, Jeff. You know, for all the support I generated...
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A fantastic episode
26 March 2011 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I don't want to give too much away but I was so mystified early on in the episode, with its heavy themes and paucity of jokes - it was still captivating and amusing - but then the payoff is so surprising and hilarious. Then, upon rewatching, I saw how smart the writing was and was laughing at new and different things.

Then, after watching the source material that inspired the episode and then watching the show a THIRD time, I saw even more jokes. Clearly, I have way too much time on my hands. But kudos to the network for airing such a ballsy, intelligent, anachronistic shaggy dog joke. And mad props to Danny Pudi for his amazing performance. Watch the episode again to just see him and how he changes throughout the episode. He's the reason for this show's success.


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