Community: Season 3, Episode 9

Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism (1 Dec. 2011)

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Shirley teaches Jeff foosball so that he can beat a team of cocky, obnoxious Germans, while Annie creates an overly elaborate ruse so that she doesn't have to tell Abed that she broke his special edition The Dark Knight DVD.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Pelton (credit only)
Señor Chang (credit only)
Erik Charles Nielsen ...


When a group of arrogant students commandeer the foosball table at school, Jeff and Shirley unite to defeat them. Meanwhile, Annie accidentally breaks Abed's new limited edition "Dark Knight" DVD and claims that someone broke into the apartment and stole it. Things snowball out of control when Abed thinks he knows who took the DVD and sets about getting it back. Written by NBC Publicity

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One of the Germans says to Jeff, "I wish there was a word to describe the pleasure I feel at viewing misfortune." Ironically, the word "Schadenfreude," which comes from German, means "misfortune-joy," or, "joy at seeing another's misfortune." Psychology considers Schadenfreude, like other malicious emotions, to be a normal part of the human psyche, but, of course, it can become maladaptive or pathological if a person can only derive joy in this fashion. See more »


When Leonard gives his pizza review at the end of the episode, he says that the date is November 29th. However, the text on the web page below the video says that it was uploaded on November 26th. See more »


Juergen: We came to play. Get away from our table.
Shirley Bennett: We're usin' it, strudel-brain.
Jeff Winger: Nice.
Juergen: Then play us for it.
Shirley Bennett: Fine. Monday morning. Only let's make it interesting: The losers never get to use this table again.
Juergen: Oh, you are so on that things have now become very much like Donkey Kong.
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At the end of Leonard's video pizza review there are credits and then a full screen of post-credits white text on purple background which says: "First off, would someone please explain to my why, in the age of digital streaming, I have to pay late fees for the movies I rent. I'm a responsible person, I pay my taxes. Seriously, I'm not trying to be a dick about this. I really want to know. It seems to me that the only competitive advantage these rental stores have over the internet is face-to-face customer service. So why are you working so hard to make me not want to talk to you, just because I kept Dan In Real Life a couple extra days. There were a lot of special features, and I didn't ask my daughter for a blu-ray player not to see them all. Oh, and by the way? What happened to the days when these rental jockeys would actually WATCH the movies they have, so they could give you recommendations instead of just standing there like "Duh doy, yeah. I guess there's probably nudity in Dan In Real Life." Well, guess what, Chelsea. THERE ISN'T. That Juliette Binoche though. Va-va-VA-va-VOOM. That's one frozen pizza that gets MY oven going at 350 degrees. Anyway, hit me up on the comment side, unless you're a hater. Or catch me on twitter at @leonard_GCC. And remember: see something, say something. Watch the throne." See more »


References Donkey Kong (1981) See more »


Performed by Donald Glover
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Abed is Batman now - Christian Bale
29 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Any community episode that involves Abed dressing up as Batman is an instant classic in my opinion. The two main plot-lines in this episode are that Annie breaks Abed and Troy's exclusive Dark Knight DVD and lies about it causing Abed to go vigilante to discover the truth. Meanwhile Jeff and Shirley get involved in some foosball competition and in the process discover that they share some similar memories.

Highlights from this episode include - as mentioned before Batman Abed, but also Jeff and Shirley morph into Anime characters when they play each other at foosball and some hostility arises.

Also at the very end Leonard gives a review of some pizza, which is funny, Leonard is a good side character.

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