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Heroic Origins (2 May 2013)

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Abed's (Danny Pudi) research into the study group's history uncovers an overlooked series of chance encounters that led each of them to Greendale.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Hawthorne (credit only)
Teenage Girl


Abed's (Danny Pudi) research into the study group's history uncovers an overlooked series of chance encounters that led each of them to Greendale.

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Near the end of the episode, Troy says, "And we're all spiderman!" In 2010 one of Donald Glover's fans suggested that Glover play as Peter Parker in the then-upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie. Fans showed their support by retweeting the hashtag "#donald4spiderman". - Wikipedia See more »


Abed makes a reference to the Star Wars prequels being terrible, and that Chewbacca should have remembered Yoda, but in the original trilogy Yoda only meets Luke on screen, Yoda never leaving his planet in the Dagobah system. See more »


Britta Perry: So you're saying we're all connected,like the classic French film trilogy "Bleu, Blanc, Rouge."
Abed Nadir: No, like something more accessible, like "Unbreakable."
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One of the best episodes so far.
22 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I've heard a lot of complaints about the fourth season, mainly because nobody expected the show to maintain the same level of quality since Dan Harmon left the party. Although this season had a few lesser episodes, Heroic Origins, to me, was one of the best episodes so far, second only to Advanced Dungeons and Dragons in season two. Everything wrapped up together so beautifully, it blew me away. I was sad to hear Dan Harmon's reaction to this season, it was like he gave his child up for adoption and got mad because they did a fantastic job picking up where he left off. This episode was wonderful, it explains how the group was bound to meet eventually, how their lives were connected and I watched every minute of it with absolute joy. I'd very much recommend watching it.

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