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Modern Warfare 

Greendale Community College is transformed into an apocalyptic war zone when the dean promises the winner of a paintball competition priority registration, and it could fan the flames of sexual tension between Jeff and Britta.

Director:

Justin Lin

Writers:

Dan Harmon (created by), Emily Cutler
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McHale ... Jeff Winger
Gillian Jacobs ... Britta Perry
Danny Pudi ... Abed Nadir
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Shirley Bennett
Alison Brie ... Annie Edison
Donald Glover ... Troy Barnes
Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang
Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton
Dino Stamatopoulos ... Star-Burns
Richard Erdman ... Leonard
Erik Charles Nielsen ... Garrett Lambert
Brian Michael Jones ... Pawn
Ulysses Lee ... Chess Club Geek #1
Patrick Rafferty ... Chess Club Geek #2
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Storyline

The sexual tension between Jeff and Britta becomes a hot topic among the study group. Meanwhile, what starts out as a simple contest for a chance at early class registration turns the peaceful campus of Greendale Community College into an all-out war zone. Friendships are tested, as only one student can be victorious. Written by NBC Publicity

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The highest rated episode of Community along with Season 3 Episode 4, "Remedial Chaos Theory" See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Senor Chang enters the library and shoots his gun all over the room, he runs out of Carbon Dioxide in his gun. Later, when Jeff runs into Dean Pelton's office, and shoots it all over the room, it is fine. Between the two scenes is about a minute - where did he get carbon dioxide from? See more »

Quotes

Jeff Winger: [after waking from an hour-long nap, he wakes up to the school seemingly empty and paint-splattered. He stumbles upon a paint-splattered guy sitting on the ground] What is going on?
Garrett: The-the paintball game was-was s-starting, and the-the dean, the dean announced the-the prize. *The prize!* We-we turned on each other like-like animals!
Jeff Winger: What was the prize?
Garrett: *Was?* This is not over! This is still happening! *Right now!*
[Get's shot by Leonard]
Jeff Winger: Leonard? Leonard! I'm not playing!
Leonard: *Everyone's playing!*
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Spoofs Hard Boiled (1992) See more »

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At Least It Was Here (Community Main Title)
(uncredited)
Performed by The 88
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Maybe the most hilarious episode yet
6 May 2010 | by Jimmy L.See all my reviews

The "paintball" episode is hilarious! After the usual pre-titles opening scene, the entire episode is shot to look like an action movie. That's what's great about "Community": the sense of heightened reality. It allows for some wonderfully absurd satire.

In this episode ("Modern Warfare"), the entire student body at Greendale is engaged in a last-one-standing paintball war. Everyone wants to win The Prize. (The prize itself is a great satire on the college experience.) Armed with paintball guns, our heroes make their way through a war-torn campus, ever wary of the glee club who might snipe them from the trees.

The episode is filled with classic action movie moments: slow-motion moves, jumping off walls, sliding on floors, tragic "deaths", suspicions of betrayal, hails of gunfire, and Mexican stand-offs galore.

Joel McHale runs around in a sweaty wife-beater while his buddies wear battle gear. People are dodging paint pellets, ducking for cover, ambushing their enemies, and avenging their fallen friends. Not your typical day at school.

The hilarity is topped off by Senor Chang's (Ken Jeong) appearance toward the end as a bada** mercenary for the dean. (The music alone makes his entrance priceless.)

"Community" has proved over its first season that it's a fresh new sitcom that knows comedy. Each character brings something different to the table and the show is witty and absurd and full of satire. I like some episodes better than others, but I absolutely LOVED this wonderful homage to action flicks. This is "Community" at its most inspired. Brilliant.


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