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Paradigms of Human Memory 

As the study group gathers to assemble their 20th and final Anthropology diorama of the year, they begin reminiscing about their favorite times together - including a trip they made to a ... See full summary »

Directors:

Tristram Shapeero, Duke Johnson (uncredited)

Writers:

Dan Harmon (created by), Chris McKenna | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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
John Oliver ... Professor Ian Duncan
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton
E.J. Callahan ... Old Prospector
Marcus Folmar ... Barber Professor
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Storyline

As the study group gathers to assemble their 20th and final Anthropology diorama of the year, they begin reminiscing about their favorite times together - including a trip they made to a western ghost town, a last minute glee club performance and the array of costumes that Dean Pelton has managed to wear over the year. Meanwhile, Troy's pet monkey returns, only to disappear back into the school's ventilation system. Written by NBC Publicity

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Ken Jeong co-starred with Crystal the Monkey in The Hangover Part II (2011). See more »

Quotes

Troy Barnes: [Pretending to be Jeff] I'm Jeff Winger. Does this hard-boiled egg make me look fat?
Abed Nadir: [Pretending to be Jeff] My name is Jeff Winger. I love working this BlackBerry because it tones my thumbs.
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Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

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Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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Clip show of episodes that never were

What a brilliant idea - take the hackneyed old "clip show" format and use it to present highlights of episodes that never existed. While this is clearly a love letter to the hardcore fans who instantly get the joke, it's also a fantastic exercise in story telling - developing a commentary about becoming stuck in the routines that can characterise relationships. It's also a sly dig at television sitcom lazy storytelling. First the episode subverts the inherent cheapness of the clip show format itself (they probably spent more time and treasure making this pretend clip show than another show would spend making an original single-story episode), and then it demonstrates how easy it is for the audience to fill in the story-telling blanks from sitcom cliches when presented with nothing more than a few visual punch lines. (The "trapped in a western ghost town" bit alone is at least as old as The Brady Bunch.) Oh, and the acting is superb! Bravo, everyone involved.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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