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Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts 

As the semester draws to a close, the anthropology class final is disrupted when Shirley goes into labor one month ahead of schedule.


Jay Chandrasekhar


Dan Harmon (created by), Karey Dornetto | 1 more credit »




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
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Andre Bennett
John Oliver ... Professor Ian Duncan
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton
Charley Koontz ... Neil
Danielle Kaplowitz ... Vicki
Greg Tuculescu ... Paramedic #1
Dino Stamatopoulos ... Star-Burns


When the Anthropology class assembles for their final exam, Shirley notices a twinge, which quickly escalates into full-blown labor. As Jeff and Britta argue about how best to help, Chang is anxious to claim this "early" labor as clear evidence that it's a "Chang Baby!" Meanwhile, Greendale is hosting a World Food Festival in the parking lot and a riot ensues - Dean Pelton is caught in the crossfire. Written by NBC Publicity

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In many of the background shots, the "Anus flag" can be seen that the main characters created to be the school flag earlier in the season. See more »


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Troy Barnes: Professor Duncan, you are such a great teacher when you're drinking.
Professor Duncan: Thank you, Daryl.
Abed Nadir: It's Troy.
Troy Barnes: Hey, if the man wants to give "Daryl" an A, let him do it.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »


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Pierce offers the Indecent proposal to the handshake
30 May 2018 | by Br4ve-trave1orSee all my reviews

This is a fun episode where Sheryl has her baby and I'll save who the father is, though I was disappointed by the outcome thinking it could have a lot of future potential for material.

The main reason I'm reviewing this episode and why it's so special like the episode of film studies is the pop culture reference to the movie 'Indecent Proposal' in which a man offers demi Moore and her husband woody Harrelson a lot of money for one night with his wife.

Pierce sees Troy and Abad doing their handshake and approaches them and says he wants in. They look at each other uncomfortable. This cant work, right? Then Peice offers them $1,000 to did it. Troy says "huuuuuu...Indecent proposal!" Then he and Abad decide really quick which character they are in that moment and they say at the same time----Demi...Woody! Troy says Demi so he will do the hand shake and do it with Peirce similar to Demi Moore committing to the one night stand and sleeping with another man aside from her husband.

Its brilliantly captured and executed and I just hope most of the people saw the movie so they get this reference like the episode of film studies or they're missing out on a massive comedy gem!

Troy and Abad cant get it right after mimicking the film. Well played Harmon, well played!!!

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28 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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