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A Fistful of Paintballs 

In a "spaghetti western" parody, Pierce tries to get revenge on the rest of the study group during this year's paintball tournament.


Joe Russo


Dan Harmon (created by), Andrew Guest | 1 more credit »

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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
Josh Holloway ... Black Rider
Anthony Michael Hall ... Mike
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton
Julianna Guill ... Head Cheerleader
Charley Koontz ... Neil
Richard Erdman ... Leonard
Jordan Black ... Dean Spreck


In a "spaghetti western" parody, Pierce tries to get revenge on the rest of the study group during this year's paintball tournament.

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Release Date:

5 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


At one point, Abed refers to the Black Rider (Josh Holloway) as "network TV good-looking." Josh Holloway starred on the network television series Lost prior to the filming of this episode. See more »


The tiger stripe M16 used by Chang in Modern Warfare, the paintball episode of the previous season, apparently (by the feeding hopper and bore of the barrel) fires 17mm paintball pellets. However, the guns used in this episode are not, in fact, paintball guns, but gas powered airsoft guns equipped with paintball pellets. These guns require a 6mm pellet and would not be compatible with the 17mm pellets in the cache. See more »


Jeff Winger: I'm not risking my butt hauling ammo back for the guy who has Vicki dancing for twinkies.
Pierce Hawthorne: She's a dance major, Jeff! And she likes twinkies.
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Crazy Credits

Credits for this episode are done in "Spaghetti Western" style. See more »


References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »


Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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Flawless and stands with modern warfare
30 May 2018 | by Brave_TraveIorSee all my reviews

With film studies episode, we're shown how well this series can be directed as its immediately filmed on a dolly and looks great.

This is Sergio Leone paintball in Greendale!! Josh Holloway rounds it out to make it perfect as the night Ryder.

Allison brie wins this episode hands down for her performance and being the most attractive paintball gun slinger! Season 2 has been great but not as good as season 1 imo but this episode put it over the edge to stand up on it's own leading to the next installment, part 2 of the $100,000 prize.

Does Josh Holloway really like cold play? That wanted gay and alive poster of jess and his forehead was awesome Pierce and he really showcases how he made his way to become the villain of this series in season 2! His character has grown a lot since the first dozen episodes of the first season. Chevy Chase did a masterful job even after his indent on his chin grew in!

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