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The members of the Study Group take jobs as celebrity impersonators to pay off Abed's debt to a celebrity impersonator business, but can Jeff be Ryan Seacrest without his fragile ego spiral out of control?

Director:

Kyle Newacheck

Writers:

Dan Harmon (created by), Alex Cooley
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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
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton
Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang
Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne
French Stewart ... Vinnie
J.P. Manoux ... Faux-by
Jim Meskimen ... Christopher Walken Impersonator / Tommy Lee Jones Impersonator
Blake Anderson ... Attendant
Richard Erdman ... Leonard
Brandon Killham ... Howie
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The members of the Study Group take jobs as celebrity impersonators to pay off Abed's debt to a celebrity impersonator business, but can Jeff be Ryan Seacrest without his fragile ego spiral out of control?

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

During the closing credits, Abed has a daydream of piloting a starship with the designation of "SS Abed 1373". Show creator/producer Dan Harmon's birthday is 1/3/73, January 3, 1973. See more »

Quotes

Dean Pelton: I don't know who told you pouting was an option for you, but all you're making me feel right now is hatred of Renee Zellweger.
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Connections

References The Incredible Hulk (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lonely Man Theme
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Composed by Joseph Harnell (uncredited)
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solid episode
29 March 2012 | by giantpantherSee all my reviews

Abed has run up a huge tab with a celebrity impersonator company so that he can re-enact a number of his favorite movie scenes in person. This leads to his friends having to work off that debt for French Stewart who is playing a former French Stewart impersonator.

To pay off the debt, Shirley plays Oprah, Britta and Troy play the two versions of Michael Jackson, Annie plays Dorothy from the wizard of oz (i think), and Jeff plays Ryan Seacrest.

Jeff is also taking anti-anxiety pills and as it turns out the slight amount of anxiety he carried helped to deflect full out narcissism from forming.

At the end of the episode we have the second appearance of Dark Abed, the Abed that was formed during the episode that showed alternate timelines deviating from who had to go get the pizza.

All in all, good!


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