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Alternative History of the German Invasion 

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The Study Group loses access to the study room to the German foosballers, and Chang returns to campus, claiming to be suffering from "Changnesia."


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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
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton
Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang
Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne
Malcolm McDowell ... Professor Cornwallis
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Reinhold
David Neher ... Todd
Richard Erdman ... Leonard
Marc Jablon ... Dr. Kedan
Erik Charles Nielsen ... Garrett Lambert


The Study Group loses access to the study room to the German foosballers, and Chang returns to campus, claiming to be suffering from "Changnesia."

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28 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Replaced Jurgen, (Nick Kroll's character), the leader of German group from s03e9 (Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism) with Reinhold (Chris Diamantopolous' character). See more »


Jeff Winger: I really am Hitler.
Shirley Bennett: Yeah.
Pierce Hawthorne: So it's just decided? No vote or anything?
Troy Barnes: I hate this. I wish there was a way we could make it up to people.
Jeff Winger: That's it! We need to make reparations. We have to start giving back, because Greendale has given us so much. It gave us the study room. And that study room is our home. But our home is more than those four walls. And our family is more than the seven of us. It's all of Greendale. And everyone deserves to have what we have.
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Spoofs The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »


Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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Decent but feels like a missed opportunity
1 March 2013 | by salve-lineSee all my reviews

"Alternative History of the German Invasion" is for the most part a pretty good episode but it's not all I -and probably many other people- were hoping for.

For one, I personally found myself having a hard time laughing at the German puns and the Germans themselves hardly have any funny moments. The "twist" at the end was actually very cool, well done and made up for some things i wasn't comfortable with during the episode. My favorite parts of the episode were probably the scenes with the dean and Chang and it'll be interesting to see how that continues. Finally, i think it's quite disappointing that Malcolm McDowell has so little screen time and hardly any funny lines. Teachers have often been a highlight of the show and it feels like they hardly tried with his character.

While it has several good moments, particularly during the "war" montage, the episode just isn't everything it could have been. I'll let other people discuss the reasons for this, though.

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