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Alternative History of the German Invasion 

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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... Jeff Winger
... Britta Perry
... Abed Nadir
... Shirley Bennett
... Annie Edison
... Troy Barnes
... Dean Pelton
... Ben Chang
... Pierce Hawthorne
... Professor Cornwallis
... Reinhold
... Todd
... Leonard
Marc Jablon ... Dr. Kedan
... Garrett Lambert
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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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Replaced Jurgen, (Nick Kroll's character), the leader of German group from s03e9 (Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism) with Reinhold (Chris Diamantopolous' character). See more »

Quotes

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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References The Nanny (1993) See more »

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Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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Solid episode, holds up just fine with previous seasons
10 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

The temptation is to scrutinize season 4 episodes for evidence that the show is no longer any good, but if you can check that impulse, I think you'll be happy with this episode. The episode is well-structured, the jokes are on-target, and we see a character return who, it seemed, there was no plausible way to reintroduce to the show. (Turns out "plausible" has a very different meaning at Greendale.)

If there is a formula to "Community" (the best episodes anyway), it seems to be:

  • Character wants a thing.


  • Character gets that thing.


  • Character realizes that he or she hurt people to get that thing.


  • Character makes amends, and possibly gives up that initial thing in favor of something more important.


This episode follows the formula and does it very well, and in addition it's all thematically in line with the lesson the history teacher gives at the start of the episode. The writers get it. If this episode does nothing else, it persuades me that the show is still in good hands.

I'm giving it only a 9 simply because I save the 10s for episodes where I literally contact friends and family and tell them they have to watch. This episode isn't quite that good, but it is good enough that I say every "Community" fan should tune in, especially those of you who have been sitting out season 4.


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