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Remedial Chaos Theory 

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At Abed and Troy's housewarming party, Jeff decides to let the decision on who gets the pizza rest on the roll of the dice, leaving Abed to contemplate six alternate realities.

Director:

Jeff Melman

Writers:

Dan Harmon (created by), Chris McKenna
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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 (credit only)
Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang (credit only)
Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne
Travis Richey ... Inspector Spacetime (voice)
Derwin Jordan ... Reggie (credit only)
Robert Tarpinian ... Pizza Guy
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Storyline

When Troy and Abed decide to share an apartment, they host a party for the group, which takes on an altered reality as several scenarios play out. Written by NBC Publicity

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

'Evil' Abed's suggestion on wearing goatees at the end of the episode may be a nod to 'Mirror' Spock from the Star Trek Episode 'Mirror Mirror'. In that episode, the audience meets a parallel 'Evil' Spock who sports a similar goatee. See more »

Goofs

In one of the alternate time lines, Annie's purse falls to the floor and her revolver discharges. As the pistol appears to be a Smith & Wesson Chief's Special, such a discharge is absolutely impossible. (Also, as Annie is revealed to be under 21 years old, it would be illegal for her to purchase said revolver.) See more »

Quotes

Jeff Winger: [Regarding Abed's model of the rolling boulder scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark"] Hey, look. Indiana Jones and the Apartment of Perpetual Virginity.
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Connections

Referenced in Guacamelee! 2 (2018) See more »

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Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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The defining episode of season 3
26 January 2013 | by athomedSee all my reviews

It makes sense that an episode of Community where many of the laugh out loud moments are set up in one timeline and only reach their true payoff in another timeline is the episode which pops up throughout the rest of the season as a reference point for the study group.

This episode was about a lot of things. It certainly pushed the limits of what a twenty-two minute television show on NBC can do. It did something deeper with an exploration of the group dynamic within the study group. This episode delves into what place each character has in the group and where their strengths lie for the group as a whole. It does so in a supremely clever way, by subtlety removing a person from the group in seven separate timelines and allowing us to see how the group reacts without that person. The only difference from timeline to timeline is that a different person is removed in each timeline. There's your episode.

Brilliant writing. Fantastic concept. A solid 10 and a must-see episode of Community.


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