The first season of the television comedy series Community originally aired from September 17, 2009 on NBC to May 20, 2010 in the United States. When Kara's not busy writing, you can find her doing yoga or hanging out with Gritty. "[5], Gimme! Pillowtown, known officially as The United Forts of Pillowtown, was the creation of Abed Nadir and the next step in the evolution of the blanket fort Fluffy Town he and Troy Barnes created in their sophomore year at Greendale. She then tells a horror story about an escaped psychopath to gauge everyone's reactions. This time the fort was crafted out of pillows and construction started in the 2012 Spring semester. Oct. 31 is fast approaching, and you know what that means -– the obligatory Halloween episode (complete with Halloween credits). Dan Harmon's comedy ran for a total of six seasons, and all but two of the installments featured a Halloween-themed episode. He has previously directed episodes for The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, CSI: NY, and True Blood. George Takei ends the episode with a voice over, and recording a voicemail greeting for someone named Kevin. Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)", "Mamma Mia" and "Fernando". Chang (Ken Jeong) throws an ice skate at the pair in an attempt to knock them out, but ends up breaking a window and allowing the zombies to surge in and grab Annie. “Community” focuses on a study group at a community college and the adventures and hijinks that they get involved in. The sickness causes those affected to turn into a violent, zombie-like state that can be passed on through bites. Meanwhile, at his office, Dean Pelton telephones the surplus store to complain. Dean Pelton buys food from an Army surplus store for the event, but the supposed taco meat is actually a hazardous substance. Gimme! Vote up the best holiday episodes, and see how they rank among the funniest Community episodes of all time. Directed by Justin Lin. It originally premiered in the United States on NBC on October 28, 2010 as a special Halloween-themed episode. Next: The Office: Every Halloween Episode. (A Man After Midnight), "Actually, I paid for those out-of-pocket. They are then forced to go to Pierce's mansion after he gets locked in the panic room. Jeff is overpowered by the horde. Pierce becomes ill, beginning to sweat and becoming disoriented. This year? Last year, “Community” celebrated the Day of the Dead. When not attending class, the study group — Jeff, Annie, Shirley, Pierce, Troy, Abed, and Britta — always found something to do on campus. This category is for Halloween-related episodes of on-going TV series that were originally shown as part of the series' regular season. Let’s be honest: this is a great episode, but it’s not as good as the other Halloween episodes. (How this poorly rated, Emmy-scorned shows pulls this off budget-wise is a mystery.) Whether you're looking for Christmas episodes or Halloween specials, this list of Community holiday-themed episodes includes favorites, like "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" and "Regional Holiday Music." At the party, Leonard (Richard Erdman) savagely bites a woman, and Troy and Abed realize that they are in the midst of a zombie attack. In "Epidemiology," the study group attends the annual Greendale Halloween party. A one-stop shop for all things video games. Written by NBC Publicity Mad skillz: As in Introduction to Statistics, Chang is the only person capable of correctly identifying Shirley's Halloween … Community is arguably one of the best shows of the decade, and one of Dan Harmon's greatest creations as the show had everything. Gimme! 1 Live-action shows 2 Animated shows 3 Anime shows Joel McHale was on Jimmy Kimmel last night in an appearance that he booked before Community's sudden hiatus was announced, but he showed … The episode's plot is a parody of various zombie and horror movies, with the infected students mimicking stereotypical zombies and various tropes of the genre being mocked. Jeff, Troy and Abed get to the library's basement, where they spot a window. In the aftermath, the party-goers assume the drinks were roofied. However Jeff, not wanting his expensive suit to get dirty by going through the window, opens a door instead, letting in the zombies from the other side. Abed's involves a secluded cabin whereas Annie envisions being a schoolteacher in love with a vampire portrayed by Jeff. Last night’s episode was once again deeply conceived, complex, and multilayered. The main characters (except Pierce) continue to enjoy the party, despite noticing that many of those attending the event appeared to be "high on drugs". The fact that she gets to write about The Office regularly is like a dream come true. With his fondness for dressing up in elaborate costumes, it was also no surprise that Halloween became big for Greendale. As the study group try to escape, the Dean (under orders from U.S. Army Special Operations) locks the doors, trapping them inside with the infected. The episode was written by producer Karey Dornetto, her third writing credit on the series. In the season 3 Community episode, Britta gives the rest of the study group personality tests and is disturbed to find that one anonymous person could be a homicidal maniac. Her favorite Avenger is Thor and her favorite Disney princess is Leia Organa. She loves binging a new series and watching movies ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to hidden indie gems. Troy wonders aloud why Chang called him. 1. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. [2], In its original American broadcast, "Epidemiology" reached approximately 5.635 million households with a 2.4 rating/7% share in the 18–49 demographic. As the unaffected partygoers try to escape through the library's front door, the Dean locks it from the outside and seals them in with the zombies. This episode featured a special Halloween-themed opening credit sequence, unique to this episode. Adds Danny Pudi, “It’s different in that the first two Halloween episodes were very physical, and this one is a little slower. During the party, a few of the partygoers become sick from eating an hazardous substance that the Dean mistook for taco meat bought at an army surplus store. The pair walk inside, where all the songs being played are by the 1970's pop group ABBA and Pelton's voice notes to himself (given that they are using his iPod for the music). Though the study was usually interested in a Halloween party, they also found their own ways to celebrate the day. The classic 2005 episode of the sitcom finds Josh Radnor's Ted Mosby hilariously returning to the same rooftop Halloween party where he met a "perfect" woman four years prior. It covered everything in more, on its way to earning Emmy nominations and filling out the supporting cast perfectly. Kara Hedash is a features writer for Screen Rant. The study group in focus always took an opportunity to attend a campus party, and thankfully for them, their classmates took the spooky holiday seriously. I was likewise surprised not to see The Simpsons on the list; that's the first show I think of when I think of Halloween episodes. With Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase. [1] Series creator Dan Harmon later stated on his Twitter account that he paid for the changed opening credits himself, as it wasn't in the network's budget. The episode was written by Karey Dornetto and directed by Anthony Hemingway, and also features the voice of George Takei. "Epidemiology" is the sixth episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Community, and the 31st episode of the series overall. After the air conditioning comes on, everyone is healed. However, the thermostat is outside with the zombies. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Season 1, Episode 7, "Introduction To Statistics" The show's first Halloween episode comes in the seventh overall episode, which focuses on a Day of the Dead party hosted by Annie for extra credit. The group flees the study room and splits up. After graduating college, writing began as a part-time hobby for Kara but it quickly turned into a career. She also has a soft spot for horror ever since she started watching it at too young of an age. The rest of the group then share their own stories. It had laughs, drama, heart-breaking and cringe moments, it was a show for fans of all genres. "[4] Sean Gandert of Paste Magazine also found the episode to be one of the series' best, writing, "Community gets things so, so right. Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Chang escape to a nearby bathroom, where they share a passionate moment and have sex. Episodes are listed below in alphabetical order by the title of the show. This is one of those special episodes that really pushed the boundaries of the show, and honestly, I even preferred it to 'Modern Warfare'—this may be the best episode of the show so far. The episode serves as a spoof of Scooby-Doo as the characters explore the mansion while encountering spooky and supernatural occurrences. Abed and Troy are sewn together in a science experiment in the latter's tale, and Pierce's is completely inappropriate. When he reads a code on a biohazard-labeled package he mistook for taco meet, Pelton is transferred to an army special operations officer, who orders the Dean to quarantine those inside the library and wait for the army to arrive in six hours. In this episode she wears a T. Rex outfit. So there’s nothing really scary about this episode, unlike the other years, and we can knock it out of the running. The episode received overwhelmingly positive reviews and was watched by 5.6 million viewers on its original airing. Articles about TV movies and other one-off programs that were not originally shown as part of an on-going series belong in the category TV specials. Many series air their Halloween episodes in October. #COULDNOTWAITTOSAYTHAT", "Thursday Final Ratings: Grey's Anatomy, Big Bang Theory, Shrekless, Office Adjusted Up; Nikita Down; Plus World Series Game 2", Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy, Alternative History of the German Invasion, Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations, VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing, Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Epidemiology_(Community)&oldid=1001949197, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Television episode articles with short description and disambiguated page names, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 January 2021, at 03:14. It’s the seventh episode of Community to ever air, and Dan Harmon hadn’t started writing high-concept yet. Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon.The series ran for 110 episodes over six seasons, with its first five seasons airing on NBC from September 17, 2009, to April 17, 2014, and its final season airing on Yahoo! This episode is, hands down, one of my favorite Community installments of all time.It brilliantly plays on the sometimes tired zombie and horror movie tropes to … Can you believe an entire decade has passed since Dean Pelton’s epic Halloween playlist that consisted of ABBA tunes and his voice memos took the world by storm? The show's first Halloween episode comes in the seventh overall episode, which focuses on a Day of the Dead party hosted by Annie for extra credit. Annie (Alison Brie) finds a doctor, they discover that Pierce is running a temperature of 102°F. Screen from March 17 to June 2, 2015. "Epidemiology" is the sixth episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Community, and the 31st episode of the series overall. Gimme! On Halloween the show produced episodes that not only paid homage to classic horror films, it also was able to capture the spirit of Halloween in 22 minutes. Rich (Greg Cromer) explains that the zombies are suffering from a rabies-like illness and will suffer brain damage and death within six hours. A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eccentric staff and student body. Troy, who has by this time changed out of his science-fiction style costume and opted to dress as a “sexy Dracula”, calls Abed a nerd, hurting his feelings. Annie and Rich suggest lowering the building temperature to lower the zombies' fever and kill the virus. It's not too late to get your "Shirtless Donald Glover" costume together. Community excelled with holiday episodes and the Halloween specials were no different. Once outside, Troy forcibly takes the keys from Dean Pelton and reenters the building to get to the thermostat. Here are the 31 best Halloween sitcom episodes from Friends Halloween episode to the Office Halloween episode … It was the least-watched non-reality component of NBC's Comedy Night Done Right for that evening (only The Apprentice, a reality show, scored lower). Greendale Community College sure knew how to get into the Halloween spirit as seen through multiple episodes of Community. Many television shows have an episode themed around or during Halloween. Being a Halloween episode, it has its disturbing moments as well, namely the scary resemblance Dean Pelton has to Lady Gaga, alongside his obsession with … [1] In the episode, the Dean throws a Halloween themed party on campus. Partygoers then fall ill, exhibiting zombie-like behavior, which results in the Army locking down the campus. Happy 10th anniversary to “Epidemiology,” Community lovers! During the party, a few of the partygoers become sick from eating an hazardous substance that the Dean mistook for taco meat bought at an army surplus store. While Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) attempt to court women with their Aliens-inspired costumes, other partygoers begin contracting the mysterious sickness. In the episode, the Dean throws a Halloween themed party on campus. Related: Community: What Troy's Text Message To Britta Said. Created by Dan Harmon. Season two of community carries on the story of the second year of the study group at Greendale Community College. Join the study group at Greendale, and enjoy the best Community holiday episodes. Community Halloween Episode Guns - H 2011 The cast reveals some details from Thursday's spook fest. Community excelled with holiday episodes and the Halloween specials were no different. It probably deals with hanging threads of the first season a little bit too quickly and then picks up pace and has the American comedy staples of Halloween, valentines, Christmas episodes. The first three episodes aired at 9:30 pm ET before being moved to 8:00 pm ET. We have our DVR set up to record every Simpsons episode -- incidentally, between this and Spongebob, our DVR fills up very quickly! Will Jeff blow off Annie's Halloween party and sell out his other classmates in order to get a chance to score with a sexy professor? In an ending tag scene, Troy listens to a voicemail message from Chang sent moments before his becoming infected, bragging that he and Shirley "totally did it". Seeing as Dean Pelton loved to bring the school's community together, he had a tendency to plan events on a regular basis. In the library basement, Jeff, Troy and Abed walk past a banner for "GCC Family Day", which was celebrated in the Season One episode "Basic Genealogy". Upon discovering those inside are uninfected, they opt to erase everyone's memories. Storyline Pierce and a few other Greendale students ingest a biohazard substance at the school Halloween Party, causing them to exhibit flu-like symptoms and begin turning into zombies. Rich emphasizes that everyone disclose whether they were bitten, but he and Britta cover up their bites and begin exhibiting symptoms. Jeff and other members of the study group must find a way to escape since they are trapped with the infected. It’s the night of the living dead. Halloween is coming up and it's time to watch a bunch of sitcom episodes. It is up to the rest of the gang to save themselves and the school when Dean Pelton locks them in with the zombie-infected student body. -- and we've been fed a smorgasbord of Treehouse of Horror episodes for the past week. Every year, Community fans look forward to the NBC series’ Halloween-themed episode. 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