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community easter eggs: #15 Flashbacks

In “Paradigms of Human Memory” (S02E21), the Dean Pelton flashbacks references a couple of previous episodes. In one of them, you can see Jeff with a small RC car, like Pierce said in “Aerodynamics of Gender” (S02E07). You can also see Britta knitting, which goes all the way back to “The Art of Discourse” (S01E22), where she is knitting a little eyepatch for her “fresh kitten.”

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community easter eggs: #2 Abed delivers a baby

In The Psychology of Letting Go (S02E03), one of the episode’s most notable arc had only one minute of screentime and happened in the background in it’s entirety. As Abed mentions in Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts (S02E22), he delivered a baby in the beginning of the school year. Some fans had a theory that the couple had appeared on the show during season one, and were in the STD fair that took place in The Politics of Human Sexuality (S01E11), which aired 10 months before “Psychology”, and that the guy was mad at Abed because he told everyone on campus to throw the condoms away. Later, Megan Ganz said on the DVD commentaries that Abed could actually be the father of the child.

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community easter eggs: #23 Daybreak

“Daybreak” by Michael Haggins is frequently featured on the show. The first time was in “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps” (S03E05), during Abed’s story. It also played in “Pillows and Blankets” (S03E14), on Neil’s radio program. The song is hummed by several characters throughout seasons 3 and 4 - Troy in "Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism" (S03E09) and Virtual Systems Analysis (S03E16), Annie in “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts” (S03E11), Abed in “Digital Exploration of Interior Design” (S03E13), Shirley in“Cooperative Escapism In Familial Relations” (S04E05) and the puppet study group in “Intro To Felt Surrogacy” (S04E09) - as well as it is established as Troy’s ringtone in “Paranormal Parentage” (S04E02).

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community easter eggs: #8 Other Roles

Community mentions some of its actors’ work in its scripts. During Jeff’s first speech in the Pilot (S01E01), he states that if you ask Abed for salt, he’d give you soup, because soup is better. Joel McHale, who plays Jeff, is the host of E!’s show “The Soup”. In The Science of Illusion (S01E20), when Annie fails to catch the guy she’s chasing, Shirley calls her “Hannah Montana”. Alison Brie got her acting start on that show. Alison also played Trudy, in Mad Men, which was referenced in Physical Education (S0E17), as Abed impersonates Don Draper in an attempt to seduce Annie. Though it wasn’t an scripted mention, in Environmental Science (S01E10),  Jeff and Chang laugh at the name “Cherry Daiquiri”, which is the name of Gillian Jacobs’ character in the movie “Choke”.