When Kara's not busy writing, you can find her doing yoga or hanging out with Gritty. Abed, Britta and Shirley bite Troy, but he is able to reach the thermostat before being affected. 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 it seems impossible that the show could top last year’s zombie episode, Dan Harmon’s done it again. Last year, “Community” celebrated the Day of the Dead. Dan Harmon's comedy ran for a total of six seasons, and all but two of the installments featured a Halloween-themed episode. Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design (Season 2) – 9.4: “Dean Pelton tries to bust Jeff for a phony … Jeff and other members of the study group must find a way to escape since they are trapped with the infected. Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Chang escape to a nearby bathroom, where they share a passionate moment and have sex. Community excelled with holiday episodes and the Halloween specials were no different. 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. Joel McHale was on Jimmy Kimmel last night in an appearance that he booked before Community's sudden hiatus was announced, but he showed … Partygoers then fall ill, exhibiting zombie-like behavior, which results in the Army locking down the campus. It's not too late to get your "Shirtless Donald Glover" costume together. Happy 10th anniversary to “Epidemiology,” Community lovers! Annie and Rich suggest lowering the building temperature to lower the zombies' fever and kill the virus. Abed encourages Troy to "be the first black man to make it to the end" and sacrifices himself, allowing Troy to escape through the window. The first three episodes aired at 9:30 pm ET before being moved to 8:00 pm ET. Jeff, meanwhile, tries to find a way into the nearby faculty party so he can woo Professor Slater, his current crush. [3], Alyssa Rosenberg from The Atlantic praised the episode, saying, "Community's on a roll with episodes torn straight from the reels of classic movies this season, and last night's Halloween episode lifted the show to new heights: this may have been the best half-hour of Community since "Contemporary American Poultry" and "Modern Warfare. In the aftermath, the party-goers assume the drinks were roofied. 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. Kara Hedash is a features writer for Screen Rant. The episode serves as a spoof of Scooby-Doo as the characters explore the mansion while encountering spooky and supernatural occurrences. We have our DVR set up to record every Simpsons episode -- incidentally, between this and Spongebob, our DVR fills up very quickly! He has previously directed episodes for The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, CSI: NY, and True Blood. 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. 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. Every year, Community fans look forward to the NBC series’ Halloween-themed episode. Britta tries to convince Jeff to return to Annie's party while Troy and Abed, dressed at Eddie Murphy and Batman, respectively, deal with Pierce after he gets high from the pills he trades Starburns for. 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. When Pierce asks Dean Pelton (Jim Rash), who is dressed as Lady Gaga, where he got the food, Jeff reveals it is old military rations bought at a surplus store. Outside the Greendale Community College library, Jeff (Joel McHale), dressed as David Beckham, greets Pierce (Chevy Chase), who is dressed as Star Trek's Captain Kirk for the annual Greendale Halloween party. Adds Danny Pudi, “It’s different in that the first two Halloween episodes were very physical, and this one is a little slower. Episodes are listed below in alphabetical order by the title of the show. Shirley takes the horror stories in another direction by focusing on the Rapture. However, the thermostat is outside with the zombies. She loves binging a new series and watching movies ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to hidden indie gems. Community Halloween Episode Guns - H 2011 The cast reveals some details from Thursday's spook fest. They eventually find Pierce is behind most of the haunts, but another mysterious figure still lurks inside the house. 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. This episode featured a special Halloween-themed opening credit sequence, unique to this episode. Gimme! Written by NBC Publicity 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". They are then forced to go to Pierce's mansion after he gets locked in the panic room. The episode received overwhelmingly positive reviews and was watched by 5.6 million viewers on its original airing. “Community” Halloween episodes may be the best thing about the holiday. With Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase. The events never seemed to go as planned, but they were memorable nonetheless. 1. The following songs by the Swedish pop music group ABBA are featured throughout the episode: "Waterloo", "SOS", "Dancing Queen", "Gimme! 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". Annie (Alison Brie) finds a doctor, they discover that Pierce is running a temperature of 102°F. Abed and Troy are sewn together in a science experiment in the latter's tale, and Pierce's is completely inappropriate. When not attending class, the study group — Jeff, Annie, Shirley, Pierce, Troy, Abed, and Britta — always found something to do on campus. Meanwhile, at his office, Dean Pelton telephones the surplus store to complain. Join the study group at Greendale, and enjoy the best Community holiday episodes. With his fondness for dressing up in elaborate costumes, it was also no surprise that Halloween became big for Greendale. 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. Many television shows have an episode themed around or during Halloween. 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). But this is community so it's a bit different. A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eccentric staff and student body. The episode was written by Karey Dornetto and directed by Anthony Hemingway, and also features the voice of George Takei. There is a wide variety of holiday episodes in this series, but this Halloween episode is truly at the top. “Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design” (Season 2, Episode 9) What starts as Jeff merely trying to … Community is arguably one of the best shows of the decade, and one of Dan Harmon's greatest creations as the show had everything. [1] In the episode, the Dean throws a Halloween themed party on campus. Gimme! It originally premiered in the United States on NBC on October 28, 2010 as a special Halloween-themed episode. George Takei ends the episode with a voice over, and recording a voicemail greeting for someone named Kevin. Before joining Screen Rant, Kara served as a contributor for Movie Pilot and had work published on The Mary Sue and Reel Honey. This year? Season two of community carries on the story of the second year of the study group at Greendale Community College. 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. The group flees the study room and splits up. Halloween is coming up and it's time to watch a bunch of sitcom episodes. Her favorite Avenger is Thor and her favorite Disney princess is Leia Organa. Screen from March 17 to June 2, 2015. Community excelled with holiday episodes and the Halloween specials were no different. The rest of the group then share their own stories. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Once outside, Troy forcibly takes the keys from Dean Pelton and reenters the building to get to the thermostat. Related: Community: What Troy's Text Message To Britta Said. Next: The Office: Every Halloween Episode. 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. “Community” focuses on a study group at a community college and the adventures and hijinks that they get involved in. 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. With Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown. Last night’s episode was once again deeply conceived, complex, and multilayered. 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? It covered everything in more, on its way to earning Emmy nominations and filling out the supporting cast perfectly. She then tells a horror story about an escaped psychopath to gauge everyone's reactions. 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. Created by Dan Harmon. "Epidemiology" is the sixth episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Community, and the 31st episode of the series overall. (How this poorly rated, Emmy-scorned shows pulls this off budget-wise is a mystery.) Let’s be honest: this is a great episode, but it’s not as good as the other Halloween episodes. 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. So there’s nothing really scary about this episode, unlike the other years, and we can knock it out of the running. In this episode she wears a T. Rex outfit. The show was picked up for 22 episodes in October 2009, and an additional 3 episodes were ordered later. 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 Man After Midnight)", "Mamma Mia" and "Fernando". "[5], Gimme! 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 … Here are the 31 best Halloween sitcom episodes from Friends Halloween episode to the Office Halloween episode … The sickness causes those affected to turn into a violent, zombie-like state that can be passed on through bites. 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. It’s the night of the living dead. Rich emphasizes that everyone disclose whether they were bitten, but he and Britta cover up their bites and begin exhibiting symptoms. 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. 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? Dean Pelton buys food from an Army surplus store for the event, but the supposed taco meat is actually a hazardous substance. The Costumes Get Weirder : Last year's disguises were just the tip of the iceberg. After the air conditioning comes on, everyone is healed. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. (A Man After Midnight), "Actually, I paid for those out-of-pocket. Directed by Justin Lin. Oct. 31 is fast approaching, and you know what that means -– the obligatory Halloween episode (complete with Halloween credits). In "Epidemiology," the study group attends the annual Greendale Halloween party. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Pierce becomes ill, beginning to sweat and becoming disoriented. Gimme! 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. Though the study was usually interested in a Halloween party, they also found their own ways to celebrate the day. After graduating college, writing began as a part-time hobby for Kara but it quickly turned into a career. It was directed by Anthony Hemingway, his first directing credit for a half-hour comedy series. The army arrives to "disinfect" the building (as well as ensure that the Dean is the "only witness"). Mad skillz: As in Introduction to Statistics, Chang is the only person capable of correctly identifying Shirley's Halloween … Troy wonders aloud why Chang called him. The sick… In past seasons, Halloween isn't always celebrated on each of these shows, but last night we lucked out with Halloween-inspired episodes of Community, Parks and Recreation, and The Office. It’s the seventh episode of Community to ever air, and Dan Harmon hadn’t started writing high-concept yet. 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). 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 episode, the Dean throws a Halloween themed party on campus. 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. 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. 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