Last night’s episode was once again deeply conceived, complex, and multilayered. The first three episodes aired at 9:30 pm ET before being moved to 8:00 pm ET. Partygoers then fall ill, exhibiting zombie-like behavior, which results in the Army locking down the campus. In "Epidemiology," the study group attends the annual Greendale Halloween party. 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). "Epidemiology" is the sixth episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Community, and the 31st episode of the series overall. "[4] Sean Gandert of Paste Magazine also found the episode to be one of the series' best, writing, "Community gets things so, so right. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Abed's involves a secluded cabin whereas Annie envisions being a schoolteacher in love with a vampire portrayed by Jeff. 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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. Season two of community carries on the story of the second year of the study group at Greendale Community College. The army arrives to "disinfect" the building (as well as ensure that the Dean is the "only witness"). 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 had laughs, drama, heart-breaking and cringe moments, it was a show for fans of all genres. “Community” Halloween episodes may be the best thing about the holiday. She also has a soft spot for horror ever since she started watching it at too young of an age. Jeff, Troy and Abed get to the library's basement, where they spot a window. 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". 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. 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). 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. 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 … “Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design” (Season 2, Episode 9) What starts as Jeff merely trying to … There is a wide variety of holiday episodes in this series, but this Halloween episode is truly at the top. In the final Community Halloween episode, everyone in the study group except for Pierce was invited to Vicki's costume party. Vote up the best holiday episodes, and see how they rank among the funniest Community episodes of all time. They are then forced to go to Pierce's mansion after he gets locked in the panic room. The events never seemed to go as planned, but they were memorable nonetheless. Here are the 31 best Halloween sitcom episodes from Friends Halloween episode to the Office 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 creator Dan Harmon and the cast fill us in on five things you need to know for Thursday's episode. So there’s nothing really scary about this episode, unlike the other years, and we can knock it out of the running. 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". Though the study was usually interested in a Halloween party, they also found their own ways to celebrate the day. Her favorite Avenger is Thor and her favorite Disney princess is Leia Organa. While Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) attempt to court women with their Aliens-inspired costumes, other partygoers begin contracting the mysterious sickness. 1. After graduating college, writing began as a part-time hobby for Kara but it quickly turned into a career. 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. "[5], Gimme! [1] In the episode, the Dean throws a Halloween themed party on campus. Once outside, Troy forcibly takes the keys from Dean Pelton and reenters the building to get to the thermostat. 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 episode serves as a spoof of Scooby-Doo as the characters explore the mansion while encountering spooky and supernatural occurrences. It originally premiered in the United States on NBC on October 28, 2010 as a special Halloween-themed episode. Gimme! In the episode, the Dean throws a Halloween themed party on campus. A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eccentric staff and student body. 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. They eventually find Pierce is behind most of the haunts, but another mysterious figure still lurks inside the house. Many series air their Halloween episodes in October. Halloween is coming up and it's time to watch a bunch of sitcom episodes. With Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase. 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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." Community excelled with holiday episodes and the Halloween specials were no different. In the aftermath, the party-goers assume the drinks were roofied. Seeing as Dean Pelton loved to bring the school's community together, he had a tendency to plan events on a regular basis. 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. Screen from March 17 to June 2, 2015. Next: The Office: Every Halloween Episode. Annie and Rich suggest lowering the building temperature to lower the zombies' fever and kill the virus. Joel McHale was on Jimmy Kimmel last night in an appearance that he booked before Community's sudden hiatus was announced, but he showed … -- and we've been fed a smorgasbord of Treehouse of Horror episodes for the past week. 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? This year? It’s the seventh episode of Community to ever air, and Dan Harmon hadn’t started writing high-concept yet. [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. Meanwhile, at his office, Dean Pelton telephones the surplus store to complain. Greendale sure knew how to get into the spooky spirit as seen through multiple episodes of Community — here's a breakdown of the Halloween specials. 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! 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. Annie (Alison Brie) finds a doctor, they discover that Pierce is running a temperature of 102°F. 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. It originally premiered in the United States on NBC on October 28, 2010 as a special Halloween-themed episode. The fact that she gets to write about The Office regularly is like a dream come true. Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Chang escape to a nearby bathroom, where they share a passionate moment and have sex. 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? Gimme! 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. [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. Written by NBC Publicity 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. 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. Rich emphasizes that everyone disclose whether they were bitten, but he and Britta cover up their bites and begin exhibiting symptoms. The episode was written by Karey Dornetto and directed by Anthony Hemingway, and also features the voice of George Takei. But this is community so it's a bit different. Related: Community: What Troy's Text Message To Britta Said. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Many television shows have an episode themed around or during Halloween. Last year, “Community” celebrated the Day of the Dead. Join the study group at Greendale, and enjoy the best Community holiday episodes. We have our DVR set up to record every Simpsons episode -- incidentally, between this and Spongebob, our DVR fills up very quickly! This category is for Halloween-related episodes of on-going TV series that were originally shown as part of the series' regular season. [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. Troy wonders aloud why Chang called him. The sickness causes those affected to turn into a violent, zombie-like state that can be passed on through bites. From time to time, she dives into the world's most popular franchises but Kara primarily focuses on evergreen topics. Community excelled with holiday episodes and the Halloween specials were no different. In this episode she wears a T. Rex outfit. Every year, Community fans look forward to the NBC series’ Halloween-themed episode. A one-stop shop for all things video games. 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. 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. Although the medical student Rich (Greg Cromer) initially assumes it is food poisoning from the rations, Pierce bites Star-Burns (Dino Stamatopoulos) in the arm. 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. Gimme! Let’s be honest: this is a great episode, but it’s not as good as the other Halloween episodes. “Community” focuses on a study group at a community college and the adventures and hijinks that they get involved in. It was directed by Anthony Hemingway, his first directing credit for a half-hour comedy series. 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. 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. Dean Pelton buys food from an Army surplus store for the event, but the supposed taco meat is actually a hazardous substance. Abed, Britta and Shirley bite Troy, but he is able to reach the thermostat before being affected. 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. A season two episode of Community, titled "Paradigms of Human Memory," featured a joke about a failing TV show lasting six seasons and a movie, which became a catchphrase in the Community … Jeff and other members of the study group must find a way to escape since they are trapped with the infected. 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. The show was picked up for 22 episodes in October 2009, and an additional 3 episodes were ordered later. The remaining survivors barricade themselves in the group study room. It covered everything in more, on its way to earning Emmy nominations and filling out the supporting cast perfectly. Before joining Screen Rant, Kara served as a contributor for Movie Pilot and had work published on The Mary Sue and Reel Honey. The episode was written by producer Karey Dornetto, her third writing credit on the series. 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". Happy 10th anniversary to “Epidemiology,” Community lovers! 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 … 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. When not attending class, the study group — Jeff, Annie, Shirley, Pierce, Troy, Abed, and Britta — always found something to do on campus. Rich (Greg Cromer) explains that the zombies are suffering from a rabies-like illness and will suffer brain damage and death within six hours. She then tells a horror story about an escaped psychopath to gauge everyone's reactions. Jeff is overpowered by the horde. However, the thermostat is outside with the zombies. Community Halloween Episode Guns - H 2011 The cast reveals some details from Thursday's spook fest. Created by Dan Harmon. He has previously directed episodes for The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, CSI: NY, and True Blood. Adds Danny Pudi, “It’s different in that the first two Halloween episodes were very physical, and this one is a little slower. Oct. 31 is fast approaching, and you know what that means -– the obligatory Halloween episode (complete with Halloween credits). The rest of the group then share their own stories. "Epidemiology" is the sixth episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Community, and the 31st episode of the series overall. Shirley takes the horror stories in another direction by focusing on the Rapture. With his fondness for dressing up in elaborate costumes, it was also no surprise that Halloween became big for Greendale. Kara Hedash is a features writer for Screen Rant. The episode received overwhelmingly positive reviews and was watched by 5.6 million viewers on its original airing. The group flees the study room and splits up. It's not too late to get your "Shirtless Donald Glover" costume together. (How this poorly rated, Emmy-scorned shows pulls this off budget-wise is a mystery.) This episode featured a special Halloween-themed opening credit sequence, unique to this episode. After the air conditioning comes on, everyone is healed. Mad skillz: As in Introduction to Statistics, Chang is the only person capable of correctly identifying Shirley's Halloween … She loves binging a new series and watching movies ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to hidden indie gems. 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. Dan Harmon's comedy ran for a total of six seasons, and all but two of the installments featured a Halloween-themed episode. 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. 1 Live-action shows 2 Animated shows 3 Anime shows Episodes are listed below in alphabetical order by the title of the show. The Costumes Get Weirder : Last year's disguises were just the tip of the iceberg. Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design (Season 2) – 9.4: “Dean Pelton tries to bust Jeff for a phony … Upon discovering those inside are uninfected, they opt to erase everyone's memories. It’s the night of the living dead. This time the fort was crafted out of pillows and construction started in the 2012 Spring semester. 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. Sure knew how to get your `` Shirtless Donald Glover, Chevy Chase Community: what Troy 's Message... 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