Community: 9 Scoops From a 'Trobed' Shindig!

Troy and Abed’s new apartment!

Community‘s inseparable duo is officially cohabiting, so the next obvious step is a housewarming party. Of course, this is a Greendale event, so things never go off without a hitch — or a super creepy troll doll.

Here are 9 scoopy bits from what might actually be Community‘s most epic episode to date (Thursday at 8/7c on NBC):

• If time travel/multiple timelines are your cup of tea, “Remedial Chaos Theory” will not disappoint. The premise of the episode is simple enough — Troy and Abed (Donald Glover and Danny Pudi, respectively) throw an intimate housewarming party for the group. But what happens when the pizza arrives and one of the seven friends has to head downstairs to pick it up from the delivery guy? (The horror!) Leave it to Community to explore every possible scenario in vivid (and hilarious) detail.

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• Besties-turned-roomies Troy and Abed officially refer to themselves as one being, “Trobed,” which just so happens to be the name given to their epic bromance by the show’s real-life fans.

• Additionally, Evil Troy and Evil Abed are introduced, and they’re basically the same as the regular duo, only these guys wear fake goatees… dun-dun-dun!

• It’s unclear why showrunner Dan Harmon continues to make Gillian Jacobs dance and sing on Community — something she has admitted on several occasions mortifies her to no end — but sing and dance she does! Britta belts out The Police’s “Roxanne” at least five times, and there are a few little jigs that happen throughout the night that are bound to make you laugh. Kudos to Jacobs for being such a trooper!

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• Jeff/Annie ‘shippers are treated to a handful of swoonworthy moments across the various time jumps, but one in particular is a standout that will send said fanbase right over the edge. We’re talking full-fledged adorableness from these star-crossed co-eds (played by Joel McHale and Alison Brie).

• Ditto that, Troy/Britta advocates. One possible timeline finds the potential pair holed up together in the bathroom, bonding over adulthood and (fake) cigarettes. This moment also sets up the alpha male battle between Jeff and Troy that has been hinted at since Comic-Con.

• The late great Eartha Kitt ties into each arc in a major way, courtesy of Pierce (Chevy Chase) and a “namedropping comes up organically” tale about the Mile High Club.

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• Someone gets high. Someone gets engaged. And Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) calls that someone a “godless hippie skank.” Also, said someones are actually all the same person.

• Sure, we adore Ken Jeong as Chang and Jim Rash as Dean Pelton, but it’s episodes like this one that remind us of just how perfect the dynamic is within the core group — just the seven members. It’s a bottle episode in theory, strictly taking place in Troy and Abed’s new digs, but everything going on really elevates it and makes it feel as large as some of the grande-scale installments (à la “Modern Warfare” and “A Fistful of Paintballs”).

Which epic Community moment are you most excited to see in “Remedial Chaos Theory”? Sound off below!

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  1. Amy says:

    Sounds awesome! can’t wait to watch this episode!

  2. I often find myself wondering why Chang gets as much on screen time as he does (the character has been adrift since the mistake of removing him from the faculty AND making him a total disaster). Dean Pelton provides a certain sense of absurdity whenever he makes an appearance, but the story arc with the Vice Dean just bothers me. And not just because it fully misunderstands what a Dean actually does.

    I do like the episodes that focus on the core group, but I want them to find a way to make Shirley more relatable. It is unclear why the group associates with her, even more so than Pierce.

    Still, I prefer the series to make a choice as to whether it wants to be about the antics at the school or the central characters’ lives. Either would be fine, but the unhappy mix has made me generally unhappy with the first three episodes. (I like them as individual episodes, but each felt like they had already been done on the show…except for the opening song fantasy, which was awesome.)

  3. Ashley says:

    Can’t wait!!!!

  4. Michael Sacal says:

    “these guys wear fake goatees” pffft… they should be android duplicates.

  5. D says:

    Is this tonight’s episode? All of this is happening tonight, or throughout the season?

  6. Will says:

    Thank God Chang is not in this episode. He’s been the worst thing about this season!

  7. cheryl says:

    Yay for a chang-free plot!! In my head, thursday is actually “abed day” and it sounds like i’ll get a good helping of my favorite tv character (and my top emmy-snub actor)

  8. LC says:

    OMG this sounds amazing! I love Community. It’s such a brilliant comedy show.

  9. Raksha says:

    Jeff Annie and tory/Britta??? Woot woot woot!!!!

  10. Kelly says:

    This looks like the episode I’ve been wanting and waiting for since the season started. It has everything I love: Trobed, Shirley getting mad, Jeff/Annie and Troy/Britta, Britta getting embarrassed, and probably a gazillion meta references from Abed.
    So. Excited.

  11. Anna says:

    I’m going to enjoy the Jeff/Annie and Troy/Britta as much as I can before the “Britta emergence in Jeff’s life” happens.

    • Teresa says:

      The “Britta emergence in Jeff’s life” didn’t really sound to me like it had anything to do with romance though. Some are speculating she helps Jeff find and deal with his father/issues. I hope that is the case at least.

  12. Candice says:

    I like everything except the Jeff and Annie. Never really liked them together and really hate the show focusing on them.

    But I can’t wait to see Shirley taking over the apartment tonight.

  13. May says:

    All of it sounds awesome, especially Jeff and Annie’s moment. Can’t wait!

  14. MJ says:

    I’m so excited about this episode is ridicolous!
    I think the “godless hippie skank” will be Britta.

  15. L says:

    OMG I know I’m gonna love this episode! Troy & Abed…Jeff & Annie…Troy & Britta…general community goodness. Love it all!

  16. Amy says:

    It was such an AWESOME episode!

  17. Grayson Frost says:

    Hands DOWN — one of the best eps YET; from any season.

    Right up there with paintball!

    (And to all you “Jannie” haters — BACK OFF!
    To paraphrase Billy Madison: “That Alison Brie is one piece of ACE! …Me and her GOT-IT-ON!”)

    … No, no we didn’t. . .But you