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.
• 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!
• 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.
• 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!