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Season 1 episodes (25)

1 Pilot
Fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) enrolls at Greendale Community College after the State Bar discovered his illegitimate degree and threatened to suspend his license. When Jeff pretends to be a Spanish tutor to get close to his classmate Britta (Gillian Jacobs), he winds up with an entire study group of students looking for his help. Pierce (Chevy Chase), Abed (Danny Pudi), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), Annie (Alison Brie), Troy (Donald Glover), and Britta comprise the band of misfits that Jeff never asked for, but may end up needing when he realizes his connection to Greendale professor Ian Duncan (John Oliver) won't pay off like he hoped.
2 Spanish 101
Jeff's (Joel McHale) efforts to win over Britta (Gillian Jacobs) backfire, and he finds himself paired up with Pierce (Chevy Chase) for their Spanish class project. The two give teacher Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) the presentation of a lifetime. Meanwhile, inspired by Britta's awareness of social issues, Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) stage a protest on Greendale's campus.
3 Introduction to Film
Jeff (Joel McHale) thinks he has found an easy "A" with a laid back, no-books-allowed class. He suffers a rude awakening, however, when the free-spirited professor (John Michael Higgins) sees through his lazy attitude. Meanwhile, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) meddles in Abed's (Danny Pudi) education and finds herself at odds with his father (Iqbal Theba).
4 Social Psychology
Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Jeff (Joel McHale) bond over their common love of trash talk, while Jeff and campus hippie Vaughn (Eric Christian Olsen) compete for Britta's (Gillian Jacobs) affection. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) uses Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy (Donald Glover) as guinea pigs for a psych class experiment, and Pierce (Chevy Chase) gets hip to modern technology with a hearing aid.
5 Advanced Criminal Law
Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) invokes an inquisition and trial when one of the gang cheats on an exam. Annie (Alison Brie) enlists Pierce (Chevy Chase) to help her compose Greendale's new school song, and Troy (Donald Glover) educates Abed (Danny Pudi) on the art of joking.
6 Football, Feminism, and You
Annie (Alison Brie) and Jeff (Joel McHale) play tug-of-war with Troy's (Donald Glover) football future to serve their own best interests. Meanwhile, Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) is shocked when she finds out that Britta (Gillian Jacobs) is unfamiliar with social female practices, i.e. going to the bathroom in pairs. Pierce (Chevy Chase) helps Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) design the new Greendale school mascot.
7 Introduction to Statistics
It's Halloween at Greendale, and Jeff (Joel McHale) has the hots for one of his teachers (Lauren Stamile) and gets dating advice from Señor Chang (Ken Jeong). Meanwhile Annie (Alison Brie) throws a "Dia de los Muertos" party for extra credit.
8 Home Economics
Britta (Gillian Jacobs) tries to rid Jeff (Joel McHale) of his materialistic ways. Meanwhile Pierce (Chevy Chase) joins a rock band on campus, and Annie (Alison Brie) grudgingly helps Troy (Donald Glover) plan a date with another girl.
9 Debate 109
Jeff (Joel McHale) gets suckered into joining the debate team with Annie (Alison Brie) for the big match up against rival City College. Pierce (Chevy Chase) helps Britta (Gillian Jacobs) with her smoking habit, and Abed's (Danny Pudi) films creep out the group.
10 Environmental Science
Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) has become the teacher from hell, and the group nominates Jeff (Joel McHale) to intervene. Meanwhile Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) have trouble with a lab rat experiment, and Pierce (Chevy Chase) helps Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) with public speaking.
11 The Politics of Human Sexuality
Jeff (Joel McHale) and Pierce (Chevy Chase) get lucky in love when they double date at the Greendale STD Fair. Meanwhile Annie (Alison Brie) gets a lesson in sex education.
12 Comparative Religion
Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) tries to get everyone in the Christmas spirit, but Jeff (Joel McHale) threatens her holiday cheer when he decides to fight the school bully (guest star Anthony Michael Hall).
13 Investigative Journalism
Everyone's vibe is thrown off when an unwanted outsider tries to join the study group. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) becomes the new editor of Greendale's school newspaper and appoints Annie (Alison Brie) as his ace reporter.
14 Interpretive Dance
Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Troy (Donald Glover) hide a secret talent from the group, while Jeff (Joel McHale) tries to hide his love life. Meanwhile Pierce (Chevy Chase) is the subject of Abed's (Danny Pudi) new documentary.
15 Romantic Expressionism
Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Jeff (Joel McHale) stage an intervention when Annie (Alison Brie) gets cozy with Vaughn (Eric Christian Olsen). Meanwhile Pierce (Chevy Chase) struggles to prove his wit when he crashes Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy's (Donald Glover) movie night.
16 Communication Studies
When Britta (Gillian Jacobs) drunk dials Jeff (Joel McHale) things get awkward between them and Jeff attempts to repair their relationship. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) conspire to humiliate Señor Chang (Ken Jeong).
17 Physical Education
Jeff (Joel McHale) is forced to shelve his vanity when the coach of his new billiards class cramps his style. Meanwhile, the gang tries to meddle in Abed's (Danny Pudi) love life after discovering he has an admirer.
18 Basic Genealogy
"Family Day" stirs up trouble at Greendale as values clash and Jeff (Joel McHale) falls for Pierce's (Chevy Chase) stepdaughter (guest star Katharine McPhee).
19 Beginner Pottery
The gang signs up for some "easy A" courses in the new semester. Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) shines in sailing class, while Jeff's (Joel McHale) popularity is threatened by the "cool" guy in his pottery class.
20 The Science of Illusion
Britta (Gillian Jacobs) attempts to pull an April Fool's prank to prove she's not a buzzkill, but it goes terribly wrong. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi) join the campus security squad, and Pierce (Chevy Chase) is convinced he's a wizard.
21 Contemporary American Poultry
Jeff (Joel McHale) and Troy (Donald Glover) take on the chicken finger shortage that has gripped Greendale Community College. Witnessing this show of activism by her fellow students causes Britta (Gillian Jacobs) to struggle with the unsatisfactory number of causes she currently supports.
22 The Art of Discourse
A STUDY GROUP DIVIDED - After Pierce (Chevy Chase) crosses a line with Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), the group is forced to choose between the two. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) face off against a group of young bullies, and their mother (guest star Lisa Rinna). Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) embark on a college "bucket list" of things they must accomplish before they graduate. Alison Brie and Ken Jeong also star.
23 Modern Warfare
JEFF AND BRITTA'S SEXUAL TENSION HEATS UP -- The sexual tension between Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) becomes a hot topic among the study group. Meanwhile, what starts out as a simple contest for a chance at early class registration turns the peaceful campus of Greendale Community College into an all-out war zone. Friendships are tested, as only one student can be victorious.
24 English as a Second Language
THE TRUTH ABOUT SEÑOR CHANG IS REVEALED - After the shocking discovery that Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) does not have a teaching degree, Greendale Community College is forced to bring in a new Spanish teacher. Meanwhile, Troy (Donald Glover) discovers a trade he truly excels in -- plumbing. Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Danny Pudi also star.
25 Pascal's Triangle Revisited
It's the last day of the semester, and the gang attends the annual "Transfer Formal." Jeff (Joel McHale) is caught between Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Professor Slater (Lauren Stamile). Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) questions her relationship with Vaughn (Eric Christian Olsen), and Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy's (Donald Glover) friendship is put to the test.

About this show

“Community” is a smart, exuberant comedy that is consistently ranked as one of the most inventive and original half-hours on television. This ensemble comedy centers around a tight-knit group of friends who all met at what is possibly the world’s worst educational institution – Greendale Community College.

Ratings and reviews

2.4K reviews
Gina Pelzer
April 16, 2021
Pilot and first few episode are kind of meh, but they are good introduction to the characters. Once you get to the teen episodes in season 1 it is SO good up until season 4. Season 4 had some production issues, so it's not as good as s1-3. When s5 starts it is back to smooth sailing. S6 is about the same as season 5 and raps up the story really well. #andamovie
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A Google user
July 4, 2012
Community, as any fan will point out, is an amazing show, with extremely unique humor that makes every episode absolutely hilarious and memorable. Somehow, it manages to still be quite heartwarming, as the viewer will root for each of the characters to succeed and get along. Few shows have this perfect balance of comedy and emotion, but Community is too smart for most non-fans, leading to a constant struggle to stay on the air. If you like happiness at all, buy or stream Community. #sixseasonsandamovie
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Tony Morrill
February 11, 2014
Community has been my hands-down favorite show on tv since the pilot aired. I'm sad that there has been drama over Chevy's departure and that Donald Glover decided to move on. And yet in spite of that the new group members and plotlines are still hilarious and entertaining. I. Love. This. Show.
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