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      Season 1 – Community

      2009 Comedy List
      90% 42 Reviews Tomatometer 96% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score When fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) finds his degree has been revoked, he is forced to go back to school at Greendale Community College. Hoping to score points with a pretty coed, he invents a study group and invites her to join it. Imagine his surprise when she's not the only one who shows up for help with Spanish from the "board-certified tutor" he proclaims himself to be. Though his command of the language is anything but good, the members continue to meet and end up learning a lot about themselves. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jul 12 Buy Now

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      Snarky and fast-paced with a surprisingly tender undercurrent and an engaging cast, Community is one of the best new comedies of the season.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 17, 2009 Pilot A fast-talking lawyer finds himself back in school leading a study group after his degree is revoked. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 24, 2009 Spanish 101 Jeff's attempt to become Britta's partner for a class project backfires; Annie and Shirley help Britta with her newest social-justice cause. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 1, 2009 Introduction to Film Jeff signs up for a class thinking it will be an easy A, but the professor (John Michael Higgins) has other ideas. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 8, 2009 Social Psychology Shirley and Jeff bond by gossiping about Britta's boyfriend; Annie recruits Abed and Troy as test subjects for professor Duncan's psychology research team. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 15, 2009 Advanced Criminal Law Chang threatens to fail the entire class if the cheater does not come forward; Jeff comes to the defense of the person who confesses; a new school song. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 22, 2009 Football, Feminism and You Jeff tries to persuade Troy to join the school's football team; Shirley teaches the etiquette of girl talk to Britta. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 29, 2009 Introduction to Statistics Jeff is forced to make a decision when the date he's scheduled with a hot statistics professor clashes with Annie's Day of the Dead party. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 5, 2009 Home Economics Study group members try to help Jeff when they learn he is living out of his car; Pierce joins Vaughn's (Eric Christian Olsen) band. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 12, 2009 Debate 109 Jeff joins the debate team after Annie's partner drops out before the championship debate; Abed's films appear to predict the future. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 19, 2009 Environmental Science The gang nominates Jeff to talk some sense into Chang when he assigns an absurd amount of homework; Troy and Abed's biology lab subject goes missing. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 3, 2009 The Politics of Human Sexuality Britta challenges Jeff to find a date; Shirley and Britta help Annie with a presentation for a health fair. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 10, 2009 Comparative Religion Shirley plans a holiday party; a campus bully (Anthony Michael Hall) challenges Jeff to a fight. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 14, 2010 Investigative Journalism A new addition to the study group after winter break raises eyebrows; Jeff signs on as editor of the school paper. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 21, 2010 Interpretive Dance Jeff is determined to keep his new girlfriend a secret; Britta and Troy have secrets they decide to share with their friends. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 4, 2010 Romantic Expressionism Britta and Jeff vow to protect Annie when she starts hanging out with Britta's ex-boyfriend; Pierce feels left out at Troy and Abed's movie night. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 11, 2010 Communication Studies Jeff tries to fix his relationship with Britta following a drunken phone call; Annie and Shirley make plans to humiliate Chang in order to defend Troy and Pierce's dignity. Details Episode 17 Aired Mar 4, 2010 Physical Education Jeff's will is tested in his new billiards class; Abed tries to woo a potential mate by bringing out different sides of his personality. Details Episode 18 Aired Mar 11, 2010 Basic Genealogy Jeff tries to help Pierce connect with his stepdaughter (Katharine McPhee) on Greendale's Family Day. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 18, 2010 Beginner Pottery Jeff gets competitive in his pottery class; Pierce takes Britta, Troy and Shirley along for a ride at his boating class. Details Episode 20 Aired Mar 25, 2010 The Science of Illusion Pierce is willing to do whatever it takes to reach a new level of ascension in his Buddhist church; Britta tries to shake her reputation as a buzzkill, which results in a prank gone wrong. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 22, 2010 Contemporary American Poultry Troy and Jeff take on the chicken finger shortage gripping Greendale Community College; Britta struggles with the unsatisfactory number of causes she supports. Details Episode 22 Aired Apr 29, 2010 The Art of Discourse The group is divided after Pierce crosses a line with Shirley; Britta and Jeff face a group of young bullies and their mother (Lisa Rinna). Details Episode 23 Aired May 6, 2010 Modern Warfare The sexual tension between Jeff and Britta is a popular topic among the members of the group; a contest turns the campus into a war zone. Details Episode 24 Aired May 13, 2010 English as a Second Language Following a shocking discovery about Senor Chang, the school must bring in a new Spanish teacher; Troy discovers he has a talent for plumbing. Details Episode 25 Aired May 20, 2010 Pascal's Triangle Revisited Britta and professor Slater (Lauren Stamile) fight for Jeff's affection; Troy is upset when Abed doesn't ask him to move into his dorm room. Details Next
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      Previous Kelly Lawler USA Today Wacky, weird and often wonderful, NBC's comedy about a diverse group of friends at a community college defies genre and label in its first few excellent seasons to create engrossing television. Nov 10, 2021 Full Review Emily St. James Vox Community's handful of misfired jokes and one romantic plotline that never really went anywhere don't negate it from being one of the all-time great TV sitcoms. Sep 20, 2019 Full Review Andy Greenwald New York Magazine/Vulture A show that started out as a nonstop barrage of zippy, pop-culture referencing punchlines delivered with all the subtlety of an ADD-addled 8-year-old at a Little Miss Sunshine pageant evolved into something much richer and more demonstrably human. Jan 11, 2019 Full Review Isaac Feldberg Fortune As the actors grew more comfortable in their characters, Harmon scaled up Community's storytelling ambitions, delivering theme episodes (paintball! musicals! Claymation!) that set the standard for all sitcoms that have followed since. Apr 4, 2020 Full Review Matt Richenthal TV Fanatic Taking advantage of the rest of this amazing cast proves the show can be just as funny and lead to more unique plotlines. Jan 11, 2019 Full Review Emma Matthews Den of Geek In all honesty, though, this is Danny Pudi's show. His turn as the genius that is Abed is simply a revelation. Pudi's ability to turn on a dime is astonishing. Jan 11, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Tee M Quirky in the best sense. Great f ing show Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/24 Full Review Felix P Amazing season, great episodes, amazing ending and story, nice emotinal beats and loveable characters. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/07/23 Full Review Pablo Y Community hace gala de un humor irreverente, inteligente y muy gamberro que se solapa a la perfección a través de personajes bien elaborados, un elenco carismático y tramas estrafalarias que son tanto una delicia para el espectador como el mejor sueño posible para un estudiante universitario. En esta primera temporada, si bien la calidad de la serie va de menos a más conforme se van sucediendo los capítulos, los momentos desternillantes están garantizados de principio a fin. En cómputo general, puede afirmarse que se trata de una de las mejores temporadas de comedia jamás escritas. Mucho más que recomendable. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/06/23 Full Review Max W Season 1 of Community has its quick pace and humorous wit but with a more pronounced adult undertone. It thoroughly showcases itself as a comedy with immense potential and allure for dedicated "loser" fans. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/31/23 Full Review Benjamin S Third best season of my favorite show is still amazing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/23/23 Full Review Lukas-Jeremie K Community is a single-camera comedy series produced by NBC. Overflowing with pop culture references, showrunner Dan Harmon's series is set in the fictional Greendale Community College. There, a group consisting of Jeff, Britta, Troy, Pierce, Abed and Shirley meet to learn together for the Spanish course. Of course, the pedagogical successes in this colorful mixture are limited. The series made me laugh and entertained me a lot. I would definitely rank it among the best sitcoms, but unfortunately for me personally the series declined tremendously after Donald Glover left the series. Still a very good sitcom. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Russ Krasnoff, Dan Harmon, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Gary Foster
      TV-PG (D|L)
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 17, 2009
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