“101 Rap” is an improvised freestyle rap performed by Troy Barnes and Abed Nadir in their freshmen year at Greendale Community College. They were studying in Group Study Room F when Abed started beatboxing. Troy joined in by adding lyrics and the pair began alternating with spontaneous phrases and words they learned in Spanish class. It’s first appearance was in the Season One episode “Spanish 101.” The scene in which the rap appears is the first end tag of the series. The rap is track number two on Community’s official soundtrack.
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|In the end tag to "Debate 109", Abed is directing another one of his short films, "The Community College Chronicles" based on the study group. With Troy's help, he is trying to film their counterparts on the show doing the 101 Rap, but Troy is unsatisfied with their performance.
|In this interview, "Community" creator Dan Harmon mentioned how he saw Donald Glover and Danny Pudi hamming it up for reporters during a press junket. He was particularly impressed when he saw them doing an impromptu rap. This led to their characters doing the show's first end tag. Picking up on the actors' chemistry, Harmon continued to feature them prominently together in a few more episodes beginning the duo's onscreen bromance.|
|In 2010, Joel McHale invited Danny Pudi and Donald Glover to his touring live show to perform the rap on stage at the Chicago Theater.|
|At the 2010 San Diego Comic Con, Danny Pudi and Donald Glover performed the rap at the Community panel.|