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Alan Conner
Portrayed by: ROB CORDDRY
First appearance: "Accounting for Lawyers"
Last appearance: "Repilot"


D.A. used to call us the litter bugs. We put so much trash back on the street.
— Alan, "Accounting for Lawyers".

Alan Connor portrayed by Rob Corddry.
Alan Connor is a lawyer and former co-worker of Jeff's from his old law firm, "Hamish, Hamish & Hamlin". He reunites with Jeff at Greendale when he shows up to the school for a N.A. meeting. As a successful attorney, he is respected for his skill inside the courtroom and reviled for his hedonistic nature outside of it. Despite his jovial demeanor, he possesses a ruthless side and is shown to be quite an opportunist. His first appearance was in the Season Two episode "Accounting for Lawyers". He returned in several other episodes, last appearing in Season Five episode "Repilot". He is portrayed by actor/comedian Rob Corddry.

Character history[]

Season Two[]

In the study group's second year at Greendale together, Jeff spots an old law firm buddy of his named Alan Connor. Although reluctant to say hello, Abed forces his hand and Jeff reluctantly greets his former colleague. Alan is happy to see him didn't give Jeff grief over having to re-enroll at school. He pointed out he himself was on campus to attend a court appointed Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Over Abed's objections, Jeff blows off class and joins Alan for a drink. For the next few days, this becomes a regular occurrence. Jeff misses several study group meetings reconnecting with Alan. When Jeff eventually introduces his friend to the group Alan made a bad impression after he trades insults with Pierce.

AFL back to being a douche
"If they gave away awards for mind games, the statue'd be Jeff doing it to a brain".
The two went to a bar where Alan mentioned Jeff's fake law degree made him something of a legend amongst his former peers. Alan then invited Jeff to attend a party at the law firm. Back at school, the group feared the bad influence Alan had on Jeff. Annie eventually recognized him as someone she met years ago at a N.A. meeting. She also remembered Alan bragged about getting a colleague fired after ratting him out to the state bar association. They confronted Jeff with their suspicions but he ignored their warnings. That night he went to the office party with Alan instead of the pop and lock contest he and the group were entered in. After the head of the firm Ted gave a speech, Alan admitted to Jeff he invited him with an ulterior motive in mind.

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Listening to Ted's speech.
Alan hoped Jeff could talk to Ted about making him partner at the firm. Their conversation was interrupted when the study group arrived at the party. Alan had invited them as well since Annie caught his eye when they were briefly introduced. Alan took her aside and flirted with her as Jeff tried to get his friends to leave. When Annie excused herself, Alan caught up with Jeff who was reacquainting himself with Ted. He awkwardly inserted himself into the conversation but Ted was unresponsive to his attempt at humor. Alan left them alone to talk some more which actually produced some surprising results. After his chat with Jeff, Ted made Alan a full partner. Alan thanked Jeff who wanted to return the favor by revealing who at the office ratted him out to the state bar.

2X2 I want to eat your brains
I'll eat it!
Jeff had already gotten confirmation from the study group that Alan was the one in the form of a copy of the e-mail. He was not surprised when Alan lied and told him it was lawyer named Thompson. Jeff pointed out that seemed unlikely since Thompson was a straight arrow. He adopted three at risk teens, donated his liver to a temp worker at the firm and left the firm when Jeff was fired after his wife died. However, Alan stuck to his story and Jeff congratulated him on his promotion nonetheless. Alan invited Jeff to join him at the bar for shots to celebrate but he declined. Jeff stated he "caught something" at Greendale and needed to go but Alan misunderstood that to mean he was going to go after some college coeds ("Accounting for Lawyers").

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College chicks, I get ya! Ha ha ha!

Season Three[]

In the study group's third year at Greendale, Shirley and Pierce have a falling out over their business venture "Shirley's Sandwiches". Pierce hired Alan Connor to represent him in a faux court case to win sole ownership of the business. Jeff had volunteered to represent Shirley in the faux trial and was shocked to see his old colleague there. The two discussed the ridiculousness of the situation and made an agreement to finish the trail as fast as possible. Alan also assured Jeff he would go easy on Shirley when he cross examined her.

Of course Alan lied and was very harsh on Shirley in the cross-examination. He also told Jeff that he was now head of the law firm and that if Jeff ever wanted a job there, he'd have to throw the case. When Pierce takes the stand, Jeff cleverly get Pierce to show his racist characteristics. Jeff then makes a speech about selflessness which inspires Pierce to fire Alan and drop the case against Shirley. Alan insults Jeff, saying that Greendale has made him "gay" which Pierce surprisingly rebukes Alan for. Alan then leaves in a huff ("Introduction to Finality").

ITF Alan is back
Sundance! Tango!

Season Five[]

After graduating from Greendale, Jeff Winger was unsuccessful in his return to practicing law as a crusading attorney. He had to shut down his firm and was in the midst of having his office furniture repossessed. As this happened, Alan arrived with a proposition. Alan told him he needed his help on a case involving one Marvin Humphries. He was graduate of Greendale Community College who designed a recently collapsed bridge. He is now suing the school for giving him a degree he wasn't qualified for. Alan asks Jeff to use his connections to obtain his client's records before they're destroyed, which will help Alan's case.

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Jeff Winger loser at law! Rented office in a mini mall!
Jeff finds out that the Dean shredded Humphries' school records. Alan is incensed and reveals his situation is just as bad as Jeff's. Jeff has a new plan - to get his former study group to see that Greendale was irresponsible in their education and launch a class action suit against Greendale. When Jeff gets the study group to sign the suit, he turns on Alan, cuts him out of the suit and launches into a tirade that ends with Jeff beating Alan with his own tie. Alan has not been seen since ("Repilot").

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You're an amateur monster Alan and you stomped on the grave of a real monster...

Season Six[]

When Ryan leaks the lunch lady's emails, an email is seen sent from Alan with the subject line "please stop the silent treatment".