In the study group's fifth year together at Greendale, a serial prankster who had been dormant for over a year suddenly resurfaced. He terrorized the campus by inserting quarters into the ass cracks of his unsuspecting victims. Although most students feared his wrath, others chose to idolize his antics. A song was even written about him entitled "Ass Crack Bandit", the same moniker which had been given to the perpetrator. It soon became a hit on the Greendale campus radio station (KQZY 98.6 FM) and Neil regularly played it on his show. The song was first heard on the Season Five episode "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics". It was written and performed by Ben Folds with back up vocals by Ruby Amanfu.
The show featured this abbreviated version which played over a montage at the end of the episode:
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After much demand from the Community fandom, a full length version of the song was finally released on YouTube:
Video by Quarter2Ass
|Ben Folds not only wrote the "Ass Crack Bandit" song but also appeared in the epsiode in a cameo portraying the pot growing Botany instructor called Professor Bublitz. On Folds' twitter account, he tweeted Ruby Amanfu as his backing vocalist for the song . He also hinted at a four minute version of the song in this tweet which was later released on a Youtube account called "Quarter2Ass" a month after the episode aired on February 6.