|"Britta Bot" is Abed's re-imagining of what Britta Perry would be like as an animated Christmas character. Britta thinks her cartoon form is the result of Abed believing that she's "progressive and kick-ass". On the other hand, Shirley believes it's because she's "heartless and godless". She makes her first and only appearance in "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas". She is voiced by Gillian Jacobs.|
|In 2010 before the Winter holidays began at Greendale, Abed had an emotional breakdown. Britta and Jeff staged an intervention for him headed up by Professor Ian Duncan and attended by the rest of the study group. Duncan convinced Abed to undergo hypnosis in order to get to the root of his problem. While he was under, he imagined that everyone has been transported to another world, "Planet Abed". Once there his freinds transformed into Christmas cartoon characters with Britta becoming Britta Bot. Abed wanted the study group to journey to the North Pole so they could discover the true meaning of Christmas. Duncan suggested a shortcut to the destination and steered the group into the direction of the "Cave of Frozen Memories".
|The group made it to the cave but only after having lost two members along the way, Jeff-in-the-box and Baby Shirley. Upon arrival Professor Duncan acting as the "Christnas Wizard" tried to manipulate Abed into revealing the cause of his delusions. Abed turned the tables on Duncan and got him to remember a painful childhood memory which caused the professor to leave the session. Abed then set the cave to self destruct and warned the others. He told them only those who are there to help him look look for the meaning of Christmas can join him. He showed Troy Soldier, Ballerannie and Teddy Pierce the escape route but stopped Britta Bot.
|He told her she wasn't allowed to continue on the journey. He then sang her out with a song:
"Britta Bot programmed badly, wires with fraying ends. Functioning mad and sadly, no faith in herself, or friends...".
He left her in the cave as it self destructed and continued on with the remaining study group members. When Abed finally made it to the North Pole the Christmas Wizard was already there. After some snooping Duncan figured out Abed's mom had cancelled her holiday plans with him causing his emotional breakdown. Abed fell into a catatonic state when confronted with this, literally freezing in place. This causes the sudden return of Britta Bot the rest of the study group.
|They denounced Duncan's theory that unrealistic expectations of Christmas is at fault for Abed's condition. The study group asserts that Christmas is the time of the year for hope, and they can make that belief a reality by supporting each other. They decide to make their point more clear by attacking Duncan with "Christmas weapons". Britta Bot attacked by firing snowballs using a Christmas trumpet. Baby Shirley suggests they sing a song while doing this and asks Britta Bot to start it off. Abed starts thawed as his freinds attacked Duncan and finished him off with a Christmas Pterodactyl. Abed and the group then "return" to the study room and decide to uphold his yearly tradition with his mom by watching Christmas cartoons together in Abed's dorm room ("Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas")
Dan Harmon from the Season 2 DVD commentaries on why Britta is a robot:
"Every character shares some aspect — is based on an aspect of the writer, eventually. … I’ve been told several times by therapists … my childhood … kind of fried the circuitry in my heart which is why I have trouble with relationships. That’s why [Britta is] a robot."
Britta Bot figurineEdit
|A series of figurines was officially based on the animated characters featured in this episode. The alternate forms of most of the study group members made up the assortment along with The Christmas Wizard. They were sold exclusively online at the NBC store and each figurine retailed for $12.95. They have since been discontinued and are no longer available on the site.|