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Chang's moped

  Chang's moped  
First appearance: Introduction to StatisticsOwned by: Ben Chang — Used by: Ben Chang
Purpose: transportation— Made by: Piaggio   PHOTO ICON

Give it up, Winger! Professor Slater doesn't date students...or married Asians who drive around on mopeds.
Ben Chang, "Introduction to Statistics".

Changs motor scooter
Chang's Vespa.
Ben Chang's main method of transportation in Season One was a grey motor scooter. Chang would often drive around Greendale at fast speeds with little regard for the safety of other people on campus. It was first seen in the episode "Introduction to Statistics" and last seen in "Beginner Pottery".


Season One[]

Chang's moped is introduced in the study group's first year at school. He mentioned he drove a moped to Jeff while they were talking about his Statistics professor Michelle Slater. Jeff begged Chang to accompany him to the faculty Halloween party so he could hit on Slater who was also attending the event. Chang agreed after accepting a bribe and transported Jeff to the event on his moped. Chang drive towards the cafeteria where the event was being held at breakneck speed and told Jeff to stop crying when he was asked to slow down. Although Jeff was successful in wooing Slater he ultimately cancelled his plans with her to help Pierce who was tripping out on drugs he had taken at Annie's "Dias de los Muertes" party. As Slater walked away, Chang taunted Jeff as he drove past him on his moped by calling him a loser ("Introduction to Statistics").

Please slow down
"Please slow down!"

After Winter Break, Chang fools his students at the start of Spanish 102 into believing he died over winter break after he supposedly slammed his Vespa into an Arby's ("Investigative Journalism"). On Valentine's Day, Chang forces Troy and Pierce to wear lady pantsuits and escort him to the Valentine's Day dance at school. Afterwards, Chang invites Pierce to get frozen yogurt with him, and they leave on his moped much to Troy's disappointment ("Communication Studies"). Near the end of the school year, it makes its final appearance when Chang pulls into the school parking lot and Pierce is occupying his reserved spot, having just fallen off the "S.S.Nose Candy" during Sailing class ("Beginner Pottery").

Season Four[]

A very similar looking moped (now correctly called a Vespa) is shown in the study group's fourth year at Greendale. It was driven by a potential student named Archie DeCoste whose wealthy family the school hoped would contribute to the school's coffers. This Vespa is painted a slightly different color and is decorated with City College decals. Archie reveals it was a gift from that school as they were also looking to recruit him as well ("Economics of Marine Biology").



Although repeatedly referred to on the show as a moped, it was technically a Vespa manufactured by the Italian vehicle manufacturer Piaggio. Specifically, Chang's scooter was a Vespa LXV 125, a model from the 2006 Vespa series. Originally created in 1977, it continued to be sold until the brand was was retired in 2007. It was then revived in 2010 and the engine was modified to meet emission standards.

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