The Christmas Pterodactyl was a remote controlled security force on the imaginary world of Planet Abed. Its main purpose was used to protect the fragile psyche of Abed during his journey/therapy session. It was summoned to remove anyone who wasn't helping him to work through some emotional issues he was having at the time. Its first appearance was in the Season Two episode "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas".
|After Abed has what appears to be an emotional breakdown of some kind, Britta and Jeff stage an intervention for him headed up by Professor Ian Duncan and attended by the rest of the study group. Duncan convinces Abed to undergo hypnosis in order to get to the root of his problem. While he is under, he imagines that everyone has been transported to another world, "Planet Abed", where they all transform into Christmas versions of themselves. Abed invites them to join him in trying to reach the North Pole and discover the true meaning of Christmas. As they begin the journey by travelling down "Gum drop lane", the group discusses what their forms mean.
|Shirley was transformed into Baby Doll Shirley and asks why Abed envisioned her as an infant. She thought he would have more respect for her and began to lose her temper. After she negatively referred to Abed's group therapy, The Christmas Wizard decided to "freeze" her and eject her from the intervention. Using a remote control, he summoned the Christmas Pterodactyl to remove her. As it flew away with Baby Doll Shirley in its claws, Abed sings her out.
|At the end of the journey, the Study Group confront the Christmas Wizard and decide he is the one who should be ejected. Ballerannie summons the Christmas Pterodactyl who carries the Wizard away. Ballerannie then blows both of them up.