"Community webisodes" First occurred: 2009 — Participants: Cast and Crew of Community, The Study Group, Dean Pelton and Ben Chang Type of theme: Promotion: A media property created to promote Community
Once the Internet knows about something, it changes.
Community webisodes are videos related to the show with original content created exclusively for the internet. Some of these are mini-episodes with the cast, animated shorts, behind the scenes features or promotional material such as videos produced within the universe of the show. The first series of webisodes released to promote "Community" was "The 5 As" which debuted on August 20, 2009 a month before the show's premiere.
This is a web based series created by Abed for the Greendale AV department. Two episodes were produced, clips from both episodes were seen in S1E09 (Debate 109). The full length versions were posted online at NBC.com.