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Dean, we have a 597 currently going on in your office.
Security Guard Cackowski, "The Politics of Human Sexuality".

Dean Pelton's office is where he is supposed to be handling the daily administrative duties of his position at Greendale Community College. It's rare that Dean Pelton is found to be actually working in the office as he is usually goofing off, making announcements on the PA system or trying to figure out what outfit he should wear for the study group's benefit. Its first appearance was in the Season One episode "Football, Feminism and You" and has been prominently featured on the show throughout the rest of the seasons. It was also featured in a series of Community webisodes entitled "Dean Pelton's Office Hours".


Season One[]

  • "Environmental Science": Pelton is seen watching a Dalmatian video on Youtube which leads to his fascination with the animal.

Season Two[]

  • "A Fistful of Paintballs": Dean Pelton has the paintball paraphernalia used in the previous paintball competition stashed away in his office's closet.

Season Three[]

  • "Biology 101": Looking to be more serious in his duties, Dean Pelton tries to establish his authority over Sgt. Nunez and Vice Dean Robert Laybourne by calling them into his office and giving them a verbal dressing down. An air duct with Ben Chang inside later crashes onto his desk. 
  • "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux": While attempting to create a masterpiece for the new GCC commercial, Pelton's office becomes trashed in the process when he turns it into an editing room for his project.
  • "First Chang Dynasty": It's shown that Chang has redecorated Dean Pelton's office with a giant throne.

Season Four[]

  • "Basic Human Anatomy": The Dean switches bodies with Jeff in the office and later looks up Leonard's school record for Annie and Shirley.

Season Five[]

  • "Repilot": Jeff sees Dean Pelton shredding documents related to a student who is suing the school.
  • "G.I. Jeff": Dean Pelton's office appears in animated form when Jeff imagines he is in a G.I. Joe inspired reality.
  • "Basic Story": While helping Dean Pelton to clear out his office after Greendale is sold to Subway, Abed discovers a map hidden behind an old picture which leads to Borchert's lab.

Season Six[]

  • "Grifting 101": The payoff to Professor DeSalvo is done in the office.


The office has a rectangular layout and is connected directly to the administrations office through a side door which also serves as the main entrance. The office has a dalmatian themed decor stemming from Dean Pelton's fetish and the animal's image can be seen on several posters and a few statuettes. Additionally, the office is furnished with a desk, two visitor's chairs, several file cabinets, a couch and a small table and chair set. A large map of Greendale is prominently displayed behind Pelton's desk. The office has a large closet which Pelton uses to house his numerous costumes and outfits.


  • Jim Rash revealed in the Darkest Timeline Podcast that the reason Dean Pelton's office is painted green is to allow Joel McHale to shoot episodes of "The Soup" on set.