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S06E02-Deb Perry
Deb Perry
Portrayed by: Lesley Ann Warren
First appearance: "Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care"
Last appearance: "Advanced Safety Features"
Date of birth: unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Reason for visit: Visiting Daughter


We've learned, after a decade, how to love and admire and finance you from afar, through your friends, and the social media.
— Deb Perry, "Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care".

S06E07-Deb Perry Ears Have It
Deb Perry.
Deb Perry is the mother of Greendale alumnus Britta Perry. During her years as a parent to Britta she proved to be very strict and prohibitive. However, due to substance abuse she went through at an early age she can't recall any of this. Her first appearance was in the Season Six episode "Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care". She is portrayed by actress Lesley Ann Warren.

Character history[]

In her daughter's sixth year at Greendale, Deb Perry reached out to some of Britta's friends through social media to keep updated on her life. Although Britta refused to talk to Deb or her father George, she and her husband managed to contact Annie and Abed through Facebook. George and Deb decided to intervene after learning their child was now destitute and homeless. They covertly helped Britta through her friends as they had several times in the past. A plan was conceived where Annie and Abed would invite Britta to move in to their apartment. George and Deb would help pay for Britta's share of the rent. They also provided any other necessities she required. This included a brand new red sofa pull out they gifted to Annie and Abed for Britta's use.

Meet the Perrys.
However, Britta discovered that Deb and George had been financing her in secret for years by paying off debts she owed to her friends. Britta went to Deb and George's home to confront them. She accused them of acting dishonestly but George pointed out that even a small act like sending her a birthday card would cause her to run away. Financing her in secret was the closest they could get to her. Britta couldn't believe the change in them from her memories as a child. They had gone from strict to loving parents. Deb and George pointed out that they couldn't remember much of their parenting years but could remember Woodstock and them being bad parents was Britta's Woodstock.

S06E02-Deb and George watch Britta take bike
Deb and George watch Britta take Greg's bike.
Britta then discovered that Annie and Abed were at her parent's house and she stormed out. Deb asked George for money to give to Britta as her car wasn't working. Britta yelled at them to stop infantilizing her and stole a kid's green machine bike and rode off. Later, after talking to Frankie, Britta returned to her parent's home. She admitted that she has a hard time facing the truth and when Deb interrupted her, Britta told her to shut up. Britta then made up with Deb and George who were glad they had their daughter back ("Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care").

S06E02-Deb and George hug Britta
The third act resolution.
Later in the year, Britta brought her boyfriend Rick to meet Deb and George at their home. They were thrilled she had a boyfriend but didn't know that Rick and Britta were guerrilla marketers for Honda. Rick commented on their home carpet and that it reminded him of the quality floor mat carpet in his Honda CRV. Deb responded that she'd never heard such a level of car floor mat enthusiasm before and wondered if they needed to care more about their floor mats. George felt they didn't need to jump to conclusions and asked Rick to finish his story. Britta interrupted and dismissed the conversation as materialist. Deb then mentioned they had a movie they could watch and George corrected her on the title. Britta expressed her disgust for the movie and Rick tried to cover up her rudeness by laughing.

S06E07-Deb and George glad
You could bowl me over with a feather.
Later, Britta returned to Deb and George's house having broken up with Rick. She tried to teach them the board game "The Ears Have It" where players wear a set of ears and have to ask questions in order to guess what type of ears they are wearing. Deb misunderstood the rules and simply asked George the answer. Britta tells her the proper way to play and gets upset when George asks her about Rick. Deb and George refocus on the game and he is easily guesses his ears thanks to her help. Deb does this too from the clue George gave her which illustrated how in synch they are. Britta is nauseated by how great her parents relationship is in comparison to her own and stormed out of the house. Deb wondered if they did something wrong referring to the game. George responds that they did but was implying it was related to how they raised Britta ("Advanced Safety Features").

S06E07-Deb and George Ears Have It
I think we did something wrong.

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