|Recurring or debuting plot points in this episode:
- Several different versions of shows opening credits are played before each of the committee members Season Seven pitch.
- In one of Jeff's imaginings of Season Seven, he paraphrases his line from the Season One pilot episode and says "You've just stopped being a study group. I hereby pronounce you a community."
- Catchphrase: The phrase sixseasonsandamovie is spoken by Jeff. It was first used in the Season Two episode "Paradigms of Human Memory."
|Recurring or debuting characters in this episode:
- Returning students:
- Shirley returns in this episode in several pitches imagined by the committee for a possible Season Seven.
- Leonard returns to announce the end of the school year. He also joins other students in an imaginary sequence as possible replacement committee members.
- Garrett appears in an imaginary sequence as possible replacement committee members.
- Vicki appears in an imaginary sequence as possible replacement committee members.
- Todd appears in an imaginary sequence as possible replacement committee members.
- Dave appears in an imaginary sequence as possible replacement committee members.
- Familiar face:
- Actor Seth Green appears in Jeff's Season Seven pitch as a millionaire who bought Greendale.
- The intensely staring guy in The Vatican, played by Community writer Dan Guterman, who first appeared in "Advanced Safety Features", reappears in the background just as the remaining Committee is starting to share their drinks in the ending scene
|List of Running gags
|Recurring or debuting running gags in this episode:
- Attention students!: Dean Pelton officially announces the end of the school year on the P.A. system.
- Fan service: Jeff takes off his shirt in Pelton's Season Seven pitch.
- Gay, he's so gay!: Chang calls Jeff this but then apparently admits to being gay himself.
- Nice outfit:
- After not putting on a costume all year Dean Pelton finally dresses up in several different outfits at once.
- Dean Pelton wears a diaper in two different Season Seven pitches.
- Dean Pelton wears a Father Time outfit in one imaginary scene and then dresses as a serious transgender in another scene.
- PCness: Dean Pelton tries to not be racist by including in his pitch not only both Shirley and Elroy, but also a new black person.
- Shut up, Leonard!: The father in the episode end tag delivers the joke when playing the Community board game.
- Take that, inspector!: In his announcement at the beginning of the episode, Dean Pelton mentions that Greendale is still standing and tells off a building inspector, a health inspector, a foundation inspector, a water line inspector, a geologist, an exterminator and a plumber.
|List of Pop culture references
|Pop culture references in this episode:
- Shout out: Dan Harmon, who reads the voiceover in the end tag, compares his own voiceover to sitcom producer Chuck Lorre and his "rants", referring to Lorre's vanity cards at the end of shows he's produced, such as "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men".
- Product placement: Elroy mentions he was hired by the online job market site LinkedIn.
- Name that tune: The song "Ends of the Earth" by Lord Huron plays during the scene where Jeff drops Annie and Abed off at the airport.
- IMDb: Jeff and Annie criticize the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- TV Guide:
- "The Simpsons", "Seinfeld", "South Park" and "Friends" are mentioned by Chang as examples of shows that peak after their sixth season.
- Abed describes the show where he's going to be working as a production assistant as '"30 Rock" meets "IT Crowd" meets me', the latter presumably referring to Community.
- Use your allusion: The father's line in the end tag ("The whole show is happening inside this game") and the Snow Globe playing card he is holding refer to the series finale of St. Elsewhere, where it was suggested that the entire series took place inside the mind of an autistic kid (Tommy Westphall) who imagined the events while staring at a snow globe.
|List of Meta references
|Meta references in this episode:
- The episode pokes fun at the process of continuing a show past six seasons.
- Also being parodied are the several changes in the core cast of Community, particularly with the CGI animated character Ice Cube Head (voiced by Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon's friend and co-creator of Rick and Morty).
- Up against the wall:
- Abed says "Cool" for every "Season/year" the group has been at Greendale but briefly pauses before senior year. This alludes to Season Four, the one season creator Dan Harmon was not the showrunner. Chang asks Abed to repeat saying cool and when he again pauses at year four Ben farts and claims it's an inside joke. Harmon has been vocal about his dislike of Season Four.
- Frankie describes herself as a "humble outsider who came in and nailed it" referencing actress Paget Brewster's addition to the cast this season.
- The end tag features a family playing a board game and realizing they are fictional characters. The commercial's voiceover is read by Community's creator Dan Harmon. He also recites a lengthy diatribe about criticisms regarding Community and its creator.
- Referencing Britta's "Pitch", Frankie says she wouldn't watch it even though she doesn't own a television. In The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Paget Brewster's signature character Sadie Doyle uses the recurring catchphrase "I would not watch that TV show" as a reaction to absurdist situations.
- Actor Seth Green makes a cameo in one of Jeff's imaginary future scenario's wearing bunny ears. This could possibly be referencing his past role in the short lived Fox TV program "Greg the Bunny".
- Abed describes the show he's going to work on as "like '30 Rock' meets 'The IT Crowd' meets . . . well, me." In 2007 NBC filmed a pilot for a US adaptation of The IT Crowd, starring Joel McHale, and ordered it to series but cancelled it without ever airing. Moses Port and David Guarascio were among the writers.
- Background check: The nine numbers on the white board behind Annie and Elroy, all starting with NM, are a reference to the IMDB website. Inputting one of the numbers and letter combinations into a search engine will bring up the IMDB pages of Dan Harmon and the eight main actors of this season. The number GC613 is just a reference that this is the 13th episode of season six.
Ass Crack Bandit case solved?Edit
It's implied that the Ass Crack Bandit, or at least one of them, was possibly Annie. Stage directions in the script hint at this but does not definitively say she is the ACB.
This episode features the first use of a broadcast television banned expletive. It was spoken twice by both Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) and Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs). In an interview with TV Insider, "Community" creator Dan Harmon explained how it happened:
- “It was kind of unintentional. That one that Jim [Rash, as Dean Pelton] does is adlibbed. As soon as he said it, the entire cast started laughing, but I edited around it. As for Britta's I should have bleeped it… it's weird to have two "f***s" on that one.”
Elroy's LinkedIn profileEdit
|The official Community Facebook page created a real LinkedIn profile for Elroy Patashnik. It can be seen HERE.
|Elroy's LinkedIn profile.
- “Dice not included, some assembly required. Lines between perception, desire, and reality may become blurred, redundant, or interchangeable. Characters may hook up with no regard for your emotional investment. Some episodes too conceptual to be funny, some too funny to be immersive, and some so immersive they still aren't funny. Consistency between seasons may vary. Viewers may be measured by a secretive obsolete system based on selected participants keeping handwritten journals of what they watch. Show may be cancelled and moved to the internet where it turns out tens of millions were watching the whole time. May not matter. Fake commercial may end with disclaimer gag which may descend into vain Chuck Lorresque rant by narcissistic creator. Creator may be unstable. Therapist may have told creator this is not how you make yourself a good person.Life may pass by while we ignore or mistreat those close to us. Those close to us may be those watching. Those people may want to know I love them but I may be incapable of saying it. Contains pieces the size of a child's esophagus.”— TV commercial narrator
- “There is skill to it. More importantly, it has to be joyful, effortless, fun. TV defeats its own purpose when it's pushing an agenda, or trying to defeat other TV or being proud or ashamed of itself for existing. It's TV, it's comfort. It's a friend you've known so well, and for so long you just let it be with you. And it needs to be okay for it to have a bad day, or phone in a day. And it needs to be okay for it to get on a boat with Levar Burton and never come back. Because eventually, it all will.”— Abed
- “I don't wanna be fine. I wanna be 25 and heading out into the world. I wanna fall asleep on a beach and be able to walk the next day, or stay up all night on accident. I wanna wear a t-shirt without looking like I forgot to get dressed. I want to be terrified of AIDS, I want to have an opinion about those...[whispers] boring ass Marvel movies. And I want those opinions to be of any concern to the people making them.”— Jeff
- “Well I want to live in the same home for more than a year, order wine without feeling nervous, have a resume full of crazy mistakes instead of crazy lies. I want stories and wisdom, perspective. I wanna have so much behind me I'm not a slave to what's in front of me, especially these...[whispers] flavorless unremarkable Marvel movie.”— Annie
- “I let you go, Annie. From my hands and my head. The heart, which cynics say is code for penis, wants what it wants. But I let you go.”— Jeff
- “The others are coming. I think you should kiss me goodbye or you might regret it for the rest of your life.”— Annie
- “What about you? ”— Jeff
- “Oh, I'll regret the kiss for a week, I'm in my 20's.”— Annie