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Foosball table

  Foosball table  
First appearance: "Introduction to Film" — Owned by: Greendale — Used by: Greendale students
Purpose: recreation— Made by: Dynamo Foosball tables   PHOTO ICON

They will have an astronaut on their brochure while we're stll bragging about our foosball table!
Dean Pelton, "Basic Rocket Science".

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Foosball poster.
The foosball table is a table top game located inside Greendale's the student lounge. Along with the pool table and dart board, it's a recreational activity free for any of the students to use in between (or possibly during) their classes. The foosball table has been a modest source of pride having been featured prominently on the school's brochure. A few students are even attending Greendale because they have a foosball scholarship. The foosball table's first appearance was in the Season One episode "Introduction to Film". It makes no appearances in Season Six.


Season One[]

In the study group's first year at Greendale, a foosball table is first seen being played in the background of the student lounge while Pierce explains to Troy how to sneeze like a man ("Introduction to Film"). It is also seen in the student lounge when Jeff and Britta discuss her cheating on the Spanish exam ("Advanced Criminal Law"). It's seen behind Shirley when she tells Britta she needs to be more supportive in the bathroom ("Football, Feminism and You"). When Troy hits on Annie in the lounge, it can be seen behind him when he says "Red Shoe Diaries" ("Romantic Expressionism"). It's seen later in the year during the "Family Day" event. Some students are seen playing the game in the background while Pierce, Amber, Jeff, Star-Burns and his son are playing Pictionary ("Basic Genealogy"). As Britta explains her frog prank to Jeff on April Fool's Day, the table can be seen behind her ("The Science of Illusion"). The table is seen when Troy and Abed discuss what their porn names would be ("The Art of Discourse"). During the end of the year Paintball Assassin competition, the Foosball table is seen overturned and covered in paintball splotches inside the student lounge ("Modern Warfare").

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Shirley giving female bathroom etiquette to Britta.

Season Two[]

In the study group's second year at Greendale, the table is seen when Jeff and Britta walk with their hands in each other's back pockets ("Anthropology 101"). Professor Ian Duncan uses his restraining order "force field" on Chang who falls backwards over a sofa and crashes into a vending machine where the table is seen ("The Psychology of Letting Go"). Dean Pelton and the school board learned that City College was planning to start a space simulation program. Pelton states that they needs to catch up and implement their own space program. He states that if they don't City College will have an astronaut on the front of their brochure while Greendale will only have a Foosball table to brag about ("Basic Rocket Science"). When Abed proclaims all women "bitches" in the lounge and starts to insult them, the table is seen in his display ("Aerodynamics of Gender"). When Britta meets Page in the lounge, the table can be seen beside them when they are at a vending machine ("Early 21st Century Romanticism").

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Britta and Page by the foosball table.
When Chang and Andre Bennett discuss fatherhood in the lounge, the table is seen behind Chang ("Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy"). The table is behind Abed when he play acts "The Cape" and yells "six seasons and a movie!" ("Paradigms of Human Memory"). Later that same year, the Foosball table is seen during the 2011 Paintball Assassin game. It appears in the cafeteria covered in paintball splotches at the entrance to "Fort Hawthorne". Star-Burns is using it to hold his "Drugs" bag ("A Fistful of Paintballs"). It is seen again after Dean Spreck and an army of paintball commandos take over the campus. Annie and Abed take cover behind the foosball table preparing to launch a sneak attack on the invaders. It was part of a plan to lure as many of them as possible to the Library where they would spring a trap on them ("For A Few Paintballs More").

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Foosball table holds the "Drugs" bag.

Season Three[]

In the study group's third year at Greendale, the table is seen in the lounge when Jeff tries to apologize to the Study Group for chopping the study room table with an axe ("Biology 101"). It can also be seen behind Chang when he "arrests" Britta for her protest at the Model UN competition ("Geography of Global Conflict"). The first time Troy and Britta practice hugging for the new Greendale commercial, the table is seen behind them ("Documentary Filmmaking: Redux").

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Troy and Britta's practice hug with the foosball table in the background.
The foosball table was used by a group of foreign exchange students at the school on a Foosball scholarship. Jeff became annoyed at how obnoxiously they played the game and particularly how they bullied their opponents. He confronted the trio but ended up humiliated when he failed a challenge from them to score a point. Jeff began practising late at night on the foosball table which was noticed by Shirley. She warned Jeff of the inherent evil of the Foosball hinting at a bad past experience she had with the game. Jeff refused to listen until she demonstrated her incredible skill at foosball. Jeff begged her to teach him and despite some initial reluctance, she started training him. Feeling confident in their abilities, Shirley and Jeff issued the Germans a challenge and upped the stakes of by saying that the losers would be forced to never use the foosball table. The Germans accepted and the match was set for the following morning.

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Jeff confronts the Germans at the foosball table.
Later, Shirley and Jeff had dinner at Señor Kevin's and she reveals that she used to be a Foosball bully like the Germans. She cruelly taunted a boy one time and caused him to pee his pants by jabbing him with a Foosball shaft. Jeff shockingly revealed that he was that boy and storms off. He eventually made his way back to the Greendale student lounge where he found Shirley waiting for him. He refused her apology and after a heated exchange the two started playing an intense game of Foosball. Eventually they calmed down and acknowledged how they have both since changed for the better. The next day Jeff and Shirley arrive for their game against the Germans.

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Anime Jeff and Shirley playing foosball.
Jeff and Shirley quickly took possession of the ball. They rapidly passed the ball to each other before causing it to land in such a way that the Germans couldn't reach it. With the game now unable to continue, Jeff and Shirley went to go see a movie ("Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism"). When Shirley is roped into the Christmas Pageant by Pierce and a children's choir, the table is seen when Britta runs out of the lounge ("Regional Holiday Music"). When Britta offers to plan Shirley's wedding, they are both sitting in the lounge and the foosball table is seen behind Britta ("Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts"). The table is seen behind Jeff when he is laying down on the student lounge couch feeling bad about Kim McFadden ("Digital Exploration of Interior Design"). When Dean Pelton asks Jeff to mediate the dispute between Troy and Abed so that Greendale can get a world's record, the table is behind him ("Pillows and Blankets"). After Troy and Abed question Magnitude about the fate of Study Group's yam, the table is seen as they are walking away ("Basic Lupine Urology").

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Jeff and Shirley playing foosball with Lukas glaring at them.

Season Four[]

The table is seen as Abed films Jeff for his documentary on "Changnesia" ("Advanced Documentary Filmmaking"). During Jeff's dream fighting against the Evil Study Group, the foosball table is seen behind him when he plucks the paintball that Evil Jeff fires at him out of the air ("Advanced Introduction to Finality").

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Jeff walks away from Abed towards the table.

Season Five[]

As Buzz Hickey lectures Leonard the foosball table is seen behind him in the lounge ("Introduction to Teaching"). After Jeff impresses a group of shallow, womanizing guys in the courtyard, he walks past the foosball table ("App Development and Condiments"). As Ronald Mohammad makes his inspection and tries to pull over a vending machine, a woman is seen playing the foosball table ("Basic Story").

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Jeff after gaining his first MeowMeowBeenz.