|Recurring or debuting plot points in this episode:
- In the opening scene Abed is wearing a "Space Clone" T-shirt. This references the "Space Clone" comic book he put up as the prize for his "Hot Lava" game in the Season Five episode "Geothermal Escapism".
- Abed has a "Pop back" flashback which reveals an unseen moment when Annie moved into his and Troy's apartment in the Season Three episode "Studies in Modern Movement".
- Part of a lock is seen outside of the door to Annie's bedroom, this references when Britta asked Annie to keep her from contacting her ex-boyfriend Blade. Annie installed the lock mechanism in case it became necessary to physically keep Britta away from Blade. This occurred in the Season Three episode "Origins of Vampire Mythology."
- Coined and minted: "Coucher" - A moocher who is allowed to live in a residence and sleeps on the couch.
- Catchphrase: The multiple Abeds on tablet screens chant "Eradicate!", the catchphrase of the Blorgons.
- School song: "Pillar of Garbage" by Natalie is Freezing can be heard during the scene where Jeff is talking to Britta at the party.
- Express tuition aisle: Jeff's law class consists of watching "Planet Earth". He himself admits it's a phony class.
- Googly eyes:
- Britta briefly shows attraction to Jeff when it seems like he is being progressive about prisoner reform but quickly loses interest when it's revealed he was only after the government funding.
- After the robot fight between Jeff and Willy, Dean Pelton swings Jeff's robot around and carries it away.
|Recurring or debuting characters in this episode:
|List of Running gags
|Recurring or debuting running gags in this episode:
- A dollop of whipped irony: After Annie refuses Britta's house party request, she tells her she's not some authoritative controlling power to rebel against. When Britta denies that's what's she's going to do, Annie tells her she'll do what she's told.
- PCness: Dean Pelton gets uncomfortable saying the word "black" around Elroy.
- Man-Crush: Pelton is happy about the $300,000 and touches Jeff's abs saying "Look at us running the school together".
- That's you:
- Abed does an impression of comedian Jerry Seinfeld when referring to Britta as a "coucher".
- Abed does an impression of "the black guy in every sci-fi movie" by repeating back what was just explained to him.
|List of Pop culture references
|Pop culture references in this episode:
- Use your allusion: Elroy says he is nobody's "fourth Ghostbuster". This is a reference to the movie "Ghostbusters" and the character of "Winston Zedmore". He was a African American who became the fourth official member of the group and was generally referred to as the token black guy.
- Product placement: Double Robotics Telepresence robots are featured prominently on the show as are the Apple iPads attached to them.
- Shout out:
- IMDb: Abed mentions the films "Can't Hardly Wait" and "Risky Business" when describing the party film he is trying to shoot with Britta.
- TV Guide: the BBC documentary film series "Planet Earth" is shown by Jeff for his "Fundamentals of Law" class.
- Resume: Elroy reluctantly allows Abed's impersonation of "the black guy in every sci-fi movie". Keith David (Elroy) himself played such parts in science fiction films as "The Thing" and "They Live".
|List of Meta references
|Meta references in this episode:
- IRL: The janitor who appears in the end tag and retains the signal of his tablet even when Abed takes all the other tablets over is played by Abed Gheith, Dan Harmon's original inspiration for the character of Abed.
- Abed mentions "Pop back" and "Pop forward" gags which have become staples of several situational comedies on television, notably the Tina Fey sitcom " 30 Rock".
- The final study room scene in this episode mocks traditional romantic comedy conventions, particularly love triangles and the last minute confession at a wedding ceremony.
- “I have a brain the size of Jupiter. I'm nobody's fourth Ghostbuster.”— Elroy
- “Mr. Winger, when did you stop being funny? I mean, am I wrong, or does he seem really intense here? You're born in the dirt, you'll die in the dirt. Who are the kings of the dirt?”— Garrett