|MeowMeowBeenz™ is a social networking application created by developers David and Bixel from the company jammyPow™. It was a software downloadable for mobile devices whose purpose was to allow its users to assign a rank to anything. The range would be a scale of one to five with five being the best score possible and one being the worst. Each rank point is referred to as a single "MeowMeowBeen" and symbolized by different colored cat logos of the product. An unexpected result of the Greendale campus beta testing the software led to the creation of a new society based upon the app. "MeowMeowBeenz"™ first appearance was in the Season Five episode "App Development and Condiments".|
In the study group's fifth year at Greendale, Dean Pelton allowed a beta testing of a new mobile device application called MeowMeowBeenz™. On its first day of testing the social networking ranking app became a hit. Everyone at school became obsessed with using it and started trying to improve their own personal scores. As their rank increased, the users standing in real life began to improve in relation. On its second day of testing, those who achieved the highest status of Five MeowMeowBeenz became important figures on campus. They also were highly influential on the lower ranked users. By the eighth day of testing, a new society emerged on campus with the app as the foundation of its tenets. The few who earned Five MeowMeowBeenz banded together at the top of this new institution.
A social class structure formed with the "Fives" at the top, the "Fours" and "Threes" serving them, the "Twos" reduced to menial labor and the "Ones" ejected from Greendale and banished to the "Outlands". Attempts by the lower ranked users to attain a level Five status were squashed with those in charge protecting their positions. Sensing that there was unrest from the proletariat, a suggestion was made by one of the Fives to give them a distraction. A talent show was announced where anyone who wanted to be promoted could perform and be ranked by everyone. The de facto leader of the Fives used it as an opportunity to give the lower numbers hope while eliminating potential threats to her authority. However, much to her surprise one lone candidate managed to overcome the odds.
He entertained everyone including the majority of the Fives with a comedy act and earned himself a promotion into their ranks. However, his ascension would unexpectedly bring about the downfall of the society. During the "NewBeenz" induction ceremony into the Fives, the initiate got into a heated argument with the leader of the group. This disrupted the tranquility of the other Five members who immediately down voted both of them. They lost their status and were sent out into the "Outlands". At the same time, a number Two ranked militant revolutionary rallied her fellow lower ranked numbers. Her fiery passion against the Fives regime, aided by a bit of strategically placed condiment, inspired her contemporaries to follow her lead and rebel.
The rebel army overthrew the "Fives" and a tribunal was quickly formed to punish them. They were read a list of their transgressions against the low numbered users before being stripped of their rank. The "Fives" were banished to the "Outlands" replacing the "Ones" who had been sent there under their authority. The recently promoted Five who was demoted to a One returned to witness the trials. He pointed out the the one thing that truly deserved punishment was the "MeowMeowBeenz" app itself. In order to bring a true end to this oppressive society he proposed that the app be removed from all of their phones. Everyone in attendence agreed and the app was quickly deleted. Life on campus eventually returned to normal and the former MeowMeowBeenz users moved on to the next popular trends ("App Development and Condiments").
|“||Fives have lives. Fours have chores. Threes have fleas. Twos have blues and Ones don't get a rhyme, because they're garbage.||”|
|The "MeowMeowBeenz" application unintentionally created a new society on the Greendale campus based on the rankings each user attained. A social caste system formed with the Fives slowly gaining actual power in real life to go along with their popularity. Although the rankings fluctuated at the beginning of the apps use, eventually a clear pecking order emerged. A select number of Fives established their dominance making sure to maintain their postion by using their influence to sway opinions. This group was lead by Shirley Bennet who was one of the first students to reach Five status.
|The style and decor of the campus is given a futuristic look as the new society took over the school. The "MeowMeowBeenz" logo became a prolific symbol on campus plastered on posters and graffiti on the walls of the school. All users were equipped with wrist cell phone holders with the app opened to their current rank as a form of ID. Specific uniforms were mandated for each social rank to denote the users standing. The Fives headquarters were located in the study room while the Twos and Threes congregated in the student lounge. The Ones were ejected from any school building and cast out into the "Outlands".
|The Fives wore white gowns and slippers along with fancy ornamentation. Like all users, they were equipped with wrist cell phone holders which prominently displayed their rank . Shirley Bennett was by default the leader of the group as the other Fives respect her seniority since she was the first one to attain a Five rank. They all enjoyed the spoils that their power and influence provided them and lived in luxury far above the rest of the campus. Together the Fives dictated campus policy and their orders were blindly carried out by the lower numbered users.
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|The Fours wear togas of varying colors along with matching nylon tights, sandals and decorative ornamentation. Like all users, they were equipped with wrist cell phone holders which prominently displayed their rank. They served closely under the Fives in an administrative or entertainment capacity. Annie Edison seemed to have been given a higher status among the Fours as she dealt directly with Shirley Bennett as her assistant. The Fours have some authority given to them by the Fives to boss the Threes and Twos around.
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|The Threes wear grey and black turtle neck sweaters with arm bands on featuring the MeowMeowBeenz™ logo Like all users, they were equipped with wrist cell phone holders which prominently displayed their rank. They were also armed with stun guns and acted as the security/police force of the Five regime.
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|The Twos wear grey coveralls. They carry out menial labor such as serving the Fives food. Like all users, they were equipped with wrist cell phone holders which prominently displayed their rank. They were not allowed in certain sections of the school and congregated in the Student lounge. Eventually they rebelled against the Fives and ended their rule.
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|The Ones don't have a uniform and are the dregs of society who haven't or cannot earn a higher number. They are banned from the campus buildings and forced to fend for themselves in the "Outlands". Despite their standing in the hierarchy they were still equipped with wrist cell phone holders which prominently displayed their rank. The banishment of the Ones was ended when Star-Burns informed them all that the Fives had been overthrown by the Twos.
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