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Richie and Carl

Richie Countee
  Richie and Carl  
Carl Bladt

  Richie Countee : Brady Novak    Carl Bladt: Jeremy Scott Johnson  
  Status:Best friends  -  First appearance: "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux"

Pairing biography[]

This is Richie and Carl from the school board! That's right, we have names!!
Carl Bladt, "Basic Sandwich".

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Carl and Richie
Carl and Richie portrayed by Jeremy Scott and Brady Novak.
Richie Countee and Carl Bladt are Greendale school board members and best friends. Both refuse to take their job seriously having little regard for Greendale, particularly since they both graduated from an Ivy League school. They are rarely seen without each other and are usually found to be in an intoxicated and belligerent state. They will often deliver bad news to Dean Pelton regarding decisions the board makes about the school. Their first appearance together was in the Season Three episode "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux". Carl is portrayed by Jeremy Scott Johnson and Richie is portrayed by Brady Novak.

Pairing history[]

Season Three[]

In the study groups third year at Greendale, Dean Pelton was tasked by the school board with shooting a new commercial to promote the campus. After several weeks of filming, school board members Richie and Carl went to Pelton's office to view the finished product. After watching it they congratulated Pelton on doing a passable job considering it "good enough ". They were unaware that Abed Nadir had completed the project and ignored Pelton's protests that he was not responsible for it. Carl stated that the commercial should last them another sixteen years and was eager to move on to the duos next agenda. Richie suggested it be going to Chump's Rusty Bucket to celebrate. Carl enthusiastically agreed excited about the restaurant's quarter taps ("Documentary Filmmaking: Redux").

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Richie and Carl are pleased with the commercial.

After that, a riot occurred in the cafeteria during a memorial service for the recently departed Star-Burns. Campus security lead by Ben Chang exacerbated the situation leading to the destruction of the schools Subway franchise. Richie and Carl, along with fellow school board member Chuck Saccardo, headed up an investigation to find out who was at fault. The prime suspects were the study group who had riled up the attendees to the event with hateful rhetoric against the school. Carl and Richie had them brought before the school board to answer to the charges. Just as Jeff Winger was about to defend his study groups actions he was interrupted by the arrival of Ben Chang.

Carl and Richie were pleased by Chang's appearance and warmly greeted him as he gave them a gift basket. Earlier, Chang learned the study group had planned on him taking the blame and he preemptively schmoozed the school board . Jeff tried to object but it was clear that Carl and Richie sided with their friend. The board then heard Dean Pelton's brief testimony unaware he was a doppelgänger hired by Chang. They agreed to his recommendation that the study group be dealt a harsh punishment and Carl announced they were all expelled. He then invited Richie, Chuck and Chang to Chump's Rusty Bucket. Richie was about to leave before he remembered to grab the gift basket leaving behind a stunned study group ("Course Listing Unavailable").

Richie, Carl and Chang
Carl, Richie and Chang.
Richie and Carl were later invited to a huge birthday party Chang threw for himself after he took control of the Greendale campus. They congratulated Ben on the new security policies he enacted at school and gave him a shower organizer as a gift. They were in the audience when Jeff and Britta (disguised as the magician "Ricky Nightshade" and his goth assistant) performed a magic trick with Chang as a volunteer. Afterwards, they encountered Dean Pelton and his Chang replacement slap fighting in the hallways. They demanded an explanation from Chang who simply ran away in response. Carl and Richie finally realized they had been duped and began to fear that fallout from Chang's actions could cost them their jobs. They were relieved when Pelton assured them that he would cover up the incident for the school's sake. Carl then suggest to Richie that they go to Skeepers for yard margs ("First Chang Dynasty").

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What happened to them?

Season Four[]

In the study group's fourth year at Greendale, Richie and Carl went to the school to check on Dean Pelton's progress in recruiting a recent high school graduate named Archie DeCoste. He was in school administration slang known as a "whale", a rich potential student who was sought after by colleges. Richie and Carl were drunk as usual having just come from Skeeper's. They went to Group Study Room F and were unimpressed with the itinerary Pelton lined up for Archie's visit to the school. Richie was belligerent about his dislike of Pelton's plans while Carl took a more calmer approach to critique it. He asked Pelton to consider stretching the truth about what Greendale had to offer to make the campus more attractive. The Dean refused preferring to let the school's merits speak for itself. Carl allowed him to proceed with his plan but strongly urged him to reconsider for the good of the school. He then left with Richie to get more drinks ("Economics of Marine Biology").

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Richie and Carl with their "yard margs".

Season Five[]

In the study group's fifth year at Greendale, Richie and Carl are in Dean Pelton's office to let him know an insurance liability appraiser will be coming to inspect the school. The next day, Richie and Carl were pleasantly surprised when the insurance agent informed them that Greendale is a valuable asset to the city. Richie and Carl then discussed selling the school which was overheard by the Save Greendale Committee. Carl tells them that a chunk of real estate the size of Greendale can fetch a huge profit. The duo take their leave as Richie suggests to Carl various companies to sell Greendale to. Sometime later it's decided by the school board to accept the Subway corporations offer and the school is slowly converted into a sandwich university. Richie and Carl welcomed a Subway rep to the campus and give him a tour that ends at Dean Pelton's office. They find a naked Dean crying inside and decide to resume the tour later ("Basic Story").

5x12 Carl and Richie
School board guys comin' in!
However, the "Save Greendale Committee" discovers that the founder of Greendale Russell Borchert left behind a treasure that may be buried beneath the school. They discover a trap door in the Teachers' lounge. Chang is spying on them and alerts Richie and Carl. When the committee discovers a filthy Borchert, millions of dollars and a gold lined computer he created which controls the entrance to his hideout, Richie, Carl and Chang take the money and trap the committee when Richie disables the computer with a magnet shaped like a pickle. The committee manages to escape and interrupts the ceremony signing Greendale over to Subway. They present Borchert who repulses the Subway rep. Borchert has a decades old contract signed with the city which allows him consultation rights on any scholastic endeavors with Greendale. Subway decides to pull out of the deal which infuriates Carl. Richie consults with a native American on training in the use of "certain powers" while the committee celebrates ("Basic Sandwich").

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Stay back! This pickle is a magnet!

Season Six[]

In the Study Group's sixth year at Greendale, Richie and Carl surprise Dean Pelton with an offer to join the school board as long as he announces he is gay. Having a token gay member would repair the board's reputation after they cancelled a Gay pride parade on campus. While the Dean considers their proposal, Carl and Richie leave singing a song on their way out. Jeff convinces Pelton to accept the job noting the good he could do once in power. At a press conference, Pelton comes out as openly gay. Later, Pelton learns Elroy and Abed are protecting a bird's nest that is causing an issue with the campus wi-fi. Pelton sympathizes with the birds' plight. Carl and Richie find out about the issue and Carl tells Pelton he's being too gay. Richie tells the Dean to figure out a solution. ("Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing").

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Richie and Carl corner the Dean.