As fun as it was when it first appeared on screens a little over 10 years ago, cult sitcom Community follows a working group at a Colorado Community College that is too often in the most bizarre situations.
With a strong focus on friendship, the most popular – and often strange – one between the two youngest members of the study group, Troy Barnes (Donald Glover) and Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi).
With the entire series of Community Now available on Netflix, here are some of the funniest friendship moments we all wanted.
10. Baby adoption
Season 3, episode 20: ‘digital estate planning’
Troy and Abed enter the work room and find an abandoned baby on a table. The couple immediately decides to adopt it and quarrel like an old couple ̵
Funniest quote: “Oh I understand. While you climb the ladder at Beans and More, I just stay at home and pull it up alone”
9. Cartoon tunnel
Season 2, Episode 2: ‘Accounting for Lawyers’
Abed cruelly tries to get Troy to run against a wall by painting a cartoon tunnel on it and telling him it is a portal to an animated reality. Just as Troy is about to take the bait, Abed shows up behind a trash can to tell him he’s not real, which negates Troy’s hopes of becoming a cartoon – although he claims (unconvincingly) that he knows that he is not real.
Funniest quote: “Nothing is impossible here. Animals can speak, your heart is shaped like a heart, and the smell of cake can make you float”
8th. Inspector spacetime
First mentioned in season 3 episode ‘Biology 101’, Inspector spacetime is a Doctor Who The parody series Britta (Gillian Jacobs) introduced Abed to fill the void left by the end of his favorite show. Cougarton Abbey. Troy and Abed later take on the role of Inspector Spacetime and his loyal buddy Constable Reggie, who travels through space and time in a red phone booth and fights the evil Blorgons.
Funniest quote: “The question is not how old we are, but when we are old”
7. Bert and Ernie
Season 1, Episode 17: “Physical Education”
One of the most memorable moments of Troy and Abed comes when they dress up as Sesame Street Characters Bert and Ernie and play out a small sketch in which Troy returns a pageless book to Abed. However, Troy quickly realizes that it is his cousin’s funeral and has to spend time on her puppet parody.
Funniest quote: “My cousin’s funeral is today (Oh, was that today?). I knew there was a reason why I couldn’t do that today (Poor Dmitry)”
6. Talk nonsense
Season 1, Episode 4: ‘Social Psychology’
Troy and Abed sit on the couch in the study and mock everyone who walks past the window. From the “desperate housewife” to “Saddam Hussein”, some people fall victim to their insults. It is only when Jeff (Joel McHale) walks by and tells them that he can hear them that they realize that their cover has been inflated. Her solution: “Just pretend you were sleeping.”
Funniest quote: “I am Dr. Doogie Seacrest. I think I’m better than everyone else because I’m 40”
5. Janitor’s chloroforming
Season 2, Episode 2: ‘Accounting for Lawyers’
When Troy and Abed are caught by a caretaker who tries to steal an email from a former colleague of Jeff’s computer, it gets worse. After Troy tries to give him a reason why they’re in the office, Annie (Alison Brie) sneaks up behind the caretaker, molds him with chloroform, and instantly knocks him out. While panicking, the three pretend to have been chlorinated as well, but when the caretaker wakes up and realizes the deception, Annie has to chloroform him again.
Funniest quote: “I don’t know what to do, my whole brain is crying”
4. Christmas rap
Season 3, Episode 10: ‘Regional Holiday Music’
Abed tries to persuade the study group to stand up for the Glee Club at Greendale’s Christmas competition. Convincing Troy to join him would normally be an easy task, but because he is a Jehovah’s Witness, he cannot participate. Abed has a possible loophole: what if Troy only pretended to like Christmas so he could destroy it from the inside? The couple starts off with a Christmas rap that details the fictional plot.
Funniest quote: “Because I am Jehovah’s most secret witness/. So maybe I have to dedicate my life to Christmas / And act the way I love it until the day I die. “
3rd I am Batman
Season 1, Episode 7: ‘Introduction to Statistics’
While ‘Introduction to Statistics’ is a big laugh from start to finish, the best moment for the last is saved. While the credits roll, Troy and Abed, wearing their Batman and Eddie Murphy Halloween costumes, discuss waking up as food and the food itself. Not only that, they’re talking while imitating Christian Bales Batman.
Funniest quote: “That’s one of my biggest fears (What is?) If I ever woke up as a donut … (You would eat yourself?) I wouldn’t even question it”
2nd Troy and Abed in the morning
Probably the most popular recurring sketch on the show, Troy and Abed in the morning sees Troy and Abed interview guests in the style of Good morning America in front of a series of imaginary cameras – much to Jeff’s annoyance. With an edition hosted by Evil Troy and Abed and one in which Annie tries to kidnap her, the funniest thing is a late-night spin-off special called Troy and Abed in the morning: nights.
Funniest quote: “Troy and Abed in morrrrrrrrning”
1. Rap with Betty White
Season 2, episode 1: ‘Anthropology 101’
Troy and Abed continue to show the remarkable chemistry between Pudi and Glover and expand their Spanish rap from season one by teaming up with Betty White (who plays Professor June Bauer) for a rap on anthropology. As nonsensical as its predecessor, the funniest moment comes when White provides ad libs while singing along to Totos ‘Africa’ during the refrain.
Funniest quote: “Oh bless the rain!”
All six seasons of the community can now be viewed on Netflix