The 14 Best ‘Community’ Parody Episodes

Community is known for its smart pop culture references and spot-on parodies of movies and TV shows. The college comedy has taken on everything from Goodfellas to Glee and hilariously made it their own. 

1. “Modern Warfare”

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The episode that really put the show on the map, with an homage to action movies featuring an extreme game of paintball.

2. “Epidemiology”

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Who knew that zombies and the music of ABBA went so well together?

3. “Cooperative Calligraphy”

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The study group stays in the library the entire time to look for Annie’s pen, in what is known as a “bottle episode.”

4. “Basic Lupine Urology”

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A perfect Law & Order spoof, down to the “DUN DUN” sound.

5. “Paradigms of Human Memory”

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Only Community would make a flashback episode using entirely new clips.

6. “Contemporary American Poultry”

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The characters form a mob dealing with the most important commodity of all: chicken fingers.

7. “Pillows and Blankets”

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An epic pillow fight depicted in the style of film-maker Ken Burns.

8. 9. “A Fistful of Paintballs”/”For a Few Paintballs More”

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Paintball returns for a two-part saga, using both westerns and Star Wars as inspiration.

10. “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”

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A stop-motion Christmas special that’s every bit as good as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

11. “G.I. Jeff”

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An animated episode that made fans of the 80s cartoon G.I. Joe very happy.

12. “Critical Film Studies”

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A particularly complex episode that references both Pulp Fiction and My Dinner With Andre.

13. “Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking”

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This episode was shot in a mockumentary style, similar to shows like Modern Family and The Office.

14. “Regional Holiday Music”

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The show celebrates the holidays by making fun of Glee, and including original songs.

 

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