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”

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

2. “Epidemiology”

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

3. “Cooperative Calligraphy”

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”

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

5. “Paradigms of Human Memory”

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

6. “Contemporary American Poultry”

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

7. “Pillows and Blankets”

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

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

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

10. “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”

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

11. “G.I. Jeff”

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

12. “Critical Film Studies”

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

13. “Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking”

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

14. “Regional Holiday Music”

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