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A plan to celebrate Jeff's (Joel McHale) early graduation is unexpectedly disrupted by the study group's evil doppelgangers from the Darkest Timeline.


Tristram Shapeero


Dan Harmon (created by), Megan Ganz | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McHale ... Jeff Winger
Gillian Jacobs ... Britta Perry
Danny Pudi ... Abed Nadir
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Shirley Bennett
Alison Brie ... Annie Edison
Donald Glover ... Troy Barnes
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton
Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang
Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne
Joe Lo Truglio ... Mark
J.P. Manoux ... Faux-by
Erik Charles Nielsen ... Garrett Lambert
Richard Erdman ... Leonard
Charley Koontz ... Neil
Danielle Kaplowitz ... Vicki


A plan to celebrate Jeff's (Joel McHale) early graduation is unexpectedly disrupted by the study group's evil doppelgangers from the Darkest Timeline.

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Release Date:

9 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Abed is first transported to the Darkest Timeline, he stops to look at a bulletin board that has posters saying Chang is Us, as well as a poster for Starburns' Crystal Meth for sale. See more »


Jeff Winger: Three and a half years ago, when I came to Greendale, I met six very important people.
Dean Pelton: Ooh, burn on Britta.
Jeff Winger: Sorry, seven. And meeting these people changed my life. Yep. I'm sorry. I don't know what to say.
[the other group members just laugh]
Troy Barnes: Yeah, okay.
Abed Nadir: Whatever.
Jeff Winger: I'm so used to being the guy who can talk his way out of anything, but what do you say when you don't want a way out? What you have all done for me is indescribable. It's unbelievable. And my love for you is immeasurable, even when you...
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »


Bridal Chorus
Composed by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Jim Rash
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Season 4 Overall Thoughts
5 May 2019 | by starkawSee all my reviews

Was season 4 terrible? No, it had its moments that were decent, but it is definitely the worst season. Not having Dan Harmon definitely negatively affected the show. I think part of the problem is they tried too hard to bring back the past (darkest timeline, paintball) or veered too far from what makes Community great (Economics of Marine Biology, Conventions of Space and Time) that it did not feel like an episode of Community. Those two episodes lacked the smart wit that one came to expect from the show (this was also kind of true for History 101, though I get what they were going for in that one). I think some of the things that were brought over from past seasons worked well (the puppet episode was quite good IMO), but a lot of it just felt forced, especially this episode. There were episodes that worked though, specifically Intro to Knots, Basic Human Anatomy, and Heroic Origins. Each felt like an episode of Community, but they did not seem like a ripoff of a Dan Harmon idea like Advanced Documentary Filmmaking or the aforementioned bits about the darkest timeline and paintball. Some episodes just felt a little flat to me (Alternative History of the German Invasion and Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations). Overall, it was not a terrible season, and a few episodes hold up well to a rewatch (episodes 10-12 being the best) and would not seem out of place in seasons 1-3, but it just did not have the same witty humor and fresh feel of other seasons of the show prior to this season.

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