Inspector Spacetime is a direct parody of the series Doctor Who.
Some clear parallels:
Inspector Spacetime travels in a time traveling phone box:
The Doctor travels in a time traveling police box:
The enemies of the Inspector are know as the Blorgons:
Which are a parody of the Daleks from Doctor Who:
Honda is indeed sponsoring the latest season:
Honda has joined as the presenting sponsor of the highly anticipated sixth season of Community, premiering exclusively on Yahoo Screen on March 17. As part of a one-year, online video upfront program Honda will have several integrations in Community as well as pre-roll video ads on new episodes and series ...
In addition to onewho's excellent answer, I'd like to point out how Inspector Spacetime was initially introduced into the show.
In 3x01 Biology 101, Britta gets Abed interested in a British TV show called Cougarton Abbey (because of course Britta only watches European TV), which is an obvious parody of the British series Downton Abbey (and a wink to the US ...
TylerShads' answer already covers pretty well where in the series we see evidence that Jeff is being favored by the Dean, so I will just add a bit of my view on the "why":
Throughout the series, it becomes a running gag that the Dean is, lets say, a major oddball.
For example he dresses up regularly in strange outfits without any proper reason. More than ...
It doesn't seem to be a reference to a previous event, a movie or TV show, or to introduce a new plot:
@OkSteev: Was the Garrett/Leonard staring scene a joke or is that a
plot for a later day?
@atrubens: Joke. Absurdism.
This is from Alex Rubens' twitter post. Alex Rubens is one of the writers for Community.
The Variety article Yvette Nicole Brown Leaves ‘Community’ cited personal reasons:
Yvette said she is leaving the show for personal reasons: namely, to
take care of her ailing father.
“My dad needs daily care and he needs me,” Brown told TV Guide. “The
idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn’t do it.
It was a difficult ...
Without any specific references, this seems to have just become another running gag on the show, much like the groups disdain for Pierce or Troy and Abed having crazy antics together.
The earliest I can remember at this moment is about midway through Season 1 when Jeff is dating Professor Slater, the Dean starts to quiz them on their after school '...
Inspector Spacetime is a direct parody of Doctor Who.
Inspector Spacetime is a direct homage to the long-running BBC science fiction TV show Doctor Who.
The show within the Community universe follows closely the story of Doctor Who with the Inspector and his partner traveling in a red telephone box known as the X7 Dimensionizer time booth, the ...
No in-universe explanation
Buddy is never seen or mentioned again in-universe so we simply don't know exactly what his fate was. He either dropped out or graduated or simply never crossed paths with the study group again.
The Community wikia page for Buddy Austin confirms that the episode "Investigative Journalism" was the only and final ...
The Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark would kill you if you looked at it.
Jeff wants Abed to close his eyes. Abed is an extreme movie fan who often can only be related to in the context of pop culture movies. So the best way to get Abed to close his eyes is to relate the act to a popular movie. Jeff chooses Raiders of the Lost Ark, a popular ...
As DForck42 correctly noted in his comment, depending on the gravity of the injury it is not unreasonable to still hurt after two months.
Even if healed, some injuries will continue to hurt for years or even a whole lifetime.
Obviously Troy's injury was not that bad, but my guess is that they did not care too much about the minor detail of the time frame ...
The plan was for Chang to regain the trust of the Dean (by faking Changnesia and passing off as Kevin, the nice guy everybody likes) and then destroy Greendale from within.
He basically reached that goal in the last episode of Season 4 "Heroic Origins", where he gets the chance to ruin the school but changes his mind in the last second when the study group ...
This is most likely a result of either the Many-Worlds Interpretation, or the Many-Minds interpretation (depending on how the universe splitting happens). I won't go too much in details since it isn't the subject (though very interesting), and you'll find plenty on the Internet.
Quick background: while the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics states ...
The short answer is that its not told or explained exactly how long the game lasted.
The show Community has a common theme of doing episodes like this which are style parodies of different movies. A more common example would be the various paintball game episodes done in the style of action and western genre. Each time there is a competition for a prize ...
The moment Chang calls the evaluation "racist" is the moment Pierce is shown covering his face. So yes, it's a joke about the fact that Pierce is racist. Specifically, he is racist to the extent that when he hears something someone did is racist, he assumes he had something to do with it.
It should be noted that this scene is only in the broadcast version ...
I think it was a joke of Garret wanting a seat at "The" table and Leonard protecting the viewers from that awkward possiblity. clever stuff, basically suggesting the viewers wouldnt really like garret.
There has been a lot of discussion about this on Reddit mostly fed by the theories that this is in some way an inside joke or reference to some deeper Stephen King universe item. This can mainly be attributed to the fact that the name Susan is very common in Stephen King stories, including being the name of Roland Deschain's true love, Susan Delgado, from ...