Basic Rocket Science

Season 2, Episode 4 -  Air Date: 10/14/2010
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Dean Pelton decides that Greendale Community College must have its own flight simulator and cannot be bested by the competition, "City College," which is planning its own flight simulator. He enlists the study group to clean and refurbish the Greendale Community College simulator. As Jeff, Pierce, Britta, Annie, Shirley and Troy wash the tattered simulator down, they end up accidentally launching it - sending everyone on an unexpected journey into "outer space." Abed is left behind to try and navigate a safe "return" for everyone.

VIDEO: ‘Community‘ Space Cadets

After last week‘s sneaky good episode of Community, I was really looking forward to keeping my eyes glued to the screen. Last week the show pulled a fast one on us and had Abed involved in a subliminal storyline that I all but missed completely. (Check out the video of Abed‘s bizarre subliminal storyline.) So this week the episode was basically a giant product placement for KFC. However, when you consider the low ratings the show has been getting, I‘ll take Community any way I can get it. "Basic Rocket Science" existed solely to pay homage to space exploration films like
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