Though Jeff (Joel McHale) is reluctant, the group agree to go to Pierce's mansion, where he has locked himself in his panic room. In the episode Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design, Jeff offhandedly mentions that Annie took to deception like Abed took to Cougar Town. The scheduled was shifted to accommodate a closer air date to Halloween, but the entire season was put on hold from its October 19 premiere and eventually pushed back to next year. The study group meet on Halloween in costumes to go to Vicki's party, with the exception of Pierce (Chevy Chase), who has not been invited. The gang has gathered together in costumes—Jeff’s a boxer, Annie’s Samara from The Ring, Abed and Troy are Calvin and Hobbes, Shirley is Princess Leia, and … In the hallways, Annie, Troy and Shirley continue their search for Abed. [9], Upon its first broadcast in the United States, an estimated 2.76 million viewers watched the episode. In various interviews. Jeff finds the notebook containing the panic room code, but the room he is in appears to be haunted, with knocking on the door with no apparent source, a picture of Cornelius distorting and the room beginning to rattle. That special time of year when people dress up in costume and–wait. Season 4 "Paranormal Parentage" 4x2 Aired 7 years ago - Feb 14, 2013 On Halloween, Pierce accidentally locks himself in his panic room, forcing the gang to search through his house to find the code that unlocks the door. NBC decided to promote the episode and acknowledge the weird discrepancy by by coining the term "Valloween" and using the word in the official commercial for the episode seen below. He leaves the room, finds Britta and they both quickly leave the area. Coming back to Jeff, it was obvious in season 4’s “Paranormal Parentage” when Britta convinces Jeff to open up about his father by first introducing the idea of ghosts. 1. Ben : I also miss Trobed (though I’m totally Team Tritta). "Paranormal Parentage" "Herstory of Dance" Absentee Actor: Ken Jeong as Chang; Actor Allusion: Troy wonders if there's a connection between Pierce installing a panic room and the release of Do the Right Thing a day earlier, a film that starred Giancarlo Esposito (Gilbert). Abed continues to examine the footage unaware that a shadowy figure is behind him. Annie says she hates referential humor. Ah, Halloween. Abed reveals to Jeff that he did a cameo in an episode of the show, Cougar Town, in season 2's "Critical Film Studies". [5] Cory Barker of TV.com believed it to be roughly as good as "Introduction to Statistics" but inferior to the other Halloween episodes. However, she criticized that some character development from previous seasons had been ignored and thought the humor could be improved. Britta suggests to Troy that they ditch the party so they can watch an episode of ", Annie mentions the reason why Pierce wasn't invited to, Troy mentions that Jeff killed Pierce's father, Troy mentions having lived at the mansion which he did in, The 'Special Gym' that Troy and Shirley find is mentioned in the. Afterwards, Pierce says goodbye to the group as they leave for the Halloween party. RELATED: Community: 5 Times Pierce Was A Great Person (& 5 Times He Was Terrible) Basic Intergluteal Numismatics 22m. Paranormal Parentage 22m. Though Jeff (Joel McHale) is reluctant, the group agree to go to Pierce's mansion, where he has locked himself in his panic room. Troy and Abed are playing around with the revolving bookcase secret entrance much to Pierce's annoyance. Pierce suggests that he move in and the group depart. I don't think Paranormal Parentage is a victory for the show in the order of Season 2's Epidemiology. Via the telescreen they see an unconscious Pierce inside. The door to the panic room starts to open from the outside revealing, He admits that he was trying to fill a void in his life left by the death of Cornelius by taking care of Pierce the same way he took care of their father. They stumble across Annie, Shirley and Troy, who have witnessed the outline of hands begin to protrude through a wall. Paranormal Parentage. In season 4's "Paranormal Parentage", when the study group is hiding from a 'ghost', Pierce makes a hilarious callback to Chang's idiotic line. Paranormal Parentage. The Community episode "Paranormal Parentage" provides examples of:. It shows the group searching Pierce's mansion for the code to his panic room, after he locks himself in there. The study group meet on Halloween in costumes to go to Vicki's party, with the exception of Pierce (Chevy Chase), who has not been invited. The study group coos a third time when Pierce offers Gilbert to be his roommate and they both hug each other. Series 4, Episode 2 M CC SD CC HD. Over 3,155 TV Time users rated it a 17.36/10 with their favorite characters being Alison Brie as Annie Edison, Chevy Chase as Pierce Hawthorne and Joel McHale as Jeff Winger. Paranormal Parentage Question/Find an Episode I’m re-watching the series again- and by that I man I’m watching the episodes that are not just my favorite lol what movie or the show is this episode “Paranormal Percentage” spoofing? 11. He finds Britta and leaves. [13] Britt Hayes of ScreenCrush criticized Chase's acting and found the rate of jokes to have decreased since Harmon's departure. Meanwhile, Abed (Danny Pudi) abandons Annie (Alison Brie) after discovering a secret passage behind a bookshelf, leading Annie to become afraid, particularly after seeing Cornelius in a mirror. Shirley asks if he wants to come but he elects to stay at home with Gilbert. Elsewhere, Jeff is chased by Britta who is still nagging him about his father. "Heroic Origins" "Advanced Introduction to Finality". But this season is all about growing the old and new audience of Community. After finding a sex dungeon, which Troy does not understand the purpose of, Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) begins to worry about his new relationship with Britta, seeing Troy as too innocent. When Annie recaps Pierce's familial history and when she realizes how ridiculous it sounds she says: The boxing gloves Jeff had as part of his costume turns out to be gloves used by his father, Troy and Britta coo when Shirley mentions that her family is going with a Star Wars theme for their costumes this year: Her husband. He finds his way to Cornelius Hawthorne's bedroom and locks himself inside. I think Paranormal Parentage is one of those episodes. After Cornelius' death, he arrived at the mansion and began discretely doing housework tasks out of loneliness. 12. ... And of course, besties Abed and Troy dress as Calvin and Hobbes. Pierce suddenly appears behind them and reveals it was all a prank. Wild Costumes in Community’s “Paranormal Parentage” Halloween Episode Images. Getting warmer. Abed is growing up, starting his own adventures, but his buddy is always a stupid photo text away. In frustration, he eventually reveals that he has had his father's number for weeks but not called it. [5], "Paranormal Parentage" was the fourth and final Halloween-themed episode of Community, following season 1's "Introduction to Statistics", season 2's "Epidemiology" and season 3's "Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps". It shows someone watching Pierce as he slept. Reaching the outside of the panic room, they find an image of Pierce unconscious. Abed finds surveillance footage of Pierce being watched in his sleep by an unknown individual. Claiming to have done so accidentally and then saying it was because he saw his father Cornelius's ghost, he asks the group to search his house for the code. 7. They run into Jeff and Britta and they all head towards Pierce's panic room. The episode was watched by 2.76 million viewers on its premiere and met with mixed critical reception. The fourth season was initially scheduled to premiere on October 19, 2012, airing on Fridays at 8:30 pm. Pierce then admits the reason he is in the panic room is because he thought he saw the ghost of his dead, Shirley enters in believing it's the library but it turns out to be Pierce's. 10. Club rated the episode a B+, reviewing that it was an improvement over "History 101". "Alternative History of the German Invasion" Summary: The gang celebrates Halloween without a gas leak. r/Community Rewatch S4E02: Paranormal Parentage. [10], Giving the episode a rating of 3.7 out of five, Gabrielle Moss of TV Fanatic found the episode lacking for fans, but a good introduction for new viewers. A photo of the shooting script for "Paranormal Parentage" was tweeted by the writer Megan Ganz. "History 101" "Intro to Felt Surrogacy" Nice outfit: Jeff is dressed as a boxer, Britta is dressed as a ham referencing (by chance) the character of "Scout" from the movie "To Kill A Mockingbird", Troy and Abed are dressed as Calvin and Hobbes, Shirley is dressed like Princess Leia and Annie is dressed as " Samara " from the horror movie " The Ring ". Abed finds a security room and concurrently watches Cougar Town and the group's activities. After seeing footage of a shadowy figure watching him sleep, Pierce seals the panic room shut. He apologizes for his actions and is about to leave when Pierce offers that he can stay as his roommate. Initial reports placed the rating at 1.1("[zap2it.com]]"), leading Andy Bobrow to post a pair of self-deprecating Tweets: On Twitter, there were two known Community-related trending topics during the initial broadcast: #HappyValoween and #GhostDad. One of the show's many recurring staples was the show "Inspector Spacetime," a spoof on Doctor Who, and Troy and Abed finally decided it was time to go to an Inspector Spacetime convention. There was a lot of back and forth in "Paranormal Parentage" between the strong moments and the weak ones. [1] In early October 2012, NBC delayed the premiere. After drinking from the bar, he discovers the red notebook which has the code. [11] Emily VanDerWerff of The A.V. 3. 3. "Conventions of Space and Time" In a review of both this episode and the season premiere. Guest starring Giancarlo Esposito. However, at the convention, Abed starts bonding with Toby, a fellow Inspector Spacetime fan. The room then shakes violently as a portrait of Cornelius warps and give off a sinister glowing glare. The room Jeff ends up alone in that features a bar is a reproduction of the country club/snob "bar room" from "Caddyshack", starring Chevy Chase. 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