Good Morning Greendale: A Community Podcast

Ben Mooney and Mike Snider

We're Ben and Mike, formerly of Back to the Futurama and now we're talking about the NBC television show, Community! Join us as we take a trip back to watch all your favorite and least favorite episodes.

Good Morning Greendale: A Community Podcast: A Promo
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Stay tuned for an all new Community podcast from the guys from Back to the Futurama. If this doesn't get you jazzed up for the show then... that's fair, I guess. It's your standard promo.

Dec 2019

1 min 15 sec

We're back! We're talking about the TV show Community, a show that was always in danger of being canceled until it got canceled. What a life. Here in this pilot episode, we meet our intrepid cast of characters. Almost entirely treasures! So far we've got a lawyer and the hot blonde and like five other main characters and several other less important characters! Look, if we listed them all, we'd be here forever. Just listen to the dang thing! Ben is a mailman who makes things up all the time. Mike drops out of high school to impress musicians.

Feb 2020

1 hr 7 min

Do you remember all the way back to last week when a study group was formed for a Spanish class? ENTER THE SPANISH CLASS. We meet two very important characters in the form of Spanish Genius Señor Chang and Starburns. The gang is tasked to make 5 Spanish sentences and some of them also decide to protest the silencing of journalists in Guatemala. Meanwhile, we create our own Spanish sentences about Finding Nemo. We talk about student loans (insert sad frown emoji), scotch, and swapping T-shirts. Ben negotiates for his shirt. Mike thinks about Anakin Skywalker.

Feb 2020

1 hr 5 min

Jeff finds the ultimate blow off class and Abed takes a film class. Britta ends up taking a class of her own, which is a class on why you maybe shouldn't be the mother character to your friends. Jeff's blow off class turns into a class about seizing the day. It's all a lot of class. Speaking of class, we find out about about Mike's classes in college and it's a wild ride. Also we find out about Ben's own masterpiece films. Ben makes a political attack ad. Mike gets a B in a class about hanging out.

Feb 2020

1 hr 1 min

Annie gets Troy and Abed to take part in a psychological experiment. Britta gets some guy with tiny nipples to make out with her like some sort of weird baby bird / mama bird situation. Jeff and Shirley become fast friends thanks to the power of gossip. And Pierce? Well, don't worry too much about him. He's in the background being 0.69% Inspector Gadget. As for your hosts? They have become the stuff of legends. Constellations that whose stories will be told through the ages. We also Google... uh... butt stuff. And we obviously talk more about tiny nipples. They're kind of central to the episode. Ben is vaguely aware of what "Hotline Bling" is. Mike describes the tightest of beverages.

Feb 2020

1 hr 6 min

What would your school's statue be? What if it was a statue of your school's most famous alumnus? At Greendale, their statue is of none other than Luis Guzman. Abed is maybe an alien. Britta cheats or maybe not cheats but definitely cheats. Leonard isn't wearing any swim trunks. Shirley briefly exists. Ben goes on a Colorado rant. Mike eats some paper with delicious cherry sauce.

Mar 2020

1 hr 4 min

The Dean wants to use Jeff to get Troy to play football, to Annie's dismay. Pierce makes a mascot. Britta learns a thing or to about peeing. Abed lays low. We all learn about racism or feminism or... y'know I'm not sure anymore. Meanwhile, we're generating Seinfeld scripts with artificial intelligence and figuring out who Mike's other Community character is. This episode brought to you by Gringlegrob's School for Disembodied Heads. Ben is just trackin' trees and bears. Mike is Steve... dumbass.

Mar 2020

1 hr 9 min

Jeff finally gives up on trying to get with Britta so instead he decides to try to get with his statistics professor instead. There's also a confusing extra credit Halloween party for Dia de los Muertos (which is not Mexican Halloween). The Beastmaster shows up. Talking points for this episode includes sexiest classes, beef with Urban Dictionary dot com, Netflix and chill, Huey Lewis and the News. It is, as always, all over the place. Ben gets in a fight with a website. Mike gets some gazpacho for his date.

Mar 2020

1 hr 3 min

This one went a little bit long because we are both social distancing and we got a little bit loopy about it. But enough about us! Annie tries to help Troy out on a date with another woman (and she's definitely a woman) as some way to try to get closer to Troy. Spoiler: it doesn't work great. Jeff gets kicked out of his condo and lives with Abed and spoiler: it doesn't work great. Britta and Shirley are the true heroes in this one. Pierce joins a band, too. That happens. Ben is a mediocre avocado. Mike buys too many Honey Buns.

Mar 2020

1 hr 18 min

Jeff gets suckered into joining the debate team. Britta tries to quit smoking. Abed makes eerily accurate films. That's the episode! Honestly this is going up late so I don't know what else to even say about it at this point. Hopefully you watched it, so you know what happened. Ben gets really interested in Panfira. Mike gets really interested in marble racing.

Apr 2020

1 hr 9 min

We're sorry for doing an outtakes episode so early into the podcast, but 2020, am I right? What I won't apologize for is comedy. We hope you're all staying safe. See you next week! Ben is full of righteous idgidignbignnation. Mike gets kicked into a sarlacc pit yet again.

Apr 2020

10 min 42 sec

It's Green Week at Envirodale! We're doing all sorts of green things like... ... ...anyway. Jeff befriends Chang to get out of essay. Troy faces his fear of rats (who are unpopular). Shirley delivers a speech about the Napster of brownies. Ben tells you that your mom went to the store. Mike hopes this doesn't awaken anything in him.

Apr 2020

1 hr 12 min

This is our first explicit episode ever because we talk a LOT about human body parts. And that's because Annie and Dean Pelton are putting on an STD Awareness fair. Also, because Ben really likes talking about certain body parts. Meanwhile, Pierce gets a date with call girl and Jeff gets a date with a vapid 19-year-old. And as for your intrepid hosts? Well, starts a school of lovemaking, we talk about our longest dry spells (spoiler: Mike's is not very long), and we talk about our preferred... college logos to put on condoms? This one gets wild. Ben teaches you about the clitoris. Mike uses his first of three questions.

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May 2020

1 hr 15 min

It's the most important day of the year! That's right, it's December 10th! Shirley imparts her deeply held Christian beliefs that everybody should be tolerant of every other religion and also have deeply held Christian beliefs. Jeff gets into a fight with the school bully (who used to be a NERD), and the group is severely fractured due to a difference of allegiances. Meanwhile, your hosts feed you some delicious facts about the state of Colorado, talk about Spaceballs for a hot minute, look up podcasts for the TV show "The Critic," and tells some stories about a certain fast casual restaurant in a legal way. Ben misses a cameo. Mike craves going to a restaurant.

May 2020

1 hr 8 min

Everybody is back for the spring semester! Plus Buddy. Who is Buddy? Well, he's Jack Black, of course. Turns out the study group doesn't really like Buddy. Meanwhile, Jeff gets a gig as the school's newspaper editor with a cushy office. Annie finds a scoop so big you'll need an army of raisins. As for Ben and Mike? Well, we talk about the stuff we're going to do once we get out of quarantine and what the best restaurants would be to crash a moped into for a flaming death. Ben gets unlimited text messaging. Mike goes to Captain D's.

May 2020

1 hr 5 min

Jeff and Professor Slater go Dean-Form Official and Britta doesn't care (spoiler: she does). Troy and Britta catch each other doing dance classes, but when his manliness is challenged he decides he doesn't care about dancing (spoiler: he does). Everybody thinks Pierce is dead (spoiler: he is NOT). Meanwhile, we're talking about programming languages for some reason, sports rivalries for some reason, Jerry Rice, which actually has something to do with this episode, and more! Ben is a dance elitist. Mike remembers the quadratic equation.

May 2020

1 hr 21 min

Annie starts dating Vaughn (is that his first name or last name? Nobody knows). It creates a whole network of drama. Plus, Pierce wants to make fun of movies with Troy and Abed. Also Chang is there. Why is Chang there? Nobody knows that, either. We're also talking about some of the wildest lies we've heard, the 1984 movie Runaway, the terrible movie Samurai Cop, and shaped bangs? Ben makes some editorial notes. Mike gets excited about internet comedy.

Jun 2020

1 hr 13 min

Black lives matter. Period.

Jun 2020

2 min 57 sec

Britta accidentally drunk-dials Jeff (can you ever really purposefully drunk dial somebody?) and it upsets the balance like a plotline in Who's The Boss. Now Jeff, with the help from Abed, needs to make it even. Also, Pierce and Troy are up to some shenanigans about faking valentines and wearing pantsuits. Meanwhile, we relate some tales about our own drunk moments, the best ice cream flavors, places you can bone done in America (spoiler: anywhere). Ben goes back in time for copyright reasons. Mike doubts Ben's sex advice.

Jun 2020

1 hr 8 min

There's shorts. There's balls. People try to set Abed up. These notes are bad because I'm uploading this episode pretty late. Just listen to the episode and you'll know what's up. Ben Brittas being an Abed. Mike makes weekend breakfast.

Jun 2020

1 hr 14 min

It's Family Day at Greendale and that means everybody has family visiting! All the family gets up to shenanigans like terrible pictionary tournaments and some serious but whuppin'. Also, Jeff tries (and spoiler: succeeds) in sexin' it up with Pierce's former stepdaughter. Meanwhile we talk about... pig anuses and Seinfeldian jokes about the Jacksonville Jaguars. Uh. Yep. Classic us. Also we talk about the hottest Smash Bros. character with surprising results. Ben cashes your check for 25 grand. Mike rescues the princess.

Jun 2020

1 hr 5 min

We're going to pottery class! Or... sailing... depending on what your blow off class is this semester. Jeff gets upset about a guy in pottery being a ringer and gets caught ghosting. Shirley becomes captain and leaves Pierce to die. Meanwhile we're looking up Colorado geography and complaining about ghosting. We also find some important info about a very important Christmas movie called "A Christmas Kiss" which we should definitely talk about some day. Ben opts to not name his car. Mike wants you to remember the S.S. Nose Candy.

Jul 2020

1 hr 9 min

It's April Fool's Day! I mean, actually it's March 31st. Got you! Speaking of pranks, Britta is tired of being a buzzkill so she comes up with a HILARIOUS PRANK. Shirley and Annie become campus security to quell any shenanigans. Pierce is a cookie wizard. That's all you need to know. Meanwhile we're digging further into this cookie wizard thing. We needed to know. We also figure out which of us is the bas-ass who plays by their own rules. And we take a lovely virtual tour of all the places you might visit in Holland. Ben brings Big Leonardgy. Mike can neither confirm nor deny that statement.

Jul 2020

1 hr 16 min

This week we're doing a mafia movie, but it's all about chicken fingers instead of whatever mafia guys do. Sorry. We didn't see Goodfellas so we have no idea what mafia guys do. Sorry, Greg. The team takes over the schools' supply of chicken fingers and frankly, we get hungry for chicken fingers. Meanwhile, we go on a big rant about pizza. It's a food heavy episode. Also we talk about lots of other stuff but mostly it's chicken fingers and pizza. Ben makes a pizza enemy. Mike's Facebook profile photo is a landscape.

Jul 2020

1 hr 14 min

Jeff and Britta lose their minds while fighting with... uh... high school kids. High school kids who call them Schmitty. Nobody looks great in this one. Troy and Abed embark on a quest of college shenanigans and they come out looking pretty okay in this one. Pierce and Shirley get into a fight and... well there's a definite winner there. We are programming weird robots in BASIC and telling stories about how we miss, of all things, cubicles. Ben does not do a marijuana. Mike knows who Winona Ryder is.

Aug 2020

1 hr 25 min

It's here! We're talking about Modern Warfare, a famous Community episode because it's about a giant game of paintball on campus. We get a whole lot of great moments from every character and finally some Jeff/Britta payoff. I don't know what else to say; this is a legendary episode. Ben betrays Mike. Mike betrays... himself?

Aug 2020

1 hr 11 min

It's finals time and the gang has to really bone up because it turns out Chang doesn't actually have the qualifications to teach. Annie hatches a misguided scheme to keep the gang together. Chang plays a keytar. Troy gets approached by a plumber with a life-changing opportunity. Your intrepid hosts talk about school nightmares, peeing nightmares, the inability to go to early classes, and more! Ben quits forever as of today. Mike just keeps peeing.

Aug 2020

1 hr 13 min

In the final episode of the season, events happen that may or may not be relevant to other episodes. Ben goes to comedy school. Mike has questions about "Eight Crazy Nights."

Aug 2020

1 hr 20 min

We're taking a break so we talk a little bit about a TV show a Community cast member has been on (and then never got picked up) and we also do some listener Q&A! Ben looks it up on Bing. Mike picks Buddy.

Sep 2020

1 hr 7 min

We're back and this semester we're taking Anthropology staring Betty Freakin' White. It's a damn good get as far as guest stars go if you ask us. And you did. By listening to this podcast you were like "hey what do Ben and Mike think about Betty White as a guest star in Community?" Spoiler: she is great. Also there's a lot of drama in the group due to all the kissing and love declaring that happened last season. It's a lot. Ben gives a top hat to a goth horse. Mike gambles on Golden Girls knowledge and loses.

Oct 2020

1 hr 6 min

Jeff's old lawyer buddy shows up and it reawakens a lawyer's instinct in him. None of the rest of the study group like this new development, especially because they need a seventh person for the pop-and-lock-a-thon. Everybody knows you need at least seven people. As for us? Well. I think all we can say about this one is... sorry, Jesus. Ben starts digging for holes. Mike fights a shrimp boat.

Oct 2020

1 hr 7 min

Bad news. Pierce's mom is dead. Or... is alive but with a vaporized organic body. Who can say? Jeff is suddenly worried about his own mortality and takes it out on the group. Britta is suddenly worried about Annie selling out their gender and takes it out on Annie. Abed spends some time in the background. We debate whether it is creepier to have a puppet of somebody for sexual or non-sexual reasons, the downfall of the Indian Jones franchise, the downfall of Adobe Flash player, and asparagus toast. Ben gets interrupted by Flash Player in 2020. Mike continues to be unaware of Frasier.

Oct 2020

1 hr 12 min

The most important event of the community college simulated space race is on. Can Greendale beat City College into simulated space? Will Annie transfer to City College? Will the dean notice the flag is a butt? Will you inevitably get a craving for KFC after listening to this episode? All we know is that we rank this episode as "delicious." Ben plays a prank. Mike gets a master's degree.

Oct 2020

1 hr 3 min

Shirley wants to make a film about Jesus. Abed wants to make a film about Jesus finding God through a God camera and every camera is God and every person is Jesus and also the film is called Abed. You got that? It makes perfect sense. Pierce falls in with a bad crowd of old people. Ben has a revelation about Jesus. Mike disses Reboot.

Nov 2020

1 hr 15 min

It's Halloween, and everybody is at a puffy, sweaty party dressed in costumes and biting each other and infecting each other with a terrible secret black-ops rabies virus. So. Pretty much normal Halloween in my experience. Troy has a crisis of coolness, Abed has a crisis of friendship, Jeff has a crisis of not wanting to ruin a $6,000 suit, and Shirley has a crisis of doin' it with Chang. Meanwhile, we are forced to decide if we will submit to the will of The Bean. Ben makes plans for October 1, 2021. Mike puts chocolate on a hotdog.

Nov 2020

1 hr 16 min

Jeff and Troy find a magical trampoline in a magical garden. Abed becomes a RowBoat Cop. The word "bitch" is said an awful lot in this episode both by the characters and us so welcome to our second ever explicit episode because of the B-WORD. Hillary Duff makes a special appearance. We talk about our grade school media crushes, terms for baskteball, and do some impressions of some very famous people. Ben details how to get rid of a trampoline. Mike plays some Rumpy Junny.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 10 min

It's a bottle episode and everybody us sus. That's hip lingo everybody is using thanks to Among Us. This is Among Us. But about a purple pen. Or a principle. Is it a pen or a principle? Either way, everybody gets mad at each other. We debate whether Cheers is a bottle series and whether Frasier would make a good paladin. And by "we" I mean "Ben." Ben says those things. Ben pulls a c-c-c-c-combo breaker. Mike inquires about Waffle Houses.

Dec 2020

1 hr 18 min

We're going to night school (OR ARE WE) to take a class on conspiracy theories (OR ARE WE) and talking about the TV show Community (OR ARE WE). Jeff tries to get a free credit and/or is taking a class all about conspiracies and Annie's making a diorama for the bio dioramarama. Troy and Abed make a blanket fort for men. We go into business with a pizza place / bowling alley / bookstore for some reason and we talk about how cool a math party would almost certainly be. Ben talks to a barista about werewolves. Mike gets a lesson on oatmeal.

Dec 2020

1 hr 9 min

It's Troy's birthday and so the gang goes to a bar to celebrate the manliest of manchievements: turning 21. Annie gets a fake ID and a bad accent, and Shirley gets a blast from the past. We talk about good drinks we like drinking and also Paul F. Tompkins. Welcome to the Paul F. Tompkins fancast I guess. Ben goes to the Red Door. Mike goes to L-Street.

Dec 2020

1 hr 21 min

It's Christmastime and that means we're doing a whole stop motion animation thing! Or, at least Abed is. And it's up to the rest of the gang to figure out what is going on with him or else he might get kicked out of school. So naturally we take a trip to Planet Abed to find the meaning of Christmas. We also talk about Christmas. And... peanut butter? And stolen street signs. Ben cuts the chatter. Mike doesn't land the 900. Sleigh bell sound effect is used under CC BY 4.0 from Free Sounds Library at https://www.freesoundslibrary.com/sleigh-bells-ringing-sound-effect/

Dec 2020

1 hr 19 min

Annie has a crush and Jeff doesn't like it. Shirley has a new old beau and Britta doesn't like it. Pierce falls in love with kettle corn, and who can blame him? It's a fun time snack! Meanwhile we spend an unfortunate amount of time talking about Emmanuelle In Space, talk about 10 Things I Hate About You (but it mostly gets cut?) We invent some weird hypotheticals. Ben sleeps with a Scooby-Doo character. Mike is the reacher.

Jan 5

1 hr 9 min

Today we're talking about drugs. Should you do them? Probably not. Unless you're a cat (but more on that later). Annie thinks you shouldn't so much that she puts on a play for at risk youth. She also needs money because there's not much money in recycling cans. Pierce decides to be the hero of both the play and Annie's finances and it is a CONFLICT OF INTERESTS. Also, Britta's nephew has the hots for her and we don't love it. Meanwhile, we're talking about aluminum recycling, body wax, green crayons tripping balls, and baseball puns. Ben trades in some aluminum cans. Mike goes to the good Wendy's.

Jan 19

1 hr 30 min

We are talking about controversial episode Advanced Dungeons & Dragons! Which means mostly we talk about D&D. But also, yes, we do talk about the controversy, even though we're not the ones you should be listening to about this one friends. Ben does his best to facilitate fun. Mike questions Dungeon Master neutrality.

Jan 28

1 hr 26 min

Troy and Abed concoct a scheme for romance with a hot librarian. Britta concocts a scheme where she is friends with a lesbian for no reason. Troy sees Andy Dick again (warning: do not listen to Andy Dick). Jeff and Chang have a whole thing. Shirley... disappears. Also Magnitude is back. That's all you really need to know this episode. Ben pops pops. Mike pop pops.

Feb 2

1 hr 27 min

You know what they say about a pill addiction like... six episodes ago? Pierce has to end up ODing and spending time in the hospital in this episode. He then proceeds to torture everybody. LeVar Burton shows up. We talk about Colorado ghost towns, our love of Donald Glover's performance, whether the PS5 or the XBox is cooler and which ones are owned by people who are cool and have sex. Ben doesn't know how to talk to celebrities. Mike googles for condos in Colorado.

Feb 9

1 hr 28 min

Welcome to the incredibly short election season at Greendale! Annie runs for president. Jeff runs for president. Abed has some romance. Pierce is out for revenge. Meanwhile the two of us are talking about the really cool (ridiculous) things we did when were 19. Ben duct tapes his shoes. Mike shows up under-dressed.

Feb 24

1 hr 26 min

For many reasons we were unable to get a normal episode out this week. Please enjoy Good Morning Greendale Nights. We talk a lot about the Frasier reboot. Sorry? Or... enjoy! That is up to you my friend. Warning! WE SWEAR IN THIS ONE! F-bombs and everything. Ben is a ghost who solves mysteries. Mike punches some tigers.

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Mar 2

1 hr 2 min

Shirley tries to ensure that Chang gets no parental rights to her child, but Jeff's selfishness gets in the way. Britta makes out with Troy and Abed's new war criminal friend and tries to get rid of him, but Troy and Abed are not having any of it. Pierce is racist. Meanwhile, we're talking about scary night sounds, Nickelodeon's "Doug," dad LARPing, and video games. Ben eats a fork. Mike burns a village.

Mar 9

1 hr 32 min

It's Abed's birthday and he wants a real conversation with Jeff, but he wants to get Abed out of here to the surprise Pulp Fiction party. Pierce is dressed up as the gimp. And it turns out that Abed was My Dinner With Andre-ing Jeff. It's all complicated. Meanwhile, we join a club! And all you have to do to join the club is to have fallen asleep during the movie Fight Club. We talk about school lockers, Facebook fan pages, Pulp Fiction... we uh... guess what My Dinner with Andre is like. Ben presses the "Tell Me More" button. Mike plays quarterback at the big game.

Mar 16

1 hr 14 min

Pierce gets engaged! And it's only mostly a sham! Troy and Britta take an acting class together but the acting class is more of a class on yelling about pain. Abed takes a class on who the boss is in "Who's the Boss?" Meanwhile we are talking about Inside Out Boy and getting that sweet vaccine (those two things are not related). We ask about what a line is and wait in line for video games. We also finally land the TRIPLE PUN. You gotta listen to this one. Ben joins the mile high club on a technicality. Mike invents a new game.

Mar 30

1 hr 8 min