The BEST Episodes of Community

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2020

Network: NBC

From Emmy Award-winner Dan Harmon comes "Community", a smart comedy series about higher education – and lower expectations. The student body at Greendale Community College is made up of high-school losers, newly divorced housewives, and old people who want to keep their minds active. Within these not-so-hallowed halls, Community focuses on a band of misfits, at the center of which is a fast-talking lawyer whose degree was found to be fake, who form a study group and end up learning a lot more about themselves than they do about their course work.

Modern Warfare

#1 - Modern Warfare

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 6, 2010

The sexual tension between Jeff and Britta becomes a hot topic in study group. A contest for a chance at early class registration turns the peaceful campus of Greendale Community College into an all-out war zone.

star 8.67
5,016 votes
Directors: Justin Lin
Writers: Emily Cutler
Remedial Chaos Theory

#2 - Remedial Chaos Theory

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 2011

New roommates Troy and Abed host an apartment-warming party that takes a strange turn.

star 8.65
4,066 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Chris McKenna
For a Few Paintballs More (2)

#3 - For a Few Paintballs More (2)

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 12, 2011

As the Greendale year-end paintball extravaganza continues, the game takes a dramatic turn with new intruders arriving on the scene. The study group realizes they must unite to defeat the enemy despite disagreements about strategy.

star 8.55
4,030 votes
Directors: Joe Russo
Writers: Hilary Winston
Digital Estate Planning

#4 - Digital Estate Planning

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired May 17, 2012

Pierce is summoned to Hawthorne Enterprises to discuss his inheritance with his deceased father's former right-hand man, Gilbert Lawson. The study group goes with him for moral support and must all pitch in to play the video game of their life on Pierce's behalf for the sake of his inheritance.

star 8.53
3,648 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Matt Warburton
A Fistful of Paintballs (1)

#5 - A Fistful of Paintballs (1)

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 5, 2011

As the Greendale student body enjoys their year-end picnic, Dean Pelton announces plans for a small, quick, safe game of paintball. As the game heats up, alliances are formed - and broken - and friendships are put to the test. When a mysterious and threatening figure emerges on the Greendale campus, it becomes apparent that this is no ordinary game of paintball.

star 8.46
4,540 votes
Directors: Joe Russo
Writers: Andrew Guest
Basic Lupine Urology

#6 - Basic Lupine Urology

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 26, 2012

In a homage to Law & Order, the study group investigate a crime when someone sabotages their science experiment. When they discover the perp, Annie plans on prosecuting them to the fullest extent of Greendale's Code of Conduct.

star 8.35
3,481 votes
Directors: Rob Schrab
Writers: Megan Ganz
Pillows and Blankets (2)

#7 - Pillows and Blankets (2)

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 5, 2012

The war between Abed and Troy intensifies, prompting Jeff to try to negotiate a truce between the former best friends while the rest of the group choose sides.

star 8.32
3,616 votes
Writers: Andy Bobrow
Geothermal Escapism

#8 - Geothermal Escapism

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 23, 2014

Abed plans an epic going-away party as Troy prepares to leave Greendale; a fun game transforms into a high-stakes competition.

star 8.26
2,861 votes
Directors: Joe Russo
Writers: Tim Saccardo
Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design

#9 - Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 18, 2010

When Dean Pelton starts checking class schedules, he discovers that Jeff has listed a class that doesn't exist. Abed and Troy build an elaborate blanket fort.

star 8.24
4,974 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Chris McKenna
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

#10 - Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 3, 2011

Abed invites "Fat Neil" to play a game of Dungeons & Dragons with the rest of the study group, hoping to boost his confidence, after Jeff becomes concerned about him being a loner. When Pierce finds out he was not invited, he joins anyway, disrupting their plans.

star 8.22
4,685 votes
Directors: Joe Russo
Writers: Andrew Guest
Introduction to Finality

#11 - Introduction to Finality

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 17, 2012

Jeff and and his former colleague Alan battle in court as opposing counsel in Pierce and Shirley's sandwich shop case. Meanwhile, Vice Dean Laybourne makes one last ditch effort to win Troy over to his Air Conditioning Repair Annex.

star 8.18
3,275 votes
Writers: Annie Mebane, Steve Basilone
Anthropology 101

#12 - Anthropology 101

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2010

As the new semester begins, the study group gathers to tackle Anthropology 101; Jeff struggles to establish decorum with Britta and Annie; Señor Chang decides to enroll as a student so he can join the study group.

star 8.13
4,976 votes
Directors: Joe Russo
Writers: Chris McKenna
Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television

#13 - Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 2, 2015

As their sixth year at Greendale draws to a close, Abed asks everyone to imagine pitching a TV show about what they would do in season seven.

star 8.13
1,776 votes
Directors: Rob Schrab
Writers: Chris McKenna, Dan Harmon
The First Chang Dynasty

#14 - The First Chang Dynasty

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 17, 2012

When Chang gains control of Greendale's campus, the study group forms a plot to take back the school. Troy seeks help at the Air Conditioning Repair Annex.

star 8.12
3,467 votes
Writers: Alex Cuthbertson, Matt Fusfeld
Physical Education

#15 - Physical Education

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 4, 2010

Jeff shows a little leg in billiards class when he's forced to wear the Greendale PE uniform, while the gang tries to help Abed get a girl.

star 8.11
4,584 votes
Directors: Anthony Russo
Writers: Jessie Miller
Curriculum Unavailable

#16 - Curriculum Unavailable

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired May 10, 2012

Abed becomes convinced that there is a conspiracy afoot and that Dean Pelton is an imposter. When Abed is apprehended sneaking around on campus, he is required to see a therapist, or risk being sent to jail.

star 8.06
3,532 votes
Directors: Adam Davidson
Writers: Adam Countee
Contemporary American Poultry

#17 - Contemporary American Poultry

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 22, 2010

The group becomes popular when they start a racket in chicken fingers.Their new-found popularity inflates their egos, and Jeff realizes that he must find a way to end his friends' reign.

star 8.04
4,610 votes
Writers: Emily Cutler, Karey Dornetto
Studies in Modern Movement

#18 - Studies in Modern Movement

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 10, 2011

The study group pitches in to help when Annie decides to move in with Troy and Abed, but the plan breaks down when she becomes frustrated by their fun-loving lifestyle. Elsewhere, Dean Pelton discovers Jeff at the mall and blackmails him into spending a lovely afternoon together.

star 8.03
3,762 votes
Writers: Adam Countee
Epidemiology

#19 - Epidemiology

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2010

Pierce and a few other Greendale students ingest a biohazard substance at the school Halloween Party, causing them to exhibit flu-like symptoms and begin turning into zombies. It is up to the rest of the gang to save themselves and the school when Dean Pelton locks them in with the zombie-infected student body.

star 8.03
4,719 votes
Writers: Karey Dornetto
Critical Film Studies

#20 - Critical Film Studies

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 24, 2011

Jeff incorporates Abed's love of cinema and pop culture, into a specially themed "Pulp Fiction" surprise birthday for him. But the tables are turned as Abed arranges another dinner with an unsuspecting Jeff at another eating establishment.

star 8.02
4,103 votes
Directors: Richard Ayoade
Writers: Sona Panos
Accounting for Lawyers

#21 - Accounting for Lawyers

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2010

Jeff falls into old habits after reconnecting with Alan (Rob Corddry), a former law firm colleague; Abed, Annie and Troy look for dirt on Alan.

star 8.02
4,649 votes
Directors: Joe Russo
Writers: Emily Cutler
Modern Espionage

#22 - Modern Espionage

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired May 19, 2015

Jeff is drawn into a secret game of paintball happening on campus and Frankie threatens to expel anyone who plays.

star 8.01
1,710 votes
Directors: Rob Schrab
Writers: Mark Stegemann
Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps

#23 - Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2011

The gang tells scary stories while Britta discovers that one of her pals might be a psychopathic maniac.

star 8.00
3,878 votes
Writers: Dan Harmon
Cooperative Polygraphy

#24 - Cooperative Polygraphy

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 16, 2014

A team of investigators has the study group take lie detector tests before they can be considered for distributions from Pierce's will.

star 8.00
2,938 votes
Writers: Alex Rubens
Contemporary Impressionists

#25 - Contemporary Impressionists

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 22, 2012

Jeff begins experiencing extreme narcissism. The group helps Abed get rid of debt by impersonating various celebrities at a Bar Mitzvah.

star 8.00
3,665 votes
Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writers: Alex Cooley