14 Days of Valentine’s Day Episodes: Early 21st Century Romanticism (Community)


We’re going to be counting down to Valentine’s Day by looking at 14 different Valentine’s Day episodes from a variety of shows. Today we’re kicking things off with “Early 21st Century Romanticism” from Community. Let’s take a look at this episode by going over its five most romantic pairings.

1. Troy/Mariah/Abed

Troy and Abed are both crushing bit time on a librarian named Mariah. She agrees to go on a date with both of them so she can get to know them and choose. After they spend some time at the Valentine’s Day dance, Mariah chooses Troy. But, he gets completely hung up on why she would possibly not choose Abed. She calls Abed weird and Troy is furious. He storm away from her and re-join Abed, which is when the real romance begins. They hug. Abed says, “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Troy replies, “It is now.”

2. Britta/Page

Britta starts hanging out with a girl named Page because she thinks that Page is a lesbian and she wants to prove how progressive she is. It turns out that Page thinks Britta is a lesbian and is hanging out with her for the exact same reason. They try to prove how comfortable they are with each other by going to the dance together and they even kiss to prove some sort of point that is only clear to them. In summary, they’re both straight and terrible to each other, but still kind of seem like soulmates.

3. Jeff/Duncan

Duncan gets Jeff to stop spending all his time with the study group for a night and watch a soccer game with him. They actually have a good time and some great moments together.

4. Britta/Annie

Honestly, Annie seems a little in love with Britta this episode. She is super-interested in asking Britta quetions about lesbians and later leans in for a kiss.

5. Jeff/Chang

Chang is so pathetical, that Jeff takes pity on him. He let’s him spend the night at his apartment when he has nowhere else to go and physically carries him to the couch to sleep. It’s pretty adorable.


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