BioEditDanny Pudi) is a student at Greendale Community College, so he can one day take over his father's falafel restaurant. Abed's birthday was revealed in "Critical Film Studies" on March 24. Abed had a difficult life growing up, due in part to his parents. His father is a Palestinian from Gaza and his mother Polish American, which was a source of cultural discord. On top of that, Abed's undiagnosed psychological condition also put more strain on the relationship. His mother left his family when he was 6 years old and Abed assumed his father blamed him for it. This created distance between them and resulted in Abed alienating himself further by immersing himself in American pop-culture. His father allowed him to enroll at Greendale Community College primarily so he could take classes which would help him one day take over his dad's Falafel restaurant. Eventually he convinces his father to let him study Film making instead.
PersonalityEditPilot"). Abed is quite intelligent, fluent in three languages (English, Polish and Arabic) and possesses keen observational skills. He often accurately predicts other people's behaviours ("Debate 109") although it's shown he is not infallible ("Virtual Systems Analysis"). He'll draw connections to real life situations through pop culture and meta references gained after years of watching TV and movies ("Pilot"). However, he has problems understanding emotions and has a particular difficulty with sarcasm ("Accounting for Lawyers"). He is surprisingly athletic ("The Politics of Human Sexuality"), a skilled dancer ("Interpretive Dance"), and a good singer/rapper ("Somewhere Out There"), ("Spanish Rap]").Besides his love of Filmmaking, Abed also likes to indulge in role-play and often assumes different characters from various genres of entertainment. Occasionally he'll go too far in these roles which has threatened his friendship with Troy ("Contemporary Impressionists") and the rest of the study group ("Contemporary American Poultry"). He states his religion to be Comparative Religion") although he doesn't follow the strict tenets of his faith ("Mixology Certification").
Even with his eccentricities, Abed has been shown to be very attractive to women ("Physical Education"), ("The Art of Discourse") and claims to have made out with the prettiest girl on campus ("The Art of Discourse"). After Britta has him and the study group take a personality test ("Competitive Ecology"), the results suggested that he is the sanest member of the group ("Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps").
|“||Britta, I've got self-esteem falling out of my butt. That's why I was willing to change for you guys because when you really know who you are and what you like about yourself, changing for other people isn't such a big deal.||”|
–Abed, "Physical Education"
|“||I am hoping we can move away from the soapy relationship-y stuff and into bigger, fast paced, self contained escapades||”|
–Abed, "Anthropology 101"
|“||Chaos already dominates enough of our lives. The universe is an endless, raging sea of randomness. Our job isn't to fight it but to weather it together on the raft of life. A raft held together by those few, rare, beautiful things that we know to be predictable.||”|
–Abed, "Remedial Chaos Theory"
|“||I remember when the show was about Community college.||”|
–Abed, "Paranormal Parentage"
Relationships in the study groupEdit
Abed joined the study group to meet people and to learn Spanish. Although Abed is well-liked and accepted by the group he admits to being the outcast due to his inability to understand or properly express emotions. The observer of the group, he often sits quietly while everyone talks and argues, occasionally entering the conversation with a reference to a TV show or movie that is analogous to the situation. Abed become best friends with Troy Barnes and they are usually seen hanging out together and coming up with crazy ideas to put into action.
(See main article: "Troy and Abed")bromance has been prominently featured on the show. The other members of the study group are both amused and disturbed at how close the two are. Their many misadventures at Greendale inevitably drag their friends into hijinks and the entire school a few times as well. Because Abed is unable to adequately express emotion, and Troy is overly emotional, this has lead to a few conflicts between them. They soon make up, however, as they understand they are better together than apart.
study group to meet on camera (Abed had met and talked to Britta prior to his conversation with Jeff although it's not shown). As Abed is someone who has trouble understanding others he admires Jeff's ability to easily connect with people. Although Jeff is annoyed at times by his constant pop culture referencing, he respects Abed's opinions and often sees value in his observations. After a brief falling out happened between them, Jeff agreed to help Abed with his problem of connecting with others as long as Abed helps him try to treat them right. Both value their friendship with each other and Abed even created an elaborate deception one time to maintain it.
(See main article: "Annie and Abed")Annie share a mostly fraternal dynamic and friendship marked by occasional forays into role-playing. Depending on what persona Abed assumes, Annie has been shown to be attracted to him. The two share a kiss during the second paintball tournament when Abed role plays as Han Solo and Annie assumes the part of his Princess Leia. For now, the attraction is mostly played up as a running gag, and whether it's indicative of any deeper feelings between them is unclear. Regardless, the two still enjoy a solid friendship and even have a secret handshake.
study group's third year at Greendale together that changed. He engages in more role playing in his newly created play room called The Dreamatorium and runs up a high tab hiring celebrity impersonators to take part in his activities. He eventually admits to having problems and needing therapy and asks Britta, who had declared psychology as her major, to help him.
Troy really is. For the most part, Shirley tries to be tolerant of other religious beliefs of the study group including Abed. A running gag on the show sees her trying to convert the other members of the study group to her faith, she suggested that Abed be baptized once while he was in a catatonic state. One time she and Abed did manage to come to an understanding on their different beliefs when he filmed a religious viral video for her church . ("Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples").
study group, Abed tolerates Pierce's comments and doesn't take them seriously. Pierce is often jealous of the close relationship Troy and Abed have and expresses disappointment that they won't let him in on their shenanigans. His envy of their friendship is a meta reference to the fact that originally Pierce and Troy were to be best friends in a "Beavis and Butthead" type capacity. In an alternate timeline, Abed calls him out over his jealousy which Pierce accidentally admits to ("Remedial Chaos Theory").
Other notable relationshipsEdit
Abra with him.
Greendale, the Vice president was due to visit the Greendale College prompting a visit from the Secret Service to make sure the campus was safe. Abed immediately noticed thier covert surveillence of the school which brought him to the attention of Agent Vohlers. Despite finding no evidence that he was a threat, she continued to investigate him. Abed suggested she had romantic motives for her actions which she denied. They later had a "date" by watching a Kickpuncher movie in his dorm room, although she was viewing it while outside inside in a surveillence van.
Appearances with Abed: "Intro to Political Science"
Greendale introduced in Abed's first year at school. Because of their shared Polish heritage (they often speak to each other in their native tongue) and the fact that they used to live next to each other in the school dormitory, they have become good friends. He has a laidback and easy-going disposition and is very accepting of Abed's quirks. He assisted Troy and Abed in the creation of their first blanket fort, Fluffy Town. Pavel, along with Garrett, is also seen assisting Abed as a member of his film crew in various episodes.
Inspector Spacetime" fan who became fast friends with Abed after discussing their mutual love of the show online. He meets up with Abed at "InspecTicon" a convention for "Inspector Spacetime" fans, and the two instantly connect. However, he reacts poorly when Abed rejects his offer to join him in Britain to attend the "Demiceninspecticon" convention. Toby traps Abed inside a faux X-7 Dimensionizer hoping to that he will change his mind. When Troy arrives on the scene he easily sees through Toby's lies and realizes Abed needs him. He sends Toby packing and rescues a grateful Abed who tells Troy that he knew he would save him.
Apperances with Abed: "Conventions of Space and Time"
Appearances with Abed: "Herstory of Dance "
|Fall 2009||Accounting||Professor Whitman||Annie, Jeff, Pierce, Shirley, Troy|
|Biology lab||unknown||Garrett, Troy|
|Spanish 101||Ben Chang||Annie, Britta, Buddy, Jeff, Pierce, Shirley, Star-Burns, Troy|
|Spring 2010||Beginner Pottery||Marion Holly||Annie, Jeff, Rich|
|Spanish 102||Ben Chang||Annie, Britta, Buddy, Jeff, Pierce, Shirley, Star-Burns, Troy|
|Fall 2010||Anthropology 101||June Bauer; Ian Duncan||Annie, Britta, Chang, Jeff, Pierce, Shirley, Alex "Star-Burns" Osbournerns, Troy|
|Feminist Representations in Media||unknown||Annie, Britta, Meghan, Shirley|
|Spring 2011||Anthropology 102||Ian Duncan||Annie, Britta, Chang, Fat Neil, Jeff, Pierce, Rich, Shirley, Star-Burns, Troy, Vicky|
|Who Indeed?: A Critical Analysis of Who's the Boss?||Peter Sheffield||unknown|
|Fall 2011||Biology 101||Marshall Kane||Annie, Britta, Jeff, Magnitude, Pierce, Shirley, Star-Burns (kicked out), Todd, Troy, Vicky|
|Spring 2012||Biology||Marshall Kane||Annie, Britta, Fat Neil (kicked out), Jeff, Magnitude, Pierce, Shirley, Todd, Troy, Vicki|
|Fall 2012||History 101||Noel Cornwallis||Jeff, Britta, Annie, Shirley, Troy, Pierce, Leonard, Reinhold, Karl|
- “Come with me if you don't want paint on your clothes.”— Abed
- “ Chaos already dominates enough of our lives; the universe is an endless raging sea of randomness. Our job isn't to fight it, but to weather it, together, on the raft of life. A raft held together by those few, rare beautiful things we know to be predictable.”— Abed
- “Ropes? Vines. Vines? Let him finish!”— Britta
- “Us. It won't matter what happens to us as long as we stay honest and accepting of each other's flaws and virtues: Annie will always be driven, Shirley will always be giving, Pierce will never apologize, Britta's sort of a wild card from my perspective, and Jeff will forever remain a conniving son of a bitch.”— Abed
- “What happened to just being a fly on the wall?”— Dean Pelton
- “Some flies are too awesome for the wall.”— Abed
- “Britta, zoom in there. There's a clock on the wall.”— Abed
- “Eight plus two, times five...”— Abed
- “Ten after eight.”— Troy
- “I'm gifted in other ways.”— Abed
- Abed often does movie spoofs, though he prefers the term homage.
- Abed has trumped two professors' research thesis: He was the exception to Ian Duncan's Duncan Principle, and he disproved Professor Sheffield's analysis of the TV show "Who's the Boss?". Though in reference to the Duncan Principle, Ian Duncan thinks Abed is the exception, but the Duncan Principle is still in effect - it's just that the scientists fell for it before Abed (the test subject) did.
- In the Community College Chronicles, Abed is played by Alan Bruder.
- His age has
- In the episode “Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts” Abed mentions that he delivered a baby in the back of a car. In the episode “The Psychology of Letting Go” several scenes show Abed caring for a pregnant woman, fighting with her boyfriend, and finally delivering it in the back of a car.
- Abed is knowing of driving in the series and is shown through out the running.Jeff asks Abed to park his car for him in Spanish 101 , Also in Pillow and Blankets Part 2 the narrartor points out that Abed does not pay is parking fine, which it self indicating Abed drives.