Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs as Annie and Britta
Britta and Annie, although friends, are initially not as close to each other as they are with other members of the study group. The relationship between the two women fluctuated over the years resulting in some differing extremes. Most of the time they had an almost sisterly friendship where they support and are protective of each other. However, there were a few occasions that feelings of jealousy between the pair arose which have lent a more adversarial nature to their interactions. These conflicts occurred mostly due to their seemingly similar taste in men, particularly Vaughn and Jeff. Recently they have since moved past all these issues and formed a more solid friendship. Annie has even been instrumental in helping Britta in her budding relationship with Troy. Britta is portrayed by Gillian Jacobs and Annie is portrayed by Alison Brie. They both first appeared in the Season One episode "Pilot".
In their first year at Greednale, Britta Perry and Annie Edison learned about a Spanish study group and decided to attend. It was discovered that the study group was just a ruse set up by thier classmate Jeff Winger to woo Britta. He hadn't anticipated Annie and several other classmates would show up as well. After a failed attempt to continue the group without Jeff, they found him depressed on the steps of the library. Annie took pity on him and convinced Britta to allow Jeff to rejoin the group. Annie and another study group member Shirley were impressed with Britta's social activism and asked her advice on how to stage a political protest on campus. When Annie has trouble getting her crush Troy Barnes to notice her, Britta comforts her in the Woman's restroom. After Winter break, the study group deals with a student named Buddy who wants to join them. He tells them about daydream he had where Britta and Annie wore cheerleader outfits and fought in bubble bath. When Annie takes an interest in Vaughn Miller, she asks Britta for her permission since Vaughn had dated her briefly. Although she claimed not to have a problem with them dating Britta conspired with Jeff to break Vaughn and Annie up. Ultimately Britta realized Annie and Vaughn really liked each other and gave them her blessing. Annie herself experiences some jealousy after witnessing Troy and Britta perform a sensual dance on stage at a recital the study group attended. When a Paintball Assassin contest is held on campus Britta, Annie and Shirley team up to take down the competition.
"Spanish 101": Annie and Shirley are inspired by Britta to stage a protest against Guatamala.
"Football, Feminism and You": While in the women's restroom, Britta comforts Annie over her recent difficulties dealing with Troy and Jeff.
"Investigative Journalism": Buddy recounts to the study group a fantasy he had about Annie and Britta wearing cheerleader outfits and wrestling in a pool filled with whip cream.
"Romantic Expressionism": Annie asks permission from Britta to date her ex-boyfriend Vaughn. After giving her consent, Britta later conspires with Jeff to break them up ostensibly for Annie's own good.
"Interpretive Dance": Annie wishes Britta good luck at her recital but gets upset when she sees Britta and Troy performing a provocative dance together on stage.
"The Science of Illusion": Britta tries to play a prank which ends up becoming a crime scene that Annie, along with Shirley, are asked to investigate as volunteer campus security guards.
"Modern Warfare": At the beginning of the annual paintball assassination game, Britta leads Annie and Shirley in an all female squad to win the prize
"English as a Second Language": Britta along with the rest of the study group is angered when it's discovered Annie ratted out Chang and possibly cost them a passing grade in Spanish 101.
Oh like you hate competition! How long did it take you to kiss Jeff after I told him I loved him? Oh, that's right, first Vaughn now Jeff! I better not smile at that wall outlet, or you'll fry your tongue off!''
In their second year at school together, Britta and Annie are forced to deal with thier actions at the Tranny Dance. Annie learns Britta slept with Jeff durung paintball the previous school year while Britta learns Annie kissed Jeff outside the Tranny Dance. They attempt to put aside their differences by working on a fund raising campaign together. However, the issues between them erupted and they had an embarrassing physical altercation on the campus quad. Along with Shirley and Abed they take a women's studies course and run afoul of a "Mean Girl" clique led by a student named Meghan. When Annie's pen goes missing in the study room, Britta accused Annie herself of taking it. Later, Britta became friends with a classmate named Page whom she thinks is gay but Annie learns otherwise. Annie withheld that information due to Britta obnoxiously touting her friendship with Page as a sign of her own progressiveness. Their friendship was strained again when Abed figured out Jeff and Britta had been secretly hooking up throughout the year.
I need to stay with you this weekend. Not just stay with you, I need to be on lockdown. You were a pillhead, so think of Blade as Adderall. And handcuff me to the radiator like a mother-flipping carny-banging werewolf!
–Britta to Annie, "Origins of Vampire Mythology"
School year synopsis
At the start of the study groups third year at school, Britta and Annie helped Troy console Abed when his favorite TV show was put on haitus. Britta declared Psychology as her major much to the amusement of Annie and the rest if the group. Britta and Annie showed up together at a housewarming party Troy and Abed were thriving at their new apartment. On Halloween, Jeff and Britta encouraged the study group to tell horror stories in order to determine which one of them could be psychologically unbalanced. Annie's narrative appeared to be a thinly veiled critique of Jeffs relationship with both ladies. Later, Britta and the rest of the Study group helped Annie pack up her apartment after she accepted Abed's offer to move in with him and Troy. After Troy and Abed's hijinks got on Annie's nerves, Britta advised her to be more accepting of their shenanigans since they would all now be living together. When Britta's ex-boyfriend Blade returned to town she got Annie to put her in lock down so she wouldn't contact him. Both Annie and Britta helped Shirley plan her wedding to Andre when he proposed a second time. When an ex-boyfriend of Britta called Blade comes back to town she asks Annies help to keep her from going to him. It's then that Annie noticed the budding attraction between Troy and Britta and tried to play matchmaker with her friends. During the Spring semester, Ben Chang got Britta, Annie and the study group expelled and tooK over the school. Annie and Britta play key roles in an audacious plan to save Greendale from Chang. However, in the process Troy is forced to enroll in the AC repair school and leave his friends behind. Annie and Britta were saddened by his absence and concerned with how reclusive Abed had become in the wake of his best friends departure.
"Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps": Annie, through the use of a horror story she tells, offers her perspective on Britta's relationship with Jeff as well as her view on her own relationship with him.
In the study groups fourth year, Britta is dating Troy and Annie contemplates changing her major to Forensics. Annie helped Britta keep her overnight rendezvous with Troy at their apartment a secret from Abed. In the morning, Brita would exit Troy's bedroom through his window, climb out to the fire escape and make her way to Annies bedroom. Once inside she would finish getting dressed and Annie would have her a curling iron ready to go. The daily routine ended after Abed revealed he already knew Troy and Britta were hooking up. Annie and Britta accompany Troy, Abed and Jeff to an Inspector Spacetime convention. Britta turned to Annie for support when Abed declared her opinion on "Inspector Spacetime" to be invalid. Annie refused to back Britta up unwilling to upset Abed and walked off. Britta and Annie dress up in traditional Oktoberfest barmaids as part of an elaborate ruse to trick the same German exchange students from their previous year. Months later, both Annie and Shirley reminded Troy and Britta about the upcoming anniversary of their first date. Afterwards Annie asked Britta how the date went unaware that Troy and her broke up.
I can't hear dead people Annie, I'm in a world of imagination!''
–Britta and Annie Season Five
School year synopsis
After the study group graduated, Annie and Britta returned to Greendale when Abed told them Jeff had come back and was forming a "Save Greendale Committee". The rest of the group re-enrolled when Abed's accepted a teaching position at school. Britta hoped to obtain a degree in psychology while Annie decided to pursue a degree in Forensics. They both join the "Save Greendale Committee" which is dedicated to improving campus life. Along with the rest of the study group they mourn the passing of Pierce Hawthorne and participate in a polygraph machine aided inquest into his death. Later at a reading of Pierces will, Britta recieved a used iPod nano and Annie is bequeathed a tiara. Troy was given an oppurtunity to win Pierces fortune but had to leave Greendale indefinitely as part of the stipulations. Abed says goodbye to his friend in a campus wide game if "Hot Lava" which Annie enthusiastically participates in. Britta reluctantly joined only so she could get Abed to open up his feelings about his best friend leaving. Afterwards both Annie and Britta say thier goodbyes to a departing Troy.
"Repilot": Britta and Annie are reunited with the rest of the study group sometime after graduation.
"Cooperative Polygraphy": An inquest into Pierces death leads to a reading if his will where Britta is bequeathed a used iPod nano and Annie is given a tiara.
"Geothermal Escapism": Britta reluctantly participates in a campus wide "Hot Lava" competition and briefly joins forces with Annie and Jeff before forming an alliance with Professor Hickey. Afterwards they both say goodbye to Troy who is leaving school indefinitely.
Before this is over you'll beg for my forgiveness.
–Annie to Britta, "Laws of Robotics & Party Rights"
School year synopsis
In Britta and Annie's sixth year at school an overlooked task by the Save Greendale Committee resulted in a disastrous outcome. Britta and Annie initially disliked the consultant Frankie Dart that Dean Pelton hired to run the committee. Eventually they accepted her and inventor Elroy Patashnik into the group. Britta was homelessT the time and accepted an offer from Annie and Abed to move into their apartment. She was infuriated that her parents George and Deb Perry orchestrated the arrangement. Britta ultimately made peace with the arrangement but tested Annie's apartment rules when she threw a large at her new home. When a hacker threatened to expose sensitive school information, Britta convinced the committee to not give into his demands. Britta and Annie regretted this after the hacker released their personal emails to the public. Britta and Annie have an awkward lunch with Frankie before attending the wedding of Garrett and Stacy with the rest of the committee. Britta and Annie 's arrival with the group creates a spectacle at the event. Their attempts to improve their bahavior at the reception results in a worse situation unfolding. At the end of the semester she and the committee imagine what next year might be like. While Britta stays behind at Greendale, Annie leaves for the summer to accept a F.B.I. internship.
2014 - 2015 semester
"Ladders": Britta and Annie form an alliance with Jeff to circumvent laws that the new school consultant Frankie Dart instituted.