|Recurring or debuting plot points in this episode:
- Middle Eastern Magic 8 Ball: Troy and Britta's attraction to each other is hinted at in this episode.
- Coined and minted: The first occurrence of a new word made by one of the characters. Annie asks the group for a preliminary pow-wow or a "prelimawow".
- Discontinuity: In the scene where Britta throws her teapot hat, it hits a woman piano player yet just seconds before, a man is shown playing the piano when Madame LeClair asks him to play something modern.
|Recurring or debuting characters in this episode:
|List of Running gags
|Recurring or debuting running gags in this episode:
- Fan service: Both Troy and Britta wear skin-tight black leotards for their dance class and recital. Britta later wears an even more revealing version in Competitive Wine Tasting and a green leotard during Regional Holiday Music.
- The entire group gasps when they find out that Jeff is sleeping with the same woman more than once.
- Annie gasps when she thinks Troy and Britta are dating.
- Abed gasps when Troy reveals that he knew Britta's secret.
- Gay, he's so gay!: Pierce thinks Jeff's secret relationship is with a guy.
- Nice outfit: Britta wears a teapot costume in the dance recital.
- The Jim Belushi of...: Jim Belushi is mentioned several times by Jeff and Slater.
- Turning it into a snake: Britta freezes up on stage while performing in the dance recital.
|List of Meta references
|Meta references in this episode:
- Up against the wall:
- Britta notices that she hasn't spent a lot of time with Troy.
- Slater refers to Britta as "that blond in your Spanish class with the infinite supply of leather jackets".
- Troy and Abed do a crossword puzzle that includes all the study group members' names. They are stumped at the clue for "Jeff", and Jeff in the background mentions it's obvious that the theme is "things you can see on TV", offering the solution "Beau" (the other Bridges). Continuing the meta-joke-confusion, Abed mentions how he loves "The Big Lebowski", which starred Jeff Bridges, not Beau! Further, Troy expresses his fondness for misdirects... when the entire gag centers around one. Multi-layered meta.
- When Annie attempts to move the study group time to 4:30 both Britta and Troy object to this change due to each of them being in a secret dance class. However, they are in different classes (which are generally at least an hour long) so the schedule change shouldn't have affected them both.
- In the Community The Complete First Season DVD commentaries, Dan Harmon mentions that he wrote the scene where Jeff and Michelle use Jim Belushi as the yard stick for their relationship.
- “If you like her why would you want to keep her a secret? Don't you want us to meet her?”— Annie
- “We have an agreement to keep it low key.”— Jeff
- “That's ridiculous. Obviously it's a guy.”— Pierce
- “You're wrong, Pierce. It's two guys. Sometimes I do wish you were dead.”— Jeff
- “Thank you.”— Pierce
- “You know, we laugh, but the fact is student-teacher relationships do happen and they are a magnet for lawsuits so we do stay vigilant. In fact, physically attractive students and faculty are actually placed on a watch list and are ranked by their potential to incite fraternization.”— Dean Pelton
- “You rank people by how hot they are?”— Jeff
- “You got it. Number two.”— Dean Pelton
- “Dean Pelton.”— Slater
- “Yes, professor seven-uh Slater”— Dean Pelton
- “You guys be extra careful, now. Two people of your rankings in this small room, with this type of lighting and, his upper body, and what her heels and hemline are doing to enhance what were already quite a few favors from God, it's all the more important to keep it tasteful.”— Dean Pelton
- “Oh my god, How can you do this to me? I'm so disappointed in you”— Britta (after finding out that Troy won't be in the dance recital and is dropping the class)
- “You don't get to talk to me like, You are not Shirley, and Shirley's not my mom.”— Troy
- “Can I just ask as a divorced black housewife, what part of being a single, white, slacker makes you people so jaded?”— Shirley
- “Ooooh! 'You people'?! What do you mean 'you people'?! Can not believe I got to say that.”— Britta
- “It's the little things, isn't it?”— Shirley
- “First question: How long have you been doing it? Oh! Not 'it', I mean this, dating.”— Dean Pelton
- “A few weeks.”— Slater
- “And, how long have you been 'doing it'?”— Dean Pelton