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PA system

"Public address system"
First occurred: "Pilot" — Participants: Dean Pelton, Troy, Abed, Leonard, Dean Spreck, Manuel.
Type of theme: Running gag - a joke or a comical reference that appears repeatedly throughout the show


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That dude makes a lot of announcements.
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Troy, "Spanish 101".


Many of the Study Group's days at Greendale began with an announcement over the "PA system" or a portable PA boom box. The announcement were usually given by Dean Pelton. The first occurrence of the use of the "PA system" is the Season One episode "Pilot".

List of AnnouncementsEdit

"Pilot"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

1x1 Pelton giving speech
  

"Uh, good morning! Uh, many of you are halfway through your first week at Greendale and, uh, as your Dean I thought I would share a few thoughts of wisdom and inspiration. What is community college? Well, you've heard all kinds of things. You've heard it's "loser college" for remedial teens, twenty-something drop-outs, middle-aged divorcees, and old people keeping their minds active as they circle the drain of eternity. That's what you heard, however... I wish you luck! Okay, you know, uh-oh...there's actually more to this speech there is a middle card that is missing. Can we all look in our immediate areas...?"

"Spanish 101"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S01E02-A lot of announcements
  

"Good afternoon Greendale Community College! I am your Dean with a few corrections to the Fall class catalogue. "Cosmology" should be "Cosmetology", "Astrology" should be "Astronomy" and, uh, the students on the cover should be smiling but, uh, I suppose that's a matter of opinion. Whoever is growing a small patch of cannabis, congratulations you have won a cruise. Report to security office in order to claim your tickets. In order to increase awareness about homelessness, security has been given binoculars. In campus news, the debate over our library's PA system continues with some students suggesting its volume be lowered while others question its very purpose. More on this story as it unfolds."

"Advanced Criminal Law"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S01E05-Dean announcements
  

"Good morning, Greendale Community College. This is your Dean reminding you that among your school's prestigious alumni is Mr. Luis Guzmán, celebrated actor and model Puerto Rican-American. This Friday, we will be dedicating a statue of Guzmán and unveiling our brand-new school song. So boy, I don't know about you, but this sure feels like a real college to me. Greendale, Greendale, Greendale."

"Football, Feminism and You"  -  Featuring: Troy and Abed

S01E06-Troy and Abed announcing
  

  
Attention, students, this is Abed.Abed
And the disco spider.Troy
Here at Greendale.Abed
Greendale.Troy
Say what?Troy and Abed
A few quick announcements. Announcement number one.Abed
All announcements will be cool, starting right now.Abed
Announcement number two, butt soup.Troy
Announcement number three, I am not Hadji from Jonny Quest, Jeff Winger.Abed
On security news, you guys gotta start locking the dean's door so guys like us don't get in.Troy

"Debate 109"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S01E09-Study Group announcement
  

"Good morning, Greendale! Just a reminder, our debate team will bring home the championship tomorrow versus City College. Go Human Beings!"

"Environmental Science"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S01E10-Dean announces Envirodale
  

"Okay, you can hear me? Okay. Good morning! I'm here to kick off the first day of a new tradition at our school called Green Week. All this week, Greendale College is becoming so Earth-smart that we're changing our name to Envirodale!"

"The Politics of Human Sexuality"  -  Featuring: Abed

S01E11-Jeff listens to announcement
  

"Attention Greendale student! Don't use the condoms! If you're going to have sex tonight, don't use condoms!"

"Comparative Religion"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S01E12-Pelton Mr Winter announcing
  

"Happy last day before winter break, Greendale. Time to visit our loved ones. Some of you will travel as far as three miles! Don't forget to visit our winter wonderland, where we're giving away catalogues of next semester's classes. Ha-ha-ha! Whoa! What's that sound? Is that the tippy-tapping of secular boots on the roof? Oh, well, it must be yet another sign that it 'tis the season, because rumor has it that non-denominational Mr. Winter is on his way to the student lounge."

"Communication Studies"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S01E16-Human Being announcement
  

"It's Valentine's week, when the Greendale Human Being is the Cupid Being, delivering your gift to that special someone. But remember, Cupid's face is magic marker on nylon, so love is not only blind but also dizzy and a little belligerent."

"Physical Education"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S01E17-Jeff panties announcement
  

"Jeff Winger, I've been informed by Coach Bogner that you left your panties in his pool class so, better pick those up."

"The Science of Illusion"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton and Leonard

1x20 Leonard 4
  

  
Good morning, Greendale. As you know, it is April Fools' Day. Just kidding. It's the day before April Fools.See what I did there?Dean Pelton
Baba booey, baba booey, baba booey!Leonard
You know what, Leonard? Strike two! Anyway, just reminding you to keep any April Fool's pranks physically safe, politically balanced and racially accessible. When in doubt, check the guidelines in our college pranks literature.Dean Pelton

"English as a Second Language"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

EAASL And now crickets
  

  
It's hard to believe, but finals are here. And I know that during this stressful time, my voice blaring over a PA can't help. Which is why, for the next three days, you'll hear nothing but soothing sounds of nature. And to kick it off, here's a babbling brook.
And now, crickets!
Happy finals week, Greendale. Continuing our stress-reducing nature sounds, that's cut five from Sounds of the Serengeti. Here's a B-side from that album, antelope slaughter at Ndutu.

"Anthropology 101"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S02E01-Britta announcement
  

"Welcome students, new and old, to another fall semester at Greendale. It's time for clean slates and fresh starts. Celebrate your fresh start tonight at the Fresh-Start Dance in the cafeteria. The same cafeteria where Britta Perry professed her love to Jeff Winger who then walked out on her. Unforgettable. Plus, free punch and fresh-start cookies tonight at the Fresh-Start Dance!"

"Epidemiology"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

2x6 Promotional photo 1
  

  
Note to self - get oil changed. Check Netflix for that movie where Greg Kinnear plays a ghost. No, an angel. And something called human centi-.
Two percent milk, eggs, deodorant, Puppy Chow, black light, whole milk, cotton swabs. Add Eat Pray Love soundtrack to workout mix.

"Cooperative Calligraphy"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S02E08-Study Group announcement
  

  
Attention, students. The Puppy Parade is starting on the quad. Better come quick. Every moment, these puppies grow older and less deserving of our attention.
It's getting a little chilly outside, so the animal wranglers asked every student pick up a puppy and hold it so they stay warm while the volunteers hand out puppy-sized hats. Honestly, I don't know why I'm even making these announcements. There can't be anyone who isn't already on the quad.

"Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S02E11-Dean announcing
  

   "Ahem. It's that very special time of year, Greendale. A time for me to remind you that your school acknowledges no specialness to this time of year. You do, of course, have a constitutional right to lend this season the significance of your choosing in any of our designated holiday zones."

"Competitive Wine Tasting"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton and Manuel

2x20 PA system
  

  
Don't forget, Greendale. It's the last day to sign up for a spring semester elective. Horseback riding, water skiing, fencing. Those are just a few classes we can afford to offer if enough people pay to learn hopscotch.Dean Pelton
Attention, please. Attention, please. All elective forms must be in by the end of the day.Manuel
Oh, nice job, Manuel. And good news, there's still plenty of room in my PA Announcements class. Just 10 bucks an hour.Dean Pelton

"A Fistful of Paintballs"  -  Featuring: Dean Spreck

S02E23-Spreck announcement
  

"Greendale students, I understand you've unified and intend to draw this game out. Well if it's a war you want, it is a war you shall lose. Resistance is as pointless as your degrees."

"Documentary Filmmaking: Redux"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S03E08-Abed listens announcements
  

"Two females, both 5'10", one brunette, one with asthma."

"Curriculum Unavailable"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

CA Dean Peltons shout out to the study group
  

"We have a few students with birthdays today, but hey, why single them out? What about the students who aren't celebrating anything at all? Are they any less special? Troy and Jeffrey and Annie and Britta and Shirley and Pierce and Abed and Jeffrey just a few of the most special students in the world!"

"Economics of Marine Biology"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S04E07-Dean announcement
  

"Human Beings, it's official! Say hello to our newest Greendalean Archie DeCoste!"

"Geothermal Escapism"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton and Abed

5x05-Abed Pelton announcement
  

  
Attention, Greendale. I'm standing here with Abed Nadir, who has chosen to give his best friend, Troy, the very special going-away present of declaring a school-wide game of hot lava! Hot lava is the sweet, classic children's game in which you are not allowed to touch the floor, or you're dead. I think it's cute, and while I normally don't condone climbing on furniture, Troy and Abed's friendship has been such a special and magical part of Greendale, we owe it to ourselves to honor it. Abed, anything to add?Dean Pelton
Yes, take this seriously. Stay on furniture. No books, no bags. The dead can't talk. No coming back as a lava monster. oh, and because the non-awesome often need incentive to do awesome stuff, the final survivor will win my near mint condition number one issue of Space Clone valued by the comics authority at $50,000. The floor turns to lava in ten, nine, eight, seven...Abed
Did you say 15 or 50 thousand?Dean Pelton
Six...Abed
Oh, who am I kidding? Help, lava!Dean Pelton
Five, four, three, two...Abed

"App Development and Condiments"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

5x8 PA system
  

"Attention, Greendale. I'd like to propose we basically forget everything that happened over the last few days. And I don't anticipate a lot of push back on that. I think we're all pretty embarrassed."

"G.I. Jeff"  -  Featuring: Vice Cobra Assistant Commander

S05E11-PA system
  

"Hello Greendale. I understand that G.I. Joe has breached the perimeter. Please eliminate them. And please don't forget this Saturday is the Cobra fun run. If you miss it, you're letting the anti-terrorists win."

"Basic Story"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S05E12-Abed listens to announcement
  

  
Attention students and faculty of Greendale. I pressed this button on accident but might as well check in. How are you?Dean Pelton
Fine!Greendale
Aw, that's nice. I'm good too. I love you guys.Dean Pelton
We love you too!Greendale

"Ladders"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S06E01-Britta homeless
  

"Welcome back to Greendale! Now ranking fifth on Colorado's alphabetical listing of community colleges. Rest in peace, Fatboy Slim's DJ School. This school owes its continued existence to the following heroes: Jeff Winger, a teacher so dedicated to clean energy he's already parking like his car is electric. Britta Perry, currently raising awareness of homelessness, not that she has a choice. Abed Nadir, who actually wrote this announcement for the sake of, as he put it, catching everyone up. And Annie Edison who led the effort to save Greendale from 534 critical emergencies."

"Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television"  -  Featuring: Dean Pelton

S06E13-Final Announcement
  

"Congratulations, Greendale students! We've pulled off another year and we're still standing. Take that health inspector, building inspector, foundation inspector, water line inspector, geologist, exterminator, plumber and Dad."

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