|In the study group's first year at Greendale, a chicken finger shortage in the cafeteria inspired Jeff to orchestrate a caper with the study group in order to make sure they get their share of the popular lunch item. It involved replacing the fry cook Star-Burns with Abed to control the chicken fingers. Once he was inside, Abed then took over the study group and used them in a complicated mafia style distribution system currying favors from everyone on campus for a share of the culinary delight. "Shake Your Moneymaker" plays out over a montage of Abed explaining how his new mafia functions. The song was first heard in the Season One episode "Contemporary American Poultry".|
The song with lyricsEdit
"Shake Your Money-Maker" is a 1961 Elmore James song which became one of James' most well-known songs and in its day a popular dance number. It was thought to be inspired by earlier Blues music, particularly the 1958 the song "Roll Your Moneymaker". The song was covered by Paul Butterfield in 1965, Fleetwood Mac in 1968 and George Thorogood in 1988. The Black Crowes covered the song used the name of the song for the title of thier 1990 album. Although the Black Crowes covered the ding in live performances it is not included on the album. "Shake Your Moneymaker" appears on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll".