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Troy Season Five
  Troy and Abed  
Abed Season Five

  Troy Barnes : Donald Glover Friends    Abed Nadir: Danny Pudi  
  Status: BFF's  -  First appearance: "Spanish 101"


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You don't hear me saying anything crazy about Abed and Troy's weird little relationship!
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— Shirley, "Romantic Expressionism"

Troy and Abed
Danny Pudi and Donald Glover
as Troy and Abed
Troy and Abed are best friends whose 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 (and sometimes the entire school as well) into the hijinks. 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. Troy is played by Donald Glover, and Abed is played by Danny Pudi.


Pairing historyEdit

Season OneEdit


Hola me llamo Abed
Hola me llamo Troy

–Abed and Troy demonstrating their Spanish 101 oral assignment

in thier first year at Greendale, Abed invited Troy along with other classmates from Spanish 101 to Jeff's study group. Even though Troy found him to be odd at first, they eventually began to hang out more. They partnered up on school assignments together including a Spanish project and a science experiment with a lab rat. They soon formed a friendship that only got stronger throughout the year until it blossomed into a full blown bromance. Troy even conceded that Abed was the better athlete and referred to him as his "other half". Their relationship prompted Annie to get over her crush on Troy since she couldn't compete with Abed for his affections. When Abed decided to do a college cliché bucket list, Troy eagerly assisted him. The pair tried to join a campus fraternity, built a robot, got into a huge food fight in the cafeteria and teamed up for a Paintball Assassin game. At the end of the school year, Troy needed a place to stay after he was told by his father to move out. Troy asked Abed if he could move into his dorm room but was refused. Eventually Troy came to understand Abed's reluctance realizing spending too much time together at that point in their relationship could ruin their friendship. Taking Abed's advice, Troy instead accepted Pierce's offer to move into Hawthorne Manor.



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Troy and Abed in Season One
Significant episodes:

"Spanish 101": Troy and Abed work on their Spanish presentation together and perform the Spanish rap in the show's first end tag.


"Advanced Criminal Law": Abed tries unsuccessfully to pull an elaborate prank on Troy.


"Environmental Science": Troy and Abed team up on a lab assignment involving a mouse and sing a duet.


"The Politics of Human Sexuality": Troy challenges Abed to various physical competitions.

"The Science of Illusion": The end tag features the debut of the "Troy and Abed in the Morning" show.


"Pascal's Triangle Revisited": Troy realizes his friendship with Abed is like a giant cookie .

Season TwoEdit


I love you!
I know.

–Troy and Abed, "Epidemiology"

In thier second year together at Greendale, Troy was living with Pierce at his mansion. His friendship with Abed still remained strong as the duo had a number of misadventures on campus. This included facing off against a horde of students affected by a zombie-like contagion and building their first blanket fort. Before the Winter break, Abed had a mental breakdown and Troy, alongside the study group, helped him resolve his personal issues in a therapy session with Ian Duncan. During thier Spring semester, they competed for the affections of the school librarian. She ended up choosing Troy who in turn rejected her after she said disparaging things about Abed. The pair also became good friends with a foriegn student named Lukka who briefly hooked up with Britta. They made some quick cash by selling their handshake to Pierce but ended up regretting it. At the end of the end of the school year Troy and Abed participated in the annual pantball assassination competition. When City College invaders interjected themselves into the game, Troy and Abed rallied the remaining Greendale students to put in end to their plans.



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Troy and Abed in Season Two
Significant episodes:

"Epidemiology": Unhappy with how he is perceived by the girls on campus, Troy decides to revert to his old jock persona.


"Cooperative Calligraphy": Troy and Abed want to see the Puppy Parade but are prevented from leaving the study room when Annie's pen goes missing.


"Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design": The boys build their first blanket fort together but destroy it when it becomes too mainstream.


"Mixology Certification": At the urging of Jeff and Britta , Troy and Abed along with the rest of the study group go out to a bar to celebrate Troy's 21st birthday.


"Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas": Troy and the study group support Abed as he undergoes therapy with Ian Duncan.


"Intro to Political Science": Troy and Abed host a campus news show covering the student body president election.


"Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy': Troy and Abed try to prevent Britta from ruining their friendship with Lukka.


"Early 21st Century Romanticism": Troy and Abed are smitten with the school librarian and engage in a friendly competition for her.


"Paradigms of Human Memory": A flashback reveals that while the study group was in an old west town, Troy and Abed dressed up as a sheriff and deputy and were shot at by a stereotypical racist old man wearing red long underwear.


"For A Few Paintballs More": Trobed organizes the Greendale alliance to repel the invading troops from City College.

Season ThreeEdit


Please Mister-Doctor-Psychiatrist-Sir...please don't send my best friend to crazy people jail.

–Troy, "Curriculum Unavailable"

In their third year at Greendale, Troy and Abed finally moved in together. Eventually they asked Annie to join then as their roommate which she happily accepted. Each face their own individual challenges during the 2012-2013 semester; Troy is tempted to join an elite secret society while Abed started to lose touch with reality inside his new playroom. Troy confronts Abed on his issues, particularly an unsettled debt he owed to a celebrity look-a-like company. At the same time Abed is uneasy after he noticed Troy and Britta's growing attraction to each another. Their friendship was further tested when they had a serious falling out over the construction of a pillow fort. Although it was peacefully resolved, Troy and Abed's problems continued as the study group was blamed for a riot in the cafeteria. Thanks to Chang manipulating the school board the study group is expelled. Ultimately the study group clears thier name and are reinstated but at a cost; Troy is forced to join the air conditioning school and cut off all ties to Abed and his friends. The loss of his best friends sends Abed into a deep depression.



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Troy and Abed on Season Three
Significant episodes:

"Remedial Chaos Theory": Troy and Abed move in together and invite the study group to a housewarming party.


"Studies in Modern Movement": Troy and Abed help Annie move in to their apartment, but their antics start to annoy her so much that she has second thoughts.


"Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts": Troy and Abed de-whimsify themselves in order to be normal enough to attend Shirley's wedding.


"Contemporary Impressionists": The first rift in Troy and Abed's relationship forms when the study group has to help pay off Abed's debt to Vinnie by becoming celebrity impersonators.


"Digital Exploration of Interior Design': Troy and Abed build competing pillow and blanket forts at school which leads to a campus-wide war.


"Pillows and Blankets': The war between Troy's Blanketsburg and Abed's Pillowtown is chronicled in a documentary.


"First Chang Dynasty": Troy joins the Greendale Air Conditioning Repair School in order to save his friends and is forced to leave Abed.


"Introduction to Finality": Troy leaves the Air Conditioning Repair school and returns to the apartment moving into the room that used to have The Dreamatorium in it.

Season FourEdit


Troy and Abed back from summer!

–Troy and Abed, "History 101"

The duo entered their fourth year at Greendale with Troy in a relationship with Britta and Abed worried about the study group breaking up after Jeff graduated. Troy attempted to alleviate his best friend's anxieties about the future and also tried to make him comfortable with the fact he was now dating. Towards the end of the school year, Abed did the same thing for Troy by helping him deal with an issue he had been struggling with but trying desperately to avoid.



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Troy and Abed in Season Four
Significant episodes:

"History 101": Troy, along with Britta and Annie, try to reassure Abed on the first day of the study group's last year at Greendale together.


"Conventions of Space and Time": Troy and Abed attend an "Inspector Spacetime convention. Britta warns Troy that a fellow fan named Toby Weeks is trying to steal his best friend away.

"Basic Human Anatomy": Troy and Abed switch bodies.

Season FiveEdit


Troy and Abed in a bubble!

–Troy and Abed, "Geothermal Escapism"

Sometime after graduating, Troy and Abed along with the other study group members decided to reenroll at Greendale after Jeff accepted a position there as a teacher. One of the first classes they took was a course on movie star Nicolas Cage taught by Professor Garrity. Troy worried when Abed becomes obsessed with the actor and later witnessed him having a nervous breakdown in class. Along with their friends the duo joined a new group at school called the "Save Greendale Committee". Later, Troy was assaulted by the "Ass Crack Bandit" and Abed did his best to comfort his friend. They were both saddened when informed of Pierces death and later attended his funeral along with the rest of the study group. Pierce bequeathed Troy his shares of Hawthorne Wipes on the condition that he sail around the world before receiving it. Abed had trouble accepting his friend was leaving but tried to say goodbye through a campus wide game of "Hot Lava". After having one last adventure together, Troy said goodbye to Abed and the study group. He left the campus with co-captain LeVar Burton on a rig pulling the boat they will be sailing on, the "Childish Tycoon".



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Troy and Abed in Season Five
Significant episodes:

"Repilot": Troy and Abed unexpectedly return to Greendale for what maybe their last time together.

"Introduction to Teaching": Troy is worried about the affect Abed's new media studies class is having in his mental state.


"Basic Intergluteal Numismatics": Abed comforts Troy when he becomes a victim if the "Ass Crack Bandit"


"Cooperative Polygraphy": Abed is saddened when Troy accepts Pierce's challenge to win his fortune, a sailing trip around the world.


"Geothermal Escapism": Troy and Abed have one last campus adventure playing a school wide game of "Hot Lava".

DevelopmentEdit

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What's happened to you and me, Troy?

Pierce, "Pascal's Triangle Revisited"


Comedic Triple-Threat Donald Glover in Studio Q19:20

Comedic Triple-Threat Donald Glover in Studio Q

Donald Glover talks about his career and how Troy and Abed started

Originally, Abed and Troy were meant to be best friends with other members of the study group. Abed and Jeff were modeled somewhat after the dynamic of Van Wilder and Taj. Troy and Pierce were to be paired off as a Beavis and Butthead type duo. In the Season One DVD commentaries, Dan Harmon mentions seeing Danny Pudi and Donald Glover clicking during press interviews and deciding to partner them onscreen. They have since become a popular pairing on the show and have been featured in most of the episode end tags. In an interview with Studio Q, Donald Glover gives his thoughts on why Troy and Abed work so well and also his opinions on other pairings such as Troy and Pierce, Jeff and Britta and Jeff and Annie.

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