When the study group convenes to celebrate Troy's birthday, they realize he is actually turning 21 and decide to hit the bars. While Jeff and Britta ingest a few too many cocktails and get silly, Shirley gets busy pulling down incriminating photos of herself that are posted at the bar. Annie embraces the identify on her fake ID, while Abed delves into conversation with a fellow sci-fi nerd. When Senor Chang finds the fresh remains of a birthday cake in the study room, he vows to find the group.
Did You Know?
In the opening scene Pierce says, "We only sang the last two words. What happened to the "happy birthday" part?". At the time this episode was made Warner/Chappell Music claimed copyright to the happy birthday song and collected royalties every time the song was used in a movie or tv show, taking in about $2,000,000. a year. Writers and directors got creative in implying "Happy Birthday To You" without actually using it. In 2016 the song was declared public domain. See more
When driving home from the bar, right after Jeff says "You're a man now", there's a shot focused on Troy, where Britta and Abed can be seen sleeping in the back. In the next shot, Jeff, Britta and Abed are all awake and looking at Troy. See more
[the study group finishes singing "Happy Birthday" to Troy
That's weird. How come we only sang the last two words? What happened to the "happy birthday" part?
You know that Troy is a Jehovah's Witness and he doesn't celebrate birthdays.
And we had to keep the language on the cake compliant.
[reading the cake
Hello during a random dessert, the month and day of which coincide numerically from your expulsion from a uterus.
References The Last Starfighter
Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson See more