Herstory of Dance
Original Air Date: Apr 4, 2013
Shannon – Associate Editor
Dean walks in the study room dressed as black and white Donna Reed. He’s throwing a Sadie Hawkins dance (to deflect attention from the CDC’s confiscation of the Greendale water fountains), which of course, Britta has a problem with this so she’s throwing a protest dance. Britta declares it’ll be a Sophie B. Hawkins dance, after all her feminist accomplishments. Annie thinks Britta means Susan B. Anthony, but Britta won’t admit her mistake and continues on with the idea.
Oh yeah, this dance is totally getting Britta’d. Can’t wait.
Shirley and Annie are competing to find Abed a date to the dance. Annie finds a super cute quirky girl, and Shirley has found a gorgeous lady from her church. Abed agrees to go out with both of them so now he has two dates, which is fine by him because he can do the two date sitcom trope. He meets Rachel, the coat room girl, who’s on to him. She’s up to speed on her tv tropes so she’s perfect for Abed. Too bad he’s practically oblivious to her. She agrees to help him pull off the two dates. They share a moment that’s perfect for a kiss, but Abed is oblivious. Rachel looks hurt. When Abed comes back later, after he’s been caught, Rachel is gone.
Britta goes to Pierce for advice about how to pull off her Sophie B. dance. He gives her some really terrible advice which she takes, because duh, Britta.
Jeff gives Britta a hard time about how she’s not getting Sophie B. Hawkins to show up to the dance. When the crowd finds out that Sophie isn’t coming, Britta gets booed. But surprise! Sophie does show up, because, let’s be honest, what does she have going on? She sings “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” and then Abed interrupts her to beg Rachel’s forgiveness. Rachel comes back and she and Abed agree to go out sometime.
Jeff still can’t believe that Britta got Sophie B. to show up when Pierce mentions that Hawthorne Wipes was a sponsor of Lilith Fair back in the 90s. So Pierce is the one who actually saved the day. Jeff wants to know why he did it. Pierce didn’t like the way that Jeff was treating Britta and he wanted her to have a moment to shine. Jeff sends Britta a sweet congratulatory text message and they share a smile.
At the end, a puppet study group does an a cappella number. It’s both random and awesome. I do love puppets.
Still no more about how this Chang thing is going to shake down. While this episode was pretty good there weren’t any really great moments. The flow and tempo were good, but I’m not sure I like the way they’re trying to redeem Pierce. It’s just un-Pierce-like. Your thoughts? Leave them in the comments!