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Short Circuit

MOST FREQUENT MOVIE

Cheers

MOST FREQUENT TV SERIES

No, no, Nanette

OLDEST REFERENCE

Home Economics

MOST REFERENCE-HEAVY EPISODE (1x08)

Star Wars

MOST FREQUENT MOVIES

Cougar Town

MOST FREQUENT TV SERIES

Wizard of Oz

OLDEST REFERENCE

Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking

MOST REFERENCE-HEAVY EPISODE (2x16)

Star Wars

MOST FREQUENT MOVIES

Steven Spielberg

MOST PERSON MENTIONS

Dr. Who

MOST FREQUENT TV SERIES

Biology 101

MOST REFERENCE-HEAVY EPISODE (3x01)

Star Wars

MOST FREQUENT MOVIES

Die Hard

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NON-STAR WARS MOVIES

Hogan's Heroes

OLDEST REFERENCE

Heroic Origins

MOST REFERENCE-HEAVY EPISODE (4x12)

Police Academy

MOST FREQUENT MOVIE

The Wizard of Oz

OLDEST MOVIE REFERENCE

M*A*S*H

OLDEST TV REFERENCE

Introduction to Teaching

MOST REFERENCE-HEAVY EPISODE (5x02)

This website presents every movie, tv or celebrity mention on every episode of Community TV series by every main character.

"Community makes heavy use of meta-humor and pop culture references, often parodying film and television clich├ęs and tropes" — Wikipedia

We wanted to prove that, quantifiably and visually.

There are some limitations though. In order to keep the graphs readable and scannable, we included only the seven starring actors. Also, the real number of pop references is higher, since books and music didn't make the cut.

The heatmaps are built with D3.js. The typeface is Karla. The color palette is based on ColorBrewer. Content data courtesy of a fan wiki and IMDB.