community easter eggs: #8 Other Roles
Community mentions some of its actors’ work in its scripts. During Jeff’s first speech in the Pilot (S01E01), he states that if you ask Abed for salt, he’d give you soup, because soup is better. Joel McHale, who plays Jeff, is the host of E!’s show “The Soup”. In The Science of Illusion (S01E20), when Annie fails to catch the guy she’s chasing, Shirley calls her “Hannah Montana”. Alison Brie got her acting start on that show. Alison also played Trudy, in Mad Men, which was referenced in Physical Education (S0E17), as Abed impersonates Don Draper in an attempt to seduce Annie. Though it wasn’t an scripted mention, in Environmental Science (S01E10), Jeff and Chang laugh at the name “Cherry Daiquiri”, which is the name of Gillian Jacobs’ character in the movie “Choke”.