Investigative Journalism (Community)

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"Investigative Journalism"
Community episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 13
Directed by Joe Russo
Written by Jon Pollack
Tim Hobert
Production code 113
Original air date January 14, 2010 (2010-01-14)
Guest appearance(s)
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"Investigative Journalism" is the 13th episode of the first season of the American comedy television series Community. It aired in the United States on NBC on January 14, 2010.


The group returns from their winter break and realizes a new student named Buddy (Jack Black) has inserted himself into the study group. They must decide whether or not to allow him to stay. Meanwhile, Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) makes Jeff (Joel McHale) the new editor of the Greendale Gazette Journal, where Annie (Alison Brie) discovers a story about racial profiling in the school.

In the end tag, Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) are interviewed by Star-Burns (Dino Stamatopoulos) for possible membership in the "cool group". Pierce (Chevy Chase) shows up and berates them for their disloyalty. After they walk away Pierce asks if the group has decided on his own membership.

Owen Wilson makes a cameo at the end as part of a study group with Star-burns.



Around 5.42 million Americans watched "Investigative Journalism".[1]

Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club rated the episode A-, saying it was "yet another really great episode in a very consistent run the show's been on lately."[2]


  1. ^ Gorman, Bill (January 15, 2010). "TV Ratings: Private Practice Crossover Boost; Bones High; Grey's, CSI, 30 Rock, Leno Hit Lows". Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ VanDerWerff, Todd (January 14, 2010). "Investigative Journalism". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 

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