The Science of Illusion

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"The Science of Illusion"
Community episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 20
Directed by Adam Davidson
Written by Chris McKenna
Production code 122
Original air date March 25, 2010 (2010-03-25)
Guest appearance(s)
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"The Science of Illusion" is the 20th episode of the first season of the American comedy television series Community. It aired in the United States on NBC on March 25, 2010.


Britta (Gillian Jacobs) pulls an April Fools prank that backfires on her. Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) become on-campus security guards with both fighting to be the "bad cop."

The end tag shows the first appearance of the Troy and Abed in the Morning! show.

Cultural references[edit]


Around 5.07 million Americans watched "The Science of Illusion".[1]

Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club gave the episode an A- and praised "the show's willingness to tell weird stories that nonetheless find heartwarming things to say." [2]


  1. ^ Seidman, Robert (March 25, 2010). "Broadcast Finals: The Middle, Modern Family, Idol, Survivor, ANTM Rise". Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ VanDerWerff, Todd (March 25, 2010). "The Science of Illusion". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 

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