Sep. 17, 2009
30 min.
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The student body at Greendale higher education Community College is made up of high-school losers, newly divorced housewives, and old people who want to keep their minds active. Within these not-so-hallowed halls, Community focuses on a band of misfits, at the center of which is a fast-talkin' lawyer whose degree has been revoked, who form a study group and end up learning a lot more about themselves than they do about their course work.

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Annie Edison ~ "I'm only here because of a brief addiction to pills that I was told would help me focus but instead ended up costing me my scholarship and virginity".

AKA: "Little Annie Adderall", "Caroline Decker", "Hector the Well-Endowed", "Milady"
Birthday: December 1990
Home Town: Denver, Colorado
Major: Forensics (Previously Healthcare Management
Occupation: Pen and Pharmaceutical Sales Rep

Annie Edison was a very good student with a 4.0 GPA at Riverside High School, which she attended with fellow study group member Troy Barnes. She lost her college scholarship (and her virginity) and dropped out of high school due to an addiction to Adderall, which induced a nervous breakdown that culminated in her jumping through a plate glass window yelling, "Everyone's a robot!". Against the wishes of her mother, she chose to confront the addiction. Her decision to go to rehab instead of trying to ignore the incident caused her to become estranged from her family (especially her mother), from whom she has since cut off all ties. With the exception of one of her grandmother, who seems to be the only one reaching out. She began attending Greendale Community College at the age of 18, and it's hinted that one of the main reasons is because her high school crush Troy was going there as well.

Although she is young, Annie has overcome a lot of personal hardships including a drug addiction, her subsequent estrangement from her parents, and poor living conditions in a bad neighborhood. Even with these setbacks, she still maintains a bright and optimistic disposition. She is a typical Type A personality; ambitious, studius and very well organized. Although Jeff is the de facto leader of the study group, she usually takes charge when it comes to actually running the study sessions. A romantic at heart, she is often drawn to strong alpha-male type personalities. This has been demonstrated by her former school girl crush on Troy when he was a quarterback in high school as well as her ongoing attraction to Jeff. Despite Annie's seemingly innocent demeanor, she has displayed a more selfish and manipulative side on occasion. In her freshmen year at greendale, she used her "Disney face" to get her way, and went to the extreme of ratting out Señor Chang's fake credentials as a teacher in order to keep the study group together. She has grown up a lot since then but has had occasional relapses into immaturity.

Annie was originally obsessed with Troy and did everything she could to try to get him to like her, including helping him plan a date with another girl just so she could be closer to him. Annie gradually starts to lose feelings for him, and by the time Troy realizes that he's attracted to her, it's too late as she's already begun dating Vaughn. Annie and Troy have since become good friends, he tells her that he thinks she's "cool." Although Troy is now aware of her attractiveness, he seems to not be interested in her romantically and has instead shown a strong affection for Britta, which Annie accepts and even supports, as shown when she tried to get the two together.

When Annie first meets Jeff, she is immediately suspicious of his credentials as a "board certified tutor" in Spanish but is eventually charmed by him along with the rest of the study group. They share a kiss which creates an underlying tension between them throughout the rest of their freshman year at Greendale. The tension continued to build between them, culminating in another kiss outside the Tranny Dance. Uncomfortable with the age difference, Jeff initially tries to keep his distance from Annie and denies to her several times that anything is going on between them. Recently, however, Jeff has become a little more honest about his feelings.

Abed and Annie share a mostly platonic dynamic and friendship marked by occasional forays into role-playing. Depending on what persona Abed assumes, Annie has shown to be attractive to him. The two share a kiss during the second paintball tournament when Abed role plays as Han Solo and Annie assumes the part of his Princess Leia. For now, the attraction is mostly played up as a running gag, and whether it's indicative of any deeper feelings between them is unclear. Regardless, the two still enjoy a solid friendship and even have a secret handshake.

Britta and Annie, although friends, are initially not as close to each other as they are with other members of the study group. Most of the time they had an almost sisterly friendship where they support and are protective of each other. On a few occasions feelings of jealousy between the pair arose which have lent a more adversarial nature to their interactions. These conflicts occurred mostly due to their seemingly similar taste in men, particularly Vaughn and Jeff. Recently they have since moved past all these issues and formed a more solid friendship. Annie has even been instrumental in helping Britta in her budding relationship with Troy.

Shirley and Annie's relationship changes constantly, as sometimes they act like mother/daughter, sometimes like sisters, and sometimes like friends. As the more compassionate members of the study group, they often take issue with many of the morally ambiguous antics of their friends. Because she is the youngest of the group, Shirley is often overprotective of her which sometimes annoys Annie (along with Shirley's various attempts to convert her to Christianity). In spite of this, they have developed a good friendship and will often find the same things adorable. This leads to them both saying "Aww!" at the same time which has become a running gag on the show. In season four, their relationship has developed a more hostile and competitive element since Annie discovered that they are both competing for Valedictorian.

Annie has a higher tolerance for Pierce's behavior than the rest of the study group. She does her best to look past his flaws to see the good person inside. Pierce appreciates this and has stated several times he considers her his favorite in the study group. He once helped her out financially although he used the favor to guilt her into expanding a part he had in a play she wrote. She is the only one Pierce gave a legitimate bequeathal to when he faked that he was on his deathbed. Annie found herself the only one in the group to defend Pierces increasingly antagonistic behavior in their second year. When a vote was held on Pierces membership in the group, Annie was the lone dissenter to keep him in.

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01x11 - The Politics of Human Sexuality
Season 1, Episode 11
01x25 - Pascal's Triangle Revisited
Season 1, Episode 25
04x02 - Paranormal Parentage
Season 4, Episode 02
02x15 - Early 21st Century Romanticism
Season 2, Episode 15
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