"Cooperative Calligraphy" is the eighth episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Community, the 33rd episode of the series overall. It aired in the United States on NBC on November 11, 2010. While the study group finishes their diorama for Prof. Duncan, Dean Pelton invites everyone for a puppy parade. Annie notices that her purple gel grip pen is missing; this enrages Annie, who claims she's tired of lending her stuff and not get it back, so she demands everyone to stay to find the pen. Unsuccessful in finding the pen, the group starts to leave, not before Annie accuses Britta to being the one who stole it; this escalates to a full search of everyone's stuff, everyone starts to accuse each other. Annie tries to get Jeff to take control of the situation, but when Jeff's advice to the group is taken as an admission of guilt, he institutes a lockdown, forcing everyone to stay in the room until the pen is found; as they work through the bags, they discover disconcerting secrets about each member of the study group.
Abed's journal is discovered to have been tracking the three women's menstrual cycles so that he knows the best days to talk to them. They discover a pregnancy test in Shirley's bag. Shirley and Britta get into a heated argument about religion and sex before Jeff snaps and tears apart the room looking for the pen; the group proposes strip-searching each other to prove no one has taken it, dividing the room by gender to search themselves, to no avail. They decide Pierce must have stuck it down one of his leg casts, they cut the casts open. The group sits around in regret and Jeff points out the bonds between them were so strong, it was impossible for anyone to have taken the pen and still not have confessed; such an act was so unlikely. Satisfied with this, the group leaves the destroyed study room, too late to join the puppy parade. Once they're gone, Troy's monkey Annie's Boobs appears from a vent, snatching a spoon and taking it back to its cache of stolen objects, which includes Annie's pen.
In its original broadcast, "Cooperative Calligraphy" reached 5.635 million households with a 2.0 rating/6% share in the 18-49 demographic. The episode received positive reviews from critics, with Michelle St. James of Daemon's TV writing, "From Annie’s primal scream to every single Troy line, “Cooperative Calligraphy” is packed with hilarity, character development, puppies."Cory Barker of TVsurveillance wrote, "'Cooperative Calligraphy' is both the culmination of the last 15 episodes and the catalyst for a number of surely-awesome plots and episodes to come. It’s a reminder that Community can be just as hilarious when telling intensely personal and small-scale stories as it is when riffing on pop culture’s biggest genres and formats, and that’s why it is television’s best comedy." "Cooperative Calligraphy" at NBC.com "Cooperative Calligraphy" on IMDb "Cooperative Calligraphy" at TV.com "Cooperative Calligraphy" at TV Tropes
Aaron David Abrams is a former Canadian rugby union player. He played as a hooker and represented Canada internationally from 2003 to 2006, he was included in the Canadian squad for the 2003 Rugby World Cup and played in two group stage matches. Aaron finished that tournament as one of the try scorers for Canada. Abrams was born in London and grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. Abrams was named most-valuable player for rugby teams. In his senior year he led the undefeated Erindale Raiders rugby team in scoring, was named the Toronto Star's High School Athlete of the Week, he was a member of the national U-17 rugby team. In 1998, Abrams was one of the captains for the Ontario junior men's rugby team, was selected for the national U-20 team. After graduating the Victoria PacificSport Under-23 program, Abrams played for the Vancouver Island Crimson Tide and in 2003 was selected for the Rugby Canada All-Stars. A non-travelling reserve player for Team Canada, a teammate's injury in practice allowed him to take part in the 2003 World Cup.
In December 2004, Abrams was appointed the national team's player representative to the Rugby Canada Board. In 2005, Abrams was one of two players to take part in all eight international games for Canada, he played for the Castaway Wanderers RFC in the CDI Premier League, while continuing on Team Canada in 2006 and 2007