10 Amazing Dean Pelton Costumes

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Community finally returns tomorrow and it now has an Academy Award-winner among its cast. To celebrate the show’s return and the Oscar victory of Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton, we’re looking back at the most memorable, laugh-out-loud funny and downright ridiculous costumes the Dean has donned throughout the first two-and-a-half seasons.

10. Devil

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“Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps” (Episode 3.05)

Dean Pelton even dresses up in other character’s scary stories. And we love him for that.

9. Opening Musical Sequence Sequin Dress

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“Biology 101” (Episode 3.01)

Pelton opted to go for a sparkling purple dress for the third season’s grand musical opening where they promised to be less weird. Yeah right.

8. Lady Gaga

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“Epidemiology” (Episode 2.06)

No Halloween party in 2010 was complete without a Lady Gaga costume and who better to rock it than the dean of the greatest community college in the country.

7. Scarlett O’Hara

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“Paradigms of Human Memory” (Episode 2.21)

Time for new energy-efficient windows? Then it’s time for Pelton to dress up as Scarlett O’Hara and proclaim, “Gone with the windows!”

6. October Fest

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“Accounting For Lawyers” (Episode 2.02)

Guten tag! Have a beer and take part in Greendale’s Pop-n-Lock competition.

5. Mr. Winter

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“Competitive Religion” (Episode 1.12)

Trying to avoid favoring any particular religion, the dean just wished everyone a “Merry Happy.”

4. Tina Turner

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“Paradigms of Human Memory” (Episode 2.21)

The only excuse he needed to dress as the singer was Daylight Savings Time: “It’s time to Tina Turner the clocks ahead.”

3. Cowgirl

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“A Fistful of Paintballs/For a Few More Paintballs” (Episodes 2.23/24)

For two whole episodes we saw Pelton run around in Daisy Dukes and a tied-up plaid shirt. We also saw him get pelted with paintballs—over and over.

2. Catwoman

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“Paradigms of Human Memory” (Episode 2.21)

Worn in a series of flashbacks, the dean donned a rather flamboyant Catwoman costume to raise awareness of Feline AIDS Awareness.

1. Uncle Sam

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“Intro To Political Science” (Episode 2.17)

Dean wants you! (To watch Community, Thursdays on NBC at 8 p.m.)

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