In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
“Basic Lupine Urology” opens with exactly what you’d expect from any Law & Order episode – the “innocent bystanders” cleaning up the school when they notice…horror of horrors! It’s a squashed yam! The discovery prompts them to call the owners (the study group, of course), who call Professor Kane, who is understandably upset that he’s been woken up in the middle of the night for no reason. Jeff and Annie inform Shirley, Troy and Abed of the situation and despite Jeff’s indifference, Annie is quite sure that this is a clear case of “whodunit.” (There’s also that notion that she could get a C on the project, which doesn’t exactly sit well with her.)
Cue the amazing Law & Order homage opening. Absolutely brilliant.
In the cafeteria, Pierce is leading an illegal gambling venture when Troy (with his Spiderman tie) and Abed (with his Inspector Spacetime badge) show up to question him. Did he water the yam like he was supposed to last night? “Yes – I mean, no!” Pierce admits, a bit flustered. He then points them in the direction of Todd (who, if you’ll remember, was the boy who had issues with the study group at the beginning of the season.) Todd tells them that the door was already locked when they got there. The mystery continues…