When his degree is found bogus, cocky lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) is sent back to the local community college, where he meets befuddled students and instructors whose credentials are as dubious as his own. Winger forms a study group to be near Britta (Gillian Jacobs) but gains a grab bag of other pals, including moist-towelette tycoon Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase) and Abed (Danny Pudi), a film student with Asperger’s.