Community: Dean Pelton's Costumes, Power Ranked
To celebrate the fact that Dan Harmon confirmed that the wheels for the Community movie are now in motion (even if it takes a few years to get here), we’d like to celebrate by ranking the best costumes from The Dean. Perhaps start recreating one of them now so you can wear it to the movie premiere in six years.
“Guys, Greendale’s music department is flat Baroque. So we are having a fundraiser!” The costume gets extra points for replacing a shirt with a frilly bow.
Goatees mean serious business, at least that’s what The Dean thinks. Dean sports this look after realizing there are far too many shenanigans in the school. This look calls for clear-headed thinking, like using “experimental monkey gas” to get Annie’s boobs out of the ventilation system.
Dean Pelton’s costume change during the trial of Shirley’s Sandwiches showed us a brief glimpse of ‘Blind Justice’ before Craig realized you should not walk around a courtroom blindly right after getting a new tattoo.
Non-Denominational Mister Winter
Greendale is an inclusive school so there’s no Santa Claus or Hanukah Harry, just Non-Denominational Mister Winter!
“Dean-rowrrr! It’s Feline AIDS Awareness Day folks so let’s whip it in the kiester!” Goodbye, Zoe Kravitz, hello, The Dean.
Dean’s Sister’s Uncle Sam Costume
Before Dean Pelton was more confident in his costume obsession he was still saying he was just borrowing it from his sister. No matter what the truth may be, we all know Dean Pelton turned Uncle Sam into Daddy Sam.
“What’s Dean got to do with it? Why it’s time to Tina Turner your clocks ahead. Happy daylight savings!”
The incarnation of The Dean appears in Shirley’s homemade horror story centered around all of her study group dying in the Apocalypse. This look says “I’m The Devil, but I like to have fun.” which is always how I’ve preferred to think of The Devil.
Lady Gaga Dean would’ve been one of the last things the study group saw before they died in a zombie mauling Halloween incident. This was an early look as to just how feminine The Dean could get for the right occasion.
Can Can Dean
“Unfortunately due to the whole Starburns meth lab explosion professor Kane has resigned and your biology class has been can-can-canceled!”
“Dean-a-ling-a-ling! I was just off to judge our belated Carnival when I heard you guys were having a tiff? What’s the rumpus?”
Ring Girl Dean
What better person to accompany Jeff’s boxer costume than The Dean (who is apparently ripped as sh*t) in a ring girl costume?
Good News And Bad News Dean
Life gets a little too real for The Dean when he takes a moment to look inside himself, to find an empty man underneath a ridiculous costume. Not to mention, he had to go to the bank after this.
“Honey, I’m Dean!” The Dean’s Donna Reed-inspired costume to announce the Sadie Hawkins dance to the study group is both visually stunning and deeply horrifying.
Peanut Bar Dean
The Dean’s peanut bar rap is the stuff of absolute legend. Something comes over the dean when he reveals to the study group that their paychecks are delayed. This one joke was the subject of an entire episode of the Good One podcast by Vulture featuring Dan Harmon.
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