TV Trope: Skewed Priorities
Britta: Can you check my messages for me and tell me if he called?
Annie: I don’t think that’s a good idea.
Britta: What if my mother died?
Abed: You guys are really talking over Blade.
[Britta grabs the remote and turns the TV off]
Troy: Not cool!
Abed: Annie, subdue your guest.
Britta: Annie, think for one second. You have my phone and you’re not even checking it. What if my mother is dying?
Annie: This is junkie talk. You just want to know where your phone’s hidden.
Britta: I just want to know if my mother is dying. It’s a simple yes or no. I’ll cover my eyes, you go check my phone and then say ‘no your mother isn’t dying’ or ‘yes your mother is dying’ and then we go back to watching the film.
(3.15 Origins Of Vampire Mythology)