Previously on Community: The First Chang Dynasty
Jeff seems to be the only one in the study group concerned with passing his biology course. Shirley and Pierce get into a battle over Shirley’s sandwich shop in the cafeteria. Pierce hires Jeff’s former colleague Alan (Rob Corddry, Children’s Hospital) to help him win his case. Shirley gets Jeff to help her side of the argument. Evil Abed escapes the Dreamatorium and is on a mission to make things more like “his timeline”. Troy “misses his friends” and is trying to find a way out of the A/C branch of Greendale.
Maybe I’m old-fashioned but I was expecting another paintball fiasco as the season came to a close. The Changlorious Bastards v The Greendale Seven. Doesn’t that just sound like massive amounts of yes? Bias aside, I thought the eppy was solid. Nothing too spectacular or over the top–besides Vice Dean Laybourne being murdered and Abed trying to dismember Jeff–but I appreciated the story nonetheless. I also like that we got several teases for the beginning of next semester. The Dreamatorium lives!!!
- “Scouts honor, Sinead O’Connor.” I’ll be putting that one to good use. Soon.
- Never have I been one to promote the use of hardcore drugs but if cocaine makes you give one of the most epic intros to anything then keep up the good work, Dennis. Now, a word from our sponsors…
- How long does it take before your innards melt at 145 degrees? I would have fainted at 93. Easily.
- What does Dean Pelton have tattooed on his thigh? If the tat is that close to his man-meat I’m guessing it’s Jeff related…
- The Dean consulting the court room to decide on going with contemporary Amy from Judging Amy or the classic Judy from Judge Judy.
- Why didn’t Britta tell Jeff that Evil Abed was out to cut his arm off?
- It seems as though Dean Spreck is planning another attack on Greendale.
- Did anyone else notice that Evil Abed said ‘cool, cool cool cool’ while in Contemporary Impressionists he says ‘hot, hot hot hot‘? (Edit: According to Hulu’s captions, Evil Abed says ‘cruel, cruel cruel cruel‘. Thank you Katie!)
- Are Britta and Troy going to room together?
- Star-burns faked his own death, maybe now Pierce will get his comb back. Wait, no he won’t.
- You’re right Leonard. “No such thing as bad press.” Especially at your age. Burn!
“My goodness, this molehill is becoming a mountain. You guys work it out while I put together an alpine costume.” -Dean
“Shut-up Leonard, I know about your crooked wang.” -Britta
“No such thing as bad press!” -Leonard
“Do you know what kind of person becomes a psychologist Britta? A person that wishes deep down that everyone more special than them was sick. Because healthy sounds so much more exciting than boring. You’re average Britta Perry. You’re every kid on the playground that didn’t get picked on. You’re a business causal potted plant. A human ‘White Sale’. You’re VH1, Robocop 2 and Back to the Future 3. You’re the center slice of a square cheese pizza. Actually, that sounds delicious. I’m the center slice of a square cheese pizza. You’re Jim Belushi.” -Evil Abed (Why does Community hate Jim Belushi?!)
“The true repairman will repair man.” -Vice Dean Laybourne (R.I.P.)
“When the world gets bad enough Abed, the good go crazy, but they smart, they go bad.” -Evil Abed
“You know what? Maybe I should talk to Good Abed instead.” -Britta
“Where I come from we call him Lame Abed.” -Evil Abed
“That’s right Jeff, I went there. You drove me there. Miss Daisy is in the house. Thanks for the ride, sorry about slavery.” -Alan
Previously on Community: Origins of Vampire Mythology
The study group is informed that their Biology class is cancelled for the day – another class averted, Jeff. Annie can sense something between Troy and Britta so she sends them off on a lunch date. Annie heads to the Dreamatorium with Abed and learns about his thought process – and his versatility as a thespian. Shirley heads to a restaurant across town because the manager wears a tie and Pierce tries to avoid sitting on his man bags. I thought this was going to be one of those episodes where the group was going to be scattered around and we had to deal with three or four different subplots but (as alluded to earlier) Abed found a way to keep everyone in the same bedroo…uh…Dreamatorium. Here are my favorite moments of the eppy:
- Did I really believe Dean Pelton was going to stop dressing up as…whatever the f*** he wants to? No. Was I sad when I randomly thought it may be true during a commercial break? Yes. Was I ecstatic to find out he came to his senses later in the episode even though I had completely forgotten about my previous breakdown? Damn skipper!
- Let me get this straight Annie, you won’t kiss Abed as Surgeon Jeff but you will kiss Abed as Abed with Han Solo’s vest during a paintball match?
- I don’t know if it was Abed just trying to continue getting the point across that Troy cries easily but…really? The About A Boy soundtrack?!
- The vending machines that served buttered noodles.
- Is saving lives and making love simultaneously the basis of Grey’s Anatomy? If so, I understand why it gets such rave reviews every season.
- Am I curious about the ability to see eagles or other mythical creatures if enough pressure is put on my sex sack? Yes. Do I want to put in the work to find out? Anything for science?
- Now we know that Annie is just as, if not more, crazy than Abed. At least he knows he can control outcomes in the Dreamatorium whereas Annie works through different scenarios with actual people. Lucky for her, I think the Tritta experiment is going to work – at least in the short term.
- I’ll never get tired of this smooth groove!
- Nice body shots, Annie. Go Pacquiao! (Sorry?)
- I, too, am a laser tag aficionado. Inquire within (Possibly sorry again?)
“Those appetizers were dope AND legit.” -Abed (as Troy)
“I left my wife for you when she was pregnant!” -Abed (as Surgeon Jeff)
“Who do you think inseminated her?!” -Administrator Annie
*insert your favorite line from one of Troy Barnes’ signature breakdowns*
“I can see why women find Clive Owen attractive – to the point where I might…just as well be attracted to him.” (My personal favorite)
“I’m more turned on by women in pajamas than lingerie. I just wanna know they feel comfortable.” (Okay, maybe that was my favorite)
Will is a (not so) recovering TV and movie addict and TVDM only helps in feeding his vices. TVDM is the best outlet for him to spread his disease -without the use of airborne pathogens...
Previously on Community (months ago): Regional Holiday Music
Community has returned! We have left the darkest timeline and finally, we can shed our evil goatees and return to a world where Thursday nights are filled with (at least 30 minutes, 20-22 if we’re being technical and not counting the commercials) of pure joy. This may not have been the funniest episode of the season, but similar to the pilot episode so many years ago, it was solid enough and still way better than most of the other network comedies. The episode intro with Joel saying he’ll be playing Chevy Chase and Chase will be playing Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock’s ‘zombie episode’ was a nice attempt from NBC to demonstrate they have at least a drop of respect for the show’s viewers and wanted to acknowledge the annoying hiatus.
Shirley and Andre got (re)married. Jeff and Britta, who I’m starting to realize are naturally narcissistic in two completely different ways, made the whole event about their own issues with weddings. Troy and Abed went normal, which was strange and remind me of Paul and Jenna’s normaling. Pierce tried to step out of his daddy’s shadow and Annie just wanted to plan a wedding. Aside from two appearances from Annie’s boobs (the awesome kind and the monkey kind), here were my favorite things about this week’s episode:
- Andre’s Boyz II Men style proposal: “Baby girl, I have loved you ever since there was a Soviet Union and only one Damon Wayans.”
- An analogy really is like a thought with another thought’s hat on. Points for Britta.
- Abed making ‘the noise that people make when they’re offended’ from all of Annie’s favorite movies, which are probably rom-coms.
- The Trouser Bench, for the man on the go who makes frequent stops. Not the worst idea in the world, assuming you have access to all the ambulances.
- Troy and Abed crab-walking home.
- Someone put a little bit of effort into making the Shirley’s Sandwich Show logo…and I want it as a t-shirt.
- Solely based on the sounds, and Troy and Abed’s amazingness, I’m really excited to see what goes on inside that Dreamatorium.
- The realization that Shirley’s shrill voice is the ‘sexy voice’ to Andre.
- The Lindberg Lean is clearly the poor man’s Electric Slide.
“Pierce, why do you look like a wealthy murderer?” – Troy
“Wireless racism: the future of the past is now.” – Jeff
“When is our culture gonna outgrow this wedding thing?” – Britta
“You’re anti-wedding now?” – Annie
“No, she’s just pro-anti.” – Jeff
“No to everything you both said.” – Britta
“I could go as Normal Man and you could be my trusty sidekick, Ordanario.” – Abed
“No, that’s already weird.” – Troy
“We don’t call anything by its name, that’s like day one floral school.” – Floral school guy
“‘Websters dictionary defines’ is the Jim Belushi of speech openings.” Annie