When I consulted my DVR the day before this episode aired and saw that the focal point was on glee club I expected more than few sarcastic digs about how Glee sucks. And as a proud “Gleek” with aspirations to get accepted into Greendale Community College I was more than torn when the mockery came about. I’m not not one to hold a grudge though so I can forgive my favorite study group because the laugh/mad as hell ratio was in their favor. My favorite moments from the episode:
- Troy’s family being Jehovah’s Witnesses is super coincidental since Donald Glover’s family is too.
- I don’t know about you all but I’m counting that performance as Childish Gambino ft. Abed.
- Annie’s musical number reminded me of a very annoying Harley Quinn. Of all the perfectly perverse combinations one could make of Annie + Harley Community found the worst one. I kind of hate them a little for it.
- What’s so hard to understand about regionals?
- NEVER yell out Kings of Leon and not deliver. Because I’ll be mad and briefly think about removing my signature from the Save Community petition.
- If Britta and Pierce were ever to sing simultaneously I will personally push Earth into our asteroid belt.
Sarcasm and mockery are two integral pieces of the Community puzzle and tonight, Glee was completely slaughtered with the latter. It was bittersweet watching one of my favorite shows do one of my favorite things at the expense of one of my other favorite shows, but even that turned to sour when I remembered that this is the last new episode until…well…we don’t really know. So on that mildly depressing note, here are my favorite moments:
- Troy thinking that Annie’s bubbie meant Annie’s boobie(s)
- Greendale’s glee club had an Asian kid, but he was no Mike Chang
- Corey Radison (Taran Killam, Saturday Night Live) as the sinister and exaggerated version of Mr. Schue
- Glee club became a cult and Abed was the indirect leader
- The writer’s didn’t half-ass this episode and either watch the show or did their research. For example, the piano player in the study room looked eerily like Brad Ellis from Glee
- Pierce’s face during the baby-boomer Santa medley.
- Christmas Annie’s voice was annoying, but it was great that she was given that outfit and sent to reel in Jeff. I’m sure all the male (and a few female) viewers appreciated that as well.
- Shirley was lured in with Jesus and children.
- Britta fixed everything by Britta’ing the performance.
I’ll miss moments like those during this indefinite hiatus. And somehow, Whitney will be back in January? I kind of hate you NBC.