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happy october 19th

Troy and Abed, along with the rest of Greendale’s favorite (but not only) study group, give a brief “explanation” why Community fans have been denied the October 19th season four premiere date we were promised. As just a tiny example of why the fans of this show remain so incredibly diehard, the cast and writers took time to demonstrate this love fest is a two-way street.

And for those of you complaining that although Animal Practice was cancelled, Whitney was the one to replace it, consider this: We want Community to return to Thursday nights or at least a night where it will be in the general vicinity of high-rated, NBC favorites. Getting paired up with Guys with Kids isn’t a good move (some might even say it would truly be the darkest timeline, outside of actually getting cancelled of course).

Let that, as well as this video, warm your hearts on this dark October day.

“Why not put October 19th on the 19th of October?”
“That would be logical Britta, but wrong.”

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chevy chase is staying put!

Want another reason to stay tuned in to your favorite show–on NBC at least? Chevy Chase;s contract has been renewed for another season of Community! Check here for more sweet deets!

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5 reasons we’ll tune in for community’s fourth season (and you will too!)

We love Community. We were there way back when Britta and Jeff were the show’s will they/won’t they couple and Pierce briefly joined Vaughn’s band (remember Vaughn and his tiny nipples?). We cheered when the show was picked up for a second season, and loyally hated Whitney when NBC favored it over our superior show and the third season went on a hiatus. More recently, like less than a few weeks ago, we watched the last three episodes of the season and although we weren’t happy (read: livid) over the move to Friday and the shortened fourth season, we were just glad that ‘Introduction to Finality’ wasn’t Community’s swan song.

Then, news broke that Dan Harmon, the sick genius behind the whole operation, was fired. We share his outrage and to say it sucks is a huge understatement. However, this is no way means we’re going to tune out for the fourth (and potentially final) season of Community as a showing of loyalty to its creator. Everyone is voicing their indignation (if you need examples, feel free to visit r/community) and vowing not to watch the show unless Harmon returns. We hate to sound callous…well actually, we don’t….but that’s bullshit. Or, as Will so eloquently put it, “People say anything over the webernet and the ratings might drop a tad, but most people are still going to tune in unless something else drastic happens.”

The Good Ol’ Days

So, if you were a fan of Community before, you’re most likely not going to boycott the show. Or maybe you are, but we sure as hell won’t. We figured as fans, it was our duty to chime in with our two cents and tell you why:

Reason #1: If we stop watching the show, then the terrorists NBC/Sony win! No seriously, they will win. All that does is tell them they were right for not backing this show and more importantly, we’ll miss out on any gems David Guarascio and Moses Port, and more importantly Megan Ganz, have in store for next season.

Reason #2: We’ve already fallen in love with the show. And once you’re in love, it’s kind of lazy to just end the relationship because the one you’re enamored with makes a few changes, or in this case, loses its creator. To paraphrase Troy (or rather almost completely quote Troy): All we had was dumb reality before we met Community. And the show has made all of our lives better than reality. Now it becomes a little inconvenient and it’s time to get real? For shame! For shame indeed.

Reason #3: If Cougar Town fans can adjust to Bill Lawrence (creator of Cougar Town) no longer acting as the showrunner, so can we. Obviously, we won’t know how well Ric Swartzlander handles his new position until the show heads over to TBS, but according to Mr. Lawrence, “For me, the only drag is that I think it makes people nervous about the creative direction of the show, especially since we’re lucky enough that our fans are intensely passionate. They will get the same quality show.” There’s a chance we might get some quality Community too! Besides, it’s probably what Abed would do.

Reason #4: Maybe, just maybe, Harmon had it coming. Maybe. We share Mr. Ken Levine speaks on this unfortunate situation far more eloquently than we ever could, but if you’re too lazy to read the whole thing, here’s the bit that resonates: For a network to fire a showrunner, his behavior had to be pretty unruly. The network weighs the value of his contribution with the nightmare of dealing with him and must decide if he’s worth it. Dan Harmon apparently wasn’t worth it.

Reason #5: The cast, and subsequently the characters, have more than won our loyalty and Dan Harmon is one of the best things about Community, but he’s hardly the only thing. Try and remember that during your next diatribe about how crappy Community will be without the visionary Dan Harmon in the captain’s seat.

Share our opinion? Have a few reasons of your own? Think we’re incredibly stupid for even considering a Community without Harmon? Feel free to let us know. We doubt it’ll change anything on our end, but a good healthy debate with fellow human beings is a great way to pass the time until the fourth season starts.

P.S. Russian fans of Community made this, which is awesome.

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thoughts on community: introduction to finality

Previously on CommunityThe 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!
  • #sixseasonsandamovie

Quotes

Because you think you’re broken you’re gonna get diagnosed by someone who said her favorite superhero was ‘X-Man'”? -Evil Abed

“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

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thoughts on community: digital estate planning

Previously on Community: Curriculum Unavailable

So we’ve had pillow forts, blanket towns, alternate realities, and collegiate coups…it’s only right that we get some good ol’ fashioned 8-bit gaming. Some of my favorite eppies of Community are the ones where reality takes a back seat to imaginative awesome and this one definitely followed suit. The study group has to figure out a way to beat Cornelius’ game “Hawkthorne” and Pierce’s half-brother Gilbert (Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad and Once Upon a Time) to get Pierce’s inheritance. During the retro voyage we learn essential lessons about: racism, robbery, murder, suicide, infidelity, child labor, and teamwork. Count me in!

  • Gilbert’s mom was referred to as the “Colored Seductress”. (Note to self: Use immediately!)
  • Kill the jive turkeys before they multiply!” –Ronald Reagan Britta
  • Why did Troy’s character jump the highest and do flips in the air? Racial buffs, I suppose…?
  • I’ve never played a game where you could kill yourself by getting buried alive. Yeah it may be a tad morbid but Pierce trying to off himself was priceless.
  • I feel like we missed out on some debauchery on “Gay Island”. At least we know Jeff “did good in there”. Dean Pelton missed all the fun.
  • Troy and Abed shooting lava! ” Bonus points for Troy’s mechanical T-Rex with projectile vomit lava.
  • I’m still not sure how I feel about Pierce getting naked with Troy while no one else was around…
  • Seeing those trees cut down in order to build Abed and Hilda’s Castle(s) reminded me of FernGully ):
  • Even though Gilbert had all the ultimate cheat codes enabled why was ‘Unlimited Running” on the list TWICE along with “Testicular Fortitude” AND “Intestinal Fortitude”? He activated “God Mode”, I think that would cover all the necessary bases…

Quotes

Man, why can’t my mom be here? She always says my video game knowledge would come in handy, I never believed her.” -Troy

Stop playing like a girl? Here’s the thing about women, Jeff: We don’t hack and slash our way through life because we’re one with life.” -Britta
*Meanwhile in the Zelda-esque shopping center* “Shirley, help me hide the body.” -Annie

Where are your clothes?” -Abed
Pierce taught me poker…I’m not…good at it.” -Troy

Unbelievable. Jeff bet all our lives on Britta and won. And I lost my pants to a pair of nines.” -Troy

Uh-oh. He’s playing the “Rainman” card, let’s bounce.” -Pierce

She can make babies for me.” -Abed
Oh, and I can’t?…I can’t.” -Troy

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...

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