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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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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

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thoughts on community: course listing unavailable

Previously on Community: Basic Lupine Urology

The study group is at odds about how to remember Alex “Starburns” Osbourne after his tragic death due to his mobile meth lab explosion. Chang and his Basterds are looking to take a more heavy-handed role in “protecting” Greendale – complete with “tiny riot gear” and copious amounts of pepper spray. Jeff, Annie, Shirley and Pierce not-so-inadvertently incite a campus wide riot – which seems to be a growing trend this season. Chang finds a doppleganger (J.P. Manoux) for Dean Pelton so that he can help remove Greendale’s favorite study group and take control of the campus himself. After the study group gets expelled, and is back in Tro-bed Edison’s apartment, Abed tries to think if he should have let Jeff’s reality be the one they lived in. Somehow, I have a hunch they’ll find a way to get back into Greendale…they still have summer school to attend ya know. Here are some of my favorite moments…

  • I hate glitter but Heaven seems cool so I hope Britta was wrong about the description of the afterlife.
  • I love that Dean Pelton gets dressed just to visit the study group. Also, he seems to be a fan of Rupaul’s Drag Race. Dean Pelton > Latrice Royale
  • Garrett is my favorite secondary cast member – I dream to be as spastic as he is one day – so maybe my input is biased but…Shirley couldn’t compete with that “Ave Maria”.
  • I have seen tussles, fights and the occasional brawl–with the help of the webernet of course– in pretty much every major restaurant but I doubt I have EVER seen one at a Subway location. Thank you, Greendale.
  • Can we change the name of the show to “The Greendale 7”?! Just for one episode? Can that be the subtitle for the Community movie that’s coming out when I decide to make it?
  • I can’t wait for the next time I have to give a speech because I’m definitely ending it with “Edison out!” followed by dropping the mic. Also, my last name is not Edison.

Quotes

If we rub (Starburn’s urn) will he come out and do celebrity impressions?” -Troy
I don’t think so.” -Abed
Then I want it out of here!” -Troy

Death is a natural part of life and by the time I finish this sentence 100 people will have died in China.” -Jeff
Why did you finish that sentence?! I have to call my pen pal.” -Troy

…when are we gonna talk about this horrible thing that’s happened?” -Annie
Is it always the Holocaust with you people?” -Pierce

We’re not even the best community college in our community.” -Annie

13 years of college down the drain.” -Pierce
I was gonna be the first one in my family to graduate from community college. Everyone else graduated from normal college…now they’re really gonna give me a hard time.” -Troy

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thoughts on community: basic lupine urology

Previously on Community: Virtual Systems Analysis

I decided to stage a 1-person boycott against Law and Order: SVU at the end of season 12 after Christopher Meloni left the show. No matter how dreamy I find Mr. Harry Connick Jr., there was no way I wanted to enter a parallel universe that left Benson without Stabler. Basic Lupine Urology gave me the opportunity to revisit a show I once loved and enjoy a show I’m currently obsessed with, while holding steadfast to my outraged, yet silent boycott.

I avoided any potential spoilers because I didn’t want anything to ruin the perfection I was imagining when they first announced that this episode was in the works. However, I spend at least half my days week on the Internet, so it was inevitable that I’d stumble upon some teaser from Community‘s homage to Law and Order. Fortunately, it was nothing more than a few stills from the opening theme. No biggie. Avid (and bored) fans set the stage for this months ago (Arrested Development and Buffy were my personal favorites). But I found myself wondering…would Steven Zirnkilton provide the opening narration (“In the criminal justice system…”)…could I depend on Troy and Abed to give me some Tutuola and Munch-style back and forth….and most importantly, are Annie and Jeff going to resurrect that Stabler/Benson sexual tension or did last week’s realization that she only loves love and not Jeff ruin any hopes of that?? The short answer(s): No, yes….kinda?

Typical Annie wants to save the group’s grade when their yam (Pam the Yam) experiment is destroyed, while typical Jeff wants to catch the culprit quickly, utilizing the least amount of morals possible. Shirley uses her familiarity with procedural crime dramas to send Troy and Abed on the hunt to catch the perpetrator. Pierce was…well, Pierce was absent (did anyone else think for a moment that this is what the show would be like without Chevy Chase?) and Britta was pretty much MIA as well.

In what has been consistent of the second half of a pretty amazing season, Community has yet again managed to be funny and attempt a themed episode that would be a complete fail for (most) other comedies. Without further delay, here are my favorite parts of tonight’s episode:

  • Professor Kane is a fan of Mama’s Family. Vicki Lawrence was HI-LAR-IOUS.
  • “We can’t both do the zinger” -Abed
  • “Youth! Scatter!” -Leonard
  • Given his last interaction with the group and Annie practically making him cry on the witness stand, is it safe to assume Todd will play a villain on the next paintball episode?
  • Britta’s brief appearance portrayed her as the Instagram specialist; however, as a psych major she would have done quite well filling the “George Huang” role.
  • Abed can’t tell time, but it’s fine because he’s gifted in other ways.
  • Magnitude cameos, while brief, are ALWAYS appreciated. Pop! Pop!
  • When Troy was dressed in the cardigan and glasses during the “sting operation” was anyone else, just for a moment thinking he would mention pooping his pants and skateboarding? Just me then? Fine.
  • I believe Shirley was Captain Don Cragen.

  • Troy’s tie? Yet another lovely nod to ‘Donald Glover for Spiderman’.
  • Were we all that shocked that Star-burns was building or had something to do with building a meth lab? He’s never really kept his side gig as a drug dealer a secret (See: Introduction to Statistics and Introduction to Political Science)
  • The Miranda warning should now, and forever, end with a polite “please and thank you.”
  • Did you ever think you would hear Omar Little utter the words, “I’m upholding the pinky swear”?
  • The word ‘pedophile’ has now been used twice in the last three episodes. That’s not interesting, just something I noticed.
  • Codette: The girl version of the man code….according to Jeff.
  • Neil boiled the yams for Vicki, so they could have sex during the warm summer nights. However, Neil loses his keymaster position and has to go to summer school, which negates the whole point of the crime….still a better love story than Twilight (some might say).
  • “I fell asleep in a sun beam” -Pierce
    “Likely story” -Abed
    “Actually it is. I used to live with him. It’s sort of adorable” -Troy
  • Star-burns Alex is dead. There’s that “oh wow, didn’t see that coming!” ending Law and Order has perfected over the years.
  • Where does the word ‘bunk’ come from? This could be the wrong answer, but it sounds pretty good.

Troy and Abed off to dreammm-land. Sweet Deans everyone!

Nicole is a TV junkie and TVDM helps her feed a lifelong addiction. She can be found here, providing biased commentary (sprinkled with a few Pop Up Video-esque insights) on her favorite shows, every week.

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