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thoughts on community: virtual systems analysis

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...

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thoughts on community: pillows and blankets

Previously on Community: Digital Exploration of Interior Design

Troy and Abed’s factions (Blanketsburg and Pillowtown, respectively) begin to wage war. With the help of some documentary-style camerawork and some “student cell phone footage” we get an inside look on both sides of the battle. Britta is trying her hand at instagram (photography for hipsters). Annie is helping treat small abrasions and slightly grazed testicles – which is much worse than it sounds. Shirley and Pierce take to the front lines. And Jeff rallies both sides in an attempt to avoid doing work for classes that no one seems to go to anyway. I am a fan of Community’s ability to create an episode within an episode, and this was another success. Here are my favorite moments:


  • Forget about Kony, have you heard of the “Chang-lorious Basterds”? (You called it, Chris!)
  • How did a semi-senile Pierce construct, possibly, the most awesome pillow mech of all time? That suit was cheat codes!
  • The episode’s main narrator (Keith David) is one of my favorite voice talent actors (Mass Effect series, Gargoyles) but even he was ashamed to fess up to being involved with NBC’s The Cape. Sorry Abed… 
  • Of course Jeff is staying true to his role of “group unifier” (that title may or may not be official just yet so thread lightly) by trying to make sure Abed and Troy end their feud.
  • Chang’s possum strategy during the pillow fight is indicative of his guerilla antics. Chang is the revolution!
  • Jeff recording the initial battle on his cell phone as Dean Pelton screams for his help.
  • Every time I see Britta I see Michael Jackson. Some things you just can’t unsee!
  • Shout-outs to Fat Neil for giving me the name to Troy and Abed’s favorite elevator music…it’s called “Daybreak” by Michael Haggins if you’re more interested than you should be.


“Do people go to classes?” -Dean Pelton

“…Pierce Hawthorne takes Troy’s side. Citing that Abed is ‘weirder and more foreign’…” -Narrator

“He is part man. Part pillow. All carnage” -Narrator

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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thoughts on community: contemporary impressionists

Previously on Community: Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts

Jeff decided to go to a shrink over break and is now taking anti-anxiety medication – so he can love himself more than he already does for some reason. Britta tries to keep him humble before an inevitable break happens. Abed is hiring celebrity look-a-likes to help him reenact scenes from films. The group feels they should intervene but Troy keeps them at bay. Eventually the group helps Abed pay off his debt by working as look-a-likes at a Bar Mitzvah.

  • Why did no one notice the eerie resemblance Britta has to Michael Jackson?! It’s all so obvious now, but I can’t be credited for it anymore so it’s irrelevant.
  • Wasn’t last week’s episode the first time the group saw each other after break? Can somone tell me what I missed?
  • We now know that even Jeff’s shadow is fully capable of inducing physical, orgasmic convulsions…at least for Dean Pelton.
  • Seeing Blake (Anderson) from Comedy Central’s Workaholics was awesome. Even if his hair is pulled back into a boring – and outright offensive – ponytail.
  • Would anyone take a French Stewart threat seriously? Especially with his Sue Sylvester styled track suits and adorable gold chain?
  • Next time I see an older film from the Halloween I think I’ll be more scared thinking about Abed as Jaime Lee Curtis than Michael Myers being a remorseless murderer.
  • I’ve never been to a Mitzvah (Bar or Bat) but do they all rival MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 in production value?
  • Abed walking away from Troy’s handshake attempt made me sad.
  • Playing the actual score from the ending of The Incredible Hulk (1978-1982) for a broken Jeff gets you more geek points that you already don’t need, Community.
  • I treasure Troy and Abed’s relationship – and you better too! – but I think it’ll be fun if Evil Abed sticks around for a few eppies. That beard is just a thing of legend.


“Jeff, you can’t be on anti-anxiety meds what little self-doubt you have is the only thing keeping your ego pinned in. You are a textbook narcissist.” -Brita
“I’m an exceptional narcissist, Brita.” -Jeff

“All we had was dumb reality before we met that man. And he’s made all of our lives better than reality. Now it becomes a little inconvenient and it’s time to get real? For shame!” -Troy

“…there are many advantages to traveling by yourself: You can drive faster. Change direction. And the only pee-breaks are yours.” -Evil Abed

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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the best kind of community x parks and recreation mashup

If you’re a fan of Community, you’ll like this. If you’re a fan of Parks and Recreation, you’ll appreciate this. If you are amazing enough to be a fan of both, you will LOVE this.

Community‘s intro x Parks and Recreation‘s style


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community recapping: studies in modern movement

Nicole’s P.O.V.

The last time we were at Troy and Abed’s apartment, it was awesome. So there’s the bar…now, mesmerize me with your humor Community! All right, that wouldn’t be entirely fair, but had that actually been my thought process, this episode would have still fared pretty well.

Annie is moving in with the boys and Jeff is the only group member who isn’t there to help her with the actual moving part. Kudos to Jeff. Moving is the worst and asking your friends to help you do anything but watch the movers carry out huge boxes is just disrespectful. Jeff’s plan to fake sick paid so much eloquent attention to detail that not even Britta realized he was faking it. So the group broke up into mini-groups, except for the perpetual “cheese stands alone” Pierce, and made for some of my favorite parts of a very funny episode:

  • Troy taped to the door and Abed wearing a bubble-wrap helmet are to things I hope, nay, expect to see replicated on Reddit/Tumblr/Internet in the near future.
  • The dinner portion of Dean Craig and Jeff’s “date” took them to a Mexican restaurant that looked a lot like Chi-Chi’s.
  • The “Kiss From A Rose” medley officially restored my faith in karaoke. However, there should never be ANY fighting during “Sailing”…Christopher Cross would be appalled.
  • Pierce completely destroyed that apartment, but he did so with the best of intentions and it was accompanied by a funny hallucination…which makes it okay.
  • Of course Britta picks up a hitchhiker…and of course Shirley is delighted when he’s a religious nut like her….and of course he turns out to be crazy. The overall lesson, unless it’s Ford Prefect, never consort with hitchhikers!
  • “The Dreamatorium”…please oh please oh please let us see that magical room in action before the end of the season.
  • Moon Dean > Sun Baby

Will’s P.O.V.

It’s time for Annie’s big move!!! And at this point I wouldn’t be upset if more episodes used Troy & Abed’s apartment as the central hub. Both episodes there this season have been top-tier and might not get deleted from my DVR anytime soon.

Even though I think the characters all get their individual time to shine when they are all together I am liking that they are getting paired up differently this season – with the exception of Troy & Abed, they can stay linked up for eternity for all I care.  Here are my favorite moments from the eppy:

  • Although my social networking skills aren’t deeply rooted in Twitter, I love the fact that Trobed decided to make #AnniesMove a trending topic.
  • Even though Annie can be somewhat annoying at times, I like the fact that she got upset with Trobed for being worse than she is in this episode.
  • Call me a sap or whatever but that fairy tale they made up for Annie was uber cute! There were princesses, unicorns and CRACKSMITHS?!?! Awesome.
  • Dean Pelton is the ultimate creep/stalker…but I like it…
  • And if I don’t see a “Dreamatorium” episode sometime soon…!!!


When you become roommates with friends, the things you love about them make you want to smother them with a pillow.” – Britta

Call blackmail a day at the mall with Craig.” – Dean Pelton

How long was I out? Is Napster still a thing?” – Pierce

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess named Annie who was harassed everyday by Count Spaghetti the evil cracksmith.” – Troy & Abed

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