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Community Breaks Into Song: All I Want For Christmas Is More Greendale

Originally, I was going to write every single blurb in first person and take credit for all of the pieces, but that would have been unnecessarily confusing. I am Gillian Jacobs.

This post has no spoilers because I avoided spoilers this week to make tonight more special, I am clueless to the premise and all I know that christmas,singing and Taran Kallim are involved. being a spoiler virgin in this world is not easy specially to an spoiler addict, between the temptations of NBC’s recklessly  too revealing spoiler videos (so I am told) and people going crazy on Tumblr I felt all alone and I managed to survive.

This week 8/7c on NBC is the last Community episode of 2011 to be replaced by 30 Rock mid-season and the show is promised to be back “sometime” in the spring . but fear not the show is still being written and filmed, according to @danharmon’s twitter account they are up to writing 315 and NBC has to air all 22 episodes….whenever that time is I will be there.

Community has a great history when it comes to Christmas episodes,”Comparative Religion” and Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas are absolute masterpieces so if anything in my cloud of ignorance I know for a fact the episode will be brilliant. The cast will sing original songs that are bound to be hilarious and catchy because again history shows how important music is to a show like Community.

To maintain honesty i haven’t ead this I had to copy it blindly from EW because I am as I said trying to avoid spoilers :

When Greendale’s glee club is shut down for copyright infringement before their holiday show, the study group is targeted as their replacement, one by one succumbing to the finger-snapping spirit that spreads like some irony-obliterating virus. The original songs are downright hilarious — especially Alison Brie’s breathy-sexpot baby-talking jingle — and there are some choice broadsides at the Fox series, like jokes about the blatant MacGuffinism of regionals and Jeff’s observation that ”not liking glee club doesn’t make us bullies, and implying that is reverse bullying.

what I can guarantee is some great fun and amazing costumes I don’t know beyond that.  Though I don’t celebrate the holiday I’ve always had an appreciation for the magic of the occasion, My Christmas wish is that this episode explodes in ratings to show how much love and support people have for this masterpiece of a show. REMEMBER :8/7c tonight on NBC 

I CAN”T WAIT FOR “Regional Holiday Music” Community’s we’ll be back soon sign off.

take the poll and yes the lack of options is intentional


Community Benched For Mid-season: NBC rides the bad decision train

I thought of posting the minute I heard the news but I couldn’t. NBC’s decision to bench Community and not include it in it’s mid season was tragic.It is in its core a business decision, Community does not have the ratings the network needs but that does not mean people are not watching Community. Community’s audience is mainly young viewers who watch it on Hulu,Netflix and itunes which are not included when the nelson ratings are calculated. Nothing has been set in stone yet NBC did not release a return date for Community but it is probably coming back in the spring maybe sometime in March which for me is an unbearable amount time to wait. The internet is going crazy with this new and if it has any indication it indicates how many fans Community has and even though I am reading those fans (including me) are being called annoying for loving the show TOO MUCH. well, there isn’t too much of love let me tell you that but the fans are so dedicated to the show for a reason, the show takes you into its private world, it is hard to watch Community and not get addicted and attached because of how much attention the show pays to both the joke and the story. this is a show that has a lot of heart, it feels like those people are your family in a world of your own creation. I did not like Community when I first watched it because I did not know any of the actors other than Alison Brie and of course Chevy Chase and i did not finish the pilot because I was watching it while i was attending to a family commitment and escaped to my bedroom to watch it, but a while later I got back to it  and watched the first season with appetite,then went back and re watched it. to this day i watch an episode of Community daily and every time I enjoy it more.

there must be people who are O.K about Community, you might not be as crazy as I am about it but is it possible you will allow it fade into TV oblivion? Community is not the type of show the coddles the audience and spells every single details for them, it respects its audience intelligence and even if you are not a TV nerd and you don’t understand some refrences that are made you will still laugh ate the joke because it works on both levels. The cast and crew are committed into making this show their pride work and when watching it you feel that energy and love that the cast and crew has for it’s own show.

I’ve been reading some terrifying and reassuring predictions on the internet, some think show will air it’s 22 episodes then go under, other predict that the show will be dropped by NBC and be picked up by another network or even it’ll go on cable. Some are reassuring themselves with the theory that NBC is benching Community to give Whitney a chance and if it tanks Community will be aired on Wednesdays in a more friendly time slot (it airs 8 pm on a Thursday and competes with The Big Bang Theory,the X Factor and The Vampire Diaries) which is a theory I am good with because Community needs to get away from The Big Bang Theory.

I really hope this is not the beginning of the end for Community because it does not deserve it, it is different from what TV has to offer but not alien and though NBC has backed up this show for 2 seasons I think it just needs to do more. here are some articles and websites that are trying to save Community if you care to take a look and please do.

1. Sign a petition to save the show http://www.save-community.com/

2. A very heart warminmg letter to NBC http://www.aoltv.com/2011/11/15/community-save-greendale-letter-to-nbc/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

3.  a photo petiton to save Community http://welovecommunity.tumblr.com/

4. Sign a petition to save the show http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/sixseasonsandamovie/

5. Email NBC to let the network know what you think  http://www.nbc.com/contact/general/

I will leave with this, if you make a little effort to save this show you’ll make a lot of people very happy so please help as much as possible to get this show back on the air.

thank you,

A Community fan who just wants her show back

Geography of Global Conflict : 5 Reasons Why You Must Watch Tonight’s Community

Martin Starr on Community

Tonight on NBC 8/7c. again in case you missed it NBC 8/7c. Community’s 2nd episode of season 3 entitled ” Geography Of Global Conflict” …….come on people watch other shows online and watch Community on the good ol’ fashioned TV.

I have been accused of being an aggressive Community fan; lashing out on people who don’t watch and going all murder-suicide insane  on people who don’t get it, so I’ll try a nicer approach this time. Here are 5 reasons why you must watch tonight’s episode…PLEASE 🙂

1. Annie meets her frenemy/evil multi-cultural twin “Annie Kim” or as referred to by the group “Asian Annie” played by Irene Choi who’s a type A  personality bringing the worst in Annie. Fun Fact: when casting for the role of Annie Edison she was supposed to be Asian but Alison Brie nailed it.

2. Party Down’s  Martin Starr guest stars on the show as Professor Cligoris a douche and snobby  intellectual professor who will probably get on Jeff’s nerves,Professor Cligorise tries to keep the peace as both Annies try to destroy each other in a MUN (model UN) competition.

3. We see Britta and Chang go head to head as Britta defies his creepy authority. “Respect my  authorita” South Park anyone?

4. Jeff tries to help Annie defeat her opponent, so expect debate episode 109 sexual tension probably 10 times more heightened. Alison Brie (Annie Edison) said that the sexual chemistry between Annie and Jeff “really kick up by the second and third episodes.”

5. It is AWESOME… it is the kind of show that you can watch over and over again and still both enjoy and discover new jokes. It treats its audience as smart individuals.

I will leave you with this…sorry I couldn’t resist….Just to remind all the details on the episode is based on what I read  in interviews.

Community Season 3 : Jeff And Annie Romance

I am so exited for this news so I am typing as I dance….

Spoilers have been all over the internet left and right for returning fall shows and one of the them is my favorite Community. We so far know that Chang will be a security guard, Abed and Troy are getting an apartment together, Annie is getting an Annie-look-alike rival, John Goodman is coming as the dean’s worst nightmare,Michael. k . Williams will be the new biology teacher who will terrify Jeff, Pierce will get back togther with the group and Jeff and Troy will butt heads for the title of alpha male which will take its toll on Jeff .

What’s new ?

As Community cast and crew are up to the 5th episode. A recent interview with Community’s Joel McHale comes to shed new light. Joel McHale tells Entertainment Weekly after being asked who’s the next romantic interest for Jeff Winger “It’s going back to Annie,that said because Britta and Jeff have had secret sex for a year, it’s not as simple as you think.It’s so funny to get people’s reactions.It’s always like “OH,they’re so cute together” or “He’s a pedophile”  “

does that mean that season 3 will finally be the season Annie and Jeff hook up for real? If  it is I hope they make Jeff work for it a little, and knowing Jeff he’ll break her heart or maybe not. I am insanely excited for what’s to come.

As always I reserve the right to read into anything I want, reality sucks sometimes. But what do you think let’s put it to a vote assuming that this season is ” The Annie of it all ”

UPDATE

Sept 3rd: Just read a TVline scoop that came later than mine “ehem ehem!” and it confirms that season 3 will definitely see more of Jeff/Annie romance but whether it’s a hook up or a relationship is unknown. There are speculations made by Alison Brie who plays Annie that the two might have hooked up over the summer, maybe the timeline episode will travel back to how exactly they came to be an item. Joel Mchale reassures that it will not be a normal “will they ? won’t they?” deal but it will also be taken seriously and portrayed carefully. My heart just skipped a beat .

Community finale: Unlikely heroes and enemies

Greendale Collage students were united this week under their butt flag to save the place they call their toilet against City Collage .With a tribute to starwars that seemed befitting this is the last we will see from paintball my guess is the writers will not give us the pleasure of another paintball episode .

Troy, Abed and Annie took the lead on this episode. Toy and Jeff struggle for leadership and abed snags the  Han solo role from under Jeff and decided to make Annie the object of his desire.

All Charaters were there in the final episode. Vicky, Magnitude,Leonard, Kendra with a qu, some of the Cougertown cast and even a picture of the show’s creator dan harmon managed to make its way up there.

here are a few of the earth-shattering awesome scenes from the episode:

Magnitude jumps on the robot bomb.

Jeff Accepts the role “thrust” upon him as Troy defies him

Abed flirts with Annie when she cuts her hand -the manly voice is hilarious-

“i do happen Jeff, i do happen very much”

Pierce list Jeff’s weaknesses and why is Jeff jealous of Pierce

Jeff’s inspirational speech to Kendra with a qu (quendra?!) then gets shot and bails.

Troy gets shot in the chest

Abed grabs Annie and kisses her right, God! Annie is willing to kiss anybody isn’t she.

Paint sprinklers go off as Annie and Abed are kissing (phew)

Shirley runs as the sprinklers go off

Shirley heroically tries to save the school with Britta only to get shot at the end

Pierce saves the day, that guy needed a win

Final session : Abed shoots down Annie’s advances, all is back to normal

sad: Pierce is done with the group, they didn’t accept him and he’s done trying. They all look at the door waiting for him to comeback.

What will season 3 hold since the creator has done everything he ever wanted? will we see a maturity to the show? will season 2 get an Emmy nod? all i know is my Thursdays are empty now.

[image from:Jim Rash’s @RashisTVUgly twitter account]

Ants In My Pants: Magical Thursday

Thursday, my favorite day of the week, has landed .Here is what you should be looking forward to.

NBC Thursday Night Comedy: The best talents in comedy all lined up together for your pleasure:

  • Community Season 2 Finale : “For a Few Paintballs More” part 2 of the paintball saga and a sort of a “star wars” review, Greendale collage takes down a mystery enemy.
  • The Office : “Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager” the title alone promises good fun and the misery of others in the office. Dwight brings the reign of hell as he becomes the temporary regional manager of the Scranton Branch.
  • Parks and recreation: A delight of 2 episodes YAY!The fightLeslie offers Ann a Job at city hall and Ann is cavalier about the offers which ignites their first fight ever. “The Road Trip” Ben and Leslie take a road trip to Indianapolis and Leslie is worried she can’t fight her feelings for Ben anymore (please don’t fight) , Ron takes on an unsuspecting  protégé to teach him about government.
The CW’s Doom’s day :
  • Vampire Diaries :”As I Lay Dying” #poorDamon has been trending on twitter for a reason Damon is dying .He is hallucinating (Delena kiss promised) and trying to die in dignity luckily Stephan is trying to save him. Who is to say what is going to happen the writers of the CW hit have made it clear that no one’s safe this season and the bodies keep piling up  .
CBS’s nerd day :
  • The Big bang Theory:“The Engagement Reaction”  Howard tells his mom he’s engaged and that news puts her in  the hospital . Will we be fortunate enough to meet the screeching mom? I hope not. Sheldon hangs around in the germ infested hospital -that’s always a treat-
Hope you all tune in and what you can’t watch DVR. For us who live overseas download all as a torrent come Friday morning 🙂

Community:”Annie’s got a gun” The death of Annie and Jeff

As you grow older you lose the childlike wonder towards things.This week i got that back with community’s “A Fistfull Of Paintballs“.  the episode opened with fat Neil runing screaming for his life followed by “the A team”,  Awesome Annie shows up all sexy and hot to shot them all cue intro : the intro is one of the best intros i have ever seen i was jumping up and down as it played -no i was not high i am just a Community enthusiast.

Annie jumps through the window “pants-less” and open a can of beans, Abed infiltrates her strong defense made of cans and strings. Is it just me or was there something awfully sexy when Abed says :” But i guess it’s lucky for me i am unarmed, seeing as I’m eating your beans” , if it wasn’t Abed saying it I would’ve said it’s a euphemism. turns out he’s a messenger from Jeff calling for an alliance. Cut to Jeff being chased by the Math club along with Chang his new BFF.

Abed shows up to the rescue after Chang naturally betrays Jeff , Jeff charmingly greets AnnieMy Lady” and Annie is not charmed, who can blame her she loves him and he acts like a jackass granted she tends to romanticizes their relationship but it didn’t come from thin air. At that point i was excited for it all Annie is finally hot but Jeff didn’t seem to notice, Alas.

Their new found alliance is graced by the hotness of Josh Holloway, “the dark rider” oh how I’ve missed him. I hope this Cameo will get him some TV pilots. he comes in and says “I’m the guy that’s gonna win” and i melt, FX should seriously consider him for Justified.

They are later arrested by the law because Jeff is wanted gay and alive (funny) and taken to a magical place called ” Fort Hawthorne” where Vicky dances for Twinkies and Garret just dances, the supporting characters are having a voice on Community which i like.

Jeff is finally convinced that Pierce is not a bad guy over a feast of Twinkies and Twizzlers (YUM),and then the moment where all my hopes and dreams died comes; when Annie explains why she is on Pierce’s side Jeff says “you’re a good kid and i want to do my part to help you stay that way” and then (tears) he pats her on the head like a puppy and with dies all hope of Jeff and Annie ever getting together. The message have been implied a lot but now i finally get it Jeff doesn’t want Annie, for him she is a kid.

I was such a fan of those two but the writer sat in a room and decided to end it. why oh why ?

Annie shooting the cheer leading squad was redeeming to a lot of us who wanted to do the same in high school. Annie having the sexy weird encounter with the ‘Dark rider” was intense, Annie you idiot kiss him… Jeff comes and ruins I mean saves the day, awesome shooting sequence begins ends with Jeff insecurity prevailing.

Cut to the dean stuffed in a locker with very important keys in his shorts (hehe) Annie takes the orange whooshy gun to kill Pierce which leads to a showdown between Annie and Pierce revealing they want Pierce out of the group (that was mean) .Pierce fakes a heart attack and shoots the”Dark Rider ” who leaves too soon and reveals there is a big conspiracy going on in the school .

Finally the best part some ones shoots Chang senseless, rewind,rewind.Did anyone find the ice-cream cone comanding his team as they kneel very much like a scene form South Park . A perfect pause to a perfect episode Sans the head pat part (still whining).

Paintball 2 bring it on, my bet City Collage is involved.

Who the hell are you?

this is community’s  long awaited paint ball episode sneak peek after watching this here are some pointers :

1. jeff really looks hot, like really hot

2. the show is finally embracing the hotness of annie

3. Josh Holloway’s  entrance is awesome, kinda hoping he makes the move on annie after Troy, Jeff and Rich she needs a romantic win and if it makes Jeff  jealous will  so be it i don’t like him and Britta they are too similar.

4. hoping this episode will be a chance to revisit the annie/jeff love story that i strongly believe in

5. hoping Annie will shoot the living sh#@ out of Jeff though justified he was a total ass in the flashback episode “Paradigms Of Human memory ” he really hurt her feelings

6. #spolier# i think -no informed thinking but like totally wishful thinking- that jeff and annie are the couple to have sex via TV LINE’s Michael Ausiello  May sweeps