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.
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let me start by saying that “Foosball And Nocturnal vigilantism” was a great episode, it is as simple as that. it was great writing , great directing and some really great acting. the show is really making a good case for itself and if this season doesn’t get an Emmy recognition I am staging a sit in.
the episode was a weekend episode and i loved that because it makes me feel as if I am taking a look at the study group’s lives outside Greendale which has been set as the domain that held that group together, it offered a peek into what’s it’s like to have Annie as a roommate as she is living with Trobed, her interaction specifically with Troy was the most interesting, Alison Brie killed it as the story of breaking something and trying to replace it has been told to death as Troy points out but this is not Community’s style, first we see Annie professionally lie and staging a break in to convince Abed someone took the DVD and giving Troy a threatening look to cover up her pile of lies, I have to note here that I am rooting for more “Threes company” story lines between those three, they work really well together. Abed dressed as batman as he did in season one in the Halloween episode, an episode that defined Community as a comedy and i feel like this one is defining it again and showing us what season 3 will be all about.though Britta and Pierce laid low for this week it felt like it was for the serves of the episode, the episode was heart felt and sweet and both those characters (who I love to death) bring severity that this episode did not need, so I think it was a creative decision.
Now to the jem of the episode Jeff and Shirley, who would have thought that in any scenario Jeff would be the victim and Shirley would be the bully?! I really felt sorry for Jeff , this season though only in it’s 9th episode has been really hard for the character of Jeff,he has never felt so small and powerless as he did in this episode. some serious acting muscles from Joel McHale and you can see that he is not annoyed by the German “Doeutsch bags ” but them playing foosball made him feel insecure…later it is revealed why.
I am always game for more of Shirley because I think she is great, and her interaction with Jeff was more focused and intense than it was in season 1 because unlike “Social Psychology” the Jeff/Shirley story was not over shadowed by a then really key Jeff is jealous over Britta’s boyfriend. Their collaboration is toxic and evil, it was fun to see Shirley as mentor turned villain and Jeff as the student turned victim. Jeff and Shirley were on opposite sides of defining moments, Jeff a 10m year old neglected child (perhaps poor judging from the outfit) learned how to build walls around himself and not allow anybody in, he learned to preserve his awesomeness as an identity and Shirley learned that her anger is toxic and started to overcompensate by being extra nice.They are both who they are today because of that day. At the end they throw all that baggage away and the embrace each other because we are all the same after all, who they are and whom they were stemed out of insecurity and the desire to be accepted and loved I(a universal plight), they are even not petty enough to give beat the German in a grand triumph, they just let them fight over the ball and go to watch a movie. the last scene where kid Jeff and kid Shirley are walking away felt a little much but it didn’t bother me. It was all just great 🙂
loved the episode and a special nod to the episodes first time writer Chris Kula who captured Greendale magic on his first Community solo try.One more to go December 8th and then…
This week community won 3 covers of TV guide after the fans chose them and this news couldn’t have come in a more befitting timing as on the day of the news at the time the cast members learned that their show is being benched and as they are trying to put on a brave face the jokes and smiles said it all about the broken hearted cast.
It may have seemed like it lately but this not an exclusively Community blog, it just took a while to take in the news because the only show that made me feel as attached as Community does is Friday Night Lights and yes I am starting to think it is me as all shows that i love and feel strongly about seem to be doomed one way or another …(maybe I should go back to watching Glee that show needs to be killed). I will post other stuff I swear
Tonight’s all new Community on NBC 7/8c is promised to be a joy ride and if you have your doubts
you’re dead to me then the followings facts i learned though I am trying my best to avoid spoilers
1. Nick Kroll is going to be Jeff’s German opponent
2. there is a Foosball match
3. Batman Abed makes a come back
4. Yvette Nichole Brown gets some serious screen time
5. Shirley and Jeff bonding time
6. the setting of The Dean and Jeff’s date AKA the mexican restaurant from the mall makes a come back
7. One more episode and then it’s off to God knows when
8.Annie gets caught in a lie
9. we get to see TroBed’s apartment again 🙂 or is it now TroAnBed?!
10. The Big bang Theory and every other show at 7/8c is a rerun so don’t even bother
11. Joel McHale looks seriously hot in this episode.
12. It is Community….why wouldn’t you watch….seriously
This episode couldn’t have come at a better time when all the fans are freaking out about NBC rescheduling of Community.This week’s episode reminds us of why we love Community so much, because it is special and we feel special for watching as if we are all a part of a secret club or as Jeff says in the pilot ” you’ve just stopped being a study group(audience) you’ve become something unstoppable, I hereby pronounce you a Community ” and that is what we the fans are…A Community
This week we got to see all our Greendale favorites back fat Neil,magnitude,Leonard and others.Abed’s camera captures all the story on film and what better person to have an insight than Abed. The episode opens with a dusty commercial from the early 90s that includes Chuck’s Ryan McPartlin and the dean was asked to update and he employs the help of the study group including a reluctant Jeff who’s blackmailed to agree with what I don’t know because it seems like it is something that the study group knows about.
Abed’s tagging (i don’t know what it’s called when someone’s name is written under their footage in a documentary) Pierce Hawthorne: Local Curmudgeon,Troy Barns:Best Friend,Jeff Winger : Former Lawyer,Britta: Anarchist Cat Owner (she will love that), Luis Guzman:president of the ceramics club 1993 ,Leonard: Up and Comer,Shirley Bennett :Moral Compass, Annie Edison: script supervisor( Abed never messes with Annie does he?!) Ben Chang: self proclaimed under-study .
Annie is the script supervisor and as she is describing her job to Abed’s camera please notice the writing on the board behind her where allscheduling is happening in UPPER CASE , this was a detail i loved then again Community is in the details. Jeff is Dean Pelton and to he tries his best to sabotage the commercial by giving a hilarious impression of Dean Pelton while dressed in a bald cap in front of the Luis Guzman statue (how the mainstream audience don’t eat this up is beyond me!) . Troy and Britta are playing diverse students in Greendale and let me stop here and note though I had my doubts in the begining I am loving those Troy and Britta’s awkward crush on each other, who would’ve though you’ll find Britta in the midst of something cute .Pierce is fighting with well..himself as he demands the start treatment…is this a portrayal of what working with Chevy Chase is like?
Jeff’s impression in front of the Luis Guzman statue and his call to his lawyers warning them of the illegal use of Luis Guzman’s image backfires as Guzman calls the dean to appear in his commercial…things go downhill from there.the dean decides to rewrite the script and as Abed points out the dean’s perfectionism is what will cause his downfall.As time passes the commercial deviates from its purpose and becomes and experimental art movie that has no point and the actors are placed in a psychological terror as they try to comply with the deans demands. the setting of shooting in the school made me feels as if we are backstage on the Community set as the creator Dan Harmon strives for the best and driving himself and everyone else insane( especially if he’s working on a themed episode), the scripts keep changing while shooting and the suits keep calling because they are behind schedule and over budget, but the difference here is that the dean comes up with idiocy but Abed the true filmmaker is the one that strikes gold .The Dean’s insanity is coddled by Annie’s strive to be a teacher’s pet, she defends him aggressively and refuses to acknowledge his insanity, loved the scene where he hands her an orange and says “scene four”.
Jeff on the other hand is caught in this insane spiral with everybody else as he is now Dean Pelton, he’s a method actor now and is in his heart a bald man with bald friends “Lights…camera..DEAN” . Jeff’s psychological state is more fragile than ever, he and Annie share that, they are always the fastest ones to snap and crack under pressure of the trivial but when the going gets tough, they are there to take charge. The one who ends the madness though is Britta as she puts a stop to the commercial and demands that the Dean let them go in a great setting of smoke that reminded me of season one The Vampire Diaries…making things intense,.The Dean is left with only his thoughts and Abed’s camera.
Luis Guzman shows up to post-apocalyptic Greendale (boy that show really likes to trash the school) , we haven’t seen the outside campus of Greendale for a while,it is good to remember that there is sun out there.Luis Guzman soon recognizes what’s wrong with the Dean’s vision; the Dean thinks he’s too good for a school full of nitwits and not so many students and he’s ashamed of it. because when you have something special that is rare and precious like a great school or a genre-bending TV show with an amazing cast and crew you should recognize that it is miracle to have that all in one place and you should appreciate it instead of trying to change it appreciate it foe what it is. Luis Guzman says to Dean pelton “This is a special school, you don’t deserve to be here” and as he says that a flyer behind him reads “THE SAFE WAY IS THE BEST WAY” I love that about community and it’s amazing art department. NBC chose the safe way and embraced it’s fear of staying number 4, it thinks it is too good for a low rated show …..Alas
As sad music plays the study group watches a montage of a naked Dean Pelton (Notice the Jeff Winger underwear from the pool table episode in season one),the Dean is covered in the ash of his burnt university degree, Abed points out that story telling is the filmmaker’s choice and sometimes happiness can be found in sadness. On that note the study group horrified by the above mentioned montage decide to embrace dean Pelton and surprisingly Jeff is the one who invites him in as my favorite music from the show plays, I call when Jeff kissed Annie music because I don’t know if it has a name, I was told by a fellow community fan that it is called “Greendale is where I belong” love that music.
This episode was all heart, a kiss from the cast and crew of Community to their fans and a showcase of Jim Rash’s talents, thank you Megan Ganz ( the episode’s writer) for always delivering the best and for loving Community as much as we do. When this episode was written I am not sure how much the writers knew about the rescheduling and I might be reading too much into thing but hey it’s my blog… But seriously how can so much heart and dedication be overlooked? a special nod to the brilliant Joe Russo who directed the episode…my hero
Community is where I belong….
in the midst of all the community rescheduling madness let’s put all the frustration aside and take the time to rejoice in tonight’s all new Community 7/8c on NBC. In this episode entitled “Documentary Filmmaking :Redux” Dean Pelton directs everyonr in a commercial fopr Greendale and the power from being behind the camera goes to his head: When the school board asks Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) to make a new commercial for the school, he enlists the study group to star in his production. As he gets swept away with the project, more of the student body is pulled into the fray, including Magnitude (Luke Youngblood), Fat Neil (Charley Koontz), Garrett (Erik Charles Nielsen), Leonard (Richard Erdman), Star-Burns (Dino Stamatopoulos) and even Greendale alum and genuine celebrity, Luis Guzman (“How to Make it in America”). Meanwhile, Abed (Danny Pudi) films all the activities for a documentary. If I had done my homework right it is possible that in this episode Annie and Jeff pick up on the Troy/Britta chemistry and they do not like it one bit.How does dean Pelton blackmail the study group into participating? the cast is teasing that this episode will be Jim Rash’s (Dean Pelton) Emmy submission. tune in and remember to watch it live , DVR it or buy it on itunes, itunes sales helps shows to stay on the air
#six seasons and a movie
below is a link to Jim Rash’s interview with TVLine regarding this episode and last week’s “Kiss From A Rose’ duet with Joel Mchale if you missed that video please watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DTtMA5xbYs
Here are some pictures from the episode to get you super psyched:
guys look again that is Joel McHale
look who it is !
THIS is giving me a headache.
There’s an all new Community tonight at 8 /7c on NBC and if the mere mentioning of a brilliant show as Community is not enough there is some very interesting stories to make you tune in.
In “Studies in Modern Movement” Annie is leaving her apartment over Dildopolis and moving into a more safe neighborhood after being invited by Abed to move into his and Troy’s new apartment to form the new “Three’s Company” (awesome stories ahead alert!). employing the group’s help to assist with the packing Annie moves into Troy and Abed’s apartment, naturally Jeff fakes being sick to avoid helping and is blackmailed by the Dean to spend the day with him in the mall of all places. Annie reconsiders moving in with Troy and Abed after she sees just how much crazy fun they have which can be a nightmare for an obsessive personality like Annie’s. Fans of the show including yours truely are so excited they are trying to make #AnniesMove trend on Twitter to send a message of support for to the show’s creator Dan Harmon and the cast and crew after the crazy speculation of the show’s potential cancellation…God forbid. If you are interseted in joining the trend your help will be much appreciated. below are promotional pics to get you pumped, it sure looks like they are having fun.Will Annie move in with Troy and Abed?what does the dean have over Jeff”s head to blackmail him?how awesome will the episode turn out to be?
A gay party and a funeral all in one episode to deliver on Community’s promise to be “less weird” . Troy’s plumbing talent established in season one is continued in this episode as the janitor played by Jerry Minor makes a comeback and tries to convince Troy to do some plumbing with him to make him feel the joy of fixing things. I love the fact that even though Troy is becoming a man he is not becoming too serious about his life because that can be a drag…no pun intended.
In the cafeteria Annie is having peas,orange slices and a diet cola for lunch (um eat woman….) , just though it’s worth mentioning we never got to see what Annie eats and it may be trivial for some people but for me everything in Annie interests me, actually all the lunch choices were interesting. Two gay guys approach Pierce and Pierce doesn’t recognize them as gay men, is it homophobic to assume someone is gay if they act or dress in a manner that suggests so? if so then I guess at that moment Pierce was the least homophobic in the group isn’t he? The group tortures Pierce in a light hearted dynamic which is a little of a change from the perivous ones that can be a little mean.
Upon learning that his gay friendly campaign is making money regards to the fabulous Urbana Champaign Pierce is more than happy to support the gays, it is nice to see the CEO side of Pierce because we can easily forget he is a wealthy business man. Britta enlightens the group in Psychology pointing out that Pierce had an “oedipal complex, all men have to kill their fathers so they can do something to their mothers” I am not sure Britta was concerned about how related this information is to the situation she just saw an opprtunity to brag and took it with her half ass-ed version since she did not finish the chapter…she’s the worst.
Troy’s story is the driving force of a more mainstream sitcom, as one who is watching Community since season one like myself might see the character development that is about to take place and an indication of what I think might be one of the most interesting story lines to be featured on Community, another viewer who is flipping through the channels might see a secret society initiation with John Goodman delivering a role that might be written for him and only him (nod to whoever pitched that idea in the writers room) , a black Hitler and an astronaut making Paganinis, It is a win win for both parties. Troy is offered a choice in the episode and while he chose to stay with Abed I did not like this choice and I don’t mean I didn’t like it as a critisim to the writers choice but this is the first time I see troy’s friendship with Abed hold him back to no fault of Abed’s and even though we see Troy growing into a man that doesn’t stop him from reverting to old habits like he did in season one where he confessed that he injured himself on purpose to ruin his chances of going to collage. Finding something you are good at is hard enough and I feel sorry for Troy who refused to use his talent to better his future and I wanted him to choose something either air conditioning repair, plumbing or just say “I know what I have to do now, I have to find soemthing I love to do.” yet he chose doing nothing instead and he will regret that one day, but the idea that Vice Dean Laybourne will not allow him to squander his talent is comforting . This is also the first Troy adventure, he goes in a wild ride on his own and has an important decision to make and no one knows about it except for Abed and Abed doesn’t go through it with him.
At last we meet papa Hawthorne and though I knew before hand he was a racist no adjective prepared me for Larry Cedar’s portrayal of Cornelius Hawthorne, one of the crappiest dads or human beings to ever appear on TV (another nod to whoever pitched that idea). He offends and horrifies almost anyone and Pierce shrinks in his presence, even though I never hated Pierce and I never thought his role as a villain in season 2 was over the top for those who felt so this episode must’ve vindicated him for some people. Jeff takes Pierce’s relationship with his father personally and Britta is so quick in pointing it out, in this episode Britta is the one that has a perceptive look into what Jeff and Pierce are going through and because she is both right and so damn annoying no one is willing to listen to her.
The party is back on after Pierce’s father demands it’s cancellation courtesy of Jeff, regardless of why Jeff was defending Pierce it was nice to see him protecting one of his own again. The party looks fun and gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, the dean’s outfit alone needs its own article, Pierce is horrified and afraid that his father will disown him and as Jeff is pointing out what a relief it is to not have a father in Pierce’s life the words become sad as later on Pierce is free from his father forever. both Pierce and Troy have choices to make, Pierces has a choice to stand up for his father but chooses the easy way out and fakes a heart attack when he is caught in the middle between the gays and his father and Troy has to choose between plumbing and air conditioning and even though I did not like his choice I have to admire the fact that he stood up to the frightening figure that is John Goodman.
In the hospital the most dramatic and brillaint scene in the episode is in a bare hospital room with Pierce laying on the bed and his father by his side Jeff has had it and Cornelious Hawthorne sense of entitlement and ownership that all of us as sons and daughters never understand triggers what in my opinion the most resonant and quotable Jeff speeches ever and because I love it,this was some serious acting on Joel Mchale part . In this moment Jeff had no agenda, he was not trying to prove a point or even trying to fix something, he just needed to say it and said it (which is the second time this season Jeff bares his soul for no reason at all only for the sake of honesty in the first time it was Annie on the receiving end in “The Geography Of Global Conflict” ) I will quote it all because the reason “I am His father’ is not always enough especially when you are a lazy one “Listen up colonel crept keeper: I can live a million years and I could spend every minute of it doing important things, but at the end of it all I would’ve only lived half a life if I had not raised a son,this was a gift that was handed to you , you squandered it.And the reason you have so much hate in your heart is because you are trying to fill a hole where your kid was supposed to go and now it’s too late, now you’re just stomping around trying to prove you exist,well mission accomplished. But here’s a question I’d like to pass on to you from every son of every crap dad that ever existed SO WHAT?! I am done with you..He’s done with you, the world is done with you.” and the world was done with Pierce’s dad because after this Pierce’s father has a real heart attack and dies and this might seem like a joke but it’s really not. Community has the ability of make you laugh,cry, thinks and really feel so wisely sad , it has that ability.
Jeff feels like crap in the funeral because this is the worst thing you can imagine, to tell someone to go to hell and they actually do. He is the killer there is no way around it and unlike with the death of his mother Pierce is more than willing to let his father go, he has no problem with accepting death because in this case it brings him relief and freedom, it ia a horrible yet a very true thought. The similarities in what Jeff is going through and what Pierce is going through are staggering, but in the end Pierce faced his father issues postmortem and Jeff still denies them because I think for Jeff dealing with his father is just too hard and painful for him, his father left him and as was said before by Jeff in season ones’s “Home Economics” he insulted him and neglected him, Jeff’s dad made him feel worthless and his mom made him feel special and the only way to find balance between those two is to find none, to chose to believe his mom and trivialize the importance of having a dad because thinking of his dad reminds him of a time where he was not enough (though the speech made it clear he though of what he’s going to say many times). I have to note that in my mind Jeff’s mom is a once sexy woman who now depends emotionally on Jeff and once treated him as a replacement for a husband,not in a gross way. Jeff’s dad is a charming as hell 60 something man who has never had a relationship but gets a lot of action and lives in a crappy one bedroom apartment, it would be really sad though if he was successful.
the episode never really ends, there is no resolution which for me means that the writers are focused on one direction that will take place sometime near the middle of the season but I am not sure, what I know for sure is that it is going to be dark.
Community cast as viewed by Cartoonist Chris Schweizer
As reported on Tumblr, the synopsis of the 5th episode Of Community, the long promised Halloween episode “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps” directed by Tristram Shapeero and it looks interesting .Here it is:
When Britta (Gillian Jacobs) runs anonymous personality tests on everyone for a psychology class, one of the test results seems to indicate that someone in the group is deeply disturbed. At the group’s Halloween pre-party, she enlists Jeff (Joel McHale) to help draw out the potential sociopath and the two of them lure everyone into telling their favorite horror stories.
I can’t wait, “this is the year we all die” who do you think the potential ax murderer is ? take this poll just for fun
the episode air 8/7c on NBC October 27th… be there!
This fourth installment of the third season of Community exceeded my expectations, when a differen time lines episode is done it may sometimes get boring or even stray from the point, that was not the case in this episode, it seemed well thought out and constructed.
we are in Troy and Abed’s new apartment which looks great and full of personality, and we get to see how particular Abed is about his domain, he gets super scary when Shirley tries to mess with that foreshadowing a possibility of the audience getting to know that living with Abed and dealing with him on daily basis is not that easy. This episode really takes in who the characters are and their status in the group.
Let’s Roll The Dice……
2: first to go get the pizza is Annie, Jeff stops Britta from singing Roxanne which drives her to get high in the bathroom and that happens in all time lines, Troy discovers that gun in Annie’s purse , I love how he holds with a pencil as evidence my massive addiction to cop shows would drive me to hold a gun the same way. Abed interrogates Britta for the source of the smell in the bathroom (yikes) , no one accepts Shirley’s pies and Jeff is mocked for hitting his head with the ceiling fan. The world without Annie is devoid of softness and compassion.
4: Shirley… Jeff reminds the group not to eat Shirley’s pies because she has a “baking problem” , there is the part where he says he doesn’t like being the bad guy but shuts Britta up (let the woman sing dude, and eat the damn pie) I think the problem with being around someone like Jeff (who’s a character I identify with especially the dark parts) is that people may keep themselves in check for fear of cynical ridicule and being deemed as lame or uncool.Pierce gives Troy the “Trog ” a troll Troy is terrified of. As Shirley’s pies a burnt we get to see angry Shirley (Ilove angry Shirley) and Jeff confronts her about her baking trying to establish an identity through baking and she points out that she is trying to find a place within the group as the only married woman in a group of “horny toads”. They are , and we get a great nod to the debate episode scene as they all look at each other all googly ending with Troy looking at Trog and screaming.maybe I am off base with this but Shirley being gone did not make much difference maybe to mean how little regard they have for her, a price she pays for being the mom who worries about everyone and no one worries about her.
3: Pierce, Jeff turns Annie’s compliment of Troy’s new apartment into an insult hurting Troy’s feelings, Troy goes to the bathroom to talk to Britta (love the cigarette mint he takes out “I am 21 years old…I am a man”, Troy is frustrated with Jeff’s constant picking on him and surprisingly Britta turns out to be an awesome advice giver, Jeff is threatened by Troy and why wouldn’t he? Jeff’s awesomeness life source is what you think you know about him, he never let’s his guard down enough for people to see his insecurities. “his whole personality is based on guarding himself” something Britta and Jeff have in common but portray it differently. Troy has grown up into an amazing man, one who is funny, caring and open about who he is in a way that throws Jeff off his balance. When Pierce shows up with the pizza Troy and Britta’s sexual chemistry catches Jeff and Annie’s eye and they don’t like it.
6: Britta,when Britta is gone the group has nothing to talk about because making fun of Britta brings the group close together, she is the one who tries to start conversations. Jeff and Annie go to the bathroom to check his head injury and we all know that when those two are together in a room away from the judging eyes of the study group something is bound to happen, Annie tells Jeff how she applied a tourniquet on a guy that was stabbed outside her building, Annie is one bad ass cookie, and Jeff expresses concern because as we all know little girl or not Jeff always wants to protect Annie. They almost kiss but Troy’s screams interrupt them. Britta is back but not with pizza, she brings the pizza delivery guy and confesses she loves him and wants to marry him, it is very important to point out that she is sober and not high at the time.
1 :Troy, hell breaks loose when Troy leaves, in a matter of seconds Annie falls, Pierce gets shot (and dies as we see later),and Britta sets the apartment on fire (love how she says water multiple times before actually getting water). what I love about the scene is the blood squirting from Pierces leg so comically and Abed taking the time to adjust his toy on that Indiana Jones thingy before helping Annie with Pierce.
5 :Abed, as hard as it is to imagine a world without Abed when he is gone to get the pizza who he did not pay for himself but asked the group to pitch it….nice, Britta goes to the bathroom and gets high and is not faced with Abed at the door ruining her buzz, Shirley rushes to Britta with pies to feed her munchies leaving Annie and Jeff alone in the kitchen. Troy receives Pierce’s gift undistributed by his other half Abed he takes the time to thank Pierce for allowing him to stay with him last year which makes Pierce feel guilty for the horrible gift he is about to give. Shirley is honest about her baking obsession and Jeff and Annie lose themselves in a passionate kiss, it seems that when Abed, the narrator, is gone the group has liberty to be honest and act out on their whims just as if Dan Harmon the creator of Community would let us the fans write the show and have our say in what happens in the show and reality is, if that happens it is not a good thing because Britta and Shirley engage in hurtful name calling , Pierce and Troy wrestle over the gift, and Jeff and Annie have an awkward angry moment after Annie tells Jeff while making out that him worrying about her reminds her of her dad and Jeff in return criticizes both her small talk and her bubble gum lip gloss…a moment here..WHY? why would they have Jeff and Annie have this conversation? Jeff reminds Annie of her dad? why make it creepy guys why? there is nothing creepy about those two but when you have them talking about it that much it becomes creepy, thankfully that moment is erased in the next time line. Anyways when Abed returns there is obvious tension in the room, Abed is the pressure release, he is the structure of the study group dynamics.
The real time line: Abed stops the dice and makes a speech on the necessity of consistency in a world of unexplained variables,the speech might have seemed to eloquent for Abed but it was beautiful nonetheless, of course it is interrupted by Britta’s own attempt at an analysis of the speech.Jeff’s con is up he devised away where he wouldn’t be the one who gets the pizza and as a punishment he is sentenced to be the pizza getter, when Jeff is gone Pierce doen’t have to tell his dirty anecdote to impress, Britta gets to sing her song uninterrupted and the group joins in a goofy dance as they sing, the scene was relaxed,fun and unjaded unlike Jeff. They are all dancing and Jeff comes back to find himself on the outside looking in, he is on one side and Pierce on the other and Troy taking center stage.
Nod to the tag at the end, Pierce is dead and Annie is in a mental hospital,Britta has a blues streak in her hair and Jeff lost an arm( yes he looks hot with one arm)….this is one of the funniest episodes of Community, even if you don’t bother with all the character analysis you still get a good laugh. And the best is yet to come.
Resolution and Vow :whenever food is served I will do the “me so hungry” Britta dance…sealed with blood
As far as I am concerned there is not a reason in the world why a person should watch anything other than Community 8/7c on NBC, I will not go on and on about how great the show is and how under appreciated, I will not talk about how much it means to me and how I think is the smartest comedies around. (see I didn’t say anything)
Tonight’s episode “Remedial Chaos Theory”, the title alone should be enough. The cast of Community and chaos make a tasty combination. Abed and Troy host a housewarming party at their new apartment, the cast promise some interesting props in the apartment, imagine Troy and Abed fitting all their awesome crap in one place, wonder if Abed installed cameras yet. As the gang are gathered there is dancing and a fire breaks out, 6 time lines breakout as Jeff numbers the members of the study group (1-6) and roll the dice to decide who will go downstairs to get the pizza leaving 6 different scenarios of how the group will interact if one of the 6 members was not a part of it . It is a character based episode and does what what Community does best complexity in simplicity. It is said to be Community at it’s best, think of it as a bottle episode but this time it is outside the study room without the metaphorical study room table.
That is all we are allowed to know, before I leave you remember this….Community is not only a great show it’s also very respective of its audience, so if you are a fan but want to watch other things that air at the same time slot remember, why not watch those shows online later? watch that one live. If you never watched Community then just watch this one then decide if you like it. (Puppy eyes)
I will leave you with a sneak peek that is quite interesting, look out for the pictures on the wall and the matching outfits. The way Abed talks about Shirley’s early arrival is funny
After watching that let me know that you will be my hero and you will watch Community tonight because you want to see comedy done right