Friday, November 19, 2010

Yet Another Reason to Love Community

So I think I've established my love for Community, and all things Community. Look at their body of worth: They've done an episode based on mafia movies like Goodfellas, Casino and Godfather. They did an episode devoted to paintball that referenced zombie apocalypses and disaster movies; as well as a Halloween zombie outbreak. And two weeks ago they did an episode which was devoted to bottle episodes and was confined to their study room. These episodes just go to show that this show may be the most underrated scripted comedy on television (I say that instead of sit-com because there's no laugh track - I'm talking about you The Big Bang Theory.) What I'm excited for is their next Community Christmas, an homage to classic stop-motion claymation specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Here's the premise of the soon to be instant classic:
When Abed (Danny Pudi) wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed’s mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan (John Oliver). The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed’s winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed’s madness.

Here's an example of what makes Community so darn entertaining. Abed, who could definitely have Aspergers, has been charting the behavior of the females of the group.

Now here's my quick rant of the week. NBC decided to keep Community at the 8pm time slot opposite The Big Bang Theory. The problem with this is they have painted a very large target on the show's back, because even though Community is brilliant a lot of the time, it doesn't have the dedicated following of TBBT. I'm forced to pick and choose which show to watch live and what to watch on the DVR. I pray that Community gets a third season and if it does, I hope they put it in a different timeslot where it won't be drowned by a ratings juggernaut.

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