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« Reply #400 on: 03-08-2014 18:00 »
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I actually got a bit more of a 1984/Brave New World type of vibe from this one.
I got Brave New World and Logans Run vibe too, Leonards uniform and the other costumes were straight out of Logans Run.

Mitch Hurwitz, Jeffs stand-up bit were great too.

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« Reply #401 on: 03-09-2014 01:03 »

I had no idea that was Hurwitz until your post. He was awesome in this episode.
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« Reply #402 on: 03-09-2014 03:33 »

You could even say the character he played was in a state of... arrested development...!
YEAHHHHHH!! cool
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« Reply #403 on: 03-09-2014 03:49 »

You know what they say: Fives have lives, fours have chores, threes have fleas, twos have blues and ones don't get a rhyme because they're garbage.
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« Reply #404 on: 03-09-2014 21:30 »

Ugh...my mom is an ex-catholic who thrives on catholic guilt. Every time Shirley does it on the show I want to punch her in the face. Which I know is part of the joke and her character but...I hate it so much.
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« Reply #405 on: 03-09-2014 21:41 »
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I can't believe I didn't hear them say Mitchell D. Hurwitz. Caught it on the second viewing last night. The episode, and his character were funnier now that I knew who he was.




Ugh...my mom is an ex-catholic who thrives on catholic guilt. Every time Shirley does it on the show I want to punch her in the face. Which I know is part of the joke and her character but...I hate it so much.

I was the same way, but she hasn't been as bad since the first two seasons.  She seems much more open and tolerant of other people's beliefs now. I actually like her character now. Before I wouldn't have minded if she left with Pierce, who I also didn't really like.
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« Reply #406 on: 03-10-2014 02:14 »

I spotted Hurwitz immediately, though I've seen enough behind-the-scenes stuff from Arrested Development (along with interviews, etc.) to know him a mile away.

FUN FACT: His cameo in Community was actually a case of Dan Harmon returning a favour - Harmon made a cameo appearance himself in the fourth season of Arrested Development.

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« Reply #407 on: 03-10-2014 02:25 »

No the point of Shirley's douchiness served a purpose this episode and I liked it. I want to be friends with Mitch Hurwitz.
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« Reply #408 on: 03-10-2014 05:00 »

I think the entire group can be "douchey" sometimes. Jeff and Shirley both went to such extremes this past episode instead of just talking to each other. Obviously Shirley was hurt because she wasn't invited to dinner.

Hopefully they stop manipulated each other and just talk their problems out, but if that happened the show wouldn't be as interesting.
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« Reply #409 on: 03-10-2014 05:34 »

There have been previous episodes that have highlighted how utterly dysfunctional (if not flat-out antisocial) the study group can be. Hell, just look at Competitive Ecology.
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« Reply #410 on: 03-10-2014 11:17 »

"And his stupid baby!" laff
One of my favourite episodes, Chang's side adventure is the best.
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« Reply #411 on: 03-11-2014 05:46 »

"Catch you on the floppy, women are objects". LOVE.
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« Reply #412 on: 03-11-2014 10:48 »

"Haul it, ball it, never call it!"
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« Reply #413 on: 03-12-2014 23:09 »

Is it just me, or has the show started to step up in quality a bit? ..Now that they've dealt with the change in the study group dynamic.
Too bad the ratings, and thus the chance of renewal, are as low as ever.
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« Reply #414 on: 03-13-2014 01:21 »

Did anyone watch the @Midnight Community Edition? Jim Rash is just fantastic.
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« Reply #415 on: 03-13-2014 02:28 »

Is it just me, or has the show started to step up in quality a bit? ..Now that they've dealt with the change in the study group dynamic.
Too bad the ratings, and thus the chance of renewal, are as low as ever.

Given that the show's primarily goal seems to be a six season run, and pretty much ALL of NBC's ratings are abysmal, the chance of the show getting the final season it wants are actually pretty decent. Community's been on the bubble since day one.

And I would attribute the rise in quality to Harmon's return.

On a side note, continuing the "awesome show runners guest starring on awesome shows" thing, Vince Gilligan will be guest starring in this week's episode.
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« Reply #416 on: 03-14-2014 02:17 »
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Is it just me, or has the show started to step up in quality a bit? ..Now that they've dealt with the change in the study group dynamic.
Too bad the ratings, and thus the chance of renewal, are as low as ever.

Given that the show's primarily goal seems to be a six season run, and pretty much ALL of NBC's ratings are abysmal, the chance of the show getting the final season it wants are actually pretty decent. Community's been on the bubble since day one.

I hope you're right.


Tonight's episode was great.


4 episodes left.

Next week: Dungeons & Dragons! David Cross! Kill me now, it won't get any better than that.
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« Reply #417 on: 03-14-2014 23:11 »
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Great episode, more!

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« Reply #418 on: 03-14-2014 23:14 »

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT WAS!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #419 on: 03-15-2014 00:39 »
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Given that the show's primarily goal seems to be a six season run, and pretty much ALL of NBC's ratings are abysmal, the chance of the show getting the final season it wants are actually pretty decent.
Then do you, or does anyone here, believe there's a possibilty of us getting a full season next time around, i.e. that it will start during next fall?

Also, regarding the latest episode. Someone please remind me, when did Britta move out of the apartment? Or did she actually move in at all at the end of season 3?

Nevermind, it was Troy who moved into that room. Though they did hint at Britta being a possible roommate this week .
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« Reply #420 on: 03-15-2014 00:55 »

Yeah, I'm not expecting anything from that Britta/apartment thing at the end. I think it was a one off joke.

We haven't seen much of the group's family have we?

Shirley: Husband, kids.
Abed: Dad, cousin
Jeff: Dad, half-brother.
Pierce: Former daughter-in-law.
Annie: Brother

Am I missing any?

This is just something I've been wondering about.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT WAS!!!!!!!!

laff

That was AWESOME! Joel and Gillian's face at the end of that rap was priceless. Props to them for holding their shit together during it as much as they did. I wouldn't have.
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« Reply #421 on: 03-15-2014 01:23 »


We haven't seen much of the group's family have we?

Shirley: Husband, kids.
Abed: Dad, cousin
Jeff: Dad, half-brother.
Pierce: Former daughter-in-law.
Annie: Brother

Am I missing any?

Pierce's dad and half brother and Troy's grandma
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« Reply #422 on: 03-15-2014 01:25 »


We haven't seen much of the group's family have we?

Shirley: Husband, kids.
Abed: Dad, cousin
Jeff: Dad, half-brother.
Pierce: Former daughter-in-law.
Annie: Brother

Am I missing any?

Pierce's dad and half brother and Troy's grandma

Thanks. I can't believe I forgot about those. Especially Pierce's side.
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« Reply #423 on: 03-31-2014 22:33 »

Community at PaleyFest
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« Reply #424 on: 04-04-2014 11:31 »

GI Jeff was another high point in this excellent season!  Yo! Joe!
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« Reply #425 on: 04-05-2014 00:28 »

I enjoyed GI Jeff immensely. I've missed Jeff-centric episodes.
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« Reply #426 on: 04-05-2014 05:28 »

I thought G.I. Jeff was pretty average, aside from a few decent jokes ("I have three kids!"). Probably the weakest episode of season 5 so far - which isn't to say it's awful, because this has been a pretty strong season. But yeah, I wasn't a fan.
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« Reply #427 on: 04-05-2014 15:51 »

I agree with Beamer.

It was funny, but the story felt really paper-thin and flimsy as if they really couldn't think of a better means to justify things being animated than basically just doing "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" again.
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« Reply #428 on: 04-05-2014 18:31 »

This whole season has been nothing but a retread of previous and better episodes.
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« Reply #429 on: 04-05-2014 23:25 »

It would be nice to see a few more non format benders
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« Reply #430 on: 04-06-2014 00:05 »

Wow, that was bad.. gas leak year bad,  at least among the worst the show has done.
I liked the live action footage (however little there was of it). Having never seen GI Joe, I could only appreciate the pokes at animation in general, which Futurama and many other shows already have done.
I agree it had a thin story - I also want a more "normal" episode to follow next week.

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« Reply #431 on: 04-06-2014 02:19 »

It would be nice to see a few more non format benders

The episode that focused on Jeff being a teacher was the most original of this season since it was a standard episode that happened at Greendale. Like I think part of all the wackier episodes this season is simply because 13 episodes doesn't give a lot of room for more standard stories (although It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been successful with it's short seasons).
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« Reply #432 on: 04-06-2014 20:26 »

GI Jeff was ok I guess, I do miss the study room more and more now...

And the dread of possibly no new season is looming again, although everything I've read seems cautiously optimistic, but you never know with this show. cry
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« Reply #433 on: 04-07-2014 03:31 »

Dan Harmon has confirmed that his goal is to actually get six seasons and a movie. And, while the show's ratings aren't great, they are at least consistent (and better than a lot of other shows on NBC), so the chances of getting one more 13 episode season are pretty good.
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« Reply #434 on: 04-07-2014 16:31 »

I don't really like the sound of that "13 episode season". Does that mean the sixth season too is going to be crammin' a lot of high concept episodes next to each other? We'll have to wait and see.

Of course any number of episodes is better than no episodes as long as they're watchable. But six seasons are not quite as impressive when half of them have roughly 10 episodes less than the other.
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« Reply #435 on: 04-07-2014 17:13 »

This season has been enjoyable albeit disappointing. It's better than season 4, but personally I still don't think any of the episodes have touched the quality of anything from the first three seasons. I also agree that they've been cramming too many format benders in.

What I would like to see in the sixth season, considering it's the last, would be some serious running plot lines that end up tying into the movie.
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« Reply #436 on: 04-07-2014 21:31 »

I would at least hope for a longer season, 13 episodes of anything is generally balls, unless it's designed that way from the start.
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« Reply #437 on: 04-08-2014 00:19 »

I can't believe people are calling this season disappointing.

Season 4 was atrocious.

Season 5 might not be the show's best but it's back up to the standards of Community, again. Has a show ever done such a drastic dive in quality to end up back to being great again?

I'd say that season 5 is the opposite of a disappointment.
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« Reply #438 on: 04-08-2014 02:20 »

Has a show ever done such a drastic dive in quality to end up back to being great again?

Arguably South Park (though I already know our opinions differ on this one), which has recovered quite nicely following a god-awful season on more than one occasion.

Though yes, I agree, this season isn't quite as great as seasons 2 and 3 were (largely due to the shortened episode order, which makes it a bit difficult for the show to construct an arc on its usual scale), but it more than lives up to the standard the show has set for itself, and is streets ahead of season 4.
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« Reply #439 on: 04-12-2014 01:57 »

PRODUCT PLACEMENT!

Changs crazy exit, lawl and his little note that he writes after spying big grin
I don't know what they were trying to do with Abed early in this episode though.
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