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Old July 25 2011, 03:42 AM   #326
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Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
... a final resolution to Jeff and Britta as McHale said.
Are you getting the above from this? Which was basically a non-answer, if you watch the video.

As for Jeff and Britta, McHale said that we’ll find out in Season 3.
Anyway, I think anyone who invests too much in any of the little 'ships, or looks for "final resolutions" to things in this show is likely to be disappointed, based on how badly Dan Harmon seems to recoil whenever asked about "resolving" them, or pretty much anything else. In fact, he seems increasingly frustrated with the focus of the fanbase being on tying things like that up in a neat little bow, because he's trying to create a show peopled by rich, lifelike characters and clear-cut resolutions run contrary to how life really plays out. E.g:

TVGuide.com: Will Jeff and Britta's weird, will-they-or-won't-they relationship still be in play?

Harmon: It's a permanent part of the world that they've created. We've never gone backward from any of this; we are simply bouncing these characters off one another. It's not a will-they-or-won't-they with two characters who you know eventually will, it's: Which of these two characters will live happily ever after? And will they actually be in love in the sense that you can picture them 20 years from now in a grocery store arguing about cereal? Jeff and Britta will always be a factor, just as surely as Jeff and Annie always will. He's tangled with those forces, and he can't un-ring those bells.
Source (some spoilers).

Which, frankly, is one of the things I really like about the show - that it doesn't play to people's narrative expectations and defies traditionally simplistic sitcom storytelling.
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