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Old March 19 2012, 01:03 AM   #736
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Just finally watched the new episode, it wasn't an instant classic but it was a very good episode. So glad Community is back on the air!
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Old March 19 2012, 01:31 AM   #737
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Normal Troy and Normal Abed, and Drunk Jeff and Britta made the episode for me. I found the end to be incredibly abrupt to the point that it practically had no ending, but it was an enjoyable ep nonetheless.

As for this whole ratings thing, way I've heard it the fact that they continued to make the episodes without interruption, are actually advertising the show for its return, just made a syndication deal with Comedy Central AND came back with the strongest ratings in a while seem to help light the fire for a fourth season. It will probably be a final season mind you, but seeing as they were only supposed to spend 4 years at Greendale anyway, I won't shed too many tears if it comes to an end. As long as it gets a chance to end on its own terms like BSG did, and not yanked at the end like Caprica and SGU.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:36 AM   #738
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Well, This week was pretty funny if you ask me. Not quite a fantastic ep, but better than last perhaps. The bar mitzvah stuff was mostly flat, although Jeff's Hulk RAEG was pretty brilliant. The best line of the episode was probably French Stewarts "Hey! That's a rarity, both Michael Jacksons!"

Also, Evil Abed is back and a wedge has been formed between Troy and Abed. Is the darkest timeline starting to strike back? Just WTF happening?

I think maybe they're sacrificing laughs for the multi-verse story, but that story is so interesting I don't think I mind much.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:45 AM   #739
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As long as it gets a chance to end on its own terms like BSG did, and not yanked at the end like Caprica and SGU.
Well, in defense of the SGU finale, it quickly became clear to me that the writers had absolutely no clue where it was going, so it ended at just about as good a point as any. At least it did provide the series with emotional closure, even if it ended on something of a narrative cliffhanger.

But in the case of Community, I certainly hope that it gets a proper finale. It seems like they would be able to do a lot with that, particularly if they have Abed tear down the last vestiges of its 4th wall. (I'm convinced that Abed correctly realized some time ago that they're all TV characters and has attempted to manipulate his universe accordingly.)
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Old March 23 2012, 02:59 AM   #740
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What’s more, NBC points out that Community – with Bang Bang Theory benched by NCAA hoops — was No. 1 among Adults 18-34 and Men 18-34 during its half hour, besting even a little show called American Idol.
This demonstrates something that I've suspected for a while: NBC handicaps Community by putting it up against Big Bang Theory because they have similar demographics. I know a lot of people who are hardcore Big Bang Theory fans who I'm sure would love Community at its most reference-drenched. They just don't know that Community exists because NBC has put it in a blind spot. (Granted, anyone that would consciously choose BBT OVER Community is a retard but that's a flame for another thread.)

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What's this from? I keep hearing it and it sounds familiar but I can't place it.

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But the point is that The Office is considered to be one of NBC's stronger shows in the ratings.
Is The Office still such a strong show for NBC? I thought I read somewhere that its ratings were in the toilet ever since Steve Carrell left.
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Old March 23 2012, 03:04 AM   #741
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"Six Seasons and a Movie!" was Abed's retort to Jeff after he ruined Jeff's dinner in the cafeteria in "The Cape" flashback of "Paradigms of Human Memory" in season 2, the clip show of clips we haven't seen.

Or just watch this:

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Old March 23 2012, 04:16 AM   #742
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Yep...it has kind of become the show's mantra in a way...and fans have applied the comment to other shows since. Tonight's was fun!! Evil Abed is back with a vengeance! It was nice seeing French Stewart...and Annie's reaction to Jeff's abs was fun. Chang wasn't actually annoying IMO.
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Old March 23 2012, 01:33 PM   #743
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Something has been on my mind all season and has kind of sprung up again this week - has the show strayed too far from reality? *EVERYTHING* from the first two seasons was justifiable as real or possible, yes, even My Dinner with Andre and Paintball one and two.

Now, this year the exploration of alt timelines was a fun plot device - but now these are crossing In-universe? Getting a celeb impersonator pimp to break your legs? Brainwashed by glee? Hmmm. Those are staying a bit too far into the wild wacky and dumb for me.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:33 PM   #744
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"Six seasons and a movie" as originally stated by Abed in reference to "Cougar Town", IIRC.
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Old March 23 2012, 03:44 PM   #745
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Now, this year the exploration of alt timelines was a fun plot device - but now these are crossing In-universe? Getting a celeb impersonator pimp to break your legs? Brainwashed by glee? Hmmm. Those are staying a bit too far into the wild wacky and dumb for me.

Yeah, if only they'd stuck to the realism of zombie attacks and claymation Christmas shows.
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Old March 23 2012, 04:37 PM   #746
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Now, this year the exploration of alt timelines was a fun plot device - but now these are crossing In-universe? Getting a celeb impersonator pimp to break your legs? Brainwashed by glee? Hmmm. Those are staying a bit too far into the wild wacky and dumb for me.

Yeah, if only they'd stuck to the realism of zombie attacks and claymation Christmas shows.
But they had justification for those! Sure, ok, the Zombie meat things/rabies stuff was a bit of a stretch - but they didn't play it in cutaways and CG bits like this season.
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Old March 23 2012, 05:27 PM   #747
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Something that I've noticed lately... Chevy Chase seems barely in the show... and sometimes not even with the cast, and certainly not with the resolution. Last night, for example, after a couple of scenes, he was off by himself--trying to get in to the party, at the bar by himself.

And last week, it felt the same.

I wonder if something is going on.
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Old March 23 2012, 06:05 PM   #748
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Something that I've noticed lately... Chevy Chase seems barely in the show... and sometimes not even with the cast, and certainly not with the resolution. Last night, for example, after a couple of scenes, he was off by himself--trying to get in to the party, at the bar by himself.

And last week, it felt the same.

I wonder if something is going on.
Well, the fact that Dan Harmon became a real big alcoholic this year is kinda public knowledge - I'm sure that's had it's effect on the creation of the show.
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Old March 23 2012, 06:24 PM   #749
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I pointed out the Chevy thing a while back...it kind of still goes with the fallout from last year's season finale where Pierce told them he didn't need them any more.
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Old March 23 2012, 10:35 PM   #750
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I pointed out the Chevy thing a while back...it kind of still goes with the fallout from last year's season finale where Pierce told them he didn't need them any more.
But I thought that "story" was resolved... It's certainly not something that seems to be in play now.

The gossip person in me wonders: maybe Chevy isn't getting along with people, or he doesn't want to be on the show, I never seem him do press for it...

... I don't know.
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