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Old February 21 2011, 02:30 AM   #61
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Jeff was actually smiling when he typed the text to them as well.
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Old February 21 2011, 03:22 AM   #62
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And don't forget that he left that party at his old job because he realized the people he used to consider his friends were a bunch of jerks, and he'd started to care for the study group as actual friends.

And he actually busted his strict four-year plan so he could take Anthropology with the rest of the group.
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Old February 21 2011, 03:26 PM   #63
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Yep. They're just like any group of friends that have disagreements and the occasional fight or debate with one another (you should see my inner circle and how much we bitch with each other about stuff). I guess I'm disagreeing with the poster vehemently.
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Old February 21 2011, 10:02 PM   #64
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Yep. They're just like any group of friends that have disagreements and the occasional fight or debate with one another (you should see my inner circle and how much we bitch with each other about stuff). I guess I'm disagreeing with the poster vehemently.
Heh, maybe.

I guess I'm just used to getting along with the people I choose to spend my time with, and not punching them out as they try to ruin our happiness.
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Old February 21 2011, 10:15 PM   #65
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Fair enough. Truthfully there does seem to be a lot of unresolved tension within the group. Annie and Jeff haven't really resolved their thing with each other yet, the writers obviously want to play this out as much as possible, I just hope it doesn't turn into a soap opera type thing. Britta and Jeff bicker at each other because of their egos, they're pretty much the most egocentric members of the group. Shirley buries her feelings I think and this is the source of her superiority complex. We've seen glimpses of her breakdown over the course of just this season alone. Abed had his emotional breakdown over Christmas Pierce is going through his own inner demons right now. Yeah I'm confident that this is all just part of an overall plan from Hammon and his writers right now.
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Old February 22 2011, 01:20 AM   #66
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I hope you're right!
I hope this is just a rough patch (for me) that will be resolved with that overall plan you're talking about. As I really do enjoy this show and still look forward to it every week!

I'm just one of those people who likes the optimism in things over the negative and cynical (why I probably love TNG so much, but couldn't get into the new Battlestar Galactica, as much as I tried and wanted to!)
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Old February 22 2011, 02:21 AM   #67
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Can probably tell my enthusiasm for the show in my posts. So far haven't really been disappointed by an episode yet.
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Old February 23 2011, 04:27 PM   #68
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I still find Chang funny, though it seems to me that the writers don't really know what to do with him.
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Old February 23 2011, 05:01 PM   #69
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I still find Chang funny, though it seems to me that the writers don't really know what to do with him.
Chang is one of those characters that is best in small doses. I see him as one of those random elements that can just pop up out of nowhere as a laugh and/or to advance a story. I'm kind of glad that the writers just have him kind of there every now and then. His character is best used as a "WTF is Chang doing now?"
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Old February 23 2011, 05:16 PM   #70
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I agree that Chang is best when used in small doses or to further the plot in an episode, like two weeks ago for instance. I don't know if I'd be able to take him as being part of the study group. Too much Chang is not a good thing. Plus I'm not a fan of the actor either.
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Old February 23 2011, 05:47 PM   #71
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I don't think he will become part of the study group. He will be a part of the show, but always on the outside. The character is just too outrageous to be a regular. Assuming that the show will be back next season, I would guess that they keep him as the antagonist/pathetic/sometimes sympathetic character.
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Old February 23 2011, 05:51 PM   #72
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Yeah Chang is really used for slap stick moments or outrageous comedic bits as I like to call them.
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Old February 23 2011, 11:35 PM   #73
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I'd never seen the show before io9 posted that clip of the Firefly shout-out last Friday, but I've now watched all the back episodes.
It's possibly the most wonderful comedy I've ever come across!
Many times I've come perilously close to rupturing a lung (or some other internal organ, possibly the spleen) from laughing.

Abed instantly became my favorite character, and Danny Pudi's performance has moved me to tears on several occasions.

• When he showed his first movie to his father
• When Annie angrily asks him why he stayed in the experiment room for 26 hours, and Abed just says, "Because you asked me to stay, and you said we were friends."
• When he tells Britta how cool it would be to be able to dance, but that he wouldn't want to take a class in it, then gives it a whirl after everybody's left the theatre... and he's amazing!

And Troy and Abed have the best friendship ever. I just love their end credits tag scenes.

It breaks my heart that the show hasn't received any award nominations.
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Old February 23 2011, 11:42 PM   #74
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^ Same with me. I think "Modern Family" gets all the attention and "Community" is largely ignored.
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Old February 23 2011, 11:59 PM   #75
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Now that I'm fully caught up, I'm somewhat bothered by the fact that there was no foreshadowing in previous episodes about Jeff's daddy issues, or Troy's obssession with LeVar.
The show's usually very good about setting these things up, however subtly, for a payoff later.
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