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Old January 2 2014, 08:14 PM   #1276
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Fluoride in the water is actually bad for you. That's becoming increasing known. Great for your teeth, horrible for your stomach and bad for your gums. Most "first world countries" don't use it.

The only time I didn't have cavities is when I lived with well water. Also great for the hair, but that's another story.

And what does this have to do with Community people!? :P
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Old January 2 2014, 11:31 PM   #1277
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Parks & Rec was the other good scripted show left on network TV, other than Community, which is why it came up.

I would attribute the flouride issue to poor research done by the writers more than lack of realism. And the idea behind the chemicals thing wasn't "Rednecks are stupid" so much as "People are swayed more by gimmicks and fearmongering than factual arguments". I wouldn't necessarily compare a fact-checking problem to a realism problem.

Leslie and Ben aren't idiots but Leslie has always been bad at self-censoring, so I don't think that was out of character. It was unrealistic for Leslie to win the election in the first place, but it made the show less depressing when she did, and now the reality comes crashing down and the special interest groups and big corporations get their way and get her replaced by another corrupt asshole like Jamm.
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Old January 3 2014, 03:05 AM   #1278
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Liked the second episode a lot more than the first, however the hologram was a lot of fun.
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Old January 3 2014, 03:24 AM   #1279
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I definitely liked the two episodes tonight. They weren't "BEST EPISODE EVER", but they were a sure sign that Community is Community again.

I like the way they reset Chang and I like the excuses they made to keep the show going after they all graduated. And Mike really nailed it.
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Old January 3 2014, 06:15 AM   #1280
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I missed the first episode, but caught the second episode and enjoyed it a great deal. Abed's little Nic Cage outburst was tremendous! It felt like an old school episode. What a difference with Harmon back.
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Old January 3 2014, 07:12 AM   #1281
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Troy and Abed dressed up at the end of the second episode about killed me. XD
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Old January 3 2014, 04:56 PM   #1282
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Yes, Community is back! I loved the Pierce cameo, I was not expecting that.
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Old January 3 2014, 06:44 PM   #1283
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I liked Season 4 a lot, but the first two episodes of S5 really hammered the point home that it's a completeley different (and better) show with Harmon at the helm. Bravo to a great S5 opening. #sixseasonsandamovie
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Old January 4 2014, 12:51 AM   #1284
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Wow! I loved both episodes, I really didn't see that Pierce cameo coming and it was so well done. Laughed a lot, welcome back, Dan Harmon.
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Old January 5 2014, 03:00 PM   #1285
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I suppose the easy answer would be to have Jeff teach a criminal justice seminar and the rest of the cast be the students.
Heh. Nailed it.

I thought the first two episodes of the new season were good. Pierces replacement has potential. Chang back to being a teacher was another good move.

My only real concern is whether or not the show will suffer without Troy, given the small cast of main characters and how dependent the show has been on the Troy/Abed dynamic. Though I did notice they were hinting at a Shirley/Abed dynamic in the future
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Old January 5 2014, 03:23 PM   #1286
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Wow! I loved both episodes, I really didn't see that Pierce cameo coming and it was so well done.
I agree, the Pierce cameo made me feel like the show was on the right track again. It would have been easy (and humorous) to just do what the episode had been doing until that point and just ignore the elephant in the room, but instead they dealt with it in an unexpected, heart-felt, classy way that tied in perfectly with the story. I hate to flog a dead horse by bashing season 4 again, but it just didn't have any moments as good as that.

But even if these two episodes were good, I'm still withholding judgement on the season until I see how they deal with Troy's departure. Pierce was a sucky character in recent years so his loss isn't a big deal, but losing Troy is going to suck.
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Old January 5 2014, 04:35 PM   #1287
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I missed most of Season 4, what is the reason they're giving for Pierce not being there? I know the hologram hinted at it, but I didn't quite pick it up.
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Old January 5 2014, 05:00 PM   #1288
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At the end of Season 4 he graduated. The events referenced in the hologram weren't depicted in Season 4 and I can only assume they occurred after graduation.
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Old January 5 2014, 10:03 PM   #1289
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The hologram said Pierce was permanently banned from the campus over a sexism lawsuit.

That is true they had that scene where Abed finds out Shirley is into movies. I didn't make the connection with Troy leaving, but that may be the foreboding.

Also, note that Shirley is separated again, and strapped for income, and Abed and Troy's apartment is about to have a vacancy.
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Old January 6 2014, 12:13 AM   #1290
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At the end of Season 4 he graduated. The events referenced in the hologram weren't depicted in Season 4 and I can only assume they occurred after graduation.
Thanks

I'm currently watching another show on Netflix, but when I get the time I intend to catch up on Community.
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