Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Admiral_Young, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^ How often do you watch? There are references like that from all kinds of different pop culture oriented shows and movies practically every episode.
     
  2. Caretaker

    Caretaker Commodore Premium Member

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    After the episode last season where Abed participated in the background pregnancy story, I assume there are alwats hidden jokes that I missed. Community - a show that really does force you to go back and rewatch the episodes.
     
  3. IndyJones

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    I get that, but it still makes you wonder. And I'm not gonna go online to check every episode.
     
  4. Admiral_Young

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    It doesn't make me wonder since I've watched every episode...and if you're not a fan then yeah you're not gonna watch every episode. I was answering your question.
     
  5. nevermore

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    I watch every episode, but I don't stare at the background while I'm doing it...
     
  6. Skywalker

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    Yeah, I'm a fan and I've seen every episode, but I usually miss background stuff like that and have to be told about it after the fact.
     
  7. TheGodBen

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    Yeah, I don't see anyone could possibly pick up on every joke like this unless they have some sort of advanced perceptual awareness that most people don't have. I didn't even notice the Abed/baby gag until I read n interview with Dan Harmon where he pointed it out. I had no idea what Abed was talking about in the episode where Shirley's baby was born.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oh I have no doubt people miss jokes...perhaps it is the way IndyJones phrased the question or how I misunderstood it then. There is stuff that I miss too...or don't get. I was thinking he missed it due to not watching the series on a regular basis.
     
  9. PsychoPere

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    In the context of the post he was replying to, IndyJones was clearly referring to events that occur only in the background, rather than jokes as part of the forefront plot(s) of each episode.
     
  10. Sci

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    I often miss those background jokes, but I love it when someone points them out to me later on. No need to fret over it when I'm watching, but an added bonus when I hear about them later on.
     
  11. Obiwanshinobi

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    Not sure how you can miss sight gags like that. They're not THAT subtle.
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    Annie wears these tight sweaters.

    Tunnel vision.

    Boobie vision.
     
  13. Sci

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    I was looking at Annie and utterly ignoring the background.
     
  14. shivkala

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    It also didn't help that I missed the first season and didn't think to mark each time they said "Beetlejuice."
     
  15. bigdaddy

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    Amazon has season 1 for $12.49 and season 2 for $14.
     
  16. TheGodBen

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    Now that I think of it, wasn't the Abed/baby gag in the background while Annie and Britta were wrestling in oil? Perhaps these gags are the show's version of those Gay Test images.
     
  17. IndyJones

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    They're quite easy to miss if you aren't concentrating only on the show to the exclusion of everything else in your life.

    Moment of geek: Watch this sort video.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo&feature=player_embedded[/yt]


    There's a well-known phenomenon called Inattentional Blindness, which observes that people often fail to notice fully visible, but often unexpected, visual cues due to an excess of stimuli or rapt attention on a specific stimulus.


    About half of viewers will miss the man in the gorilla suit entirely; not because they are inattentive, but rather because they are better at excluding what their brain perceives to be unwanted stimuli.

    I originally saw the video in a group of 150 people, and the result was quite striking.

    Beyond that, a viewer can be doing any number of things while the show is on that may distract them from small gags like this one. It doesn't make one less of a fan, just human.
     
  18. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    So when does the extended hiatus start? I noticed there was no episode on American Thanksgiving. I assume it begins next month?
     
  19. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Gillian was on The Soup last night.

    "It's your fault Joel! Why didn't you tell anyone!!??"

    Then he said something about how after Community was cancelled by NBC, he prayed to god that E! didn't pick up the rights from Dan Harmon.

    what's the worlds longest running sitcom?

    http://itthing.com/10-longest-running-tv-sitcoms-of-all-time

    or

    http://homepage.smc.edu/nestler_andrew/sitcoms.htm

    Technically a comedy Red Dwarf has been around longer than the Simpsons, but it's made SIGNIFICANTLY less episodes, but then My Three Sons is technically a comedy despite it not being funny.
     
  20. timothy

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    don't forget we got a new episode tonight.