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Abed and Troy vie for the attention of the college librarian; Britta befriends a student whom she believes is gay; Jeff winds up hosting an impromptu party at his apartment.
this sounds awesome.
01-13-2011, 07:43 AM
I'd post the next few episode descriptions on the blog but I'm lazy.
02-10-2011, 03:39 PM
The one preview I watched ended with Pierce taking a breath to read some prepared notes.
Todd VanDerWerff tweeted recently that this episode has his favorite cold open since the Jack Black episode. Hoping Pierce gets cut off in the episode.
02-11-2011, 12:28 AM
Did Pierce just... did that just happen?
02-11-2011, 02:30 AM
Another nice episode, library girl was hot, but I'm still Team Annie.
LOL at Britta and Paige both thinking the other was a lesbian.
And teasing an Annie/Britta kiss was just mean.
02-11-2011, 03:20 AM
Great episode. Simple, sure, but still wonderful. The Troy/Abed story was hilarious and happy. The Jeff story worked out really well (and anything with Jeong and Oliver near each other is going to be fantastic). Britta's was pretty hot.
Again, this episode really was a fairly simple plot and felt like something from season 1. And there's been some criticism for that. But I liked it. Even with the expanding scale and more ambitious goals of the second season, the show has always been carried by the quality of the humor and the intensely lovable characters. All this episode was was a no-frills damn fun sitcom episode, and it's hard to knock that when it's such a great example of a well-done traditional show. Yes, the episodes with lofty goals can be more powerful, but it's episodes like tonights that I'll watch during a rewatch over the summer and realize "I don't remember this episode as much, but it's still awesome." Which speaks to the quality of the show.
02-11-2011, 03:22 AM
I watched it a second time, and liked it a lot more than the first time. Maybe it's because I wasn't struggling with the messiest hamburger ever.
PS: how does one indicate a long 'o' in the second pop without just being pooooooop?
02-11-2011, 04:38 AM
Heh. Pop poop. Popular poops from the annals of our cultural history.
Uh, carry on
02-11-2011, 06:25 AM
The Pierce subplot unfolds, still not sure what the endgame is going to be.
Best Chang episode since the restraining orders.
02-11-2011, 10:07 AM
I type it out like "Pop poppppp!" :P
I thought it was a great, grounded, mid season one like episode.
02-13-2011, 05:29 AM
Good episode - I liked that exchange between Troy and Abed where Troy says something similar to "Don't worry, we will find the right girl for us someday." I was like me me me...I'm right here! I can be a librarian!! I'll start watching Farscape!!!
Anyway, it would be hard to top last year's Valentine's day episode for me (elegant ladies pantsuits) but this was really good. Jeff's text to the group made me smile.
02-13-2011, 08:01 AM
That BNL argument scene was just golden. It's definitely Community's smartest and most subtle bashing of another show, in this case the big bang theory, which actually really, REALLY does suck.
02-13-2011, 08:14 AM
I should make a site called "Big Bang Theory Sucks", and the name would not be a joke this time.
02-13-2011, 12:22 PM
The problem with that is you would get a ton of BBT supporters AKA trolls on there, while you get none here.
02-13-2011, 05:16 PM
I was a little surprised that Pierce was right there with the group like he hadn't tried to drive a guy to suicide last week, but other than that, decent episode. Anything about Troy and Abed's "weird little relationship" always makes me smile.
Might as well go all out with "Chuck Lorre Sucks." That man made it unsafe to go near primetime CBS...
02-14-2011, 10:48 AM
Amazing ep. Very season one, in a good way.
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