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Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by joshEH, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Moe Dickstein

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    I think we can safely say the six seasons part of the equation is looking good. So long as they hold those numbers, NBC won't cancel them. It's the classic syndication boost.
     
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    I'm gonna put my Graysmith-cap on, and say my personal theory is that it was Abed. No idea about motive, but he probably got the idea after a Fincher-marathon, combined with misinterpreting Troy's penchant for "butt stuff." Notice how Troy's call goes straight to voicemail when calling Abed right before the attack...

    Also, I want to know more about the Fountain Pooper.

    (A descendant of English Memorial, trying to cure their own case of syphilis, and having an accident instead?)

    A spot-on Zodiac parody, right down to capturing the paranoid mood of the city during the crime wave, including the music. Amazing. That scene with Duncan and Annie, holy shit. And the serial killer letters were something that took me completely by surprise. "People make better banks than piggies..." Wow.They're going to miss Donald Glover. He was unbelievable here.
     
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    I thought it was Abed because the cadence of the altered voice sounded like Abed.
     
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    I had the same thought. This show would probably play fair and use Pudi's altered voice too rather than another actor to keep it secret.
     
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    Wasn't it Duncan and Britta?
     
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    Due to being a moron and that I found it to be an average episode, I had already forgotten that it was Britta but how was Duncan implicated?
     
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    The whole scene in his office with annie, and the fact that the coinings had stopped while he was gone. I assumed it was him, and then Britta took over it looked like
     
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    She could be the bandit, yup. Everyone in that montage is pretty much fair game. She did do that, uhm, "digital exploration" with Subway, and dated Troy "Butt Soup" Barnes...

    There's that great gag at the end with Britta, where she's writing her book/paper about the Ass Crack Bandit, but she types out, "The Ass Crack Britta"...she totally Britta'd the name. It's the weird little details like this which let you know Harmon is back in charge.
     
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    Well, that was a WONDERFUL episode. I'll agree with others that it wasn't a laugh-out-loud experience as I found with last weeks double-dose, but it was so superbly produced and laced with jokes that come back to tickle you later that I can't help but be a big fan of this one.

    So far, Community is firmly back on track after last season's likable but ultimately bizzaro version of itself.
     
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    Holy. Shit.

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    "SILENCE, WENCH!!!"

    Just aces, and a great way to send off Troy, although I suppose next week will be the true farewell. Also, sperm.
     
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    How people felt about last week's episode is how I felt about this week's episode.

    Walton Goggins was great. I like how he even used Pierce's "A-bed" pronunciation.

    I loved everyone but Troy being grossed out by Jeff's battle trophies/panties.
     
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    Holy crap this episode was running an all cylinders for me. I was laughing so much I think I missed a good 1/3rd of what was said. Lots of feels at the end and a nice set up for Troy to leave. Just a top notch episode and probably one of my most favorite.
     
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    Freaking epic.

    "You told me a hawk stole them! You exploited me and made me believe in a slightly more magical world." Holy shit...did they just drop a Ladyhawke reference? I'm still laughing.

    Gay man says what?

    Harmon & Co. know no equals when it comes to writing rapid fire bottle episodes. Except maybe the obligatory sperm.
     
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    I know I'm venturing on beating a dead horse, but compare last night's episode to last season's similar "confessions" episode, "Intro to Felt Surrogacy." Last night didn't involve a puppet gimmick or flashback structure to tell the story. It was a total bottle episode with just the cast sitting in a room, reeling off some hilarious dialogue while also providing some genuinely touching moments and themes. It managed to provide a fitting send off for Pierce (without him even being in the room) as well as set up a proper reason for Troy to leave. Both episodes were written by new additions to the writing staff, making last night's episode the strongest case yet for Harmon making Community tick.
     
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    Don't always pay too much attention to the names credited as the writer, that means they do the first draft. Everything gets run through Dan's keyboard
     
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    While Harmon is a huge part of the show's success and rewrites all the scripts, I think he and every other showrunner gets way too much credit since there's a roomful of other writers that are pitching ideas and jokes all day too. It's the same reason that I'm not a big fan of the auteur theory in movies, it takes more than one person to make a movie or TV show.
     
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    In this case, it's largely Dan. Do you know him and many that work on the show personally? I do.
     
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    McKenna and Dino are big factors and everyone contributes but the structures and polish are Dan.
     
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    No but looking at this post,
    It still seems like we're in agreement. As I said, Harmon is a huge part of the show's success and despite not knowing him personally, I'm assuming that he'd be the first guy to remind fans that it's not a one-man show.
     

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