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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
The pilot episode was very good and last night's episode continued the funny. Joel McHale is a recent "find" for me, but he's very good and it's actually nice to see Chevy Chase back in a role that utilizes his leftover comedic talents. A worthy addition to what should be called NBC's "No Laugh Track Thursday."

And check out this funny bit from two of the characters that played over the closing credits last night http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/09/community-rap-la-biblioteca-video.html#more

Anybody else watching?



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
I am very much enjoying the show so far. I have been a fan of The Soup for years, and Joel is great on Community without being over the top. I was rolling during the skit they put on last night for Spanish class.

There are a couple good supporting characters, especially Abed and last night with the introduction of the (inscrutable) Spanish teacher. Why not math? Why not martial arts?



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.75
I thought the pilot was very strong. There were a lot of good jokes and I liked the characters, especially Joel McHale, Britta, Abed, and Chevy Chase pretty much instantly. TV sitcom pilots always struggle with the burden of having to introduce the main characters and the main theme/concept of the series yet still has to be funny. Exposition is the enemy of comedy. I mean, The Office and 30 Rock's pilots weren't knock-you-off-your feet funny and look at where those shows went. Community started off really well last week, I thought.

This week was really good too. I liked the switching shirts sight gag and the slow motion montage of McHale and Chase's presentation with everyone's facial expressions worked for me. A lot of good stuff there. Some of the best stuff was Abed and Troy's teaming up, especially their Spanish rap over the closing credits.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.38
It seems like a super-promising show. "What we have so far. Well, we have something incredibly long and very confusing and a little homophobic and really, really specifically, surprisingly and gratuitously critical of Israel. It's called 'Two Conquistadors,' it should probably be 'Dos'; I mean it is a Spanish class."? Remarkable.

I also thought that Parks & Recreation was their best episode by far, so they've really got the table set for when 30 Rock comes back.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.75
I forgot to mention I thought it was brilliant to set the Joel and Chevy presentation to Aimee Mann's super depressing music from Magnolia.

    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    It seems like a super-promising show. "What we have so far. Well, we have something incredibly long and very confusing and a little homophobic and really, really specifically, surprisingly and gratuitously critical of Israel. It's called 'Two Conquistadors,' it should probably be 'Dos'; I mean it is a Spanish class."? Remarkable.

    I also thought that Parks & Recreation was their best episode by far, so they've really got the table set for when 30 Rock comes back.


Yes! Especially the hernia humor, those two scenes with Ron and the intern killed me. Might have been the funniest things the whole of Thursday night.

"It's a minor medical procedure."
"AIDS?"
"No."
"What is it?"
"It's a hernia."
"Is it syphillis?"
"I just said it's a hernia."
"You can have two things."

Amazing. So was "Motion sensors." and "I was born ready. I'm Ron [BLEEEP!] Swanson."

Louis CK as the cop who likes Amy Pohler was great. "Parking while Indian." was killer. And so was the kiss on the cheek on Rashida Jones. "Now we both have herpes." I'm glad I stuck with Parks and Recreation. It's paying off.

SNL Thursday was good too. I figured they'd struggle without Sarah Palin skits like they had last year but the two that have aired so far have been funny.

In summary, it's clear NBC's Thursday comedy block completely owns my ass.

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.34

The rap at the end of Community was just about the funniest thing I've ever seen on television.





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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.49
I have always liked The Soup, but rarely catch it because it is the only thing I would ever watch on E! So now I can catch Joel somewhere else.

I know he hasn't really been funny in about 20 years, but I was a huge Chevy fan growing up, and am glad he is at least getting work.

Parks & Rec I am still not buying into, even though I love me some Amy. But I can get that on the SNL specials.




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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.36
I thought the first ep of Community was fine, but last night's was really good. Likewise, I was close to giving up on Parks and Recreation, but again, last night's episode earned it another few weeks for me.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.65
    Originally posted by kentish
    Parks & Rec I am still not buying into, even though I love me some Amy. But I can get that on the SNL specials.


Parks and Rec has taken a big step forward this season, and the B-plot between Ron and the intern last night was a nice surprise. But it's not coming near Office and 30 Rock territory, and probably never will.

Community has a way to go, too, but it's getting there...and yes, that tag was quite good.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.39
The Spanish rap at the end is one of the most surprising and funny things I've seen on TV in quite some time. I rewound the DVR a couple of times just so we could laugh our asses off again and again.

Count me as another fan of Parks & Recreation. Aziz Ansari (the actor who plays Tom Haverford) is someone who I didn't know of before this show but I've seen him in a couple of movies now and he's absolutely hilarious everywhere I see him. I think he's NBC's biggest steal over the past couple of seasons.

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
Community is pretty good thus far. I dig all of the characters except Brita, who isn't bringing much to the table in the Generic Love Interest role. She's even being outshadowed in the looks department by Allison Brie, who I find to be just completely stunning.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
Community has rocked my world; even the characters that I didn't like in week 1 (Abed especially) are all of a sudden hilarious.

Meanwhile, Parks & Rec still hasn't done it for me. I agree that the B plot (hernia) was really funny, but I'd like to see the A plot work for me some time too. Although Tom's bit on changing his name for political reasons had me rolling.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.97
Chevy Chase is golden in this role. I don't think that any other actor could pull off the genuine excitement about planning a sausage-fest. Then followed by genuine disappointment with the sausage-fest coming to an end.

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.44
Ron bleeping Swanson throwing the cheeseburger at his mouth was hysterical. I laughed the most at P&R.

On topic, Community was good too. After this week's episode I'll be subscribing to it on Hulu.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.38
What I take from P&R so far is that everything is good but the lead. Aziz, Andy, and Ron Swanson, born ready, are A+ hilarious each time out, and Rashida Jones, Mirror Halpert, and April can bring it and have brought it. But the weakest part of the show for me has been Amy Poehler. I like AP a ton, but her female spin on Michael Scott at his silliest and least believable is not just too weirdly familiar but also just not good enough to keep up with everyone else being funny.
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