This might be my favorite episode yet. It was a powerhouse of big time laughs for me. I think this is the sharpest, fastest, and funniest the writing has been yet.
The roundtable of reaction shots as everyone considered each other as potential sexual partners (Abed's eyebrow raising especially) was an instant classic. Everyone's reactions were perfect. Jeff and Annie continue to plant seeds of their attraction. That's a promise that should be kept, but not this season, hopefully. Down the road. Way down.
They should really continue with this week's precedent of Britta ditching the leather jackets and wearing flattering outfits. She looked great, and I liked Britta and Jeff working together and screwing up as a team a lot.
I hate Vaughn like Star Burns hates Jeff, but he actually isn't an asshole. I liked that he got Annie in the end. But I loved Troy's attempts to seduce Annie, and his line about "liking things up the butt." And his calling Abed his "other half" and every gay innuendo about the two of them.
Punchkicker and Kickpuncher rule. As does Senior Chang in a tuxedo. And Pierce going to the Greendale sketch comedy team to write him material. "He likes gay jokes."
"Asian. Can't direct and can't drive." "Dude, I'm right here."
Community wins the NBC Thursday Night 0f 2/4/10 as far as I'm concerned.
Perhaps the best one they've done, I loved it so hard. I kept LOLing and LOLing, there was a ton of continuity, and they took a big step forward with Annie & Troy relatively early in a sitcom run while putting them in that weird/hilarious young-old love quadrangle with Jeff and Britta. SHUT UP LEONARD NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT
Regardless of what happens with Community (which I hope sticks around for a long, long while), I can't help but feel like Danny Pudi and Donald Glover are going to have a long career as an outstanding comedy duo. Their final bit to end the show are nearly always my favorite part of the episode.
I really love how deep the ancillary cast is on this show. It's only a matter of time before we start getting full episodes focused on the second or third tier characters. Also, it's been mentioned before how musical this show is, but what I think is really worth mentioning is the fact that the music always seems to work in relation to the plot, which is very impressive.
He guest hosted a lot more than a dozen times - he was the permanent guest host from 1987 on and Carson was regularly taking at least one day a week off (Tuesdays, if I remember correctly - not to mention the occasional week off.).