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John Orquiola
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.62
Drama 101 to finish off the first season.

For all of Community's strong points, Jeff (and Joel McHale) as a romantic lead isn't one of them.

BUT...

All of the call backs to characters and events from the first half of the season were great.

Vaughn going to Delaware and being written out of the show.

John Michael Higgin's "sieze the day" professor.

So Britta and Professor Duncan HAVE been conducting therapy sessions all year!

The rivalry between Duncan and Senor Chang was great.

Pierce's Greendale song (It took me forever to get "That's Just The Way It Is" out of my head the first time that episode aired).

The Dean's dalmatian fetish was weird. We need to find out more about it. Wait, no, we really, really don't.

I loved Britta telling off Slater, hearing her name called, bragging, "Excuse me, I just won a contest for being hot", and then starting to make an acceptance speech only to find the Dean was just reading the names aloud.

Jeff and Britta. Jeff and Slater. Jeff and Annie. I cast my vote with John Michael Higgins: "Jeff, choose Britta."

Regardless, Troy and the giant cookie and the lesson he learned pwned the love quadrangle.

Troy: "There was an episode of Happy Days when someone actually jumped over a shark, AND IT WAS THE BEST ONE!"

Have a great summer, Greendale!


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.91
Good to know John Oliver still works there!

I loved watching Troy slowly eat the giant cookie throughout the ep...it would have been better if they hadn't called attention to it with him getting sick.

Annie!!! Maybe her and Jeff need to go on a double date with Andy and April to discuss Age Differences.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
The giant cookie and its slow disappearance had me in hysterics throughout the episode. I also loved that it said "Con-trans-ulations" and that the sashes said "Tranny Queen".

Not to be overlooked is that if you go to all five dances, you get a t-shirt that says "All 5 Dances".

It was great to see a lot of the secondary players from throughout the season make cameos in the finale. I was kinda hoping for Anthony Michael Hall (or even Jack Black) to be in the background somewhere.

A weak cliffhanger (oh no, three hot women love me) but no other show consistently has me laughing as loud as this one.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.62
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Pudi-Brie-Community-1018784.aspx

ALISON BRIE and DANNY PUDI freestyle rap "Little Turtle" at the every end. Watch it!



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.53
All the ladies love Jeff.

This was weirdly self-conscious of its finaledom as opposed to awesomely self-conscious like everything else they've ever done but all the fanservice was tremend. at an Arrested Development-like level. If anything I'm left angry that we missed out on so much Professor Duncan.

Britta's therapy!
Shirley's friend Gary!
Greendale song!
And especially sharp was the acknowledgment that Troy and Pierce were originally intended to be the hilarious buds before they found out how much chemistry Troy and Abed had.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.91
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    This was weirdly self-conscious of its finaledom as opposed to awesomely self-conscious like everything else they've ever done but all the fanservice was tremend.


What's more self-conscious of finaledom than Abed recreating the last scene of Cheers? (and...something else I didn't quite catch?)



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The last scene was one of those times where I forgot television is a one way form of communication, because I was yelling at them not to do what was clearly going to happen when that scene started and they refused to listen to me.

The conversation about jumping the shark gives me hope they realize what they're doing and they have a plan. Or at least it'll be weirdly prophetic.

Jeff's probably slightly older than me, and Annie just finished her freshman year. If I was dating a college freshman right now, I think I would be creeping myself out.

Troy was great.



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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    The last scene was one of those times where I forgot television is a one way form of communication, because I was yelling at them not to do what was clearly going to happen when that scene started and they refused to listen to me.
I was celebrating, since during the "Team Britta" and "Team Slater" argument, I was yelling "Team Annie! Team Annie!"



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.96
"What's this?"
"A roll of quarters."
WHOMP!

I'm sure Senor Chang will join the study group next season. I hope it's a slow transition that takes most of the season, and he still treats everyone like he is to cool to be in their group while sitting at the table with them. Kinda like Spike unofficially becoming a Scooby member around Season 5 of Buffy. Take that Abed!!
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.70
I'm not sure if Chang will still be a regular next year, given how much work Ken Jeong is getting in movies. Chang might just pop up from time to time like some of the other Greendale semi-regulars.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.89
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    I'm not sure if Chang will still be a regular next year, given how much work Ken Jeong is getting in movies. Chang might just pop up from time to time like some of the other Greendale semi-regulars.
That's really the best case scenario. A little Jeong goes a long way.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.10
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    That's really the best case scenario. A little Jeong goes a long way.
I'm still waiting for him to come back to Raw and get dumped on his head again. That was sensational.

Love love love Community. Making Chevy Chase be funny in 2010 should qualify one for sainthood. Banana penis.





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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.08
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    Jeff's probably slightly older than me, and Annie just finished her freshman year. If I was dating a college freshman right now, I think I would be creeping myself out.


I seem to recall that Jeff is 35 - I think it was mentioned in an episode, but I don't remember which one - which means he's nearly twice Annie's age. (I *SO* want to give him a high-five right now.)

I think this was one of the weaker episodes of the season - but it was still pretty good. The Britta/Slater feud might interest me more if Slater was around after the break-up - but she just kind of popped up out of nowhere. Not to mention that I was never really sold on her, anyway.

I don't know - I kind of liked the over-all absurdity of "Contemporary American Poultry" and "Modern Warfare" more than the seriousness of Jeff/Britta/Slater.

Lastly, the Dean with his Dalmatian-fetish is made funnier by the fact that the same actor played Andrew, the brothel patron/pervert, on Reno 911.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.37
After Annie's quick comment about trying to dress more like a Professor, wasn't she wearing the same purple shirt at the end that Slater was wearing when she approached Jeff at the beginning?

I enjoyed the subtlety of Jeff ditching the dance and encountering Annie, as I thought they would keep teasing Jeff-Annie. I'm surprised they pulled the trigger.

Brita's sudden love for Jeff felt weird. I know they acted on their sexual tension in Modern Warfare, but it seemed like Brita was fine with that being it.

I like Abed trying to make this feel like a finale, although with the group returning next year, shouldn't he have been looking for the classic season finale cliffhangar? The finale would be when everyone graduates.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.70
Alison Brie is 26 in real life and Joel McHale is 38, so it's a little bit of a reach age-wise but not a massive stretch (especially by Hollywood standards). The fact that Jeff and Annie have the most chemistry of any of the potential couples was probably the determining factor.

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