From the quiet introspection of last week right into this grand lunatic vision, Community has regained access to many of its firing cylinders as we approach the final third of season 5.
Infinite MeowMeowBeenz to Mitch Hurwitz, completing the showrunner exchange program with Arrested Development. I was kind of disappointed that Tim Heidecker was underserved like a lot of the cameos from two episodes ago, but if there was only room for one of all those guest stars to truly spread their wings and soar, thank god it was allotted to Mitch for this supernova star performance.
Not to be overshadowed was Jeff's stand-up routine. Virtuoso chameleonship by J. McHale; died @ the bleeped out "sh*t."
Originally posted by thecubsfanI had trouble comprehending a system where you could rate each other on a numeric scale and the power of your rating was affected by your own rating.
I had trouble comprehending a rating system where someone starting out in the rating system was a 1 and had to build up to a 5. If it's a rating system as explained in the intro -- where a five and a two gave an average of 3.5 -- then someone just starting out could be a five. Instead, the plot was about Jeff working his way up from a 1 to a 2 to a 3, then 4 and finally 5. An average-based rating system doesn't work that way.
Originally posted by HokienauticInstead, the plot was about Jeff working his way up from a 1 to a 2 to a 3, then 4 and finally 5. An average-based rating system doesn't work that way.
By the time Jeff decided to enter the system, the class structure had gamed the system so that everyone was voting together, so there were no averages. The 5's assigned you a value, and then everyone else voted along (to appease the 5's), and so while the rating would probably go up incrementally, it happened so quickly that it became a step-jump.
How sad. I know what I'm saying here is pretty obvious stuff, but without him, there probably would have never been a Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne, etc. Or at least they may have never had the same level of success.