This is a Public Service Announcement: If 2012 decides to come early and this Sunday (which is Halloween, in case you FORGOT) the world gets taken over by flesh-eating zombies, there is one thing you should do to make sure that you leave this world on a high note: Watch last night's Community episode, "Epidemiology," in case you haven't already.
Seriously, Dan Harmon and his study group are killing it this season. (Inspired critical analysis
, I know, but there's really no better way to phrase it.)
So titled after the study of patterns in health and illness in populations (a.k.a. ZOMBIE EPIDEMICS), last night's Halloween episode was a mini-masterpiece of undead madness. Set to an ABBA soundtrack. With Troy (Donald Glover) shirtless almost the entire time, ladies
. (And fellas
of certain persuasions and/or confident in their sexualities.)
Last season, I deemed "Modern Warfare" their best movie cliche episode ever
. I clearly spoke too soon.
Anyway, watch "Epidemiology" (below).
It's just so THE BEST. I've listed my favorite quotes here, for discussion and posterity.
Best Quotes from Community 2.6, "Epidemiology" (besides the entire episode as a whole):
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The Dean: "And something called Human Centi-"
Chang: "Peggy Fleming. You're racist! Just been proven racist by the racist prover."
Brita: "Yeah, I wonder who's holding ... the key to your riddle.
" (Drug joke! NBC primetime! WHAT UP!)
Troy: "I'm a sexy dracula."
Abed: "You mean a vampire?"
Troy: "I don't need to know which
dracula I am to be a dracula. Nerd."
Shirley: "Leonard, you better back that pumpkin ass up, or I will make a pie."
Troy: "You punched a lady bee!"
The Dean: "Add Eat Pray Love
soundtrack to workout mix."
Jeff: "That jacket is worth more than the island you were grown on, Chiquita MD."
Chang: "And the winner for best adapted Oscar burn, Jeff Winger for Oh Snap: The Man Who Went There.
Brita: "Special? You're not special! I'm special. I was bit ten minutes ago and I'm..."
Jeff: "What is up with that cat?" Troy: "Is someone throwing it?"
Abed: "Troy, make me proud. Be the first black man to make it to the end."
Troy: "Prepare to meet the power of imagination! ... OK, I don't know why I thought this would work. God, I hate this! Stop using your mouth!"
Troy: "Jeff, still cool as a zombie!"
George Takei: "If your name is Kevin, here's a little freebie for your cellphone. Hi, Kevin can't come to the phone. He's on a spaceship with me, George Takei. Please leave a message. You're welcome, Kevins." (Why oh why
didn't my parents name me Kevin?)And, last but not even close to least:Full episode:(Image courtesy of NBC)