Articles for Community Season 2

The biggest gamble of the TV season has paid off. CBS decided to move its hit comedy The Big Bang Theory to Thursday to start a new night of comedy and try to steal the thunder from NBC‘s long-standing Must-See TV lineup.Mission accomplished.  Read more »
If there is one thing that NBC does right, it is Thursday night comedies. The peacock network has long championed some of TV‘s best sitcoms. The jury is still out on whether or not their new effort Outsourced will be the next buzzy show like Community, or an unfortunate misfire like Kath & Kim. Either way NBC still has a solid lineup of comedies that has kept me tuning in all these years.Here are some clips, interviews and deleted scenes from last night‘s best three comedies: The Office, 30 Rock and Community. Read more »
There are many reasons to look forward to Community every week. The clever writing, meta references, and fantastic ensemble cast, will always leave you craving for more. But if there is one thing that separates Community from other like sitcoms, it is the show‘s brilliant use of pop culture homages. Sure 30 Rock does it every now and then, and Glee is heading in that direction, but after only 26 episodes, Community has it down to a science. So far we have seen the show pay respect to: action movies, buddy cop comedies, super hero movies, John Hughes movies, frat movies, disaster movies, and (my favorite) mobster movies. This November Community is staging another all-out homage. For sweeps season, the show is planning an episode that spoofs the high school movie modern classic, Mean Girls. To make the episode even sweeter, Community has tapped Hillary Duff to play the leader of the plastics. Details are still slim but I‘m sure we can expect a showdown between the Duffster and the study group girls.            Read more »
Last night was a fantastic night for NBC‘s "Big 3" comedies: The Office, 30 Rock and Community. All 3 episodes showcased their unique brand of humor so well that it‘s hard for me to choose a favorite. I realize that I‘m leaving Outsourced out of the mix, but in all honesty, I wasn‘t in the mood to watch it last night. I didn‘t want to come down from my comedy high. If there was a central theme for last night‘s block, it would have to be character backstory.  We learned why Michael Scott wanted to be a manager, met someone from Jeff Winger‘s origins, and saw Tracy Jordan channel his inner Slumdog Millionaire, by recalling otherwise random events from his past in order to make it to the hospital on time.  Read more »
Holiday themed episodes are one of TV‘s oldest and best traditions. And if you‘re a fan of TV (that‘s why you‘re here of course) then you know that Halloween themed episodes are a great way to get in the spirit of season and gear up for the big night. So lock the doors, get out the candy, and prepare to be spooked because it‘s that time of year again where our favorite TV shows treat (or trick) us with Halloween themed episodes. With All Hallows‘ Eve right around the corner we‘ve rounded up a motley list of TV shows that will be airing haunting episodes and channels that will be celebrating all month long. Take a look at the list of upcoming Halloween episodes and see if your favorite show has anything creepy planned. Read more »
This week‘s NBC Thursday "Big Three" had a strong output. Of the three biggies, The Office really came out on top, but 30 Rock was a pretty close second and Community didn‘t disappoint either. I still haven‘t got the nerve to watch the last two Outsourced episodes on my DVR because the other shows have been so good, I don‘t want to come down from my comedy high. Earlier today I wrote about The Office‘s return to form. I really feel like this week‘s episode, "Andy‘s Play," is a series highlight and a sign of how the show may be able to progress beyond Michael. I also wrote about 30 Rock and how their constant badgering of NBC is really quite impressive. But enough about The Office and 30 Rock, let‘s highlight Community. Read more »
As I mentioned in my recap, last week‘s episode of Community was not my favorite. It wasn‘t bad by any stretch, and I would still put it up against any week‘s Two and a Half Men, it just left me wanting more. Well boy was I wrong, there was more to this episode, I was just too busy following the main story to notice.Let me explain. During last week‘s episode of Community, "The Psychology of Letting Go," I was pretty sure Abed was up to something, I just didn‘t know what. In fact there was a moment towards the end where I was pretty sure I saw him delivering a baby a baby in the bed of a truck. I mentioned that in my recap but I really just thought my mind was playing tricks on me. Read more »
After last week‘s sneaky good episode of Community, I was really looking forward to keeping my eyes glued to the screen. Last week the show pulled a fast one on us and had Abed involved in a subliminal storyline that I all but missed completely. (Check out the video of Abed‘s bizarre subliminal storyline.) So this week the episode was basically a giant product placement for KFC. However, when you consider the low ratings the show has been getting, I‘ll take Community any way I can get it. "Basic Rocket Science" existed solely to pay homage to space exploration films like Apollo 13, The Right Stuff, and Space Camp. Nothing about the plot of the episode had anything to do with the long form narrative but that doesn‘t really matter when you‘re dealing with Community. As usual with our little show that could, the plot was secondary to all the pop cultural references and meta humor. "Basic Rocket Science" was as epic an episode as last season‘s "Modern Warfare" which really cemented Community as the go-to show for pop cultural reenactments. Read more »
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.  Read more »
ZING.Can you say "zing" about a joke that a future episode of a TV show makes at your expense? (Well, your name‘s expense?) I hope so, because ZING. Community, you got me good.Coming up next week on Community‘s pop culture homage agenda is their Mean Girls spoof, "Aerodynamics of Gender," guest-starring Hilary Duff. And by now, I bet you can guess what her character‘s name is. Watch the sneak peek of her introduction: Read more »
Did anyone else notice the common threads holding all the amazing comedy episodes together last night? There were girls‘ name insults on both Community and 30 Rock, and Mean Girls references on both Community and The Office. (Hey, Tina Fey made that movie. The NBC comedy circle is complete! Sorry, Outsourced.)OK, maybe there were only two specific common threads, but while we‘re on the topic: The more 30 Rock and It‘s Always Sunny in Philadelphia that I watch on the same night, the more I think that Tracy Jordan would fit in with the gang, and that he and Charlie Day are soul mates. Tracy would totally provide a photo of Bruce Jenner as his resume. He probably already plays Nightcrawlers, but just doesn‘t know what it‘s called. And if Charlie had the money to facilitate it, he‘s almost certainly get a submarine DUI.This is a new weekly segment I plan to write every Friday with my favorite/the best (synonyms, duh) quotes and moments, storylines and what-not from last night‘s 30 Rock, The Office, Community and It‘s Always Sunny from Philadelphia. (And Parks and Recreation, when it wakes up and moves back into my heart.) It‘s also a place for you to say your own thoughts on these shows, because I know you have them, and I bet they are different from my thoughts, and I bet that they are interesting both for that fact and in their own right! Plus: There are other shows on Thursday night. Do you like The League? Outsourced? How about, umm ... other shows? Feel free to talk about those, too. Aren‘t Thursday nights the greatest?  Read more »
Among the many glorious things about Community this season is the emergence of Dean Pelton, played by Groundlings veteran and frequent accidental Moby impersonator Jim Rash, as one of the comedy‘s funniest and most bizarre characters. As his spot-on Lady Gaga Halloween costume (and all ABBA soundtrack) showed us, this is one weirdo whose layers we‘ve just begun to peel.He may not always get main billing on the series, though his quotes are often among the best, but now the Dean has his own place to shine: On Community‘s new series of webisodes, "Office Hours," which focus on Dean Pelton‘s day to day dealings with the strange and troubled students at Greendale. Rash spoke with the media yesterday afternoon about his role as the Dean and the new webisodes, the first three of which you can see right here. Watch them (#2, "Hair Piece," is my personal favorite) and then check out what Rash had to say about the new, Pelton-centric project:  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
It‘s the second installment of Thursday Night Comedy Club! I hope that today you‘ll join me in sharing your favorites from last night‘s comedies, because so far I‘m the only member of this club, and that is a sad and painful sensation I haven‘t felt since I tried to start the Grammar Club in high school. (Kids just don‘t get fired up about misplaced modifiers like they used to.)Anyway: Wow! Last night‘s episodes, from 30 Rock‘s sexy butts (I‘m talking about Liz Lemon‘s and John Slattery‘s, obviously) to Community‘s laugh-a-second bottle episode to It‘s Always Sunny‘s homemade Lethal Weapon sequel, was, to borrow a phrase from another classic comedy, solid as a rock. And while The Office wasn‘t exactly keeping pace with the others on the laugh ratio, it certainly contained another touching redemption moment for Michael and some heartbreaking development for characters we‘ve grown to know and love despite themselves, like Andy and Angela. Good work all around. And what about The League? Outsourced? Big Bang Theory? I didn‘t watch any of those, but maybe you did, and maybe you have something to say about them! But real quick: My favorite quotes from the shows I did watch. TGIF. LOL.  Read more »
NBC announced its mid-season schedule today, and I‘m confused. It feels like the network is playing a game of program Boggle, putting all its shows into the cube, shaking it up, and letting random chance decide where shows end up.  Read more »
Ah, Thanksgiving. The time of year when we gather together to stuff ourselves -- and a turkey -- silly and slip into tryptophan-induced comas with our pants unbuttoned. Oh yeah, and give thanks! Well, having gorged on television all year long, we here at BuddyTV would like to express our gratitude for the things we‘re most thankful for this year on TV.So heat up some cider, pause the DVR and dig into what our writers are thanking their lucky TV stars for:  Read more »
Here we are again, comedy pals! Last night was another solid one when it came to yuckin‘ it up, even doubly so for me, because instead of staying in and watching these shows when they aired, I went to an actual comedy club and saw the very funny comedian Kyle Kinane do live comedy. It is his job, and he is way too good at it. (He has a Comedy Central Presents coming out soon. Watch it. You will like it.) And then, when I got home, I had all these hilarious recorded TV shows waiting for me. Sometimes life is just a chuckle-fest, you know?Speaking of people who are too good at their jobs of making us laugh: Community, 30 Rock and It‘s Always Sunny in Philadelphia have been on some real hot streaks lately, haven‘t they? After last night‘s "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design," I came to the conclusion that Community is revolutionizing how much funny you can stuff into 22 minutes. And 30 Rock is at the top of the field when it comes to pretty much telling the same story over and over ("Liz Lemon can‘t be cool!") but making it feel new and great each time. Any Sunny episode all about Charlie is great, and last night‘s "Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats" was no exception.Full disclosure, I haven‘t watched The Office‘s "" yet, but maybe you did, so you be the blog: What did you think of it?Here are the highlights of those other shows I just mentioned, plus quotes and videos: Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.December is a time to look back at the year that was in television, and now it‘s time for comedy. Modern Family won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy, 30 Rock went live and Louie C.K. made me laugh a whole lot over the summer.  Read more »
Tomorrow night, the Thursday Night Comedy Club will magically transform into the Thursday Night Christmas Comedy Club, with three extra-special holiday-themed episodes airing on NBC.So bust out your ‘nog, throw a log in the fire and kiss your DVR under the mistletoe. (What? I don‘t know.) Here are five great reasons to watch NBC between 8 and 10pm tomorrow: Read more »
We‘re counting down the days until Christmas, and it just takes too long to send a handwritten note these days. We thought we‘d streamline the process for Santa a bit and put all our e-mails to Santa here so he can access them on the go with his iPhone. If he doesn‘t have an iPhone by now, the elves aren‘t doing their job. So here are BuddyTV‘s Christmas wishes for television.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.   I watch more TV than anyone I know, between 60 and 70 hours each week, every week. Doing the math, that amounts to roughly 3,500 hours, or nearly 40 percent of my life, spent watching TV in 2010.  Read more »
This week marked Larry King‘s last week on Larry King Live (but watch out for his next career in standup comedy!), and this week is also a barren wasteland when it comes to new TV.Luckily, there‘s a fun way to pass the time, honor Larry King‘s passing (...out of the cable world) and say hi to some of your favorite TV stars: "The Larry King Game"! A little context: Kevin Pollak (host of Million Dollar Money Drop) is also the host of "The Kevin Pollak Chat Show," and he has a tradition with his celebrity guests called "The Larry King Game," in which they do an impression of Larry King. That usually means at least three things: Leaning over and doing the husky Larry King voice, making up a gross or weird anecdote (usually about being really old), and then "taking a call" from a weird-sounding town. It‘s really funny. It‘s also an ART. And so many of our favorite TV stars have done it! Check out some of my favorites, and let them bring out the King in you:  Read more »
Community returns next week on NBC with a couple of big things for Shirley. One, her ex-husband returns. Two -- definitely perfect timing, I must say -- she has big news to tell the study group. If you‘ve followed the show this season, you might have an inkling how this ends up. Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Andre, Shirley‘s ex-husband) had a conference call with members of the press early this week -- including BuddyTV‘s Carey Proctor -- discussing what‘s behind their reunion and how working on Community has been working out for them. Read more »
The shows being featured at this year‘s Paley Festival have been announced, and they read like a list of my favorite obsessions. Every year the festival holds a series of panels to discuss television. This year‘s will run March 4-17.  Read more »
Did you make it through NBC‘s first marathon Thursday Night Comedy Block last night? I won‘t lie to you, Internet: Three hours is a long time to do anything, even laugh. I don‘t blame you if you skipped out on a few minutes to eat or sleep, especially if you did it during Outsourced. But why am I talking about Outsourced? That‘s breaking my New Year‘s Resolution to pretend Outsourced doesn‘t exist. (It‘s my life and it‘s precious and that‘s how I want to live it!)But back to shows that ought to be celebrated for existing: Here are my quick thoughts and favorite clips from Parks and Rec, The Office, 30 Rock and Community. What say you, laugh-mongers?  Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
Watch clips and read my favorite parts from the first two hours of NBC‘s Thursday Night comedy block last night, then share your own! I didn‘t watch Perfect Couples again (because I‘m single and it‘s forbidden) or Outsourced (because I do not like that show) but feel free to chat it up about those, too. I watched Archer and Jersey Shore instead. Did you watch Archer? Archer is great.PS: As always, all these full episodes are available to watch on and Hulu. Happy Friday to us! Read more »
We‘ve seen the Greendale study group take on the scifi realm in "Modern Warfare," a zombie apocalypse in "Epidemiology" and even become clay-animated in "Abed‘s Uncontrollable Christmas." But as fantastical as all those stories were, they all took place inside the "real" world of Community. Tomorrow, the group takes on an epic adventure of a different, but still just as epic, variety: They‘re playing Dungeons and Dragons. Led by dungeon master Abed (of course!), the group embarks on a journey into the dark world of D&D, and are joined by "Fat Neil," a loner Jeff decides to take under his wing. But when Pierce discovers he‘s been left out of the fun (again), he forces his way into the game and takes charge,disrupting their delicate plan. Watch a preview for the episode, which is already getting rave reviews by those lucky enough to pre-screen it: Read more »
Ahh, Valentine‘s Day. Whether it makes you want to kiss Cupid for stabbing you or stab Cupid for making no one want to kiss you, there are two solid reasons to be glad the holiday exists, and they both air tomorrow night: Community‘s "Early 21st Century Romanticism" and The Office‘s "PDA." Check out preview clips and some teaser bits for both hilarious holiday-themed episodes below: Read more »
A good celebrity cameo, when used effectively, can be absolutely brilliant. Community proved that fact in "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" by bringing in LeVar Burton as himself to help produce some of the funniest moments the show has ever had.The episode featured Abed shooting a documentary as Pierce, on his fake death bed, use his final bequeathals to torture the group. By far the greatest torture was inviting Troy‘s idol, LeVar Burton, who Troy is so awestruck by that he can‘t even speak in his presence.  Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
Last night on Community, Annie and Jeff squared off in a battle to become Greendale‘s student body president, and things got ugly when Annie showed her "multimedia presentation": Jeff‘s 1997 audition for The Real World: Seattle, which featured him singing a cover of George Michael‘s "Faith," in which he‘d changed the lyrics to "You gotta have Jeff," while sporting a leather jacket and an earring. Haha, yikes! It was embarrassing, and also the best: Read more »
On Thursdays at 8pm, there‘s an epic comedy battle being waged as The Big Bang Theory on CBS competes head-to-head with NBC‘s Community. As far as the ratings are concerned, it‘s no contest. Since CBS moved The Big Bang Theory to Thursday, it has regularly crushed Community, often getting about three times as many viewers. But creatively, it‘s a dead heat.  Read more »
Rejoice, sci-fi fans who love to laugh: This week on Community, Dollhouse star Enver Gjokaj will guest as Lukka, whose got his sexy eyes set on Britta. And today we learned that Sawyer himself, Josh Holloway from Lost, will guest on the upcoming season 2 finale. And we thought it couldn‘t get much better than Levar Burton and Malcolm-Jamal Warner! Community continues to surprise and delight us in just the best ways.Even better news? Holloway will pop up in the show‘s sequel to its amaaaazing "Modern Warfare" paintball episode in season 1. According to EW, he "will emerge as a mysterious figure who shows up on campus" during the paintball war. A paintball sequel was good enough news, but adding the badass Sawyer to the mix? I officially cannot wait.In other Community news, star Donald Glover, who moonlights as a rapper under the name Childish Gambino, released his latest music video for his new track, "Freaks and Geeks." The video is minimalist, showing Glover rapping alone in a well-lit warehouse, but it highlights what should be highlighted: His talent. What can‘t this man do? Watch the video below, if you‘re alright with NSFW language: Read more »
Ahhh, St. Patrick‘s Day. The day we all celebrate Irish heritage by eating corned beef and cabbage, wearing green, kissing gingers and ... getting monumentally, masochistically, merrily, magnificently TRASHED.Maybe because they‘ve got so many good "This one time, when I was wasted..." stories, or maybe because watching drunk people is just so funnyyyyy, TV comedy writers love to get their characters drunk and let them wreak havoc. And we love watching them do it!So warm up for your own epic drinking adventure tonight with these 9 hilarious drunken escapades from recent TV past. Or use them as a warning to regulate your own behavior this evening. Your choice! Read more »
In a move that proves all TV executives are not soulless monsters out to destroy quality television, the chairman of NBC has announced the renewal of three of its Thursday night comedies: Community, Parks and Recreation and The Office. Read more »
There are a few subjects that don‘t lend themselves to comedy, and genocide is definitely one of them. But somehow both Community and 30 Rock managed to turn ethnic cleansing into comedy gold.Ironically, genocide was the only funny thing about both episodes this week, which were uncharacteristically subpar. Community suffered from the utter conventionality of it‘s A-story, B-story formula (plus a complete lack of Annie), while 30 Rock tried, unsuccessfully, something completely different (an entire episode filmed in the style of Tracy Jordan‘s wife‘s reality show, Queen of Jordan).  Read more »
Tomorrow, in their latest pop culture tribute (and a tribute to their resident movie buff, Abed) the Greendale study-groupers will turn his (surprise!) birthday party into a Pulp Fiction bash, complete with Shirley as Samuel L. and Pierce in ... well, watch the preview clip to see what Pierce is decked out in!And the Community magic doesn‘t stop there. Below, check out a brand new Funny or Die short starring Danny Pudi. Read more »
I‘ve become accustomed to network synergy. Usually if a TV show makes references to other shows, they‘ll be on the same network. But NBC‘s Thursday night comedies clearly don‘t believe in that.Instead, they reference shows on rival networks, sometimes shows they‘re in direct competition with, which is kind of like having a Coke commercial where someone enjoys a refreshing Pepsi. This is nothing new to NBC‘s comedies, but last night it was particularly strong.  Read more »
The CW typically gets ignored as a second-rate network, especially when compared to the others. Typically, when looking at the ratings, the shows on the CW are the lowest-rated programs of the night. Well, not today.Last night, a new episode of the CW‘s The Vampire Diaries beat the second episode of NBC‘s new comedy, The Paul Reiser Show. The Vampire Diaries was watched by by 2.65 million while The Paul Reiser Show got a measly 2.5 million.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.The clip show is a classic device for TV shows in their later years. By looking back at all the great moments of seasons past, a show can create a new episode very cheaply by reusing old footage. However, this doesn‘t mean the clip show has to be bad. Sometimes, if surrounded by a strong enough story, the clip show can be very effective.  Read more »
We heard reports about the Office finale guest star rampage a couple weeks ago, but the teaser video after last Thursday‘s "Goodbye Michael Scott" (watch the preview again below!) made the news feel real: Spader, Tate, Romano, Arnett, Gervais and Jim Carrey are all coming to Scranton to "throw their hats in the ring" to replace Michael. Although Mindy Kaling has been tweeting character details that hint not all the roles will be middle-management material. One thing we now know for sure: Ray Romano will be wearing glasses. It looks weirder than I thought it would. With three more episodes to go in season 7, The Office has a lot of ground to cover, starting with getting rid of Deangelo, and this preview shows we‘ll have plenty of laughs along the way. And they‘re not the only ones with exciting guest stars! This Thursday, the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department will visit the fancy-pants Eagleton government to discuss a pressing fencing issue, and they‘ll be met by the legendarily hilarious Parker Posey. Meanwhile, Community‘s upcoming double-episode paintball epic will get some heavy-lifting help from super-hot (per usual) Josh Holloway. Watch the clips now:  Read more »
Over on The Wrap today, John Sellers has posted a fun and surprisingly insightful interview with Community showrunner Dan Harmon (follow him on Twitter already, seriously) and staff writer Adam Countee, who is credited with the original idea for "Magnitude," the one-man party machine who shows up to Jeff‘s apartment for Chang‘s party in the season 2 Valentine‘s Day episode. Since he first showed up, Magnitude has morphed from a throwaway joke into another staple in the cast of hilarious background personalities at Greendale, joining the illustrious ranks of characters like Leonard, Starburns and Vicki. But back then, he wasn‘t named Magnitude (short for "Magnetic Attitude," which Harmon says they picked for its telling nickname-within-a-nickname premise) -- he was named Poochie. And his signature catchphrase, the universally applicable and delightful "Pop! POP!", was different at conception, too: It was "Yo-yo-yo-yo-yo-yo-yo-yo!"Is your brain blown yet?  Read more »
After a big increase last week for FOX viewers, ratings normalized last night for shows like American Idol and Bones. Idol saw a slight drop, while Bones remained steady. We also saw slight drops across the board.Idol‘s results show last night, in which the Halford-like rocker James Durbin was dealt the voter axe, dipped just slightly in viewers over last week, with 23.58 million viewers tuning in. Still a hefty number, and enough to put FOX on top for the evening. The elimination of James is a bit of a shock to some Idol fans. Many envisioned the young rocker making it to the final two. Will his leaving the show affect the viewership? Likely not. Besides, history has shown that winning Idol isn‘t always the most lucrative prize, as the runner-ups often see more success. Read more »
In a year when it seems like the networks are all rushing to get their next-season news out before each other, we probably shouldn‘t be surprised that NBC has chosen to announce its 2011-2012 season on a Sunday morning. The schedule has a few familiar names, a whole bunch of new stuff and a fair amount of shuffling. Read more »
Here‘s your BuddyTV High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight‘s episode of Community, "Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts."High Five Highlights:1. Shirley gives birth during the Anthropology final! The mystery of her baby‘s paternity is finally resolved!2. We learned some fun facts about Chang babies: they are better at getting nutrients and come out faster, they like both sauces (alcohol and duck), they survive despite being born under the worst conditions imaginable and -- perhaps most importantly -- they are all born with tails. The baby is Andre‘s. Sorry, Chang lovers.3. The show finally acknowledged the secret Abed storyline in "The Psychology of Letting Go," where he delivered a baby in the background of the episode. It was a throw-away line, but a great pay-off for those of us who had been paying attention earlier in the season.4. Pierce paid Abed and Troy to teach him their secret handshake. And then, because he is Pierce, he ruined it for them by making it uncool. Thankfully, the boys manage to overcome it and found their magic again. I would hate to see that handshake go away.5. When the Dean suddenly appears in Anthropology class, Professor Duncan fabricates on the spot what sounds like the most epic final ever made. (It even has a performance portion!) The only thing better than hearing Professor Duncan improvise was watching him flee the scene with the excuse that he left this final in his office. Read more »
Have you ever wished that you could jump inside the brain of your favorite TV star or writer so that even when the show wasn‘t on, you could witness their brilliance, insight and hilarity at all times?Well, even if you haven‘t wished it, since that‘s sort of a creepy (but understandable) wish, now you can, thanks to Twitter. Getting inside a star‘s head has never been easier! (Or less messy, if we‘re being literal. Which, for the record, we are not.)Here are our picks for 25 people on and involved with TV (both real and fictional!) that you‘ll want to make sure you follow this summer.  Read more »