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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


On the Screen (02)

On the Screen covers everything on both the big and small screens.  I will feature anything from a trailer to a synopsis of a movie/episode, or a simple gushing over a hot character/actor.  Pretty much whatever I damn well feel like that has to do with television or movies.

This week I'm talking about the NBC show Community.

"The student body at Greendale Community College is made up of high-school losers, newly divorced housewives, and old people who want to keep their minds active. The ensemble cast centers on Jeff, Britta, Troy, Abed, Pierce, Annie, and Shirley, members of a Spanish-class study group:  Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), a suspended lawyer who was forced back into school after his college degree is deemed invalid by the state bar association because his degree is from Colombia, not Columbia University, Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi), a film student; Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown), a recently divorced mother attending college for the first time; former high school quarterback Troy Barnes (Donald Glover); and straight-laced nerd Annie Edison (Alison Brie), who has had an unrequited crush on Troy since high school, Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs), a student trying to get her life back on track, and Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase), an elderly, bigoted moist-towelette tycoon who has been married seven times. Also recurring are unbalanced former Spanish instructor Señor Ben Chang (Ken Jeong), psychology professor Ian Duncan (John Oliver), whom Jeff once represented for a DUI, and the overwhelmed Dean Pelton (Jim Rash), who desperately wants his school to be more like a real university and goes to strenuous and excessive lengths to seem politically correct."

It is amazing.  Heartwarming.  Ridiculous.  Pee in your pants hilarious!  Seriously, I have never laughed as much at a TV show as I do in the 30-minutes watching Community.  The series starts out focusing mostly on McHale's character Jeff, but as it has progressed it has become a solid ensemble giving focus to each character both individually and within the group.  A really awesome thing about Community is the writing.  It is quick and funny, throwing jokes left and right.  Much of the plot is made up of meta-humor and pop culture references.  Also, they often parody film and TV clichés.  You might be skeptical and think that would get old, but it really really doesn't.

While I love all the characters, even the periphery ones, my favorites are Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi).  The chemistry these two have is great.  good comedic timing and they are seriously BFF for life!  Below is evidence to their awesome.

In addition, there are tons of hidden awesome things throughout the episodes.  Sometimes they're funny sub-plots, like the one in season 2, episode 3: "The Psychology of Letting Go", where Abed helps deliver a baby, to a re-worked poster of Amy Poehler as a candystriper in season 2, episode 16: "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking".  The soundtrack is also amazing, each music entranced used to enhance, not distract from the episode.  I especially like the theme song.

Okay so I've talked enough, and now I' going to allow Community to speak for itself.  I'm going to leave you guys with some more funny footage and screencaps from the series to try and entice you to tune in.  Don't worry that you haven't started from the very beginning, you'll catch on quick!

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