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cat doter
Jul 27, 2006



gonna need more cheese...australia has a lot of crackers

Illinois Smith posted:

The One Where Jeff Plays Pool In His Underwear

I'd have to rewatch it, it's easy to trick netflix into thinking I'm in canada so I'm doing that now!

As much as they're hyped up Contemporary American Poultry and Modern Warfare are really, really great episodes. I know the latter started the retarded 'MORE PAINTBALL EPISODES' craze but in a vacuum it's pretty loving fantastic.

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LividLiquid
Apr 13, 2002


Illinois Smith posted:

The One Where Jeff Plays Pool In His Underwear
He was naked, dude.

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


big mean giraffe posted:

But Community isn't on streaming Netflix?

Its on Canadian Netflix. Get a VPN and watch that poo poo in HD (Netflix doesn't care).

BrooklynBruiser
Aug 20, 2006


computer parts posted:

People are going to be massively disappointed and the only question is whether it's 3>5>4 or 5>3>4.

Season 3 is the best season, though?

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!
🥷🐢😬




Irish Joe posted:

Its on Canadian Netflix. Get a VPN and watch that poo poo in HD (Netflix doesn't care).

VPNs are a pain for doing that, use a DNS replacement service like Unblock US (you just go on their website and change your Netflix region there). No tunnelling traffic through 3rd party servers then.

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


Anyone claiming to not like/miss Pierce is a filthy liar.




EL BROMANCE posted:

VPNs are a pain for doing that, use a DNS replacement service like Unblock US (you just go on their website and change your Netflix region there). No tunnelling traffic through 3rd party servers then.

Guess that's what I'm using. I just don't understand internet technobabble. :shrug:

The Dark One
Aug 19, 2005

I'm your friend and I'm not going to just stand by and let you do this!


cat doter posted:

As much as they're hyped up Contemporary American Poultry and Modern Warfare are really, really great episodes. I know the latter started the retarded 'MORE PAINTBALL EPISODES' craze but in a vacuum it's pretty loving fantastic.

Maybe I just haven't watched enough gangster movies, but Poultry felt a bit flat for me. Sure, I laughed while watching it, but it didn't stand out compared to anything else in the season.

PriorMarcus
Oct 16, 2008

ASK ME ABOUT BEING ALLERGIC TO POSITIVITY


Irish Joe posted:

Anyone claiming to not like/miss Pierce is a filthy liar.

Season One Pierce was awesome, after that though it was all downhill. Season Two could've been good for him if they had either made him a full villain and got rid of him or redeemed him and returned him to the Season One character but leaving him as a sort of half antagonist was rubbish.

cat doter
Jul 27, 2006



gonna need more cheese...australia has a lot of crackers

The Dark One posted:

Maybe I just haven't watched enough gangster movies, but Poultry felt a bit flat for me. Sure, I laughed while watching it, but it didn't stand out compared to anything else in the season.

It's great for the same reason Modern Warfare is great with the deft action movie references. It's a pretty pitch perfect amalgamation of gangster movies.

Mameluke
Aug 2, 2013
some dirty-sneaker-inbred-out of the woods-Pabst beer pussy methhead-junkie running all around town telling EVERYONE EVERYTHING ABOUT ELON MUSK


EL BROMANCE posted:

Re: the OP, do they really need to do anything with Pierce's character? I thought his last scene in s4 was his graduation, so if he never shows up again it's not really an issue, surely?

The rumour is that Walton Goggins' character is a private investigator who meets the study group while inquiring into Pierce's death.

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass





I have high hopes for season 5. I think it bodes well that the cast seem to be excited about this season too.

Also if we're going to talk about S1 great episodes, then it's:

1) Contemporary American Poultry
2)Pys Ed
3) Modern Warfare

Although anyone reading who hasn't seen season one should realize that this is just an argument about which episodes are the best in a season filled with great episodes.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

I was wary about season 5 originally - especially with the ridiculous amount of guest stars - but I've found almost everything in the trailers funny so I'm actually beginning to get quite pumped.

Also, this thread will always suck because there are always going to be a few people who can't handle that other people have different opinions or who are incapable of figuring out that if somebody posts their opinion they're not automatically claiming it's fact. Even the fuckin' OP is like "well this is the CORRECT opinion about this and then this is some other thing some idiots might think but yeah anyway whatever"

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

I wasn't saying one opinion was correct or not, I was trying to say "this is my opinion, and you should know most people don't share it." Your post is an example of the same kind of stupid reactionary poo poo that you just said ruins this thread.

Arist fucked around with this message at 20:32 on Dec 24, 2013

VagueRant
May 24, 2012


Re: season 1 - I don't know if it's the best but I think the debate episode (subplot is Abed's show predicting the group. Shirley is going to die by werewolf!) is the first GREAT episode that shows how good the show can be.

Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?





As far as I can remember, I always wanted to be in a mob movie. :allears:

Sefer
Sep 2, 2006
Not supposed to be here today

MrAristocrates posted:

I'm taking a firm stance on Physical Education being the best episode of Season 1. Fight me.

Sup! Sup!
 /
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Capn Beeb
Jun 29, 2003

Bring back propagande par le fait? No no, I said I'd love a pomegranate parfait, thank you!



Jim Silly-Balls posted:

1) Contemporary American Poultry

gently caress that episode, it always makes me so hungry :(

Also yeah early Pierce being a dumb but fairly harmless goofball was fun, too bad he had to devolve into Racist Grandpa.

Sefer posted:

Sup! Sup!
 /
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God drat, that Forest Whitaker eye.

Ride The Gravitron
May 2, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Yeah I really don't blame Chevy Chase for getting pissed off with the way they were handling his character. He was 100% right that it would eventually just lead to him having a whole episode yelling out the N word.

fez_machine
Nov 27, 2004



Volume posted:

Yeah I really don't blame Chevy Chase for getting pissed off with the way they were handling his character. He was 100% right that it would eventually just lead to him having a whole episode yelling out the N word.

I think the worst thing for Pierce was that he started off as a strong Dan Harmon analogue, he literally draws a story circle in the second episode, but then all that attention shifted to Abed, leaving him without much of a character. So rather than being the Dan Harmon type who has crazy ideas, alienates people through insensitive comments, and then redeems himself through a brutal honesty and passion, he became racist and old, literally the only character traits the writers seemed to draw on when required to make a joke. I remember viewing the first episode of season 2, and seeing how they introduced Pierce again and thinking to myself "oh, pierce is just old jokes now".

Mameluke
Aug 2, 2013
some dirty-sneaker-inbred-out of the woods-Pabst beer pussy methhead-junkie running all around town telling EVERYONE EVERYTHING ABOUT ELON MUSK


My greatest Pierce disappointment is that him and Britta never got a storyline. Every other character combination's been mined, but no Pierce and Britta Go To White Castle? :2bong:

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax



Tell me about the Beatles, Pierce.


Mameluke posted:

My greatest Pierce disappointment is that him and Britta never got a storyline. Every other character combination's been mined, but no Pierce and Britta Go To White Castle? :2bong:

Pierce hypnotized Britta early in the first season.

Of course that was lovely Britta, but still..

Irish Joe fucked around with this message at 02:05 on Dec 26, 2013

CAPT. Rainbowbeard
Apr 5, 2012

My incredible goodposting transcends time and space but still it cannot transform the xbone into a good console.


Lipstick Apathy

Irish Joe posted:

Its on Canadian Netflix. Get a VPN and watch that poo poo in HD (Netflix doesn't care).

Community is available on Hulu Plus.

Just throwing that out there.

VagueRant
May 24, 2012


fez_machine posted:

I think the worst thing for Pierce was that he started off as a strong Dan Harmon analogue, he literally draws a story circle in the second episode, but then all that attention shifted to Abed, leaving him without much of a character. So rather than being the Dan Harmon type who has crazy ideas, alienates people through insensitive comments, and then redeems himself through a brutal honesty and passion, he became racist and old, literally the only character traits the writers seemed to draw on when required to make a joke. I remember viewing the first episode of season 2, and seeing how they introduced Pierce again and thinking to myself "oh, pierce is just old jokes now".
I think this was largely due to Chase himself though. I mean pretty much everyone said the character was literally just the actor at certain points.

I would really like it if he came back for one scene just to give us a bit of closure. Killing him off off-screen is a little...Much. At the end of the day, even when underwritten and even with all the problems Chevy Chase brought - he was part of the show we all loved. Season 2 needed that villain.

UltraShame
Nov 6, 2006

Vocabulum.

Beginner Pottery (season 1, I believe) is the best Chevy-heavy episode.

Not only is the Jeff/Pierce story great, it has black people! :haw:

Victor Vermis
Dec 21, 2004


WOKE UP IN THE DESERT AGAIN


VagueRant posted:

I think this was largely due to Chase himself though. I mean pretty much everyone said the character was literally just the actor at certain points.

I think they might've been referring to the fact that Chase is old and grumpy and sometimes confused and not particularly patient and basically an aloof dude because he's Chevy Chase.

"Pierce just assumed that Troy and Shirley are related" is funnier than "Pierce has Mexican stereotype finger puppets", or "Pierce just innocently tried to entertain a black family with a song and dance while wearing black-face". The first one falls within the realm of reality for an obtuse old white guy who grew up in a racist family, the latter are just examples of lazy writing. Adam Sandler-esque LOL FARTS level of laziness.

I really wish they could've gotten Chase back for this upcoming season (no idea if this happens or not- avoiding casting stuff), even if just for an episode or two. Having him on full-time again wouldn't really be necessary as Pierce hasn't been crucial to the study group's dynamic after the amazing arc in season two ended with his redemption.

Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?





Posting this beauty (not mine) from the Movie Posters thread:


Original here

CaptainHollywood
Feb 29, 2008


I am an awesome guy and I love to make out during shitty Hollywood horror movies. I am a trendwhore!


Mameluke posted:

The rumour is that Walton Goggins' character is a private investigator who meets the study group while inquiring into Pierce's death.

Yeah it's my understanding that The episode takes place in the study room and he gives everyone a polygraph- hence the title "Co-operative Polygraphy" which is a riff on the "pen episode" - "Co-operative Calligraphy".

Calico Heart
Mar 22, 2012

"wich the worst part was what troll face did to sonic's corpse after words wich was rape it. at that point i looked away"





CaptainHollywood posted:

Yeah it's my understanding that The episode takes place in the study room and he gives everyone a polygraph- hence the title "Co-operative Polygraphy" which is a riff on the "pen episode" - "Co-operative Calligraphy".

Re: Chevy Chase. If the rumours are true and his story involves his death, I really hope towards the end of the season he makes a really brief cameo or something to annul this. Seriously, even if it's just his voice and he phones Jeff to ask him how things are since he moved to Hawaii. "Pierce, you didn't tell us you were moving!" "Oh, I didn't? Well... I have!"

Mameluke
Aug 2, 2013
some dirty-sneaker-inbred-out of the woods-Pabst beer pussy methhead-junkie running all around town telling EVERYONE EVERYTHING ABOUT ELON MUSK


Calico Heart posted:

Re: Chevy Chase. If the rumours are true and his story involves his death, I really hope towards the end of the season he makes a really brief cameo or something to annul this. Seriously, even if it's just his voice and he phones Jeff to ask him how things are since he moved to Hawaii. "Pierce, you didn't tell us you were moving!" "Oh, I didn't? Well... I have!"

Why would that happen? Dan Harmon hates Chevy. I don't expect we'll see anything more of him than still photos or old footage. Not to mention that gag's already been pulled with Starburns.

LividLiquid
Apr 13, 2002


Harmon doesn't hate Chevy.

Insanity Prawn
Jul 17, 2007
Hooray for moon jesus!

Yeah, he's said on the podcast a lot that, Chevy is basically a future version of him and that they actually get along, in their own way.

Fellwenner
Oct 21, 2005
Don't make me kill you.



I just started watching this show earlier this week and can't believe I've missed it for so long. Funniest moment (not necessarily episode) is Pierce trying to get an ice cream cone and screwing up.

I just finished season 3 and from what I've read of this thread season 4 is disappointing?

CaptainHollywood
Feb 29, 2008


I am an awesome guy and I love to make out during shitty Hollywood horror movies. I am a trendwhore!


Fellwenner posted:

I just finished season 3 and from what I've read of this thread season 4 is disappointing?

CONTEXT: If you did not know- the creator/showrunner (Dan Harmon) was fired after Season 3.

There's approximately 3 or 4 episodes on par with the more average episodes of seasons 1-3 and the rest comes off as fan fiction. It just tries a little too hard. It's more sad than anything.

Thankfully the finale is no longer the series finale-- and in an UNPRECEDENTED MOVE Dan Harmon was rehired and back for season 5.

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


Fellwenner posted:

I just finished season 3 and from what I've read of this thread season 4 is disappointing?

In season 4 they make paintball cool again.

ashpanash
Apr 9, 2008

I can see when you are lying.



Irish Joe posted:

In season 4 they make paintball cool again.

ASTERISK

VagueRant
May 24, 2012


Can I just remind everyone how great the season 2 Christmas special was? I know it's divisive, but you can't tell me that final song isn't the ultimate beautiful description of modern Christmas. (Down to the self-destructing pterodactyl)

And season 3 gave us Christmas infiltration, which was also amazing. Hell, season 1's Christmas ep gave us the aforementioned Forrest Whittaker eye. And a Christmas melee to a Florence and the Machine song.

I'd really like it if the thread title could just celebrate the fact the dude who gave us all that is coming back and that we're all hopeful (and bracing for disappointment!). After all, t'is still the season where the longest, coldest, darkest nights can be the warmest and brightest. :unsmith:

BrooklynBruiser
Aug 20, 2006


Honestly I've never been a huge fan of Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas. Regional Holiday Music is drastically better in basically every way.

ETB
Nov 8, 2009

Yeah, I'm that guy.


For the past three years, I have a tradition of watching all of the Community Christmas specials back-to-back. This year, I had the dilemma of whether to include season 4's Introduction of Knots. In the spirit of the holidays, I decided to include it.

Needless to say, the contrast between seasons 1-3 and 4 are stark.

Chairman Mao
Apr 24, 2004

The Chinese Communist Party is the core of leadership of the whole Chinese people. Without this core, the cause of socialism cannot be victorious.

CaptainHollywood posted:

CONTEXT: If you did not know- the creator/showrunner (Dan Harmon) was fired after Season 3.

There's approximately 3 or 4 episodes on par with the more average episodes of seasons 1-3 and the rest comes off as fan fiction. It just tries a little too hard. It's more sad than anything.

There's the freaky friday episode, there's the finale and...

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Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


Chairman Mao posted:

There's the freaky friday episode, there's the finale and...

Freaky friday, the middle part of the Christmas episode and.. the not-Jack Black episode, which is pretty inoffensive as far as season 4 episodes go*.

*The Magnitude subplot was dreadful, though.

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