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1st AD
Dec 3, 2004

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: sometimes passing just isn't an option.


BrooklynBruiser posted:

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

Not really, all the "music" is really bad and the episode is one really badly written Glee joke. 'WHAT'S REGIONALS!?!?!??!?!?"

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thexerox123
Aug 17, 2007



1st AD posted:

Not really, all the "music" is really bad and the episode is one really badly written Glee joke. 'WHAT'S REGIONALS!?!?!??!?!?"

So you're just going to pretend that the whole great bodysnatchers aspect of the episode doesn't exist?

1st AD
Dec 3, 2004

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: sometimes passing just isn't an option.


"great" is not the word I would use to describe it

EvilTobaccoExec
Dec 22, 2003

Criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot, so my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts!

BrooklynBruiser posted:

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

Same. Haven't seen either episode in a long time, but I easily think back and remember all the parts I liked about Regional Holiday Music and most songs/shifts in the episode. Abed's Christmas just isn't all that memorable aside from the gimmick (well, and the clay characters like Teddy pierce or Jeff in the Box). Plus the funniest joke ABC gave us wasn't even in that episode.... it was the clip show's recollection of Jeff's stoic disinterest with everyone pretending to be made of clay.

BrooklynBruiser
Aug 20, 2006


1st AD posted:

Not really, all the "music" is really bad and the episode is one really badly written Glee joke. 'WHAT'S REGIONALS!?!?!??!?!?"

If you don't love Baby Boomer Santa, you're dead inside.

e: And Taran Killam was -excellent-.

BrooklynBruiser fucked around with this message at 19:23 on Dec 27, 2013

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas is warm, funny, and great overall. Easily the best Community Christmas episode.

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EvilTobaccoExec
Dec 22, 2003

Criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot, so my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts!

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Last Chance posted:

Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas is warm, funny, and great overall. Easily the best Community Christmas episode.

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100% agreed. Regional Holiday Music is a very funny episode, but it's honestly third in my Community Christmas episode rankings because the two that preceded it both make me tear up (plus the first season Christmas episode is one of the funniest of that year).

LividLiquid
Apr 13, 2002


It's always funny when people arguing about which piece of art is objectively better and why (and don't get me wrong. I do it.), but it's doubly funny when it's about Christmas specials.

strap on revenge
Apr 8, 2011

that's my thing that i say

Shirley's "Baby what? What the hell??" alone makes Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas amazing.

Ogmius815
Aug 25, 2005
centrism is a hell of a drug



But which Halloween episode is the best? Despite played out zombie plot, it's certainly season 2's in my opinion thanks to ABBA and George Takei.

big mean giraffe
Dec 13, 2003

Eat Shit and Die


Lipstick Apathy

Zombie Jeff smashing the blackberry is one of the funniest bits in the whole show IMO.

ashpanash
Apr 9, 2008

I can see when you are lying.



I think Epidemiology had a better story and was more clever, but Seven Spooky Steps made me laugh out loud more, even though it's probably the weakest of the three. Statistics was one of the first episodes to really show Community's freak flag, which gives it a special place in my heart.

It's a tough choice.

I'll go 2 > 1 > 3 as episodes of TV, and 3 > 2 > 1 as my personal enjoyment of them. But they all have their merits.

Sefer
Sep 2, 2006
Not supposed to be here today

The best Halloween bit in Community is the outtakes from Season 1 where Donald Glover ad-libs questions to ask Batman.

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


The zombie episode is too fantastic for my tastes and the short stories one has a weak premise. Season 1's is my favorite by default, but that being said, I don't think Community has done a great Halloween episode like it has done two and a half great Christmas episodes.

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"





I just can't believe that a Community haunted house episode written by the Ganz ended up so disappointing. Oh well! In case anyone is really, really curious and doesn't care about major spoilers, the episode description for 504 has been released and begins with "after Pierce's untimely passing..."

still, it happened to Starburns

VagueRant
May 24, 2012


Ludwig Gorannson (the show's composer) released a medley of tunes that wasn't on the original soundtrack. (He still has yet to release the tunes from Fistful of Paintballs though!) It is both awesome, uplifting and amazingly nostalgic. (for something that is 4 years old)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzdJFyHM5cc

This show. :allears:

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

In Dan Harmon news, Dan Harmon got engaged to his girlfriend today. Good for him. :unsmith:

Senor Tron
May 25, 2006




VagueRant posted:

Ludwig Gorannson (the show's composer) released a medley of tunes that wasn't on the original soundtrack. (He still has yet to release the tunes from Fistful of Paintballs though!) It is both awesome, uplifting and amazingly nostalgic. (for something that is 4 years old)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzdJFyHM5cc

This show. :allears:

Season 1 music, best music.

Namnesor
Jun 29, 2005

Dante's allowance - $100


VagueRant posted:

Ludwig Gorannson (the show's composer) released a medley of tunes that wasn't on the original soundtrack. (He still has yet to release the tunes from Fistful of Paintballs though!) It is both awesome, uplifting and amazingly nostalgic. (for something that is 4 years old)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzdJFyHM5cc

This show. :allears:

Senor Tron posted:

Season 1 music, best music.

I don't know man, season 3 had Starburns' memorial video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuGeWA-5pVs

crm
Oct 24, 2004



Can you fix these in the OP

3<2<1<4

2<1<3<4

Both of these statements say 4 is the best. Hopefully this isn't what you really mean.

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

crm posted:

Can you fix these in the OP

3<2<1<4

2<1<3<4

Both of these statements say 4 is the best. Hopefully this isn't what you really mean.

Gah! I'll fix that, there's a formatting bug for ampersands and the less than/greater than signs in the Awful app so I had to redo that part every time I made an edit.

E: and now every apostrophe and quotation mark broke :suicide:

e2: fixed by copying my source document and editing in the changes I've made since, though in the process I inadvertently turned the entire OP bold for a short bit. What I'm saying is I'm kinda lovely at this.

Arist fucked around with this message at 02:47 on Dec 29, 2013

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax


MrAristocrates posted:

In Dan Harmon news, Dan Harmon got engaged to his girlfriend today. Good for him. :unsmith:

To Erin?

That poor bastard.

The Dark One
Aug 19, 2005

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


Sounds like Cupid hit him with three arrows.

Capn Beeb
Jun 29, 2003

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



Oh, now it has arrows. That's safe. :jerkbag:

Death By The Blues
Oct 30, 2011


Re-watching some season 4 episodes, and its worse then I remember. This puppet is plain awful.

ultramiraculous
Nov 12, 2003

"No..."


Grimey Drawer

Death By The Blues posted:

Re-watching some season 4 episodes, and its worse then I remember. This puppet is plain awful.

I previously stopped after puppets and just caught up. I didn't even stop intentionally or with any sort of angst. I just stopped caring and now I remember why.

UltraShame
Nov 6, 2006

Vocabulum.

Capn Beeb posted:

Oh, now it has arrows. That's safe. :jerkbag:

paper balls are emitted from off camera

SCheeseman
Apr 23, 2003



So is this show worth watching again or not? As soon as I heard Dan Harmon was no longer involved I kinda just stopped watching since I figured he was the main creative force behind it.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



Death By The Blues posted:

Re-watching some season 4 episodes, and its worse then I remember. This puppet is plain awful.

I tried rewatching season 4 with my girlfriend recently and we couldn't even get through two episodes. It's just that bad.

Argue
Sep 29, 2005

I represent the Philippines

SwissCM posted:

So is this show worth watching again or not? As soon as I heard Dan Harmon was no longer involved I kinda just stopped watching since I figured he was the main creative force behind it.

We only have the critics' word for it for now, but boy, do we have some good news for you :)

Chand0X
Sep 15, 2003


SwissCM posted:

So is this show worth watching again or not? As soon as I heard Dan Harmon was no longer involved I kinda just stopped watching since I figured he was the main creative force behind it.

Judging from those that have seen the first few episodes already, it will be a must to start watching again.

Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

I'm gonna add it to the OP, but everyone who didn't watch Season 4 should at the very least watch episodes 8 and 11 (Herstory of Dance and Basic Human Anatomy), which are actually pretty decent episodes, at the very least.

In the case of Herstory of Dance, it's even more important now because it introduces a really great guest character who's returning this season.

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.

Basic Human Anatomy in particular is a really good one. In the end Season 4 might have been worth it since it meant that Jim Rash had an opportunity to write a script and not have it picked apart and rewritten and retooled by insane control freak perfectionist Dan Harmon.

1st AD
Dec 3, 2004

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: sometimes passing just isn't an option.


I wish Jim Rash could write more episodes because he's real good at that writing thing.

ashpanash
Apr 9, 2008

I can see when you are lying.



Good reviews a'commin.

Irish Joe
Jul 23, 2007

by Lowtax



quote:

Aliens do not invade Greendale. Troy and Abed don't consciously re-enact the plot of the "Bosom Buddies" pilot. The evil study group from the parallel universe does not reappear.

Already better than season 4.

Sakarja
Oct 19, 2003

"Our masters have not heard the people's voice for generations and it is much, much louder than they care to remember."

Capitalism is the problem. Anarchism is the answer. Join an anarchist union today!

Irish Joe posted:

Already better than season 4.

IIRC the same goes for Inspector Spacetime, because IP rights and lawyers. Thanks, capitalism!

1st AD
Dec 3, 2004

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: sometimes passing just isn't an option.


Sakarja posted:

IIRC the same goes for Inspector Spacetime, because IP rights and lawyers. Thanks, capitalism!

lol is this for real? Because if so thank god, Inspector Spacetime is the worst thing ever.

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Arist
Feb 13, 2012

who, me?




Oven Wrangler

I haven't heard anything about that.

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