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Review: Community - Home Economics

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 6th 2009 1:28AM
Danny Pudi(S01E08) Well, that ending was disappointing, wasn't it? Spoiler alert: the gag over the closing credits did not feature Abed and Troy. What were they thinking? Those were some of the funniest moments of the first seven episodes!

It was about time we saw the financial repercussions of Jeff having lost his license to practice law. There's a lifestyle that comes with being a big-shot lawyer, and it's not at all the same lifestyle of your typical college student. That's Abed's life, and we got to see that, as well.

Meanwhile, Annie tries and tries and tries to muster up the courage to talk to Troy about her feelings. The problem is, I think she's expecting him to put two and two together as long as she drops enough hints. But it doesn't look like math is one of Troy's strong suits. Or thinking, for that matter.

It was pretty sad that she was going to such lengths to try and break up his date, but it allowed us a short cameo with Patton Oswalt as the school's doctor. Within five sentences, he was hitting on Annie, so it's nice to see that the dysfunction affects everyone on staff at the school.

It was a little surreal, the whole scenario with Pierce trying to chuck paper wads in Jeff's throat during Spanish class. Chang's excitement about it, and then the way he woke up Jeff just left me feeling uncomfortable. Ken Jeong manages to bring funny and creepy into the same role. And a heaping helping of crazy.

How awesome was Pierce singing 'Britta's a B!' When Vaugh first showed up I was asking, "Why?" But they really made it work by having him be a dumb musician who just insults everyone with his music. Pus, Pierce had me cracking up when he was trapped behind his keyboard.

There weren't any breakout hilarious moments, but every little thing in the episode was satisfying. I got a kick out of seeing Jeff knocked off of his high horse, living in his car and then rooming with Abed. We learned a lot about Abed, with his room filled with '80s movie posters and the television constantly on. Someone needs to do a study of Abed, he's one of the most intriguing characters on TV right now.

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Edward

have to say this is the best show on nbc...get more ppl to watch Community!!!

November 22 2009 at 11:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
izikavazo

For some reason, the part that I laughed the hardest was when Jeff goes over to the vending machine, "Abed, it's open!' I don't know why I laughed so hard at that point.
I also enjoyed Jeff's "I only spent a quarter for the last 4 days" I remember those days.

November 06 2009 at 6:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cgar

I love this show so much and really hope it survives!

I also use to think community colleges didn't have dorm's but as I got older realized that plenty do.

November 06 2009 at 3:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony

Because, yeah, they TOTALLY have dorms at community college.

November 06 2009 at 1:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Allison

I was on the fence about this show, and this episode won me over. It was the Britta song - I was singing it after the show ended! Oh, and we need more Abed! He rocked Batman last week too.

November 06 2009 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nisha

At first I wasn't sure about this show, but it has become one of my favorite new programs. I love, love the cast and these characters, especially Abed. And how funny is Chevy! I love this Community, it's hilarious and has heart. And I admit it, I was waiting for the Troy/Abed interaction at the end too!

November 06 2009 at 2:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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