Dec 8, 2010

NBC's Community: Stop Motion Animation

Thurs. Dec. 9, 2010, 8 pm eastern.

"Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"
It's Abed against Reality.
Watch thursday night and see who wins.

"the delusion you're trying to cure is called Christmas, Duncan." ~ Jeff Winger

This is a special stop motion animation episode in which Abed's fixation on Christmas becomes too intense for the group of misfits at Greendale Community College. (Thanks to NBC and the One2One Network for my special pre-viewing of this awesome episode.) When Abed wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. The rest of the study group has not noticed that they are animated. Jeff and Britta (@GillianJacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed's mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan. Even the snowman thinks Abed is a mental case. The group undergoes hypnosis and disguises Abed's psychotherapy as a group study to find the meaning of Christmas, which takes them through the Cave of Frozen Memories - a "safe place" to delve into their past. The friends take a walk through Carol Canyon and stop on Planet Abed, the most Christmasy Planet in the universe, it's atmosphere is 7% cinnamon.

  • Find out which study partner gets ejected from Planet Abed.
  • See Abed maneuver a train better than Denzel Washington in Unstoppable.
  • Find out which friend surprisingly proves to be most loyal to Abed.

    Don't miss this special show, the highlight of Community's second season.


NBC's Community is a comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (@JoelMcHale), a fast talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked. Winger forms a study group that learns more about themselves than their course work.
I was drawn to Community (@nbccommunity) by Chevy Chase, having grown up under the Chevy Chase Saturday Night Live Administration (Caddy Shack, National Lampoon’s Vacation movies, Fletch, The Three Amigos) and wondering where he’s been in the last few years. He has returned to work after taking some time off to raise his daughters who are now 22, 25, & 27. I was shocked in the first episode of Community when I saw that Chase had aged, yikes, he’s an old geezer. What a shock. But he's still hilarious and one of my favorites. And I suppose, by now, I'm an old geezer, too.

Abed explains claymation and a little about the episode:



"Community" is a Krasnoff Foster Entertainment, Harmonious Claptrap, Russo Brothers, Universal Media Studios production, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Russ Krasnoff ("The Soloist"), Dan Harmon ("The Sarah Silverman Program"), Joe Russo ("Arrested Development"), Anthony Russo ("Arrested Development"), Garrett Donovan ("Scrubs"), Neil Goldman ("Scrubs") and Gary Foster ("The Soloist") serve as executive producers.
Full disclosure: The One2One Network provided a free pre-view download of the show for me for the purposes of this review. In no way does that affect my review. I received no monetary compensation, although I will be entered for a chance to win a season 1 dvd or a Bloggie Touch hd camera or a gift card. But I never win anything, so that doesn't count.