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Old 11-17-2011, 10:01 PM
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Wow... I'm a big fan of this show but I really didn't like tonight's episode. Anyone able to get into this one?
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:04 PM
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I thought it was brilliant, personally. I liked each character's descent into madness. And the moment when Annie realized the Dean was crazy: "If the Dean wants his character to be played by an Asian man in a blond wig ..."
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:10 PM
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Not a classic, but still better than most TV. Loved Jeff as the dean.

"Did you ever hear of Stockholm syndrome?"
"Did Dean Pelton invent it?"

"You can fax your application."

And, of course, the hints of potential romance between Troy and Britta.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:14 PM
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Loved it! That's all I have to say.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:21 PM
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"Internet Keyword: Greendale" on the old ad was pretty good.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:21 PM
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Fun stuff.

Was that Captain Awesome (the brother in law from Chuck?) with the quick cameo in the original Greendale ad?

This episode must have been written to make the Dean earn his name being in the opening credit animation.

Winger as the Dean was hilarious.

I love Luis Guzman, so I am glad they turned the throw away statue joke into a pretty funny cameo.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:58 PM
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I'll admit, there were a few times times where I wasn't sure if I was seeing Jeff or the Dean.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:01 PM
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Yeah, McHale really captured Rash's mannerisms perfectly in some of the scenes.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:21 AM
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Fun stuff.

Was that Captain Awesome (the brother in law from Chuck?) with the quick cameo in the original Greendale ad?

This episode must have been written to make the Dean earn his name being in the opening credit animation.

Winger as the Dean was hilarious.

I love Luis Guzman, so I am glad they turned the throw away statue joke into a pretty funny cameo.
It was Captain Awesome! The original commercial was pretty great. And I'm really curious about seeing whatever Dean made that Abed replaced with the good enough new commercial.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:36 AM
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Is it just me, or is Crazy Annie hotter than Regular Annie?
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:02 AM
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What was the caption under Jeff's name at the beginning? My local station chose that exact moment to slap its logo on the bottom of the screen, so I couldn't read it.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:11 AM
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:15 AM
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Luis Guzman? I loved you in in in in in in in in in in in in in innnnn inn inn in in in IMDB...?
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:19 AM
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Yep, many awesome moments in last night's episode. Loved Jeff in the Pelton skullcap and watching him channel Big Gay Al on the first day of shooting (and Pelton thinking it was spot on).

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Old 11-18-2011, 09:20 AM
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Wow... I'm a big fan of this show but I really didn't like tonight's episode. Anyone able to get into this one?
I liked it alot.

This one, the multiple time lines ep and the one about the ghost stories have been my favorites.

What was there not to like?
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:24 AM
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I thought there were a few decent laughs (e.g. Britta and Troy being forced to redo their hug scene for 12 hours). But the idea for the story fell a bit flat for me.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:30 AM
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Loved it.

"Some flies are too awesome for the wall."
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:32 AM
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Is it just me, or is Crazy Annie hotter than Regular Annie?
Sad fact of life: Crazy is always hotter.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:19 AM
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Cracked me the hell up.

I liked it. A little bit out there, but that's why I love this show - I'd rather have it try something weird and not quite hit the mark than a million formulaic sitcom episodes.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:32 AM
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:13 AM
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Also, was that Appomattox University I saw on Pelton's degree (when he set it on fire)?

If so, that was another nice little allusion to him losing his personal war.

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Old 11-18-2011, 11:45 AM
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Yep, many awesome moments in last night's episode. Loved Jeff in the Pelton skullcap and watching him channel Big Gay Al on the first day of shooting (and Pelton thinking it was spot on).
"I'm such a silly goose. Honk! Honk!"
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:39 PM
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I'll admit, there were a few times times where I wasn't sure if I was seeing Jeff or the Dean.
He was spot on. I was waiting for him to reveal that he really shaved his head.

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Is it just me, or is Crazy Annie hotter than Regular Annie?
Regular Annie dresses hotter.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:59 PM
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I liked it. I think the show needs to stick to its premise a little more, so I like when the episodes actually rely on the fact that the characters are in a Community College, as this one did.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:57 PM
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:10 PM
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Also, was that Appomattox University I saw on Pelton's degree (when he set it on fire)?

If so, that was another nice little allusion to him losing his personal war.
That was great. I was actually expecting to find out he'd gone to Princeton or someplace like that.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:13 PM
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I'm really going to miss this show when they take it off the schedule to bring frickin 30 Rock back.

Joel McHale doing Jim Rush, holy crap, he was awesome. Even that time he was just walking away from someone and raised his hand up dismissively. WHOA.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:35 PM
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Wow... I'm a big fan of this show but I really didn't like tonight's episode. Anyone able to get into this one?
As much as I like to be seen agreeing with you... I really liked this episode.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:36 PM
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yeah, mchale did a fair bit of acting in this episode. i, for one, liked it. are they setting up a britta/troy relationship, or what?
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:39 PM
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Sometimes the shows are so broad that the cast seems to be "acting" acting. You can watch them. This one was broader, but they were having so much fun kicking every director they've ever hated that they felt more real than usual.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:41 PM
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My favorite moment came at the very end, when Abed lifts his eye from the camera he's holding to give a quizzical look to the camera filming the actor. It was a great break-the-fourth-wall moment, and makes me want to rewatch the episode to isten to Abeds commentary as commentary on the show itself.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:53 AM
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:43 PM
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What was the caption under Jeff's name at the beginning? My local station chose that exact moment to slap its logo on the bottom of the screen, so I couldn't read it.
It said "Former Lawyer".

Man, that episode was brilliant.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:03 PM
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Thought it was a great episode. I didn't buy that everyone would willingly go along with the dean's crazy ideas for so long, but maybe they were obsessed with being in a commercial that would air for 20 years.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:15 PM
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I'm really going to miss this show when they take it off the schedule to bring frickin 30 Rock back.

Joel McHale doing Jim Rush, holy crap, he was awesome. Even that time he was just walking away from someone and raised his hand up dismissively. WHOA.
And it felt like Pelton was also turning into Winger in the middle, when his beard was growing in, and his voice got gruff. It was like they were channeling each other.

Amazing.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:16 PM
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Thought it was a great episode. I didn't buy that everyone would willingly go along with the dean's crazy ideas for so long, but maybe they were obsessed with being in a commercial that would air for 20 years.
That should have been hit on a few times, it would have made them going along with it more sensible.

I wonder when the Brita/Troy thing is going to come to a head.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:37 PM
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Thought it was a great episode. I didn't buy that everyone would willingly go along with the dean's crazy ideas for so long, but maybe they were obsessed with being in a commercial that would air for 20 years.
Have you ever heard of Stockholm Syndrome?
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:33 PM
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Have you ever heard of Stockholm Syndrome?
Did Dean Pelton invent it?

(I know, RealityChuck already had this joke earlier in the thread, but ... what was I supposed to do, fax it in?)
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Another Wilhelm Scream - during the Dean's commercial that he was showing to Luis Guzman.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:39 PM
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Just saw this. Watch the guy in the background of the third clip.

This goes beyond meta.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:52 PM
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phenomenal.
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:15 AM
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I wonder when the Brita/Troy thing is going to come to a head.
I'm waiting for further explorations of Britta/Annie.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:00 AM
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Sampiro got "Troy and Abed having GA-A-AY SEX!" stuck in my head and clips from the missing pen episode aren't helping.
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:13 PM
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Just saw this. Watch the guy in the background of the third clip.
That's why I love this show. You can watch the episodes a dozen time and still pick up new things.

If you watch the episode again, look at Annie's Binder. It grows in size in just about every scene. In the final scene it's comically over sized and stuffed with notes.

Also, the Dalmatian fetish continues, but it's pretty understated (two posters on the margins of the screen and a paperweight on the right front corner of the deans desk.

Right before Jeff goes insane, when the student papers are being shown, one of the quotes is "I just want to see my hair again." - Jeff Winger.

Britta - "Anarchist Cat Owner"

Amazing!
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:13 PM
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Just saw this. Watch the guy in the background of the third clip.

This goes beyond meta.
Who am I supposed to see?
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:19 PM
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Who am I supposed to see?
As Annie says "Beetlejuice", someone in a Beetlejuice costume walks past the window.



Anyway, what with tonight's "Horton Hears a Who" crap? Is that some kind of American Thanksgiving pseudotradition?
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:20 PM
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Hint: his name was mentioned in all clips.

Watch the hallway behind Annie.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:43 PM
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That's more of a white afro than a Beetlejuice fright wig and the stripes on his suit line up with the blinds. I'm giving myself a pass on this one.
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Who am I supposed to see?
Yeah, the clip is way too short for me to see anything at all behind them.
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