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#31 GodzillaDeuce

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:39 AM

Community is so much deeper than a pure comedy...


It's a way of life!
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:59 PM

Reading reports that the show's teetering on the edge of the chopping block. No doubt the show is pure genius, but for whatever reason the ratings are quite crappy.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:32 PM

Reading reports that the show's teetering on the edge of the chopping block. No doubt the show is pure genius, but for whatever reason the ratings are quite crappy.


Time to paintball NBC headquarters in protest
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:38 PM

Reading reports that the show's teetering on the edge of the chopping block. No doubt the show is pure genius, but for whatever reason the ratings are quite crappy.

I find that the problem with shows like Community (and Arrested Development)is that they are simply just too clever for their own good. The jokes aren't always obvious and although it really is based on a group of characters acting like idiots, it's done in a very smart way. I guess not everyone can understand or appreciate that kind of humour.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:44 PM

Part of Community's lack of success has to be the crappy marketing they receive from their equally crappy network (many people I've talked to didn't even know the show existed before I told them about it). The other part is probably that it's just a little too weird for some people. Almost everyone I've tried to recruit as a viewer has turned out to be a big fan, but for a few it was a little too fast paced. I don't want to say it's too smart of a comedy for them, because I fear I might come across as pretentious, but... those people...

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:47 PM

If the show gets cancelled, Abed needs a spinoff.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:51 PM

I find that the problem with shows like Community (and Arrested Development)is that they are simply just too clever for their own good. The jokes aren't always obvious and although it really is based on a group of characters acting like idiots, it's done in a very smart way. I guess not everyone can understand or appreciate that kind of humour.


That's exactly how I feel.
My mom, for instance; while she's watching TV she's frequently on the computer (playing something called Ikarium, don't even get me started) and she prefers shows where she can look down at her computer screen for half the show and still understand what's going on. She doesn't watch any comedies I'm pretty sure and her favorite funny movies are Mamma Mia and (ugh) The Tooth Fairy. It didn't work out well when I tried to get her to watch Community, unsurprisingly.

Edit: But on the plus side relating to Arrested Development, they only had three seasons and now they're making a movie, so there is always hope IF Community gets cancelled.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:54 PM

That's exactly how I feel.
My mom, for instance; while she's watching TV she's frequently on the computer (playing something called Ikarium, don't even get me started) and she prefers shows where she can look down at her computer screen for half the show and still understand what's going on. She doesn't watch any comedies I'm pretty sure and her favorite funny movies are Mamma Mia and (ugh) The Tooth Fairy. It didn't work out well when I tried to get her to watch Community, unsurprisingly.

Edit: But on the plus side relating to Arrested Development, they only had three seasons and now they're making a movie, so there is always hope IF Community gets cancelled.


i tried to introduce my Mom to Arrested Development, but she likes to look down at her KNITTING for half a show, so same deal there. Won't bother showing her Community.

Edited by GodzillaDeuce, 09 November 2011 - 10:11 PM.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:13 PM

going to miss tomorrow's episode ):

on the plus side it's because I'm driving down to vancouver to see the Canucks play the Isles
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:49 PM

But on the plus side relating to Arrested Development, they only had three seasons and now they're making a movie, so there is always hope IF Community gets cancelled.


Six seasons and a movie!
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:51 PM

I don't think that's just Community, though... that's just how shows are nowadays.

Older shows like Friends, Home Improvement, Fresh Prince, etc. could make you laugh as much as any of the top shows right now, but they had other levels.

The Office has a little of it, and yeah, so does Modern Family, but not much. Shows like Community and The Big Bang Theory are just pure comedies, nothing more.


You think Home Improvement has more levels than Community?
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:02 PM

You think Home Improvement has more levels than Community?


I think his main point was that those shows could get you emotional. whereas Community doesn't
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:46 PM

going to miss tomorrow's episode ):

on the plus side it's because I'm driving down to vancouver to see the Canucks play the Isles


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:49 PM

I think his main point was that those shows could get you emotional. whereas Community doesn't


Perhaps more accurately, Community can (and will) engage you emotionally, but will quickly pull the rug out from under your feet. It is what I like more than anything about the show, but I understand that it would make a lot of people who are used to conventional storytelling uncomfortable.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:01 PM

Perhaps more accurately, Community can (and will) engage you emotionally, but will quickly pull the rug out from under your feet. It is what I like more than anything about the show, but I understand that it would make a lot of people who are used to conventional storytelling uncomfortable.


true

i think this was the only part where i ever got close to sad, while still laughing the whole time lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRtWZwYCW0A


oh man, the look on Troy's face at the end
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:15 PM

My roommate is cool and all, but I wish I lived with Troy and Abed. The puppet show was pretty damn adorable.
And Troy getting angry at Annie and slamming the door... I could not stop laughing.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:18 PM

Gotta say, tonight definatelty had a sweet emotional bit, especially at the end.

Kiss from a rose. :lol:
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:24 PM

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:26 AM

Mommy's alright, Daddy's alright, they just seem a little weird.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:47 AM

Watched this morning on citytv.com

Brilliant. I think I might be warming up to Shirley too, Jesus the Hitchhiker made me laugh
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:40 AM

Jesus the hitch-hiker was the highlight for me. Just watching how Shirley and Britta went at eachother using him was hilarious.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:29 PM

The show's been "benched" by NBC. Not looking good.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

It could still air in the spring. It could still air in the summer.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:49 PM

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:02 PM

Let's stage a suicide in protest of the unjust benching of Community.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:18 PM

According to this: http://www.avclub.co...bc-pulls,65145/
we will see the rest of Season 3 (22 episodes).

Either way ... I'm Troy and Abed in the Mourning. Deserves 4 seasons (college degree).

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:27 PM

How shows like Whitney and Up All Night are slotted in before Community is beyond me.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:25 AM

getting benched?

so streets behind
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 02:46 PM

More encouraging news here - http://nymag.com/dai...tys-future.html

They're still in production right now and it sounds like they might still go ahead with a fourth / final season. I just hope this being 'benched' isn't an intimidation factor to force Harmon & co. to change the style of the show.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:36 PM

You all better watch live tonight, and tweet the hashtags #sixseasonsandamovie and #savecommunity while it's airing. If you don't, I'll put on my Disney face, and you don't want that, trust me.

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