Preview of Community Christmas Episode airing Tonight

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As part of a One2One Network project, I saw a pre-screening of the NBC special Christmas episode of the show, Community called “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”.

According to Wikipedia, Community is

Community is an American television comedy series created by Dan Harmon that is broadcast by NBC. The series is about a group of students at a community college in Colorado. The series heavily uses meta-humor and references, often parodying film and television clichés and tropes.

Community centers on Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), a suspended lawyer who was forced back into school after his college degree is deemed invalid by the state bar association because his degree is from Colombia, not Columbia University. The series focuses on Jeff’s experiences while attending the Greendale Community College in Greendale, and the people he meets there. He has an obvious crush on Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs), a female student trying to get her life back on track, and receives perplexing life lessons from Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase), an elderly, bigoted moist-towelette tycoon who has been married seven times. However, the focus of the series has become less centralized as the series has progressed, with plots revolving around other characters within the core group or the dynamics of the group itself.

The ensemble cast centers on Jeff, Britta, Troy, Abed, Pierce, Annie, and Shirley, members of a Spanish-class study group: Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi), a film student; Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown), a recently divorced mother attending college for the first time; former high school quarterback Troy Barnes (Donald Glover); and straight-laced nerd Annie Edison (Alison Brie), who has had an unrequited crush on Troy since high school. Also recurring are unbalanced former Spanish instructor Señor Ben Chang (Ken Jeong), psychology professor Ian Duncan (John Oliver), whom Jeff once represented for a DUI, and the overwhelmed Dean Pelton (Jim Rash), who desperately wants his school to be more like a real university and goes to strenuous and excessive lengths to seem politically correct.

My Take

The episode is done in clay-mation stop motion.  Abed is searching for the meaning of Christmas and he takes the other characters with him on a search to find it. They travel through a Christmas Wonderland and people often break into song.  It’s well, interesting.  It’s not my type of show, I am more of a White Christmas fan, but there is some humor in the episode.  Warning, it is adult, there are words I definitely wouldn’t want Rosie to hear.

If you watch, let me know what you think!

This special Christmas episode of Community airs on NBC at 8p EST/7p CST

Disclosure:  By writing this post, I was entered in a contest at One2One Network.

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