Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Community is a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College starring Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, John Oliver, Alison Brie and Yvette Nicole Brown.  Community has scheduled their holiday episode for tomorrow evening and it will be in stop motion animation.  If you are old enough, you may remember the claymation holiday shows of the past, I especially remember Mr. Freeze from I think Frosty the snowman. I am a big fan of the show community, which airs on Thursday's on NBC primetime,  I either watch or record each episode weekly.

I love watching this show because each characters personality is so different and extreme from the other characters.  These truly are a band of misfits.  Abed's imagination usually comes into play in each episode and takes the cast on various adventures, whether it be in their own head or in reality. My favorite part of this episode was when each member of the group became Christmas versions of themselves and especially when Shirley became baby doll Shirley, complete with diaper.  To quote Shirley, "What, what the hell?!"  Each person's Christmas version of themselves reflected their personality to Abed, accurately so in my opinion.  

I also enjoyed that Abed sang throughout this episode which he's never done in the regular episodes.  My favorite song was when he re-worded the opening song for the show, to correlate to the Christmas holiday. Abed continues his search for the meaning of Christmas throughout the episode and I can gladly say he finds it at the end.  One by one, members of the group fall away during their search for the meaning, for various reasons.  I especially liked Abed's interpretation of humbugs.  Several members of the group, including Abed, do not celebrate Christmas due to spiritual beliefs and other incoherent reasons, and it was very interesting to see them experience it throughout the episode and what their take on the rituals associated with this holiday where. This episode has it all, the North Pole, Santa's Workshop, and each group members Christmas version being a toy that is generally received by a child for Christmas.

This group of misfits truly are a family, and this episode, as do many of the others, show just how much each of them care for the other.  Even though the show is in Stop Motion Animation, this is more for the adult audience and is something that I think would bring a smile to even Scrooge's face.   Take a sneak peek at a clip from the episode below and check your local listings to watch it tomorrow evening.


***As a member of one to one, i received an advance screener in order to accommodate this review. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.