Hey guys, it’s SB. Nikki Z wrote this post (and did an awesome job!) and I apologize for the lateness–we had a mix of technical difficulties and SB-not-using-the-internet-much-on-weekends-plus-busy-Monday-at-work-itis. Don’t hate! We’ll be back on the ball this week. (That’s what she said?) So enjoy and be sure to leave lots of comment love for Nikki Z!
I have to be honest with you, not only is this my first post for offcolortv, but this is my first post ever, on any blog, in the entire history of the Internet. That’s right folks, I am a blogging virgin. I don’t know all of that bloggy-lingo-mumbo-jumbo ya’ll use and I definitely don’t know a thing about writing for TV. What I can offer is an addiction to watching television and a passion for talking to others about my favorite shows, so here I am. Please be gentle, because not only is this my first time, but this is our first time. This is our honeymoon and I do not want to end up fucked into unconsciousness while you tear the feathers out of my pillows. If you didn’t get that reference then you obviously have not read Breaking Dawn and we are probably not going to get along very well, so fuck you.
Now that the uncomfortable disclosure is out of the way, let’s get our Community on! I have to admit, I really do love this show. My community college experience would have been way cooler if I had had a batch of age and ethnically diverse, exceptionally witty and well-spoken characters to hang out with on a daily basis. Yeah, I went to a community college, but really, I had no choice. I mean, let’s be honest, it’s not like anyone actually wants to go to community college, right? But, for those of us who were forced to attend the school of losers, Community does a pretty damn good job wishing we would had the chance to go Greendale Community College. Who wouldn’t want to have Spanish class with Joel McHale?
This week’s episode provided a step toward the climax of the relationship that I have been the most concerned about … Jeff and Britta. Because Jeff and Britta’s relationship was really the underlying story of this episode, right? I know that Jeff needs to have a semi-serious relationship with someone other than Britta so that she can get all jealous and realize that she really does love Jeff after all, but that doesn’t mean that I have to like it! I can’t be the only one who doesn’t care for this Professor Slater chick, or as I like to call her Professor Slutty. You can also refer to her as The-Whore-Who-Slept-With-McDreamy if you like. I know my wish to see Jeff and Britta get it on like Donkey Kong won’t happen until the season finale but I am an impatient woman. Jeff and Britta just need to start humping and get it over with. And did Professor Slutty really call Britta “the blond in (Jeff’s) Spanish class with the infinite supply of leather jackets”? Because NO ONE has more leather jackets than the Stefan/Elena/Damon trio, I’m just sayin’. I hope The Dean gets to fill out the break-up form for No. 2 and Professor Slutty very, very soon. Like, in the next episode. BTW, The Dean really creeps me out and I can’t even really expand on his character except to say that he is funny in a Chester-the-Molester kind of way.
Another confession: I am a full-fledged Chevy Chase fan. Caddyshack is one of my all time favorite stoner movies. So, keeping Pierce around to provide some great politically incorrect one-liners is fine with me. I loved how the group assumed that Pierce was dead because they couldn’t get a hold of him all day and Troy and Britta were all concerned because the last thing they both said to him was “suck it.”
I am on the fence about the Troy/Britta dance class story line. It was pretty funny when Britta couldn’t help herself from giving Troy the once over. Troy’s tights and breakaway pants were priceless and Troy’s best line of the night was when he said “Girls are supposed to dance. That’s why God gave them parts that jiggle.”
The recital. Britta. As a teapot. Watering dancing flowers. Wow. It was a little more than painful to watch. I think I may have had a mild anxiety attack while watching Britta’s performance due to some deeply repressed dance recital memories of my own, but Pierce kept me from busting out the paper bag with his inappropriate outbursts, including the “Culturally, it’s unacceptable, but it’s theatrical dynamite!” line. The whole awkward situation was worth it when Britta got stuck on repeat. Thank God Troy came to the rescue. And, what can I say…the flowers were so very, very sweet. Oh Jeff Winger, you can give me sex, I mean flowers, any time, any place.
The rest of the show was funny but whatever … I guess all I care about is Jeff and Britta. Still, some thoughts on the other characters:
- I love Abed–who knew Asperger’s Syndrome could be so comical?
- Shirley didn’t have much to do other than antagonize Britta by the vending machine.
- Pierce uses Twitter, ha!
- Jeff had a funny family moment while introducing Professor Slutty to his friends.
- We found out Britta looks cute in a ponytail.
- Did I mention Troy was wearing tights? And breakaway pants?
- Annie was so cute when she was all jealous of Troy and Britta’s connection.
- Abed’s dance at the end of the episode made me think: What kind of mayhem would ensue if Kenneth (from 30 Rock) and Abed hooked up?
I am sure the tag was great, but my DVR hates me and cut off the recording just as Jeff started to say the punch line. I am going to have to fix that little issue before next week.
And some of the best lines of the night:
Annie: I would like to have a preliminary pow-wow or pre-lima-wow.
Pierce: I’m not Mickey Rourke, you don’t have to cross your fingers to see if I’ll show up.
Professor Slutty: We have been sleeping together every night for the last 3 weeks. What would you call me?
Jeff: The best friend ever.
Troy: I know it’s tempting to sneak-a-peak, but I’m gonna need for you to keep your eyes up here.
Shirley: What part of being a single white slacker makes you people so jaded?
Britta: Oh, you people? What do you mean “you people”? I cannot believe I got to say that.
Jeff: Can’t I be the friend in the group whose trademark is his well-defined boundaries like Privacy Smurf, Discrete Bear or Confidentiality Spice?
Hopefully my first Community post was a success. I tried to write a coherent post about a show that I really enjoy and am happy to write about. Now, I am off to re-watch some Vampire Diaries. Toodaaloo mother fuckers!
SB, back again (replace the SB with “tag team” and you’ll know the tune you should sing that one in)–Sorry again for the lateness, but I’m still pumped to talk about this episode and I’m sure you guys are too! I’ll be back to discuss once I write about Jersey Shore (also, we need a crossover episode–Jersey Shore having a dance battle in the black leotards, yeah!), but you guys get it started for me. Favorite lines or moments? Thoughts on the Jeff and Britta romance/love triangle? Post traumatic dance recital stress? Comments!