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Community S3E17 Basic Lupine Urology" OAD 4/26/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tiams, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

    Feb 22, 2002
    Since they're shows on the same network, getting away with things like that is a little easier. (I was always surprised at how they got away with the Cougar Town stuff, i fact.)

    As someone who never saw L&O I don't think I got nearly as much out of this one as most of y'all, but it was still fairly funny.
  2. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    I loved this episode but I have always been a huge Law and Order fan. I loved so much of it but cracked up when they got the same coroner.
  3. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    100% agreed. I don't know if it was the pacing, or the background noise, or the cinematography, or the writing, or all of it but it really felt like an L&O episode. This one is definitely in my top 3 (with zombies and paintball).

    Dino Stamatopoulos (had to copy/paste that one, whew!) also has an animated series on Cartoon Network, "Mary Shelley's Frankenhole" which is pretty funny.
  4. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I haven't watched L&O in many years (Chris Noth and Michael Moriority were on it last time I watched), but I definitely got most of the jokes. And that's the the thing about Community. If the parody is popular enough, most people will get it and think it's funny. It's when they go for parodying something the vast majority of their audience has no clue about that the show falls flat for all but those who "get it". The show about that obscure 80s movie with the dinner. Unless you'd seen the movie a lot of what they were parodying got lost. While some stuff was still funny, a lot of the audience is sitting there going...huh? This one, even those who aren't regular viewers of L&O could get enough of the jokes because the show has been on so long it's part of pop culture, and it's also been parodied often.

    Anyway, I thought this might have been the best of the season. Lots of great jokes that most of you have already talked about.
  5. Fleegle

    Fleegle Chef-In-Training

    Jan 15, 2002
    He also did the series Moral Oral on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
  6. sfenton

    sfenton Member

    Feb 8, 2004
    Acworth Ga
    This weeks Entertainment Weekly (Avengers cover) has 2 page dissection of the episode. It says they paid dearly to license the sound effect.
  7. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    Forgot to mention, but I loved how they digitized the normal Community theme song and played it with a synthesizer, so it sounds just like the lame L&O into music.
  8. mattack

    mattack New Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    WOW.. Now I'm way more of a fan of Star Burns!! That show was hilarious! (BTW, I'm an atheist).
  9. Shaunnick

    Shaunnick Active Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Knoxville, TN
    It's your opinion, but you are wrong about this part. Plenty of people still find episodes funny even if they do not get the reference. How do I know? I don't always get the reference, and my friends don't, but we all have enjoyed almost every episode of Community.
  10. robbhimself

    robbhimself New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    if you go back and read previous community threads on tivocommunity you'll find that a lot of people who don't get the theme episodes hate those episodes and don't find them funny at all. i'm with you though, even if i don't get the theme, i still find a majority of the episodes funny. on this forum we're in the minority ;)
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Well, umm...it's my opinion. In YOUR opinion, it's wrong :)

    Anyway, I have found some of the episodes where I didn't get the references funny, true. But some, where the episode is primary about a certain reference that I personally didn't get, I spent the majority of the episode scratching my head, wondering if this or that was supposed to be funny in context to the reference. For me two episodes come to mind, the D&D and the Dinner with (whatever that was, I forget the movie reference). For both, as a non D&D player and a person who didn't see that movie, the episodes were a big "Huh?" Other's like the zombie episode, even though I'm not a zombie movie fan, the references were generic enough overall that I got them.

    But I keep rehashing this. I should stop :) Community, for all it's faults is still one of my favorite shows. When it's on, there's nothing funnier.
  12. Shaunnick

    Shaunnick Active Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Knoxville, TN
    Fair enough. :)
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I've never seen My Dinner With Andre, nor have I ever played D&D, but I found both of those episodes to be very funny. Even if you didn't get every subtle reference, you could still get the overall gist of the jokes, and that still makes this one of the best comedies on TV.
  14. ConstableClyde

    ConstableClyde New Member

    May 1, 2012
    You are absolutely right. You have to be educated in pop culture.
  15. Waldorf

    Waldorf Super Duper Member

    Oct 4, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm aware of, but never watched a full episode of Law & Order... This episode was hilarious.
  16. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    This might be my second favorite Community ever! So much awesome. The zingers before the intro! The intro! The clothes! The pacing! It was like watching a L&O episode. I LOVED it. Oh, and Shirley nailed Lt. Van Buren.

    (And I miss Law & Order.)

    I did not like that article! It was really insulting to L&O which was a show that had a lot of greatness over the years. I don't think Community was making fun of L&O, I think it was an affectionate parody that played up the formula of the show.
  17. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

    Jun 18, 2002
    What really made it hit home for me what a formula L&O was was when I watched an episode of the UK version.

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