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Community S3E19 "Curriculum Unavailable" OAD 5/10/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tiams, May 11, 2012.

  1. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    Wow, I loved this episode. My favorite group of clips was from the mental hospital. "Should I increase their lithium? No, not yet, I want to see what happens when I confiscate one of their pens."
     
  2. Bob Coxner

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    I love these clip non-actual-clip shows. There were what, 20?, 30?, clips that were new. They did a similar one last season that was really good.
     
  3. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    Yes, I kept thinking about the large number of sets they had to do for all those clips. What's the opposite extreme of bottle episode?
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I loved that one as well. The pen episode was great.
     
  5. robojerk

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    This episode was awesome.
     
  6. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I love this show so much! Great episode!
     
  7. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    Terrific episode, but I hope this leads to the show dropping Ken Jeong's Chang from the roster at long last. It seems like even in Community's bent reality, there is no way Chang could keep Dean Pelton prisoner for two months and still be around the school (much less not in prison) after that.
     
  8. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I get the feeling he isn't imprisoned. I kinda feel like he is at a Lady Gaga retreat or something and doesn't want to come back. While he likes the Greendale Seven, he doesn't like them that much......
     
  9. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Brilliant ep. As is usual. I love how they create so many fake clips to throw in there. I think my favorite was the detective-noir paintball scene. So yes, there is still an annual paintball game, but there won't be another ep (diminishing returns and all that).

    I got a very strong "Normal Again" vibe from S6 of Buffy - in fact, I have to believe it was intentional - in how the fake psychiatrist tried to convince them that everything that had happened previously had been a hallucination.

    Otherwise, I liked the scenes in the "asylum" - so much greatness. I remember writing about the Christmas claymation ep how much I would have liked to see a DVD extra of the cast performing their parts, and this was kind of like a nod to that, with them acting out the paintball scenes and the trampoline from the Secret Garden.

    I also liked how they brought up the whole "don't community colleges only go for 2 years" argument. :)
     
  10. TonyD79

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    I would think they do them throughout the year while they have the sets up. These sort of episodes don't just get written in one week. They have to be planned.
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    The average community college student attends for five to seven years.
     
  12. Aniketos

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    "I get it now. It just feels...forced."
     
  13. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    This is probably a true statistic since so many students attend part time. However, Jeff made a point in season 1 that he needed to do a "full load" in order to be out of there in 2 years.
     
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I loved the clips of all the various preposterous classes offered at Greendale:

    Advanced Breath Holding
    Can You Fry That?
    Ladders
     
  15. mattack

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    OK, what actual movie(s) was this spoofing -- that they're just really in a mental hospital?

    The only one I could think of is:
    Identity.. Though upon rereading the info at wikipedia, it's not exactly that.. Though the funny thing is, I couldn't remember John Cusack nor Pruitt Taylor Vance's name.. I googled for "twitchy eye actor" and found the wikipedia page for Vance.. However, I read there that his twitchy eye thing, that many people have complained about, is actually a medical condition.
     
  16. cmontyburns

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    It wasn't a spoof of anything.
     
  17. taronga

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    The first movie that came to mind was
    Shutter Island. Leonardo DiCaprio thinks he's an agent investigating an asylum but in actuality he's a patient.
    Though I'm sure there's not just one answer.
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Why do you think it was spoofing a movie? While this show does spoof movies on occasion, they don't do it in every single episode. This was simply another of their non-clip clip shows, where they parody the old clip shows that sitcoms used to do, but inserting new footage into all the "flashbacks," so as to make it not only NOT a clip show, but actually more ambitious than even a regular show.
     
  19. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    And has a movie! :D
     
  20. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    #fourteensemestersandamovie
     

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