Advertisements I have to say that this was one of my favorite Community eps ever. It's easily the best of the "normal" (i.e. not high-concept) eps, though the fact that I can say that earnestly and with a straight face about an ep that had an extended anime cut-scene smack dab in the middle of an epic foosball duel was a "normal" ep for Community says something (though I'm not sure what). I will never *not* be tremendously amused anytime Abed is Batman (or a vampire, for that matter; can we bring that one back?) or where Troy cries, or where Annie shows a devious and perhaps criminal dark side, and all of this comic greatness was contained within the fluffier B plot. The A plot was much stronger, especially since we so rarely see a Jeff-Shirley pairing (in fact, we rarely see much of Shirley at all). I thought the aforementioned anime cut scene was absolutely brilliant and served the A plot very well, as it conveyed the angsty torment of Jeff and Shirley in a way that the actual actors may not have been able to, and yet also conveyed how it was pretty juvenile and something they should be able to let go of. Some other random bits of awesomeness sprinkled throughout: * Perhaps the single-best schadenfreude joke ever: a German character saying (in a bad German accent) "I wish there was a word to describe the pleasure I feel at viewing misfortune" * Troy for once being the voice of reason: "Let's not leap to thing-doing!" * The landlord apparently watching Quantum Leap porn. If I got it right, this is what I heard: "Sam, Ziggy says there's an 80% chance you can't leave Woodstock until you bone these hippies!" * Annie swooning when Batman Abed touched her cheek - keeping up the weird sexual tension between Annie and any of Abed's characters (Don Draper, Han Solo, Batman). * Annie's increasingly bad Christian Bale impressions. * Troy getting all excited about an "Animal Hospital" before Abed pointed out that the animals would patients, and then Troy disappointedly admitting that made more sense. Thoughts? Looks like there is only one more episode before the unplanned hiatus... if we're almost done, at least the show's going out strong (and posted its best ratings in 2 months).