Community "For a Few Paintballs More" - 5/12/2011

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  1. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    I know I shouldn't overthink episodes of Community, but when I was watching this, I couldn't stop thinking about two things.

    First, it seems that every class runs an entire year (no wonder Pierce has been attending for twelve years).

    Second, they said that the prize was $100,000 - but they never said what kind of dollars.
    "Here's the prize; 100,000 dollars."
    "What kind of dollars are these?"
    "Zimbabwean dollars. It's worth about 260 US dollars. Have fun with the cleanup!"
    (Of course, if they really needed US$100,000, then, assuming an enrollment of 5000 students (which is not unheard of), the dean would just announce a "temporary" fee increase of $20/year. Problem solved.)
     
  2. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I hate when they have an episode of obscure references!




    ;)
     
  3. windracer

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    Star Wars: I called it! ;)

    "Operation: Troy's Awesome Plan is living up to its name."

    "Denny's is for winners."

    There was clearly a fire alarm in the study room right behind Shirley. Why did she need to run out into the hallway to pull another one? More dramatic that way I guess.
     
  4. rifleman69

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    Great part II, I knew that Pierce was still "in the game" when Britta was taken out by the last two stormtroopers.
     
  5. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    She had to get out of the building to go after the truck. She would have killed herself by pulling the one in the study room.
     
  6. Savafan1

    Savafan1 Active Member TCF Club

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    It's closer to the door. If she pulled the one in the study room, she wouldn't have made it out of the building without getting paint on her.
     
  7. windracer

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    Ah, okay, you guys are right. :eek:
     
  8. stlarenas

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    Followed by Jeff's reference to "Operation Actual Operation" :)
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Excellent episode. Loved Abed acting like Han Solo, and Annie getting caught up in it. She seemed really disappointed when he went back to his regular self (until she smelled Starburns' vest).

    What exactly was City College hoping to achieve? Cause Greendale to destroy itself and then all the Greendale students will have to go to City College?

    I love it every time we see the "E Pluribus Anus" flag.
     
  10. mmilton80

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    I think they want to expand City College and make Greendale a parking structure.
     
  11. SocratesJohnson

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    What was it that fell from the ceiling when they were waiting for Pierce to come back? Was it an obscure reference?
     
  12. Bryanmc

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

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    Was this the first time we've seen City College's flag?
     
  13. JYoung

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    Interesting.
    Since Community has been officially picked up for next season, does this mean Chevy Chase won't be coming back?
     
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I thought it was a ceiling tile or a light fixture. If it was a reference, I didn't catch it.
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    That would definitely be interesting, but I haven't heard anything about that. I'm guessing they just figure out a way to write him back into the group after a couple episodes of him being on the outside next season.
     
  16. windracer

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    I figured that was an obscure reference to how season finales usually have cliffhangers. :p
     
  17. busyba

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    Especially as the phallic City College flag violated it. :eek:
     
  18. cmontyburns

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    Dan Harmon talked about this in an interview with EW (contains mild spoilers about next season).

    If you want to just get to the answer:

    ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY So you ended the season with a bit of a cliffhanger, as to whether Pierce will come back. There’s been a lot of Pierce drama this year—were you building up to that moment all season?

    DAN HARMON: For the last two seasons, with a few rare exceptions, I’ve never really planned anything more than six episodes in advance because I just was never confident enough to do so. In TV, you’re always roughly six weeks ahead of the all-important experience of watching the show along with the audience. It wasn’t until the paintball episodes that we actually talked about ending the story in that particular way.

    EW: Will season 3 begin by addressing his return?

    DH: Yes. Nobody’s going to wake up in the beginning of the season and just hit the reset button. It’s going to be an issue that we use to tell a few stories in the third season, for sure.
     
  19. DreadPirateRob

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    My favorite line came from Troy agonizing over Magnitude's "death":

    "Pop What? POP WHAT?"... anguished cry. :D
     
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