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01 December 2011 @ 11:40 pm
community & parks and rec  

The Troy-Abed-Annie Plot

LOLOLOL YES THE GLORIOUS RETURN OF BATMAN ABED. And I loved Troy getting to lampshade the "replace a stolen item sitcom plot" thing. And psychoAnnie was great in this. In general I thoroughly enjoyed this B-plot.

The Shirley/Jeff Plot
OMG OMG. Today at school I watched a few episodes of early Community, including the one where Shirley and Jeff bond over gossip, and I was lamenting to Liz that Shirley never got plotlines outside of being a mom anymore and that she and Jeff had been hilarious together why didn't they ever get stories anymore etc etc

AND THEN THIS HAPPENS. And it was excellent. Competitive, fierce Shirley, the foosball genius! Insecure Daddy-issues Jeff! BB JEFF AND BB SHIRLEY BEING NEMESES. THE GAG WITH THE EUROPEANS CARRYING AROUND A SOCCER BALL FOR THAT ONE JOKE AND JEFF'S BAFFLEMENT OVER IT. THE ANIME SEQUENCE. Shirley and Jeff going to see a movie together! Awwwww! I'm so pleased Shirley finally had a story and that it actually said stuff about her as a person and basically, excellent. I really enjoyed this episode. I think it's my favourite of the non-theme episodes they've done so far in s3. SO WHY IS THIS SHOW GOING ON HIATUS THE WEEK AFTER NEXT? UGHHH.

Parks & Recreation

So... especially after Community, that whole episode I was like

I don't hate Ben/Leslie. I don't even dislike Ben/Leslie. But I don't really care much either, so an entire episode centered around Ben and Leslie's ooey gooey feelings in place of funny stuff left me pretty cold. It wasn't a bad episode, I was just bored, and especially after Community it was really noticeable. I also can't get too worked up over Ben's sudden unemployment because Ben lives in TV Land where Entertainment 720 can run for like six months and jobs grow on trees, so... sorry Ben. That was sweet, I guess. Moar jokes and less shipping next week plz.
obstinate, headstrong girl!: comm | roxaaaaanezombie_boogie on December 2nd, 2011 04:55 am (UTC)
The only thing that made me sad about Community was the lack of Britta (though her comment about a cat monocle being pretentious was ace). SO HAPPY THAT SHIRLEY GOT A PROPER STORYLINE. And with Jeff! yes!
Kali: comm :: roooooooxanne_thirty2flavors on December 2nd, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
YEAH the lack of Britta was the only thing missing. (And the lack of Pierce was a definite point in its favour, lol.) SHIRLEY IN THE A-PLOT THOUGH YEAHHH.
Hannahfirstofoct on December 2nd, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
Kali: comm :: guy love between two guys_thirty2flavors on December 2nd, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)

fauxkarenfauxkaren on December 2nd, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
Hannahfirstofoct on December 2nd, 2011 06:19 am (UTC)
LOL I DO NOT KNOW. In the scene when they're in the apartment, there were AT LEAST three different Inspector Spacetime posters.
fauxkarenfauxkaren on December 2nd, 2011 06:21 am (UTC)
I was not paying attention to the background. :( OH WELL. LOOKS LIKE I'LL HAVE TO REWATCH THE EPISODE. What a hardship.
Kali_thirty2flavors on December 2nd, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
fauxkarenfauxkaren on December 2nd, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
You are my Parks and Rec soul mate. I'm so bored with the Ben/Leslie stuff. I don't mind them exactly, but going into P&R posts on ONTD where 75% of the comments are all about Ben and Leslie is... not my cup of tea. MOAR LESLIE/ANN SHENANIGANS AND MOAR RON SWANSON! Seeing people on the ONTD post talk about how flawless and amazing this episode was... it's just like we're watching different shows.

Community, on the other hand, was FLAWLESS. Annie was hilarious and idk. I think Allison Brie is just really funny. And all the Annie/Troy/Abed interaction was so much fun to watch. I think I'm really loving the idea of them as roommates. And I just about died laughing when the Shirley/Jeff foosball game turned into an anime sequence. Community has been really great recently.
Kali: comm :: roooooooxanne_thirty2flavors on December 2nd, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
Omg yeah I was just so bored. I mean there were some funny lines and I liked the tag about Jerry being Gary but mostly I was just bored. I don't dislike them as a ship but I am not invested enough to enjoy an episode like this. LOL IS THIS HOW PEOPLE WHO HATE ROSE FEEL WHEN THEY WATCH 'THE IDIOT'S LANTERN'.

Omg the scene where Troy walks in on her and they just cry at each other for a minute and make incoherent noises, I was dying. I really like the idea of her living with them because I tend to find Annie the funniest when she's with Troy and Abed. AND LOL THE ANIME OMG IT WAS SO GREAT.
fauxkarenfauxkaren on December 2nd, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
LOL RIGHT? Like it was just a super boring episode for me because I am not at all invested in the Ben/Leslie relationship. But I did crack up at the Jerry/Gary stuff. Jerry jokes are pretty much my favorite thing ever.

I think that bit was my favorite Annie moment from last night. I cannot recreate the sounds she made in writing, but omg. I was cracking up. Or when she pulled the broken piece of DVD from her bra and Troy was all "WHO ARE YOU?" which I think he also said to her at some point in the chloroforming adventure from last season.
Kellysweetcherrytree on December 2nd, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)
flawless perfect Community forever :) what I loved about the first season was seeing everyone's friendships and interactions with each other so going back to that with Shirley and Jeff was wonderful. And Troy/Abed/Annie are glorious together. Troy was hilarious. 'Oh my God Abed where have you been!?' 'Seriously, Troy?'
Kali: comm :: britta :: don't be gross_thirty2flavors on December 2nd, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yes! I'm rewatching s1 and the thing I was missing most was the more unusual character pairings -- like you'd get everyone having a story with everyone. And actually just yesterday I watched the Jeff-and-Shirley-gossip episode and was like WHY DON'T JEFF AND SHIRLEY EVER INTERACT ANYMORE and then this episode existed and it was amazing!
Jeanne "dancing in the" d'Arcrose_dawson on December 2nd, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
I don't watch Parks and Recreations but my Tumblr dashboard is going crazy over last night's episode, this girl who usually only posts like, anarchy and The Communist Manifesto and stuff literally JUST posted a gif photoset of their kiss and she's like "IF I COULD SQUEEZE A TV SHOW, I WOULD!!!" It's like nestled between her pictures of Che Guevara and her Black Panther gifs omg killing me

For real though they are going CRAZY I am about to unfollow everyone
Kali: act :: billie & catherine :: FAVOURITES_thirty2flavors on December 2nd, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)

yeah I won't be looking at that tag any time soon tbh

I almost sent you this picture yesterday because I thought it was Kaya and Billie in Love Life, it was sort of blurry/not a great photo so I wasn't sure, but then when I saw it again on Tumblr the tags said it was Billie's siter lollll ooops.
Jeanne "dancing in the" d'Arcrose_dawson on December 2nd, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
omg I was going through somebody's Kaya Scodelario tag like two days ago and they had done this post like

Not glad . . . that Kaya lives in England and I'm in America
Not glad . . . that Kaya is so beautiful and I'm not
Not glad . . . that Kaya will be in a show with David Tenant but the one she's making out with is Billie Piper

LJ won't let me use any gifs but whatever Tumblr stay bitter nobody can take this from me
Kali: dw :: rose :: you were fantastic_thirty2flavors on December 2nd, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha Tumblr.

Not glad . . . that Kaya will be in a show with David Tenant but the one she's making out with is Billie Piper

Sorry about this person's life & taste, more for me
🌹: TV - Communityla_petite_singe on December 2nd, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
BATMAN ABED ALL THE TIME. And heh, yes, I loved that sitcom line. And my reaction to her breaking the DVD was basically exactly the same as Troy's. Which is fun.

I've seen people on Tumblr complaining that Shirley never gets a plotline, so that was truly awesome. [Even though it was...slightly ripped off from Friends. That's OK!] FUCK THE HIATUUUUUS
Lizbazcat89 on December 2nd, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)

Greg Daniels/Mike Schur totally re-used lines they used in The Office for JAM and I am like DID YOU REALLY THINK I WOULDN'T NOTICE THAT? Because I am Dwabed.

But yeah I like Ben. I like Leslie. It's nice that they're happy. But it's boring and I want more April and Donna on my screen.