main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Amph [Community] I'm in love.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Guy, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Aug 12, 2000
    Oh yeah. Loved it.
     
  2. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    had some great moments for sure. way better than last week.
     
  3. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Apr 5, 2000
    Hehehe I loved it.
     
  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Aug 16, 2002
    1. Britta running around in her underwear. (RATINGS)

    2. Annie play-acting the marriage.

    3. The CBS version of Inspector Spacetime.
     
  5. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

    Registered:
    Jul 31, 2002
    BOW BEFORE THORAXIS!
     
    halibut likes this.
  6. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Aug 27, 2000
    4. Jeff's British accent

    Good that Troy and Abed are sorted.
     
  7. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Aug 12, 2000
    The whole episode I kept saying this is Classic Community and everything I've been missing the last two episodes.

    And Jeff and Annie aww


    You received this Ninja message from Tapatalk
     
  8. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Dec 14, 2000
    You all know the Internet friend of Abed is this guy: [​IMG] Not sure how many of you know Little Britain.
     
    PrincessKenobi likes this.
  9. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    i did know that! tricia helfer from battlestar galactica also guest starred, and of course luke perry and jennie garth from 90210 in the american inspector spacetime.
     
  10. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

    Registered:
    Mar 15, 2004
    Ugh. Little Britain.
     
  11. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jun 19, 1999
    Unimpressed by that last episode. It felt way too much like the writers were laughing at geeks, not with them. Way to alienate one of your key viewerships and/or Big Bang Theory-ize the show.
     
  12. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

    Registered:
    Jul 31, 2002
    wrong
     
    Darth-Lando likes this.
  13. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Aug 6, 2001
    I totally thought they were laughing with geeks.
     
  14. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    yeah same, i mean it was clearly written by geeks.
     
  15. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

    Registered:
    Mar 15, 2004
    They might have been laughing, but I wasn't.
     
  16. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jun 19, 1999
    That's the equivalent of an "is so", "is not" argument... do expound a bit. For example, I can support my point of view with the dialogue they gave Jeff about convention-goers never having had sex, or the fact that the villain he supposedly resembled was a lazily-assembled generic comic book archetype and not a parody of a real character in Doctor Who, as far as I could tell.

    When Harmon was with the show, there were more multi-layered attempts at humor that could appeal to and be understood by different demographics. I think he could have successfully put in one layer of jokes to appeal to the masses making fun of con-goers and another that was winking at the geek viewers, making references geeks would find witty but average people would totally miss. The show used to be Shakespeare-esque that way. Unfortunately, this last episode failed to point out the obvious humor in their CBS version of Inspector Spacetime being a bit like the 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who, or the parallels between Abed and Troy's relationship and the Doctor's relationship with some of his companions. That's the sort of humor that would need to be threaded in for me to agree it was meant to be funny to geeks, not just people who laugh at geeks.
     
  17. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Registered:
    Aug 12, 2002
    Except it is very much in Jeff's character to say something like this. Just because a character has a certain point of view doesn't mean at all that the show shares it. The history of the show is full of Jeff having a negative attitude about something but coming around and at least accepting it by the end of the episode, much like this one!
     
    Stackpole_The_Hobbit likes this.
  18. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Oct 16, 2008
    I thought the CBS version of Inspector Spacetime was more a take-that at Elementary than anything Doctor Who related.
     
  19. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

    Registered:
    Jan 30, 2013
    I think it was more a general comment on how British shows get butchered when they are remade for American audiences. I took it in that general sense as opposed to a comment on any one specific show.
     
    Stackpole_The_Hobbit likes this.
  20. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Oct 16, 2008
    True, Elementary merely being one of the most recent.
     
  21. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Aug 12, 2000
    Yeah Jeff's words and actions during the episode were very Jeff. I was just glad they didn't write Troy so dumb down this episode.
     
  22. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    i will agree with beth that it maybe could have been more nuanced and layered, but i think people always want to compare every new episode to the very best episodes from the past. this wasn't the greatest episode, but it was far from the worst.
     
    Stackpole_The_Hobbit likes this.
  23. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Registered:
    Aug 16, 2002
    I think the style was definitely supposed to make it look like a CBS-style procedural, and I suspect the San Francisco setting was referencing the American-made Doctor Who movie from the 1990's. In fact, there were at least a few references that indicated one or more writers knew enough about what they were parodying.
     
  24. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Registered:
    Aug 12, 2002
    Red Dwarf USA immediately sprang to mind for me.
     
    Stackpole_The_Hobbit likes this.
  25. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jun 19, 1999
    Hmm, true. I didn't even think of that movie. My mind jumped to Amy Pond as soon as Pierce started demanding more tall, leggy eye candy. :p