Thursday, December 9, 2010

Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas... A Special Episode of Community

I'm a huge fan of NBC's Community. I watch every week. When I heard about this upcoming special stop motion animation episode, I was pretty excited. (If you're not familiar with stop motion animation, this is the same technique they used to make Gumby or the Rankin/Bass Rudolph Special.) I'm always entertained by the Community cast and writers, so I knew this was going to be a pretty special Christmas episode.


When Abed (Danny Pudi) wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed's mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan (John Oliver). The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed's winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed’s madness. Chevy Chase, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, and Ken Jeong also star. 

I won't ruin anything for you with this review, but thanks to the One2One Network, I was able to preview the episode earlier today, and I really enjoyed it. To me, Community has a real charm about it. I care about the characters while they make me laugh every week, and I felt the same way about this special episode. It was really well done! 

During the episode, the characters are transformed into toys during their journey to help Abed find the meaning of Christmas. Wait until you see Jeff as "Jeff-in-the-box"! So good! I also love that there was a bit of music and singing in the story. It really gave it that feel of a true Christmas special and I was surprised by the cast's singing abilities! (Some of them are really good!)

I'm going to leave you with a short preview to wet your whistle, but you should definitely check out the episode tonight, Thursday (12/9) at 8pm EST/7pm CST on NBC! If you're already a fan of the show, or if you're new to the gang on Community, you're in for a treat!

Disclosure: The One2One Network emailed me a link to preview this episode to facilitate the review. By posting the review, I am entering to win a gift card or video camera. I was not compensated for this post and the opinions here are my own.

1 comment:

Janna Bee said...

I love Community too! This was a great episode.