How is there any question that Community is the best show on TV right now? Every episode is so tight, so well written, so unbelievably performed, that I can watch them two or three times - something I NEVER do with first run TV shows. And you almost have to watch the show again and again just to catch all the jokes they cram into every frame.
What I really love about Community, though, is the ambition the show has from week to week. Whether it be the amazing paintball episode or the incredible zombie episode, the show always pushes farther and works harder than any other show on TV. And now they’re going farther yet - with a Claymation episode for Christmas!
Here’s the synopsis from NBC:
IN THIS SPECIAL STOP-MOTION ANIMATION EPISODE, THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS LOST AND ABED’S INTENSE FIXATION ON CHRISTMAS CONCERNS THE GROUP — 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.
For once I’m looking forward to Christmas.