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Community: hit me with your genie's bottle, rub it all over me (season 3 confirmed!)

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  • smeejsmeej Registered User
    edited March 2011
    British shows tend to hit their stride faster, but I also think you have to really have your shit together to get a show going in the first place.

    IT'S A SAD THING THAT YOUR ADVENTURES HAVE ENDED HERE!!
  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Back to Community, is it a sign of good acting and writing that when Britta did her rendition of "hit me with your genie's bottle," my reaction was not to laugh but rather the same "what the fuck was that?" reaction I'd have had to a real-life friend doing the same?

  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    stop repeating

    stop rep...remanding me

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Was it Kierkegaard or Dick Van Patten who said, Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    In general I can see everyone but Jeff and Annie going 5 years. Pierce is the only one who could stay forever because he's there just for fun. And then it could be called "Wipe That Smirk..." starring Pierce Hawthorne as he has follies at his moist towelette company.

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    mcdermott wrote: »
    smeej wrote: »
    If by two seasons you mean fourteen episodes.

    There's a middle ground where they just keep making a good show.

    I can't think of a single show that's managed it off the top of my head. Nearly every show goes on well past its prime, and is not cancelled until it's gone downhill. With the exception of those killed in the crib before they have a chance to flourish, of course.

    Best I can come up with is The Shield.

    So?

    The whole "they should do it like the British!" thing annoys me because the British by and large make shitty television.

    And I'd much rather a show have too much time than too little. I've never understood that mentality. "Oh man, this is a good show. I hope they nip that in the bud soon."

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  • smeejsmeej Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Troy and Abed get a spinoff show. I'm calling it.

    IT'S A SAD THING THAT YOUR ADVENTURES HAVE ENDED HERE!!
  • Captain TragedyCaptain Tragedy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    There's a little funny thing with Britta in the vein of "Rowboat Cop" that I wasn't quite sure I heard correctly and had to recheck on Hulu:

    When she talks to the guys about Kickpuncher 3 being stolen, she refers to it as "Kickmuncher 3".

  • JuliusJulius Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    There a little funny thing with Britta in the vein of "Rowboat Cop" that I wasn't quite sure I heard correctly and had to recheck on Hulu:

    When she talks to the guys about Kickpuncher 3 being stolen, she refers to it as "Kickmuncher 3".

    Yeah I wasn't sure either.


    God, I love Britta.

  • kdrudykdrudy Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Nah, Dean Pelton starts a detective agency in LA with Garrett as his assistant. It would of course be called The Adventures of Dean Dangerous

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Was it Kierkegaard or Dick Van Patten who said, Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    kdrudy wrote: »
    Nah, Dean Pelton starts a detective agency in LA with Garrett as his assistant. It would of course be called The Adventures of Dean Dangerous

    "Tyler Perry's Shirley's Soul Food Brownie Shack"

    Troy shows up as her son.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    PantsB wrote: »
    mcdermott wrote: »
    smeej wrote: »
    If by two seasons you mean fourteen episodes.

    There's a middle ground where they just keep making a good show.

    I can't think of a single show that's managed it off the top of my head. Nearly every show goes on well past its prime, and is not cancelled until it's gone downhill. With the exception of those killed in the crib before they have a chance to flourish, of course.

    Best I can come up with is The Shield.

    So?

    The whole "they should do it like the British!" thing annoys me because the British by and large make shitty television.

    And I'd much rather a show have too much time than too little. I've never understood that mentality. "Oh man, this is a good show. I hope they nip that in the bud soon."

    I don't like the British method either...I would like to have more than seven episodes of a good show, I'm not crazy.

    But, in general, I'd like a show to end when it's still great. I guess I just feel like I could care about the ending more, and look back on it more fondly, that way. Like, take Supernatural. If they had actually ended it last season, it would have had an (IMO) excellent five-year run. The current season isn't "bad" by any means, but I just feel like if it goes three more years I'm not going to care as much about whatever ending they come up with anymore; whereas with only the most minor of tweaks, last year's season finale would have been a fitting end to an awesome show.

  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    kdrudy wrote: »
    Nah, Dean Pelton starts a detective agency in LA with Garrett as his assistant. It would of course be called The Adventures of Dean Dangerous

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  • TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I guarantee you that if the show goes on for more than four seasons, the first episode of the fifth season will be the characters all commenting that it definitely hasn't been four years and they still have all sorts of important classes to take. It will be filled with mentions of how Obama is still in his first term (or still in office, depending on the results of the election), etc.

    That's really the only way it could ever go.

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  • smeejsmeej Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I don't see why they'd have to be in college. They can think of some other ridiculous reason for them all to hang out. They barely even talk about their class now as it is.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    People

    It's a community college.

    They can graduate after two years and then take one class a semester together of continuing education.

    This is exactly how Pierce and Shirley are using the college now.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Why would they do that? Because they love greendale?

    After 4 years I'd think they could hang out together on their own free time if they really wanted to.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Why would they do that? Because they love greendale?

    After 4 years I'd think they could hang out together on their own free time if they really wanted to.
    The same reason the Korean War lasted for 11 years.

    Because that's the premise of the show.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Why would they do that? Because they love greendale?

    After 4 years I'd think they could hang out together on their own free time if they really wanted to.
    The same reason the Korean War lasted for 11 years.

    Because that's the premise of the show.

    Also, because community college lol.

  • smeejsmeej Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Don't be hateful.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    smeej wrote: »
    Don't be hateful.

    Man, I try. And plenty of perfectly smart people go to community college, either as a starting point or as an end in itself (depending on career path, university can be overkill).

    At the same time, the jokes do make themselves. Because for every one of those perfectly bright and normal community college students....

    ...well, Starburns.

  • JuliusJulius Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    mcdermott wrote: »
    smeej wrote: »
    Don't be hateful.

    Man, I try. And plenty of perfectly smart people go to community college, either as a starting point or as an end in itself (depending on career path, university can be overkill).

    At the same time, the jokes do make themselves. Because for every one of those perfectly bright and normal community college students....

    ...well, Starburns.

    His name is Alex.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus I didn't want to wake you up but I really want to show you somethingRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    TexiKen wrote: »
    kdrudy wrote: »
    Nah, Dean Pelton starts a detective agency in LA with Garrett as his assistant. It would of course be called The Adventures of Dean Dangerous

    "Tyler Perry's Shirley's Soul Food Brownie Shack"

    Troy shows up as her son.

    You're not Shirley!

    ...And Shirley's not my mom!

  • smeejsmeej Registered User
    edited March 2011
    mcdermott wrote: »
    smeej wrote: »
    Don't be hateful.

    Man, I try. And plenty of perfectly smart people go to community college, either as a starting point or as an end in itself (depending on career path, university can be overkill).

    At the same time, the jokes do make themselves. Because for every one of those perfectly bright and normal community college students....

    ...well, Starburns.
    There are crappy, useless people everywhere. The only difference I see between my friends who go to real college and my friends who go to community college is the community college people work harder. :p

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    TexiKen wrote: »
    kdrudy wrote: »
    Nah, Dean Pelton starts a detective agency in LA with Garrett as his assistant. It would of course be called The Adventures of Dean Dangerous

    "Tyler Perry's Shirley's Soul Food Brownie Shack"

    Troy shows up as her son.

    You're not Shirley!

    ...And Shirley's not my mom!

    she's not?

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  • Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    smeej wrote: »
    mcdermott wrote: »
    smeej wrote: »
    Don't be hateful.

    Man, I try. And plenty of perfectly smart people go to community college, either as a starting point or as an end in itself (depending on career path, university can be overkill).

    At the same time, the jokes do make themselves. Because for every one of those perfectly bright and normal community college students....

    ...well, Starburns.
    There are crappy, useless people everywhere. The only difference I see between my friends who go to real college and my friends who go to community college is the community college people work harder. :p

    I've seen both ends of it, having done CC and then transferred to the university out here.

    The community college (which I like a lot more than the university in most ways) had a pretty good split between hardworking people who just didn't go to school at 18 for whatever reason (myself included), and the kids whose parents clearly told them they had to go to school or get a job and they picked the one they thought would be easier. The university though has a similar split, just with less older people. Plenty of people who clearly decided that college in a Hawaii was a brilliant plan, and others who want to work hard and graduate. Most of the hard working types grew up here though.

    As for the seasons of the show though, as someone said, Shirley and Pierce aren't full-time students anyway, it'd be easy to do fake extension by not having a year pass each season (see That 70's Show for a pretty egregious use of this, considering both shows tend to have Halloween, Christmas, etc episodes), or simply have it turn out they need more classes. I know a lot of people who ended up being 5 year students thanks to miscounting courses or fucking something up in their "plan".

  • AgesAges Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Variable wrote: »
    TexiKen wrote: »
    kdrudy wrote: »
    Nah, Dean Pelton starts a detective agency in LA with Garrett as his assistant. It would of course be called The Adventures of Dean Dangerous

    "Tyler Perry's Shirley's Soul Food Brownie Shack"

    Troy shows up as her son.

    You're not Shirley!

    ...And Shirley's not my mom!

    she's not?

    28 seconds.

  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Jeff is trying to become a lawyer. Don't you need a 4 year degree followed by lawschool for that? Annie wants to become a hospital administrator(from the bar episode) again a 4 year degree I think. Abed is studying film with a fallback in falafel store managment, which could take 4 years.

    Troy has a pillow in his backpack, him being finished in 2 years? Doubtfull. Pierce is studying just to make friends, so he will stick around. Britta loves being a rebel and being in college makes it that much easier to rebel(no real job to get in the way). Only Shirley got a focused goal(get a bussiness degree and sell her brownies online) and her pregnancy throws that out the window.

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  • MagellMagell Sphinx! Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Kipling217 wrote: »
    Jeff is trying to become a lawyer. Don't you need a 4 year degree followed by lawschool for that? Annie wants to become a hospital administrator(from the bar episode) again a 4 year degree I think. Abed is studying film with a fallback in falafel store managment, which could take 4 years.

    Troy has a pillow in his backpack, him being finished in 2 years? Doubtfull. Pierce is studying just to make friends, so he will stick around. Britta loves being a rebel and being in college makes it that much easier to rebel(no real job to get in the way). Only Shirley got a focused goal(get a bussiness degree and sell her brownies online) and her pregnancy throws that out the window.

    The idea of Annie, Abed and Troy staying at Community College for 4 years is unlikely. Annie definitely needs to transfer to a real college, which could possibly still be near Greendale or in the city since it has two community colleges. Abed should want to go to a film school not just take film classes at a community college. Troy might just stay at Greendale for a four year degree.

  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Abed's dad might not want to pay for a fancy film school, he didn't want Abed to study film at all. So thats him stuck in a no go. The group is also his most meaningfull relationship in life and Troy is his best friend.

    Annie has a crush on Jeff and loves the study group so much she sabotaged them in order to keep them together. She has also had 2 chances to transfer to another school and didn't take either of them. So she is the most likely to stay.

    Troy.... Pillow in his backpack! Yeah, he is going to graduate suma cum laude this year.

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  • TheOtherHorsemanTheOtherHorseman Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Solution:

    their last year at Greendale is portrayed over 5 years but for some reason every holiday happens 5 times during that year

  • useless4useless4 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The most realistic answer is what actually happens in real life some places.

    Greendale starts to offer satellite courses for area four year schools - that will open up everyone staying and create new tension in the group as the campus draws lines between the two types of college services they offer. Imagine a four year only rule is imposed in the study rooms for example.

    Wait: This show is real time, this is the second season. They should be transferring/graduating this year anyways... so the issue should hit at the start of the next season.

  • DeebaserDeebaser Alpha Teemo Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I think Useless is dead on. Either that or City College will Annex greendale's campus.

  • devCharlesdevCharles Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I think the branch campus idea is probably correct. I wonder if Pierce or Shirley are going to go towards that.

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  • CervetusCervetus Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Solution:

    their last year at Greendale is portrayed over 5 years but for some reason every holiday happens 5 times during that year

    I can't be the only person who's heard of Springoween.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    So apparently there's a Community porn parody in the works...

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  • Lord_MordjaLord_Mordja Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    So apparently there's a Community porn parody in the works...

    Cummunity?

  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Jeff better be in to nipple play

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Speicher, GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Greendale will become a full fledged university.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Greendale will become an unaccredited for-profit university.

    Better.

  • frandelgearslipfrandelgearslip Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Does anybody know how much of an affect the thursday lineup had on Community's ratings?

    Earlier this season before the move to a Thursday lineup there was a interview with Dan Harmon where he was quoted as saying something along the lines of "They can never take away the fact that we got to make two seasons of Community". When I heard that quote I figured that Community was doomed. I wonder what has changed since then.

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