A new episode of Community airs tonight on NBC. The title? “Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking”. When we’re dealing with films, you know we’re dealing with Abed. But he actually takes backseat to a major storyline about Pierce.

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Pop Culture COMMUNITY references in this episode: Rebop (an 80’s show), Kunta Kinte (from Roots), Firefly (a canceled Joss Whedon show that was brilliant), Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton, the Reading Rainbow theme song lyrics, Ferris Bueller, Critters 3, Surrogates (a really bad Bruce Willis movie, I can attest to that fact), Gregory Hines (actor, singer, dancer), blood diamonds…

Never fear, this episode is a comedy, not a Lifetime mini movie.”Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking” uses all of the characters strengths and exploits their personal weaknesses for our entertainment. Try not to feel guilty about that, because it’s really Pierce who’s the evil one. And after this episode…well, I suppose I almost like Pierce a little bit more because I respect how he’s so batshit crazy he’s willing to do anything from time to time.

At the end of the episode, something happens between Jeff and Pierce that involves a phone call. I’m interested in seeing what you think Pierce said on the phone. Did he (try to?) change plans, or make them right there? I CAN’T REVEAL TOO MUCH, IT IS KILLING ME!

Shirley won one small point from me, but Britta earned like 50. You’ll enjoy her in this episode. Donald Glover sings, so obviously I gave him 500 points for being awesome. He also has a tantrum. Well, not him, Troy does. …Are TV show characters and actors not the same people? Whaaat? Anyway. I really couldn’t love this cast anymore than I already do, unless they invite me to a Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory type place. And only if they don’t have oompa loompa’s.

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY “Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking” Synopsis: Pierce (Chevy Chase) ends up in the hospital after ingesting mysterious pills and believes he’s dying. The study group gathers at his bedside as he imparts his “final” words of wisdom and shares specially chosen gifts – which are secretly meant to torment them. Britta (Gillian Jacobs) struggles over what to do with her blank check for “charity,” Jeff (Joel McHale) contemplates the possibility of meeting his long lost dad and Troy (Donald Glover) meets his idol LeVar Burton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”). Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi and Ken Jeong also star.

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