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COMMUNITY RECAP

By , April 6, 2012

Another dose of the epic battle

Not Just a Pillow Fight
In 2012, Greendale Community College was the site of the largest and longest pillow fight in community college history. It shaped and scarred the landscape of their campus, and forever changed the lives of those involved.

Secret Weapon
Part man, part pillow… all terror.

Troy and Abed’s Pledge Drive
We know you hate these pledge drives… but not as much as we hate doing them!

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Women’s Work: 20 Shows Featuring TV’s Most Impressive Women

By , March 10, 2011

In honor of International Women’s Day, BuddyTV decided to take a look at the smartest, strongest and most successful women on television show, and Community was among them:

At Greendale Community College, there is no one nicer than Shirley, more idealistic than Britta or smarter than Annie. Considering how much damage those ladies manage, that’s probably a good thing.

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Interview: Community’s Gillian Jacobs

By , September 24, 2010
Gillian Jacobs at a panel for Community at Pal...
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Cinemablend has an Interview with Community’s Gillian Jacobs, here are some of the highlights:

Where do we pick up with your character in season two?

Well, you know, we pick up where we ended at the end of season one where [Britta’s] thrown her hat into the ring with what she thinks is only a love triangle, she doesn’t know it’s a quadrangle. I think that Britta’s ego got the best of her in that whole scenario with the “Tranny Dance” and maybe she’s having some regrets about how she behaved, because that often happens, and maybe feeling a little morning-after regret and remorse at how everything went down. But she’s a prideful person so I think that sometimes prevents her from admitting fault when it would probably be helpful for her to just say, “I messed up.” She’s created a mess. She’s created a big ol’ mess.

Are we going to see any surprises come out about Britta that we didn’t see in season one?

Every week’s a surprise to me. I didn’t know I said “Bag-el,” I didn’t know I had a cat, I didn’t know I had a one-eyed cat. I’m trying to think. I think that’s the really great thing about this show is that we’re so enriching the back-story of these people, so hopefully/maybe this year we’re going to delve a little bit more into their lives outside of Greendale. I don’t know, maybe we’ll learn more about her family, her life, or how she pays for community college – I have a lot of questions that are unanswered thus far. [laughs] I’ve been so thrilled, you know, with the character development that I had over the course of season one with flushing her out as a person with flaws and insecurities and hang-ups. So I can only imagine she has a lot more issues that I have yet to discover.

So with the second season and stiffer competition in your timeslot, do you think it will be those character moments or more for the movie parodies, like the Apollo 13 episode?

You have different fans who respond to different things. I can’t really speak for viewership as a whole, because I think that there are some people that really get attached to the characters and the love triangles, and that’s the thing that they’re really engaged in, and there are other people who are just in love with the pop culture references. So I can’t say what would make people tune in to our show specifically, but the thing that we have going for us is that you can never predict what we’re going to do next, because we’ve created a world where anything can happen. There’s not that sense of, “Oh, it’s the same setup-setup-joke.” I think that keeps people coming back, that’s what makes people tell all their friends to watch our show and have Community viewing parties. You know, say, “I won’t be your friend anymore if you don’t watch this show,” so I think that’s our strong suit. You can’t really predict what we’re going to do.

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NBC’s ‘Community hopes for another season

By , February 8, 2010

Decisions as to which network shows will be asked back for the 2010-11 season will made over the next couple of months.

For NBC’s new comedy “Community,” it’s like being a college freshman with a 2.0 GPA — it’s doing OK but there’s no guarantee it will return for a sophomore year.

For those of you who have not found this cool comedy, “Community” features the biggest band of misfit schoolmates since “The Breakfast Club.” Their leader, Jeff, is an ex-lawyer (Joel McHale) who’s more interested in the social aspects of community college than making the grade.

The show has received critical support, but when it comes to viewers, “Community” falls in the middle of the 130 network programs on the five networks.

A solution for the low ratings from Chevy Chase, who plays the world savvy community college student Pierce, has him thinking like a transfer student. “We could go to another network,” Chase sarcastically suggests during an interview on the set.

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Positive trend – season’s top comedies

By , December 14, 2009

Tim Goodman from the SF Gate choose the best comedies fo the year and #13 is Community:

13. “Community,” NBC. Sometimes superb, sometimes creatively erratic, this freshman series about a group of diverse students and a strange faculty at a community college is now hitting more than missing. It, too, has a lot of potential and has rewarded those sticking with it as the writers hone the characters.

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Community Wants to Talk About Sex

By , December 3, 2009

Having taken a break for Thanksgiving, Community returns with a brand new episode this week. IGN paid a visit to the set of this episode, and when asked Joel McHale (“Jeff”) what the storyline was, his deadpan response said it all: “Venereal diseases are involved.” He then paused, before adding, “So far in the script, I have not contracted anything.”

As Alison Brie (“Annie”) sat down with IGN on a Greendale Community College bench to discuss Community, it was hard not to notice her t-shirt, which had “STD” prominently written in the center – though closer examination showed it was for the “Greendale STD Fair ’09.” Brie told IGN she especially enjoyed the phrase on the bottom of the shirt, which read, “Catch Knowledge.”

As Brie noted, “Annie is a character who’s very much into being at the forefront of every project that’s going on in the school. She really wants her brag sheet to be great when she’s ready to move on to her state school or other colleges. So she just tries to head up every project, and this is her latest.” Brie added that while Annie is trying to promote safe sex, “It kind of seems like they’re trying to promote STDs. We’re celebrating STDs at the fair. So if you have one, come on by! It’s nothing to be ashamed of!”

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Alison Brie From Community NBC

By , November 24, 2009

Tressugar calls Alison Brie Adorable, and we agree.
She plays Trudy Campbell on Mad Men and she is also on NBC’s Community.
Other than radiating ebullience in real life, Alison, who says she’s rarely recognized on the street, seems nothing like either character. She grew up with hippie parents in South Pasadena, CA, where she still lives and showed up to a Pasadena Weekly interview in a “Die Yuppie Scum” t-shirt.
But Alison’s not as innocent as she or her characters look. She told Pasadena Weekly: “I don’t know why people see me . . . like I’m all prim and proper, when I couldn’t be more different. People think I come off that way, but I’m not.”
She’s right. In this 2007 skit, she dishes it right back to the Internet’s most infamous yogi, The Underminer, when he asks her to be in his variety show that’s like “Curb Your Enthusiasm meets You Can’t Do That on Television.”

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Community College Chronicles – My Hobo Days

By , November 11, 2009

Abed started copying his friends life and turning it into a student films. These films, which include The Guild’s Sandeep Parikh playing Pudi’s Abed character, can be viewed on the Greendale Community College website on the AV Department page.

Episode One of a new web series by GCC film student Abed Nadir.

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