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Old 04-26-2012, 07:34 PM
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Community 4/26/12 -- Basic Lupine Urology

They're really on a roll, aren't they?

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The parody was pitch perfect, down to the font on the credits. I loved the aquarium, and the reading of the rights. Also the music cue after Magnitude's name was mentioned fit in perfectly.


Was the twist real?

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:13 PM
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Was the twist real?
SPOILER:

There had been quotes from Dan Harmon saying that someone would die this season. I think most people assumed it would be Pierce or Leonard.

RIP Starburns... What a way to go, huh?
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:14 PM
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Another great episode. As you say, spot on parody.

God help me, I laughed out loud at the Starburns ending.

"Man's gotta have a code."
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:21 PM
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"Man's gotta have a code."
Dean: "That's awesome."
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:51 PM
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"Objection. I hate the both of you."
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:55 PM
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:00 PM
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:06 PM
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Best episode for a long time IMHO.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:29 PM
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Loved it! That wasn't the last one of the season, was it?

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:31 PM
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Having never in my life seen a single episode of Law & Order, I have a feeling that a lot of this episode is going to go completely over my head.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:32 PM
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I loved how they used an interstitial card to cut off Britta.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:59 PM
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:11 PM
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They actually had the L&O medical examiner lady!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:28 PM
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They actually had the L&O medical examiner lady!
No matter what other role that actress ever takes I'll always hear her voice as the M.E.!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:40 PM
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Having never in my life seen a single episode of Law & Order, I have a feeling that a lot of this episode is going to go completely over my head.
I caught about half of an episode of SVU this afternoon, and that seemed enough of a frame of reference.

I like how Starburns dropped two backpacks before bolting.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:56 PM
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Having never in my life seen a single episode of Law & Order, I have a feeling that a lot of this episode is going to go completely over my head.
I'd be curious to hear what someone who'd never seen L&O thought of it. I feel like the episode would work pretty well as just a parody crime drama, but someone who's never seen L&O wouldn't be able to appreciate how well this episode mirrored the structure and look of a typical L&O episode.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:16 AM
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That was freaking hilarious!

Britta's scene was great, but I wish we had seen her more.

Todd is always funny.

Annie's reaction after forcing the confession from Todd was awesome.

RIP Starbur... er, Alex. ("He got rear-ended and the meth lab in his trunk exploded." )

I didn't understand the episode title until the closing credits thanked L&O producer Dick Wolf.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:50 AM
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That was effing amazing! I have never seen a parody so pitch perfect.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:07 AM
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I like how Starburns dropped two backpacks before bolting.
(In sensurround Troy and Abed stereo):

"Why do they always ru--"

"Why do they--"

Troy: "Go ahead."
Abed: "Why do they always run?"

(Dash away all. Chu-chung!)

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:23 AM
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"We can't both do the stinger."

"...a witness who, for all we know, could be a Holocaust Denying 9/11 child molester. Withdrawn."
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:24 AM
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"Objection!"

"I'll allow it."

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:38 AM
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Having never in my life seen a single episode of Law & Order, I have a feeling that a lot of this episode is going to go completely over my head.
I was worried about that too. I may have missed a lot, but there was enough to keep me rolling. It was hilarious.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:40 AM
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I'd be curious to hear what someone who'd never seen L&O thought of it. I feel like the episode would work pretty well as just a parody crime drama, but someone who's never seen L&O wouldn't be able to appreciate how well this episode mirrored the structure and look of a typical L&O episode.
Yeah, I have never seen a second of Law & Order, but it worked very well as a generic crime-show parody.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:57 AM
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I loved how the witnesses kept doing whatever they were doing while being interviewed, just like in L&O.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:05 AM
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I loved all the sound effects in the background whenever they were outside. Sirens and jackhammers and traffic.

And the sitting on the corner of desks.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:17 AM
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I loved all the sound effects in the background whenever they were outside. Sirens and jackhammers and traffic.

And the sitting on the corner of desks.
And the New York style paper cups.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:38 AM
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One minor note in what I'd otherwise consider a perfect episode is that the phone call at the end wasn't short enough. If they're going to spoof L&O, that call should have been two seconds, tops, before the character who answers hangs up and then relates a good 15 seconds of information to the others, as though the person making the call was the fastest talker in the world - John Moschitta on crack.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:43 AM
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"Phew"
"Uniforms"
"uh uh"
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:46 AM
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Now that I think about it -- how did they do such a perfect "Law & Order" parody in half an hour? It seemed like it had everything a normal L&O episode would have, but that's twice as long...

P.S. Michael Ironside is awesome.

P.P.S. The cameo from the medical examiner woman was double awesome, although they did something very similar on "Corner Gas" with the woman from "Cold Squad".
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:55 AM
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I loved how the witnesses, suspects, etc all had a "too clever" one-liner ready to drop into the conversation at a moment's notice. Pure L&O.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:57 AM
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I just got the joke in the episode title "Lupine Urology" – Dick Wolf.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:07 AM
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A lot of things I loved about this episode have been mentioned, but I really loved how Troy and Abed not just acted but *walked* like the detectives in L&O. It's kinda a shoulder lead swagger (except for maybe Jesse Green.)


My Better Half started dying laughing partway thru the episode: "OMG!!! Look at Abed's scarf!"

I really loved that episode.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:23 AM
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Good things about this episode:
  • Troy and Abed's sting operation.
  • "I can hear both of you."
  • Troy and Abed not arresting Todd
  • The ME from L&O.
  • 'Greendale Community College is represented by two separate yet equally important types of people; The Goofballs that run around stirring up trouble and the Eggheads that make a big deal out of it. These are their stories.'
  • "He's been on edge since we switched."

Things that fell flat:
  • Not a damned thing.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:29 AM
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:51 AM
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"You can do this to the image. Now it looks like the Old West."
Britta didn't have much to do in this ep, but that was damn funny.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:18 AM
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Todd is always funny.
I actually cracked myself up with this. Last night I read the thread but watched the show today on Hulu.

Last night when I was reading I kept thinking, "who the hell is Todd?" When I saw him I remembered that he's the guy that everyone forgets is there.

But yeah, loved the episode. I can't wait to watch it again tonight.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:52 AM
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One of my favorite things was Chang as the guard in the courtroom (sorry, it's NOT a courtroom), mouth agape, just standing there.

And I confess that I got a bit sad at the final news of Starburns. They did a nice reaction shot between Annie and Jeff at the end.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:34 PM
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They did a nice reaction shot between Annie and Jeff at the end.
Which was also pure L&O. Is there anything this show can't do?
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Britta as the computer whiz was hilarious. "I transferred or downloaded Todd's picture ..."
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:47 PM
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Shirley tapping on the aquarium!

"Non-police business!"

"Kiss me! I'll explain later!"

"The explanation isn't the issue!"

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:48 PM
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I didn't understand the episode title until reading this thread. Amazing and hilarious!

Loved Troy's Spider-Man tie and Abed's Inspector Spacetime jacket.

The scene in the Dean's office with a "Man's gotta have a code" slayed me. Jim Rash is brilliant and I wish they used Michael Kenneth Williams on the show more often.
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The scene in the Dean's office with a "Man's gotta have a code" slayed me. Jim Rash is brilliant and I wish they used Michael Kenneth Williams on the show more often.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:05 PM
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:39 PM
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RIP Starburns

That was an incredibly good episode. A pitch perfect Law and Order parody.
Even the theme song was awesome. They were able to keep their theme song, while still sounding so similar to Law and Order's.

I was wondering what would happen when they went to talk to Magnitude. They found a way to keep him from saying nothing more than POP POP! Which, as always, gave a thrill to Troy.

Thanks for pointing out the title! I didn't notice that at all!

Oh yeah. The medical examiner cameo was so funny. Just made me laugh and laugh.

Another great touch, was having one person answer another person's phone for the bad news. And, everything happening off screen. So L+Oish.
The more I think about it. The more I remember the L+O touches. The arrest in a publich place and fading out on something in the room? Jeff looking back at the camera after saying something profound? The surprise opposing attorney.

This was a good night for Donald Glover. Awesome on Community. And, his Tracy Morgan impression on 30 Rock was terrific. He's a funny talented dude.

Awesome episode. For me, it's up there as one of their best. They've had a great season.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:07 PM
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I just got the joke in the episode title "Lupine Urology" Dick Wolf.
Ohhhhhhhh... Of course.

I didn't give the title a second though.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:27 PM
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When they first interview the fat keymaster, he never stopped working while answering questions. This is a huge 1st act staple of every episode of L&O.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:23 AM
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When they first interview the fat keymaster, he never stopped working while answering questions. This is a huge 1st act staple of every episode of L&O.
Just "keymaster" would have been fine.

Can someone answer this question, though? In the first scene, this exchange takes place:

Annie: In the meantime, I need someone to drum up suspects.

Shirley: I can help you with that; I watch crime shows when I’m bored. [To Abed and Troy] You boys canvas the witnesses, establish a time frame and motive and bring me a suspect. We’ve got 48 hours until the trail runs cold, so start with the last person to see that yam alive. It’s been a long 15 years.


What does that bolded part mean? I looked to see if Nicole Yvette Brown had been in an episode of "Law and Order," but IMDB doesn't have her listed. Is that simply an oversight on the website's part, or is there a joke I'm missing there?

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Old 04-28-2012, 12:41 AM
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She said that she's watched a lot of L&O. I think the joke is that L&O in its many forms has been around forever, hence she's had a long 15 years watching the show.
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I loved the scene at the hot dog stand. "Keep the change. Actually, keep the hot dog."

And then pulling back to reveal a street scene increasingly crowded with New York-style street cliches: traffic cones, construction signs, workers, etc.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:17 AM
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She said that she's watched a lot of L&O. I think the joke is that L&O in its many forms has been around forever, hence she's had a long 15 years watching the show.
And in that time she's been bored a lot.
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