I admit that I haven’t seen either Pulp Fiction or My Dinner with Andre so I’m probably missing quite a bit in this episode, but I loved it anyway. The darker episodes of Community always seem to reach for more layers and nuance in the characters and surprisingly, they always seem to pull it off with just enough humor to keep the pace going. Jeff’s pleasure in having a real conversation with Abed was as sincere as his stories were pathetic. Abed’s attempt to connect with Jeff using pop culture was predictable, but a little heart breaking as well. It’s such a great show because it manages to interweave the references with its own story and characters. I’m so glad it’s been renewed for another season.
My guilty pleasure of the night: Shirley as Samuel L. Jackson.
It was cute seeing Troy get so jealous of Jeff and his gift.
“He watched Cougar Town. It was as if he didn’t want people to like him.”