Monday, May 12, 2014

Sorry to ruin your day...

...but Community has been cancelled.

So one of my favorite moments in all of television happened a few years back on this show. I imagine that the showrunner walked into the writers room and said, "Ok, I want to have these two guys sing that song from An American Tail to an albino rat hiding in an air vent, while this lady does a Jack Nicholson impression, but about browines, and these two are salsa dancing to Irish trad music, while Chevy Chase eats a sandwich," and then the writers had to think of a way to make it all happen at once. This was the result:

Community was not a show for everybody, but it was a show for me. It was full of long speeches about the nature of truth, and the need for acceptance, and even had two whole episodes of clips from other episodes that were never really made. What other show on television ever dared to base one of its most compelling half-hours on a monkey stealing a pen? What other show ever dared to have a whole episode about foosball? Or a character who existed solely to be told to shut up?

And so I'll leave you with this...Abed as Batman on Halloween:

If I stay, there can be no party. I must be out there in the night, staying vigilant. Wherever a party needs to be saved, I’m there. Wherever there are masks, wherever there’s tomfoolery and joy, I’m there. But sometimes I’m not, cause I’m out in the night, staying vigilant. Watching. Lurking. Running. Jumping. Hurtling. Sleeping. No, I can’t sleep. You sleep. I’m awake. I don’t sleep. I don’t blink. Am I bird? No. I’m a bat. I am Batman. Or am I? Yes, I am Batman.

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