Abed (Dany Pudi) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) on "Community"
First of all, SO MUCH AWESOME!
Ok… now onto the recap/review:
We begin with a house (apartment?) warming party for Troy and Abed who are now living together. Oh, and right by the front door? A scale model of the boulder scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark (omg love!) Which makes Jeff classify the apartment as “The Apartment of Perpetual Virginity” and, I’m sorry, I have to disagree with you Jeff… that scale model is sexy (ya, total nerd… get over it, girls can be nerds too.)
So the gangs all at the apartment and Troy and Abed suggest Yahtzee, which, if you’re not familiar, contains a six sided dice. The buzzer rings, pizza here! But who goes to get it. Jeff comes up with a solution, whichever side the dice lands on, the person with the corresponding number starting with one on his left, will go get the pizza. (did that makes sense? The person sitting on his left is number 1… hope that’s a little clearer). Abed informs him that by doing this he’s creating six alternative timelines. Soo…
Timeline #1: Annie goes to get the pizza. The main thing we learn from this timeline is that Annie has a gun in her purse (Troy looked in it) and Britta is doing something in the bathroom that, according to Abed, “Smells weird.” (no it’s not what you think).
Timeline #2: Shirley gets the pizza. All she asks is that someone gets the pies out of the oven. When she leaves the gang discusses that Shirley has a baking problem. We also learn that Pierce has a gift for Troy, the creepiest Norwegian Troll doll that I have ever seen (not that I’ve seen lots of them, but the thing freaks me out.) Shirley comes back, nobody remembers that the pies need to come out of the oven. Shirley has a mental breakdown and storms out of the apartment.
Timeline #3: Pierce goes to get the pizza. Jeff and Annie are making googly “lets do it” eyes at each other (please just have them do it already, the sexual tension is killing me!) Jeff makes fun of Troy and Abed’s mahogany bunk beds and Troy storms off to the bathroom where Britta is smoking. The two smoke together and OMG NOW TROY AND BRITTA ARE MAKING GOOGLY EYES AT EACHOTHER (which I have to say, I really like the idea of them as a couple… it would be really awesome to see.)
Timeline #4: Britta goes to get the pizza. Jeff smacks his head on a fan (which he does in every timeline, I just didn’t find it important until now) and Annie and him go to look at it in the bathroom. The two almost kiss (dammit!) when they here Troy screaming. Pierce is scaring the crap out of him with the Norwegian Troll because he’s upset that Troy moved out of his house. Britta returns with the pizza guy, tells everyone that they are in love and are getting married (WTF?!)
Timeline #5: Troy goes to get the pizza and says he’s going to hurry back so he doesn’t miss anything (and you automatically know that this is going to be an awesome timeline.) The boulder from the “Raiders” scale model falls to the floor. Jeff hits his head, Annie goes to his aid, slips on the boulder, knocks over a table that contained her purse with the gun in it, which goes off and shoots Pierce in the leg. When she knocked over the table she also knocked over a bottle of booze, Britta comes back from the bathroom, drops her cigarette which then ignites the booze. Troy comes back with the pizzas, see’s the Norwegian Troll on the floor and blames it for everything “You… NOOOOOO!!!!”
Timeline #6: Abed goes to get the pizza. Britta goes to the bathroom to smoke, Shirley goes to check on her pies. Jeff and Annie go to the kitchen to check the wound on Jeff’s head. Pierce is about to give Troy the present when Troy thanks him for letting him stay it his house. Pierce tries to take the present back. Britta comes out of the bathroom and smells something delicious (cue Shirley to go running to her with the pies). Jeff and Annie start making out (thank you God) and she tells him that when he said that he was worried about her that it remind her of her father (dammit Annie!). End making out session. Meanwhile Britta is still eating Shirley’s pies when she remembers that they weren’t supposed to eat the pies because they all agreed that Shirley has a problem. She then remembers that she wasn’t supposed to say anything. “Ok, cards on the table, I’m so high right now.” (cue me laughing my ass off… Britta just made this episode with that whole part.) Troy and Pierce are still arguing about the present and the NT is flung across the room scaring the crap out of Troy.
Timeline #7: Abed realizes that Jeff made it so there was no way that he would have to go get the pizza’s which prompts the group to suggest he go to get the pizza. Now in almost every timeline, Britta plugs in her iPod and starts singing “Roxanne” and Jeff stops her, well Jeff wasn’t here to stop her this time. The whole group gets a rousing sing and dance party going on when Jeff comes back. “You see what happens when I leave you alone.” The study group continues their dance session, Jeff looks on eating pizza cuz he’s too cool to join in (oh Jeff, just join, you know you want to with that damn smirk on your face.)
Real Timeline?: When Troy goes to get the pizza. So Pierce died from the gunshot injury to his leg, Shirley is now a alcoholic, Annie committed herself to a mental institution, Jeff lost an arm trying to put out the fire, Troy lost his larynx trying to eat the flaming troll doll (again I say, wtf?) and Britta put a blue streak in her hair “these are dark times.” Abed then says that he created felt goatees for everyone because they are all evil now. Everyone leaves except for Troy and Abed and the two put on the goatees (Abed looks really awesome with his goatee btw. It should be a new look for him). They then sing “Evil Troy and Abed!”
Cut to Troy and Abed’s apartment where they are watching TV. Abed jumps in his chair. Troy asks him what’s wrong. Abed doesn’t know… so the whole thing was in Abed’s imagination? Was the first timeline the real timeline and all the others just imagined by Abed? IM SO CONFUSED! But the episode was still pretty awesome.
Troy: “What does a Pregnancy Test look like?” Jeff: “A thin piece of plastic” Troy: “So this is definitely a gun then.”
Pierce: “Call it Yahtzee all you want, everyone knows its Puerto Rican Chess.”
Britta: “Is that a bowl of olives… next to your toilet?” Troy: “It’s a classy party Britta.”
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Overall grade: A. This episode was one of the best Community episodes so far. It completely made up for that disaster of an episode last week (I’m sorry, I even watched it again and I still didn’t find it funny). I really hope they can keep up this quality.
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Next new episode of “Community” airs October 27th at 8pm EST on NBC.
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