This week’s episode of Community was G.I. Jeff. From the image above you can tell what it’s about, that is, if you were a child of the 80s.
We get to see Jeff as he dreams of G.I. Joe, why and how isn’t important. But he does and it’s glorious.
The episode is animated in the same style as the Sunbow cartoon, including the theme song along with the original voices for Flint and Duke. I cannot begin to describe the amount of joy I experienced when those familiar voices came from the tv speakers.
Only in Community would an episode like this work. The tropes of the economic animation and cutting corners, to the tv commercial ads for the toys. I really can’t tell you what my favorite part of the episode was.
You can tell that Dan Harmon loves G.I. Joe, everything in this episode comes from a place of reverence, even though it’s completely making fun. This combination is hard to describe, but you know it works because it just does. So glad that Dan is back at the helm of Community.