Community season 6 has premiered on Yahoo! The first episode is entitled “Ladders,” sold! Then we get “Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care,” as the second episode, awesome.
I’m not sure how this was accomplished, but the first episode picks up right where we left off, it’s as if Dan Harmon never left the show and NBC never canceled the show. We get caught up with characters and introduced to new characters very seamlessly, what helps is that it’s done up front so that we can get right back in to the hijinks that we all know and love, and then missed, and then we’re now reunited with. Continue reading
I’ve been catching up on my podcasts, and I got around to the latest Harmontown episode. They talk about comic con and sum up some of the same feelings that I share. Take a listen here.
In particular Spencer‘s comments on purchasing exclusives at the con. He’s put in to words what I’ve posted about.
For those of you who don’t know, Harmontown is Dan Harmon‘s podcast. He’ll talk and rant about something in the beginning, if you’re lucky he’ll freestyle rap, then some guests come out and join in the fun. Then at the end… at the end, they play Dungeon’s and Dragons! Always a pleasure to listen.
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.