Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Community's Christmas special is going to knock your stockings off!

I love Christmas. I really do. There's something about twinkling lights, festive window displays and decorated pine trees that strips away my usual detached cynicism and replaces it with wonder and joy. Basically, it turns me from a Jeff Winger into an Abed Nadir (or maybe a Troy Barnes, or an Annie Edison. Depends on the day). Which is why I get so excited at the prospect of a Christmas-themed TV episode, especially when that episode is a half-hour of Community.

It might seem like Community couldn't possibly top last year's funny, charming and very bittersweet stop-motion adventure "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas," but this clip is more than promising. From Abed's plan to help Troy, a Jehovah's Witness, celebrate Christmas as a secret agent who is trying to bring down the holiday, to Donald Glover's fantastic rapping, to the continued campaign to point out how terrible Glee is, there is nothing in this clip that I don't adore. I am so excited about this that I forgot for a second that this is the last episode that will air before Community's indeterminate hiatus. (Oh god, now I remembered, and I'm all kinds of sad).

TV gods, I only want one thing for Christmas, and that is a fantastic holiday episode of Community. However, I think Dan Harmon and the cast have that covered, so if you could find a nice spot on NBC's midseason schedule for the best comedy on television, that would be great too. We have to save Christmas to save our friends! (In that extremely opaque, labored metaphor, saving Christmas is making everyone we've ever met watch Community tomorrow night, which will save our favorite study group friends. So let's save Christmas!)

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