AzzaMcKazza: I love me some Community. It's the first Comedy in recent memory that I've felt emotionally attached to while being impressed with it's creativity. I care about these characters. That they can do that while existing in a magical version of reality is an achievement.
Even more so when I imagine the legions of “pop connoisseurs” who watch the show and think they are especially clever in that they and they alone have somehow miraculously come to understand how television “really works.”
Repeatedly invoking the “Kool-Aid” pitcher as a running gag, a la Family Guy, is a bit “on the nose,” a reference made for the sake of making a reference and one that is impossible to mistake (and a habit/technique that seems to have particularly angered Southpark’s arbiters of “proper” satire, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who in their own bit of comedy-war intertextuality, attributed the writing of Family Guy to listless manatees randomly assembling Proppian gag balls in a swimming pool).
This is a SINGLE SENTENCE. Seriously? What the hell is wrong with this guy?
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