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Old 04-19-12, 06:33 PM
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Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

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When the biology final exam is postponed, Jeff (Joel McHale) encourages everyone to join him for a three hour lunch, but Annie (Alison Brie) convinces Abed (Danny Pudi) to let her spend some time with him in the dreamatorium instead. What starts as an innocent simulation of "Inspector Spacetime" becomes a more serious examination of the study group members and Annie learns a little bit about what makes Abed tick. Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash also star.


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Old 04-19-12, 07:08 PM
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Coincidentally I am going to be doing homework for Systems Analysis class while this airs.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Wow. This is the second episode in a month they didn't air in my area. And they seem to do this shit every year. You can't expect ratings when it's not being aired everywhere.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

I don't have much to say about it other than I liked it.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Damn I love this show.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

"I cried during 'About a Boy'...the soundtrack"
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

I loved the buttered noodle vending machines in the background of thte hospital school.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Right amount of Chang.

Almost right amount of Pierce.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Very few laughs for me... but I loved it. I wonder how this played with casual fans. Ha! What am I saying? Community has no casual fans.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

What a strange episode. Overall I liked it, but it wasn't my favorite. I did love Troy's truth serum meltdown (any of Troy's meltdowns make me laugh, TBH), and Pierce's delivery of the "I sat on my balls" diatribe had me .
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Strange indeed. Bigger concept than laughs though. I agree with Xander, Troy's meltdown and Pearce's "balls" were the highlights.

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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Eh, this one was okay. I generally don't like Abed-centric episodes as much as others. A few laughs but a little too serious for my tastes.

Visually though, it was pretty impressive. The "holodeck" effects and Abed jumping around in bodies were very well done, especially when they were subtly mixing his voice with the characters he was playing.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Originally Posted by Draven View Post
Eh, this one was okay. I generally don't like Abed-centric episodes as much as others. A few laughs but a little too serious for my tastes.

Visually though, it was pretty impressive. The "holodeck" effects and Abed jumping around in bodies were very well done, especially when they were subtly mixing his voice with the characters he was playing.
I haven't had time to think this one through, but you're spot on. A little too serious for my tastes.

And I'm guessing that "Troy's" meltdown was comprised of secrets or information that Abed knows about Troy, correct?
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

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"I cried during 'About a Boy'...the soundtrack"
Loved this line only because "Silent Sigh" is such an awesome song.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

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Wow. This is the second episode in a month they didn't air in my area. And they seem to do this shit every year. You can't expect ratings when it's not being aired everywhere.
Didn't air here either. Some BS local Olympics show instead.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

It got some pretty big laughs from me (Troy's confessions, Pierce's ball-sitting, Dance Pants), but I don't even watch Community to laugh. I watch it because it's so damn good.

I do hate that it struggles though and when watching an episode like this one, I can't help but to constantly think about how not one person is going to tune in to see what the hype is about and become hooked.

I can't wait for Dance Pants in 2019!
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

the best part was at the end when Annie redecorated Troy and Abed's "room."
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

"I didnīt get Inception... I didnīt get Inception... so many LAYERS!"
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Definitely going to see this one again.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...d-down/130065/

2.7 M viewers and 1.3. Good Christ those numbers suck balls.

Nothing on NBC got higher than a 2.2. The whole Thursday night lineup is way down from a year ago. It's amazing how popular these comedies are in Internet forums etc., but nooone fucking watches them according to Nielsen.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Loved this episode from start to finish. Just fantastic.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Pearce's balls thing really struck me as something that would have been on Seinfeld or Curb.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

I would so holodeck Annie...
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Pearce's balls thing really struck me as something that would have been on Seinfeld or Curb.
Probably because it already was... Larry has "long balls," and sat on them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfaY9ewvpzk

Unless you already knew that and were being facetious, in which case I apologize.
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Re: Community -- "Virtual Systems Analysis" -- 4/19/12

Originally Posted by JTH182 View Post
Probably because it already was... Larry has "long balls," and sat on them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfaY9ewvpzk

Unless you already knew that and were being facetious, in which case I apologize.
That explains why I didn't find it funny. As typical of this season, I enjoyed the cleverness of the episode, but felt it lacked the comedic payoffs. Still worth 21 minutes of my time.

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