Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Old 03-13-14, 06:48 AM
  #1  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 29,465
Received 62 Likes on 49 Posts
Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14



03/13/2014 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Thursday) : JEFF, SHIRLEY AND HICKEY DISCOVER A HIDDEN CACHE OF PRISTINE TEXTBOOKS - ABED AND ANNIE EMPLOY AN INTERACTIVE VCR GAME TO DECIDE ON A NEW ROOMMATE - "BREAKING BAD" CREATOR VINCE GILLIGAN AND BRIE LARSON GUEST STAR - When Jeff (Joel McHale), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Professor Hickey (Jonathan Banks) happen upon a hidden cache of textbooks, the discovery leads to some interesting power shifts as the group struggles with how to monetize their windfall. Meanwhile, Abed (Danny Pudi) and Annie (Alison Brie) decide it's time for a new roommate. Abed wants his friend Rachel (guest star Brie Larson, "United States of Tara") to move in, while Annie wants her brother to move in. When they decide to play an old VCR game to determine the winner, things get a little intense. Ken Jeong, Gillian Jacobs and Jim Rash also star. TV-14 L
Old 03-13-14, 08:54 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
kstublen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,750
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

The Dean dressed up as a peanut and rapping was one of the best Dean moments in the show's history.
Old 03-13-14, 09:06 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 20,975
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 9 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Oh, you hired a stunt person.
No, I did not.

Old 03-13-14, 10:14 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
madcougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Houston
Posts: 6,690
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
The Dean dressed up as a peanut and rapping was one of the best Dean moments in the show's history.
Great start to a great episode.
Old 03-13-14, 10:24 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Osiris3657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,457
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Vince Gilligan! Too lazy to look this up, but I wonder if he has any prior acting experience.

Good episode.
Old 03-13-14, 10:32 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Osiris3657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,457
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Also, Gina Gershon is so fucking hot. Can't believe she'll be 52 in June!
Old 03-13-14, 10:50 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
EdTheRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 14,540
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Really good episode. Dean Peanut was awesome,lol.
Old 03-13-14, 11:02 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 630
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Deanut.
Old 03-13-14, 11:13 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 17,075
Received 10 Likes on 5 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Mitch Hurwitz last episode, Vince Gilligan this one. I'm glad they took my suggestion to start casting the creators of my favorite shows seriously. I look forward to the eventual Alan Spencer ep.
Old 03-13-14, 11:15 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: DFW
Posts: 3,771
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
The Dean dressed up as a peanut and rapping was one of the best Dean moments in the show's history.
Agreed. Amazing.
Old 03-13-14, 11:58 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Cellar Door's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 6,780
Received 8 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Loved seeing Vince Gilligan. And Abed's third-act apology in the rain.
Old 03-14-14, 02:11 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
UAIOE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: LV-426
Posts: 6,598
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

My wife was rolling at the VCR game. She had one when she was younger (with a cryptkeeper guy), and said it was spot on.
Old 03-14-14, 09:16 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 39,331
Received 20 Likes on 16 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
Vince Gilligan! Too lazy to look this up, but I wonder if he has any prior acting experience.

Good episode.
I couldn't get over how young him and Gershon looked.
Old 03-14-14, 09:28 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: MA
Posts: 12,728
Received 10 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Great episode. I wish we could get more seasons with Banks as a cast member. He's a perfect addition.
Old 03-14-14, 11:21 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 2,018
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14



Loved that the couch covering seemed to be the same pattern as the Dreamatorium.
Old 03-14-14, 12:47 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
rocket1312's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,289
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 5 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

This is what I would describe as a "perfectly acceptable" episode of Community. When the show is long gone it will probably won't be in the top 30 or 40 episodes anyone remembers, but it made me laugh and sometimes that's enough. I thought the b-story was a little weak and could have had a little more to offer, but it was ok.

I may sound like a broken record, but once again, in my opinion the dean is being used perfectly this year. He's hilarious just about every time he shows up, but he's not overused. Also, they've really toned down some of the more outrageous aspects of his character (which were funny at first, but got old). The peanut rap was great and I thought the scene at the end when he was writing a new rap was even funnier. Chang's been great too, although I wish they'd do a better job incorporating his (and Jeff's) role as a teacher. I'd love to see an episode with Jeff, Chang, Hickey and Duncan doing something together.

One other thing...it was good to see Pavel back even if he didn't do/say much. He's one of my favorite recurring characters.
Old 03-14-14, 02:25 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Posts: 4,524
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
Also, Gina Gershon is so fucking hot. Can't believe she'll be 52 in June!
Old 03-14-14, 06:17 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 14,020
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

The Dean's rap might be one of my favorite things ever on Community.
Old 03-15-14, 12:52 AM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 19,245
Received 10 Likes on 9 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Dean was a Payday not a peanut.

This season has been great.

That vcr game was crazy. I lived during the age of tape but never saw one of those games.
Old 03-15-14, 01:13 AM
  #20  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 5,731
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

I thought this episode was great. Even though the theme episodes are high points, I really appreciate these more scaled back episodes. It's like a breather episode, while still being really funny. This might be my favorite episode of the season so far.

I'm also amused that Annie is always rocking business casual slacks now.

Those VCR games were the worst!
Old 03-15-14, 02:12 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 22,396
Received 10 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

This back stretch of episodes have been fantastic. I liked Troy but the episodes seem to breathe better with fewer cast members. I think they might have needed to pare this cast down a couple of years ago.
Old 03-15-14, 01:53 PM
  #22  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,219
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Surprised no mention yet of Paul Williams showing up as the fence for the text books. Nearly spit up my drink when I saw him. Overall, a pretty solid episode.
Old 03-15-14, 03:08 PM
  #23  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 630
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
Dean was a Payday not a peanut.
Paydean.
Old 03-15-14, 03:42 PM
  #24  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 29,465
Received 62 Likes on 49 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

Brie Larson looked so damn good.
Old 03-15-14, 11:30 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
UAIOE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: LV-426
Posts: 6,598
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Community - "VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing" - 3/13/14

If I didn't know it was her, I never would have guessed she also played Envy Adams in "Scott Pilgrim".

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.