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Community recap: Troy and Abed Being Normal

Return to Greendale at last! Trobed purge their weirdness in an elaborate metaphor for Community itself


Because three-piece suits are the height of normality.

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Season 3, Ep. 11 | Aired Mar 15

It’s baaaaaaack!

After an interminable three-month hiatus, NBC finally un-Britta’d their Thursday-night lineup and gave us back our beloved Community. Finally, I can stop gasping “Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!” like the outraged characters in the movies Annie likes.

For me, being able to return to Greendale Community College felt as triumphant as Pierce standing over his father’s grave and shouting, “Look at me now, Dad! Look at me now!” I mean, it really felt like the fans’ #SixSeasonsAndaMovie campaign paid off, though personally I’d prefer to hold off for #TwelveSeasonsAndaThemePark. Pierce’s outburst was such a perfect expression of victory for all of us who love Community that honestly I’m surprised he didn’t just launch into an impromptu version of Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” on the spot. Well, I will not let such an opportunity go by. For some reason Community brings out the lyricist in me, so, by way of that venerable wordsmith Lil Wayne and, let’s face it, Karmin, here’s all that happened in “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts.”

Britta model chick,
Jeff bottle sippin’,
Shirley makes paninis,
Annie’s top missin’.

Yup yup, Community’s got a new chance,
This show gives the laughs of ten years in two eps.

Trobed’s de-weirded,
Inspector Spacetime.
If you get their con-cepts,
Why would you whine?

Shirley’s love? It waxes on and off.
Mrs. Miyagi.
And her sexy voice sounds…like Miss Piggy.

Look at Pierce now, look at Pierce now, oh-oh.
He’s gettin’ papered!
Look at Pierce now, oh-oh, look at Pierce now. Yeah, yeah.
Trouser. Bench. Huh? What?!

Needless to say, that is not the kind of song you’d have been able to buy at Greendale’s now-defunct coffee-shop along with your cappuccinos and Sarah McLachlan CDs. However, it may very well be the kind of song Pierce, looking like a wealthy murderer (or entrepreneur, depending upon your point of view), listens to while killing his victims. Or maybe, like Patrick Bateman, he just listens to Huey Lewis.

NEXT: Shirley gets a proposal…and a proposition.