Last night’s episode of NBC’s mid-season sacrifice “Community” inspired me. Specifically Luis Guzman’s wonderful cameo as himself, Greendale’s statuesque school mascot (when it’s not the Human Being). At the Dean’s lowest point, Guzman makes an impassioned speech for the fictional community college’s virtues, how it’s a school for the underdogs, the freaks, and the outcasts. When Guzman tells the Dean that he doesn’t deserve to represent the school, it’s a genuine call to action: if you care about something, do everything in your power help it flourish.
Since NBS released its mid-season line-up earlier this week, leaving the aforementioned “Community” off its schedule, the show’s passionate fans have gone to the only place they can to voice their outrage, their sympathy, and their hope for a future in a timeline that isn’t the darkest; especially on Twitter and Tumblr. This is even in the face of NBC giving reassurances that the show is not cancelled, just taking a surprise hiatus with 14 more episodes to air or shoot. Below is my contribution to the cause, a not-so seriously random list of The 5 Best #SAVECOMMUNITY Campaign Posters so far, this week.
5. Jeff Winger Wants YOU by artist Jon Defreest:
If it wasn’t for the fact that this should be the Dean in his “sister’s” Uncle Sam outfit, this would be a little higher.
4. “Community” Venn Diagram’d from Uproxx
Not only does this Venn Diagram combine many of my own loves, it also adds my love of Venn Diagrams.
3. Occupy Greendale by artist Andrea Streeter
This one gets points for being topical. I would totally take time off work for this protest.
2. Annie the Riveter by artist Jon Defreest
Also brought to us by Vulture, there’s one more there that didn’t make the cut because of numero uno…
1. Six Seasons and a Movie by artist Sarah Mulligan
Otherwise known as Troy and Abed on Hiaaaaaaaaaaaatus!
Don’t forget to include #sixseasonsandamovie in your Tweets and Tumbls when you’re out there trying to #savecommunity, boys and girls. Let’s hope we don’t have to resort to sending NBC paintballs, because that would really make a mess. And guess what, Hulu views DO count (as well as DVR views), so if you aren’t a Nielsen Family, you can still be counted by watching last night’s episode… right now!
(If you can’t watch the right this second, at least do yourself a favor by checking out Dustin’s .Giftacular round-up.)