"Clearly You Don't Understand Anything about Defeating Trolls" and the Best Lines from NBC's Thursday Night Comedies
Community. Grade: A+. Not just the best episode of comedy this season so far, but maybe the best episode of “Community” since the original “Modern Warfare.” An outstanding genre-warping Rashomon style storyline with Chekhov’s gun and a timeline to satisfy everyone. Plus, Eartha Kitt got banged six times.
“There’s no such thing as Single Malt Platinum Boobs and Billiards Club?” — Jeff
“Makeout 101. Less Dad talk.” — Jeff
“It’s called friendship. Look it up. Encarta it.” — Pierce
“You have olives by the toilet.”— Britta
“Its a fancy party Britta.” — Troy
“Ooh pizza pizza in my tummy. Me so hungy me so hungy.” — Britta
Parks and Recreation Grade: A-. Either that was an outstanding episode of “Parks and Rec,” or “Community” put me in such a good mood that it felt like it. Ann was great (the “I Love Lucy” bit was fantastic), and Ron Swanson got to be Ron Swanson. All it was missing was a sweet Andy/April subplot, which was made up for by the Treat Yo Self B-plot.
“Are you tough as nails? Would you rather sleep on a bed of pine needles than a mattress? Do you find video games pointless and shopping malls stupid? Do you march to the beat of your own drummer? Did you make the drum yourself? If so, you might just have what it takes to be…a Swanson. Pawnee’s most hardcore outdoor club starts today. Boys and girls welcome.”
“I made a Gertrude Stein.” — Pawnee Goddess
“Before we proceed, do any of you have any dietary restrictions? Correct, you do not.” — Ron Swanson
“Needles in yo face, pleasure in yo base.” — Donna
“Uh oh. Batman’s crying.” — Donna
The Office Grade: B. Now we know what Andy’s Rosebud is. Poor guy, but it’s nice to get some back story on him to help explain the way he is. It was kind of a sad episode, and unusual for a comedy in that Andy didn’t get his redemption moment. However, it was Dwight’s elaborate Garden Party that stole the episode. The downside: Josh Groban is so good, I wish he’d been used to more effect. I hope he returns for another episode.
“Get up there and sing or I will cut your larynx and you’ll never be able to sing again.” — Meredith
“Oops. We’ve dropped our prices.” — Andy