Community: Grade B-. For a series that has capitalized on Halloween so very well in the past, a mediocre episode was something of a huge letdown. The six horror stories felt too similar to the six time lines in the most recent episode, and this one simply paled in comparison.
Pierce: You’re using it wrong!
Jeff: Wow, you Brittaed Britta.
Abed: Yeah, way to pull an Abed.
Shirley: I don’t get it.
Jeff: Shirley, don’t Pierce.
Pierce: I don’t get it!
Parks and Recreation: Grade: B+. So this is how they can better utlize Ann? By pairing her with Ron Swanson so some of his awesomeness will rub off on her. I liked the Halloween party and storyline between Andy and Ben, but the other story line demonstrated that there can, in fact, be too much Tom Haverford.
Tom: Where are we gonna get albacore tuna with crispy onions at this hour?
The Office: Grade: B+. The episode itself was fairly unremarkable, but for the fact that they made excellent use of Erin’s character. What made this episode stand out, however, was the incredible performance of James Spader, who demonstrated exactly why he has three Emmy Awards. There are a lot of great comedic actors on sitcoms, but seldom do you see a dramatic actor of Spader’s caliber say so very much with so very little. There was a moment, where he said something along the lines of “What am I doing here?” and turned up one side of his mouth ever-so-slightly, that I just thought, “Wow! F*cking Wow!”