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again, i'm going to point out that a lot of them were homages, like when the dean is painting himself, that's apocalypse now. i think community's still got it, i loved annie thinking the dean is a genius, and how she goes from really cute to really bedraggled

Childish-gambino

Yea im with Piecar too
The episode started off great. The opening scene was had me reminiscent, the give and take and dialogue reminded me of Season 1 and i almost immediately began hating NBC and dreading (something which, b/c of the drop in quality i am currently rather indifferent about), but as the episode progressed it lost me too. They had a decent scene/bit every now and again but overall it was just another episode that solidified my opinion that community is now just another over the top sitcom. as well as put another nail in my "indifference to their midseason replacement" coffin

Fortyseven

I'm with Piecar.

Joyeful

Leigh - I think you would have totally appreciated the dean's decent into insanity if you had ever read "Heart of Darkness", OR seen the movie based on it, "Apocalypse Now". Not only did they mention it several times during the show, that's entirely what the dean's mania was based on. Even when he says, "I'm horrible, I'm horrible", that's a direct play on the most memorable line from those works: "The horror, the horror!"

Oh, and the full title of the episode was Documentary Filmaking: Redux - since they've done a documentary episode before (also a play on Apocalypse Now Redux, same movie but considered completely different due to so much added footage and re-edits).

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this was the weirdest episode ever! i think i would have understood more of it if i'd seen apocalyse now and heart of darkness. my brother told me it was a lot funnier that way

Piecar

The episode was on a pretty good path for a while. I thought it was ripe for gags. Right after they got Luis Guzman, the episode lost me. The Abed documentary stuff was useless, and the "Troy and Britta Hug" was ham handed. I see that they just stick Chevy Chase off by himself so he can do his own thing. Is he being a prima donna? Do the other cast not like the man? I don't get it.
THere were some good things in the ep. It was great to get Guzman and Jeff was great in the bald cap....But all in all, I don't think I can say I liked the ep that much. Once again, it took a premise, then went over the top trying to outcool itself.




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