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post #1601 of 2200

Law & Order opening was great.

post #1602 of 2200

Whole episode is great.

 

Star Burns, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Edited by Parker - 4/26/12 at 5:27pm
post #1603 of 2200

Michael Ironside!  

post #1604 of 2200

His name was Alex.  RIP Starburns.

post #1605 of 2200

Holy shit this episode.  

post #1606 of 2200

I was loving this episode and then Quendra showed up and I really loved the episode. 

post #1607 of 2200

So much greatness here. 

post #1608 of 2200

This episode and learning Fringe gets a 5th 13 episode season is the perfect night.

post #1609 of 2200

Between this and 30 Rock's live set my lungs are exhausted.

post #1610 of 2200

The dean responded perfectly to Michael K Williams working in "a man must have a code."

post #1611 of 2200

Great episode, I wonder if next week will have some sort of memorial to Starburns.

 

post #1612 of 2200

 

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Considering the NFL Draft is a yearly event I image you will have fans watch the draft live and tivo community.  I do see the idea that numbers will go down overall for most shows that ESPN will pick up.  I'm not quite getting the crossover audience comment, I image there are people who both like community and football.  Or are you just saying that the community audience is more loyal to the show in general and will choose it over anything?

 

 

Well, mostly because the Draft is something you can still get the fullest appreciation of in recap form, while Community in recap form loses... everything, really.

 

Community is the one to watch live.  And because the NFL Draft goes on for so long, all you really miss is the first few picks, all of which will be dissected ad nauseum by ESPN writers within minutes.

post #1613 of 2200
So, Starburns death in a meth fire + Giancarlo Esposito guest appearance = ???
post #1614 of 2200

A Community Breaking Bad episode would be stellar. 

post #1615 of 2200

Loved this.  Amused Jeff let Annie act as lead counsel, since he was an lawyer.  Sweet deans!

post #1616 of 2200
I liked this episode as well. Just little characters bits sprinkled into an L&O spoof. Did Winger think he was going to score with Annie in the biology room?

Maybe when Harmon has a girlfriend, his mood changes, and so does the show?
post #1617 of 2200

I was actually debating whether a Law & Order spoof was funny or lame. And then Leslie Hendrix showed up and settled the fuck out of that debate. Well played, Community. Well played.

post #1618 of 2200

Alison Brie was killing it during the trial segment.  "Are you a virgin?  WITHDRAWN!"

 

post #1619 of 2200

I read an article once that postulated that Allison Brie's internet fame was partially due to her looking like the attainable girl next door.  I've lived in a lot of places, and no offence to my previous neighbors, but what the hell?  They never were anything like Allie.  Drool.

post #1620 of 2200

It's not just her looks.  It's her looks coupled with the Annie persona.  I've mentioned it before, but I don't find Brie all that appealing away from the Annie character.  But I have this tendency to really pigeonhole TV actor I first see in a certain role.

post #1621 of 2200

Of course I laughed my head off. The news of Starburns death nailed the Law n Order episodes that end where everyone is happy, then a phone call comes in to let them know someone is dead.

 

I didn't watch the NFL Draft. I'm a huge Steelers fan, but since I don't watch college football, I have no clue who the players are. In the morning I can read the paper I find out who  the Steelers drafted and what their pros and cons are.

post #1622 of 2200

I really didn't expect to like this so much. It just seemed from the ads like it was gonna be too on the nose, too direct of a parody. Nope, it was freaking amazing. For me, it was maybe the funniest episode of the series. I'm gonna have to watch it like 5 more times to catch all the jokes, cause I was laughing too hard to pick up half of them. Just loved every part of it. Troy and Abed as good cop/bad cop, the scene in the dean's office, "man's gotta have a code", etc. I never even watched Law and Order much, and this was still amazing.

 

Also, "I'm gifted in other ways" absolutely slayed me.

post #1623 of 2200

 

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Maybe when Harmon has a girlfriend, his mood changes, and so does the show?

 

Huhwhat?

post #1624 of 2200

I'm ashamed to admit that it took me a few minutes to decipher the joke about the episode's title.  

post #1625 of 2200

Brilliant. Just brilliant. One of their best episodes.

 

And add me to the list of Allison Brie's fan-boys. 

post #1626 of 2200

 

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I'm ashamed to admit that it took me a few minutes to decipher the joke about the episode's title.  

 

Basic Lupine Urology?  What am I missing????

 

This was a great episode and I haven't even ever seen an episode of Law & Order.

 

Anyone notice Chang just standing in the background with his mouth hanging open during the trial?

 

"Uniform."

"Mmmugh!"

post #1627 of 2200

 

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Basic Lupine Urology?  What am I missing????

 

It's a Dick Wolf joke, and a pretty good one.

post #1628 of 2200

I've never watched any of the murder shows and this was still hilarious. "We can't both do the zinger."

 

Also, my life is complete now that I've heard Michael Ironside say "pinkie swear". Points also for his delivery of "Objection! She's obviously... ramping up to something."

post #1629 of 2200

What killed me was them simply cutting away from Britta's "I can also be helpful!  As a psych major --"  And she never appears again.

post #1630 of 2200

There was a bit when they mentioned the psychology of a yam smasher that I thought might lead back to her (and maybe it did in a draft of the script).  Having watched plenty of Law and Order episodes, this was almost note-perfect.  The camera work, the story progression, even the sound made it really great.  And then the yam autopsy, the court room scene, the in court-room realization of the real 'killer', and finally the death of Star Burns.  I had to save this on the TiVo to watch again.

post #1631 of 2200

 

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There was a bit when they mentioned the psychology of a yam smasher that I thought might lead back to her (and maybe it did in a draft of the script). 

 

I'm pretty sure the exchange went something like this:

 

Medical Examiner: You want motive, talk to a shrink.

Troy and Abed look at each other and we cut to ANYTHING BUT BRITTA

post #1632 of 2200

I caught the opening through the parody credits, then local station switched to weather coverage. I missed 30 Rock, too. BAH!

 

Too bad, as it was shaping up to be a classic.

post #1633 of 2200

Poor Todd.

 

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post #1634 of 2200

 

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  The camera work, the story progression, even the sound made it really great.  And then the yam autopsy, the court room scene, the in court-room realization of the real 'killer', and finally the death of Star Burns. 

 

The street scene was excellent too, with a hot dog vendor, steam grates, sirens in the background... just awesome. 

 

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I caught the opening through the parody credits, then local station switched to weather coverage. I missed 30 Rock, too. BAH!

 

Too bad, as it was shaping up to be a classic.

 

 HULU is your buddy.

post #1635 of 2200

Yeah, I'm not even that familiar with L&O, but they nailed the feel of it in really subtle ways, from the wardrobe to how the body was found to the rhythm of the dialogue to the world-weary coroner to the way everyone is too busy to stop working while they're being interviewed by the "murder police".  

 

The great thing about Community's parodies is that they don't just do the same thing every time; ie put the characters in costumes from a different show/movie and have Abed make the same type of jokes about it.  They go to such effort to nail the intangibles, to really transform the look and feel of the show, so that it doesn't just do an episode about Office-style mockumentaries, it really becomes one for that week.  Same goes for crime shows, action movies, or Ken Burns documentaries. 

post #1636 of 2200

Originally Posted by Schwartz View Post

The dean responded perfectly to Michael K Williams working in "a man must have a code."

 

I peed a little.

post #1637 of 2200

Is StarBurns really dead? I can't believe how hard I laughed at the end of this episode. How morbid am i?  Loved it, all the way down to Troy's spiderman tie.

post #1638 of 2200

They said they were killing off a character, so I'm guessing yes. The show has a wacky universe, but they're not South Park. I don't expect they'd kill off a character in one episode only to bring him back later. Unless he was a zombie. But they've done that already. 

post #1639 of 2200

 

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Poor Todd.

 

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Brie was absolutely adorable during this scene.  Especially the little dance she does right after this.

 

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Is StarBurns really dead? I can't believe how hard I laughed at the end of this episode. How morbid am i?  Loved it, all the way down to Troy's spiderman tie.

 

It would kind of be like the show to have StarBurns just turn up next week with no explanation.

post #1640 of 2200

 

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Basic Lupine Urology?  What am I missing????

 

[pause] A sense of humor. [slowly walks away]

 

I've been waiting YEARS to use that line on somebody. Yeah, today is gonna be a great day.

 

post #1641 of 2200

I feel like such an idiot for not getting the title joke.

 

Thought it was really cool they got the real medical examiner from Law & Order.

 

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Originally Posted by neaux View Post

Is StarBurns really dead? I can't believe how hard I laughed at the end of this episode. How morbid am i?  Loved it, all the way down to Troy's spiderman tie.

 

I believe in the big trailer they released before the show came back from hiatus (quasi-spoilery if you're super sensitive)...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

...There's a scene that looks like Peirce giving a speech in the cafeteria. On the table beside him was an urn and star-related paraphernalia.

 

post #1642 of 2200

 

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Yeah, I'm not even that familiar with L&O, but they nailed the feel of it in really subtle ways, from the wardrobe to how the body was found to the rhythm of the dialogue to the world-weary coroner to the way everyone is too busy to stop working while they're being interviewed by the "murder police".  

 

 

Real Neil doggedly shuffling stacks of papers and binders from surface to surface with his back to "the cops" during his interview was so L&O I could hardly hear what anyone was saying I started giggling so hard.

 

And thank you, folks, for explaining the Dick Wolf title joke. Went completely over my head, and now I'm snickering like an idiot all over again.

post #1643 of 2200

We need a screen capture of what was on the "courtroom artist's" sketchpad/doodle. All I could catch was the judge holding what looked like a sword over his head...

post #1644 of 2200

"Keep the change, Garreth. In fact, why don't you keep the hot dog too."

 

For some reason THAT random little tidbit was my favorite. It was just such a great, out of nowhere joke. 

 

And Britta was adorable! "I transfered, or 'Downloaded' your picture." 

 

Sad to see Starburns gone, but hey, if a meth lab related death leads to a Breaking Bad episode with Gus...

 

Nah, still not worth the sacrifice. Gonna miss you dude! Gosh, now I'm thinking of that joke at the beginning of the season is really DARK:

 

"So Starburns, I see you've added a lizard to your top hat and starburns. Am I missing anything?"
"Just the person underneath it all, but no one really seems to notice him, now do they?"
"Noooooooo."

 

Now that joke's just sad. 

post #1645 of 2200

I still think that joke is hilarious.  Mainly because of Shirley's "nice" voice.

post #1646 of 2200

John Mulaney, one of my favorite comedians, has a L&O bit that always kills me:

 

http://comedians.jokes.com/john-mulaney/videos/john-mulaney---favorite--law---order--characters/

 

I like how Neil is basically the "guy that keeps unloading crates while he's being interrogated."

post #1647 of 2200

 

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I still think that joke is hilarious.  Mainly because of Shirley's "nice" voice.

 

You mean her "sexy" voice.

 

Jeff and Britta: "Oooooohhhh..."

post #1648 of 2200

Loved the subtle Mystery Team shout out.

 

Also, "Forgive my partner, he's been on edge since we switched."

post #1649 of 2200

Am I too invested in the show in that I'm utterly delighted that Fat Neil and Vicki are together?  

post #1650 of 2200

I've been rooting for those two since Pierce casually went "So are you two gonna fall in love?" 

 

And how great is it that Real Neil (with the pipes of steel) went from suicidal D&D player to smooth talking radio host with plans of romance in his parents cabin? (This last part was especially hilarious to me, for my parents actually HAD a cabin...and that's mainly what mine was used for. In fact, any parents out there who have cabins? Guess what: Your kids are having sex in them.) 

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