May 7th, 2010
08:27 AM ET
Like many viewers, I imagine, I didn't quite know what to make of "Community" when it premiered last fall. At first, it was just a comedy about members of a community college study group, a vehicle for Joel McHale and Chevy Chase.
Then, it turned out that their community college's mascot was the "Greendale Human Beings" (to avoid offending anyone) and the Spanish teacher, Senor Chang, spent much of his time playing sadistic mind games with his students (like faking his own death, just to prove that he can "never die.") There has never been such a collection of bizarre characters, and just as the name implies, it's grown into a strong ensemble show.
One thing that "Community" excels at, and then some, is parody and pop-culture references - many of which come from the TV-obsessed Abed, who often comments on the action. FULL POST
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