September 23rd, 2011
02:09 PM ET
It's a scary, Chang-filled world out there, folks. So it's a good thing we have a brand new season of "Community" now. Welcome back, you crazy show, you.
Just like last season it hit the ground running, this time with a musical number in Jeff's head, with the lyrics, "We're gonna have more fun and be less weird than the first two years combined!"
That quickly fell apart, both for Jeff and for Dean Pelton, whose commitment to straightening things up around Greendale crumbled when he faced the almost Darth Vader-esque Vice Dean Laybourne (John Goodman, chewing the scenery).
When Pierce, the study group's "closest, oldest, craziest, most racist, oldest, elderly crazy friend" came back, Jeff split off from the group, eventually going berserk, attacking the study room table with an ax (after encountering Chang, who lives in the vent with "Annie's Boobs" - by which I mean the monkey they named "Annie's Boobs").
In the meantime, Jeff had another dream, which was a parody of the final scenes of "2001: A Space Odyssey."
And poor Abed. How can he go on when "Cougar Town" won't be back until midseason? Britta's plan to introduce him to the British version, "Cougarton Abbey," blew up in her face when all of the characters suddenly died in the final episode.
"Inspector Spacetime" to the rescue! I hope I'm not alone when I say that I hope we'll see a lot more of Abed's new favorite show of all time - after all, it's been on British TV since 1962.
To say that this premiere hit all the right notes is a vast understatement. It's my favorite episode of anything so far this TV season, including my beloved "Parks and Recreation."
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