Troy and Abed go to war on 'Community'
April 6th, 2012
10:03 AM ET

Troy and Abed go to war on 'Community'

It's been a rough week for fans of "Community," so it was good to see a soon-to-be-classic episode on Thursday night.

What could have easily been a rehash of the three paintball episodes, was instead a smart parody of the Ken Burns documentary style (especially his classic "Civil War" mini-series), with text messages between Jeff and Annie replacing the famous narrated letters from soldiers to their sweethearts.

The episode also continued Jeff's story arc this season of actually growing as a person. When he took the time to bring out Troy and Abed's imaginary friendship hats to end the war, it was one of the sweeter moments on the series.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. The bromance between Troy and Abed hit its biggest riff yet over a potential Guinness world record disagreement between pillow forts and blanket forts. Abed soon founded New Fluffytown while the seceding Troy was in charge of Blanketsburg (complete with appropriate fashionable wardrobe).

Between Britta's awful war photography and Pierce's transformation into Pillow Man, there were so many great moments, but Chang's "Changlorious Basterds" reign of terror was the best of all.

And yes, Jeff just had to ask narrator Keith David if he was on "The Cape" (as a matter of fact, he was – six seasons and a movie!).

But, really, it's just good to have Troy and Abed back as BFFs. The return of their handshake, captured on film by Britta (who really "Britta'd" a shot of a waffle, in order to get the shot) was the proof positive that all was well between the two.

And we even got a classic Troy and Abed scene parodying PBS pledge drives at the end.

Did you like this episode as much as I did? With the last few episodes all leading up to this one, where would you like to see the rest of the season go from here? Share your video or comment below.


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  1. Ant

    Pierces creation had to of been the best and his line that he shouts to the chenglorious bstards was just great

    April 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kim

    This episode has to be one of the best for Community. I love this show!!! I was laughing soooo hard last nite watching it.

    April 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. رهملارهملارهملا

    I have been deciding to take Western name on here. I feel it only considerete if I am to be posting on site. I will ad it my current name? In spirit if brotherhood and friendship. What is good name for myself?

    (Please be taking into account english is 2nd language. Not knowing lots of word meanings. So please be explaining meaning of your suggestion)

    April 6, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. mooglar

    YES! I did love this episode as much as you did. It goes along "Modern Warfare," "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons," and "Advanced Chaos Theory" as one of the best of the whole series. This show is so innovative and unpredictable. I mean, who would have guessed, before this week, that they would do a Ken Burns parody episode? Genius.

    The Whole Tomato. 'Nuff said.

    April 6, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. AC Watts

    best episode since its redebut 4 weeks ago...

    April 6, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. Really

    'POP POP'!!!

    April 6, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |

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