April 6th, 2012
10:03 AM ET
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.
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