April 20th, 2012
10:00 AM ET
If last week's "Community" was closer to a regular sitcom episode, Thursday night's was the total opposite.
When Dean Pelton marched into the study room (and can we talk about his half-man/half-woman wardrobe this week? Even he thought it went a bit too far) to announce that the big exam had been postponed, the study group took the opportunity to enjoy a three-hour lunch.
The burgeoning relationship between Britta and Troy continued as the two went to dinner, with the encouragement of Annie.
Annie on the other hand was the only one there to accompany Abed to the Dreamatorium, where she filled in as Inspector Spacetime's companion (that intro was epic, by the way).
What followed was one of the weirdest episodes of a show that is already one of the weirdest shows on television.
Abed inhabited several characters in the Dreamatorium, once Annie demanded that he reflect on how his actions affect other people (by rearranging the inner workings of the Dreamatorium). This "broke" him.
That led to Abed playing Britta and Troy, and even more characters, at one time. "Britta" and "Troy" making out, in Abed's portrayal, was a laugh riot.
Abed also became "Jeff," accusing Annie of having an ulterior motive by putting Britta together with Troy, allowing her to get together with Jeff.
The next thing you know, Abed was portraying Annie. Now there were two Annies (you still with me here?).
She broke the code, so to speak, by saying, "I probably shouldn't say things like 'Star Wars,' 'Zardoz,' 'Cougar Town,' 'cool-cool-cool,' pop culture, pop culture, I'm on a TV show."
Abed responded with "Meta-meta," and Annie finally got through to Abed - or did she?
Abed told us in a voiceover that he can now inhabit other people's minds through a technique called "empathy."
It was a most eventful three-hour lunch, with a lot to ponder. It was one of those "vision quest" episodes you see every so often, so we'll see what comes of it. All I know is, I can't get enough of Inspector Spacetime.
Next week's episode looks quite interesting too, with another "Community" parody.
What did you think of this week? Too weird, or just weird enough? Where do you think things are headed with Abed, Annie, Britta and Troy? Share your view on video or comment below.
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