April 27th, 2012
09:32 AM ET
It's not exactly the freshest idea to parody, but "Community's" take on "Law & Order" in Thursday's episode was still pretty hilarious.
When a yam is found smushed in biology class, it is (of course) up to Troy and Abed to track down the suspect. Shirley, having seen many a crime show, sends them off on their way, while Jeff (obviously) and Annie take on the roles of attorneys.
This episode was about the little moments and throwaway lines (not to mention the plentiful "chung-chung!" sounds).
I loved Abed telling Troy, "We can't both do the zinger"; Jeff remarking that Chang's "There's nothing to see here" was actually true; and Professor Kane's admonition, "Need I remind you, this is not a courtroom!"
More and more, this season seems to be focusing the most on Jeff (and secondarily, Abed). This week, Jeff decided that winning the case was not all there was to it after Annie nailed whom she thought was the suspect. Instead, it turned out that Fat Neil was the culprit.
It seemed like an innocuous, fun episode of "Community," until that phone call for Professor Kane at the very end. It turns out Starburns is dead. Wait, what?
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel to this parody like we did with paintball. Jeff, Annie, Troy and Abed fit very well into these roles.
Do you think "Community" got everything right about "Law & Order" this week? Will you miss Starburns? (Still trying to process this, here.) Share your view on video or comment below.
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