A gleeful, musical 'Community' holiday
December 9th, 2011
01:15 PM ET

A gleeful, musical 'Community' holiday

"Community," we like liking you.

Thursday night's episode was a bittersweet occasion, with the knowledge that we have no idea when the next episode will air. Even so, it was the second best episode of the season, just behind the alternate timelines.

When Cory Radison (who goes by "Rad," of course, described as "equal parts Hanson and Manson"), who heads up the glee club, approached the study group to fill in during the Christmas pageant – what with the glee club having a "collective nervous breakdown" – of course their response was "Pass!"

But Abed is curious about joining the glee club, wanting a fun holiday after such a dark semester, and he and "Rad" sing about the glee of glee.

Yes, it was a musical episode, with each number topping the one before. Troy and Abed rapped about being Christmas "infiltrators," and soon set up glee club chairs in the study room, complete with a bearded pianist. (The writers, by the way, deny a "rivalry" with "Glee".)

Another favorite song was Troy and Abed's ode to baby boomers, which ended up hypnotizing Pierce, of all people, into the glee club.

One by one, they all joined up, Pod People style, talking over and over about "regionals" (though Pierce is still not sure what that is), until Abed realized that they were committed to the glee club for life (oh, and it later turned out that "Rad" is kind of a psycho). So, he did the only thing he could do: send Britta out to sing her "awkward song."

It was nice, though, to see the entire study group together at Abed, Troy and Annie's apartment, watching the "Inspector Spacetime Holiday Special," and I know they'll be back "after regionals," but let's hope it's sooner than later.

Did you enjoy the "Community" musical extravaganza as well? Will you miss it while it's off the air? Share your iReport or comment.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. marta silva

    Que maravilha de blog.parabens em!!!!!!

    December 19, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Community Fan

    Until Community comes back, I'll be over at the Big Bang Theory for a while.

    Save Community ! SixSeasonsandamovie !

    P.S. NBC SUCKS !

    December 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Amy

    I am tired of saying this but another brilliant episode. If it gets canceled, I am not watching NBC again

    December 10, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. b

    this is one of the best shows on television, but like all the best shows, it will get cancelled because the public has horrible taste in television, movies, music

    December 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lojenk


    December 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. momsconscience

    best show ever! with parks and rec/the office sucking, and 30 Rock being dismal i will not be watching NBC on thursday night anytime soon.

    December 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      I agree 30 Rock has been off and everything else on Thur night is just filler. I think it's insane that Community is even being considered to be cancelled; it is the most original show on TV – oh maybe that's the reason. NBC can't seem to get it together so they kill the one good thing they have.

      December 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |

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