Wedding bells as 'Community' returns
March 16th, 2012
12:37 PM ET

Wedding bells as 'Community' returns

Our long national nightmare is over: "Community" returned to the airwaves on Thursday night, and it kicked off with a marriage proposal.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner returned as Shirley's ex, Andre, who made a surprise appearance in Greendale's cafeteria with Boyz II Men-singing dancers (including "So You Think You Can Dance" season 4 winner Joshua Allen!) in tow.

Andre declared that his love for Shirley stretched back to when there was a Soviet Union, and only one Damon Wayans. Greendale's wedding of the year was on.

In the meantime, Pierce changed his appearance completely to fit the role of an entrepreneur to make his late father happy. He offered to help Shirley with her idea of a sandwich stand in the cafeteria, and things went well for a while: Dean Pelton (a belated congrats for the Oscar to Jim Rash, by the way) was impressed that someone so professional and knowledgeable could come from Greendale.

But then, Shirley's idea was transformed into a Subway restaurant (there's some odd product placement).

Shirley's business plans brought up a few sore points from the past with Andre, but all worked out in the end, and the two are now finally wed, again. As Troy said, let's hope this is more of a Bale than a Kilmer situation.

Speaking of Troy, he and Abed successfully "de-weirded" themselves in time for the wedding. Their normal handshake, and plainly stated "Troy and Abed being normal" was hilarious.

Of course, it couldn't last, and one glimpse of "Annie's Boobs" (as in, the monkey, for those new viewers out there) soon put Abed and Troy back into "Inspector Spacetime" mode. (And by the way, I'm totally fine if "Inspector Spacetime" is referenced non-stop for the rest of the season.)

But the funniest scene of the episode was probably the one between a drunk Jeff and Britta sarcastically getting married just before Shirley and Andre. Jeff was staunchly anti-marriage, while Britta, who used to be, came around to the idea after discovering she is a natural at planning weddings. Unfortunately, one of the funnier lines – about how many kids Jeff and Britta might have – is unprintable on a family website.

That being said, Britta is really enjoying a resurgence this season, in general, and one has to wonder where things are going with Jeff. From one week to the next, we see chemistry with Annie, and then with Britta. Hmm.

I was so happy to see the show back, that I nearly missed the fact that it was a Chang-less episode. Let's "Chang" that next time, shall we?

Were you "Dean"-lighted to see "Community" back as well? Were you cracking up at Annie's Jim Belushi line? What are your predictions for the rest of the season? Share your view on video or comment below. And while you're waiting for next week's episode, check out their recent PaleyFest panel.

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. guest

    who the heck cares

    March 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sortakinda

    Compared to The Office, Parks, Up All Night, this show Community stinks, stank and stunk. And 30 Rock better lose that pretty boy "Criss" who's just annoying and nothing close to funny or it'll be in the same category as Community-stinko. A three clothespin on the nose rating.

    March 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheStorm

      Compared to the office? Please.... Community is way better then all of those shows. Especially better then The Office which hasn't been good for the past couple seasons. Think before your write something stupid.

      March 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TvFan

    March 19, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Observer

    I don't have a single scar on my body, weirdo. If you are implying I am SCARY, you would be correct.

    March 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. test test test

    but you were suspended for a little while! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA ! ! ! U mad, brah?

    March 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • test test test@Observer

      L M A O! Not at all mad. All fun in a day of trolling on the internets. Have a great weekend! And I hope in real life you are not as negative as you post. Kind of scarry if you are.

      March 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pinnochio

    @ observer Looks like two ppl of color and a room full of white ppl. You don't observe very well.

    March 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Observer

      Nope, Observer, I'm still here and Pinnochio is right. You're not very observant.

      March 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tyrecsha

    We is brown an we is butiful.

    March 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Observer

    Just another liberal show with brown people. Yuk.

    March 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |

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