Pillow fort wars on 'Community'
March 30th, 2012
09:31 AM ET

Pillow fort wars on 'Community'

Troy and Abed's bromance hit rough waters in Thursday night's episode of "Community."

After their successful blanket fort last season, they decided to try a pillow fort, even though it is a more difficult task.

Trouble started to brew when Dean Pelton saw it as an opportunity to get a world record for Greendale, and Vice Dean Laybourne convinced Troy that he is just like Inspector Spacetime's sidekick: a lackey who follows Abed's orders.

Troy splits off into a new blanket fort, and soon Dean Pelton forced them to choose. The Dean decided to go with the blanket fort – that way "everybody wins... except Abed."

Instead, Abed retreated back to his pillow fort then looked back at Troy: it's an all-out war.

Meanwhile, in a subversive take on product placement, Britta carried out a forbidden romance with "Subway," the man forced to take the name of the restaurant newly added to Greendale's cafeteria.

Shirley and Pierce, still bitter over losing her sandwich shop, got Britta to spy on "Subway," but when she talked about the book "1984" with him (and this being "Community"), she saw the parallels with his situation.

When their romance was found out, "Subway" was ushered away by a few goons while the Subway representative oddly, and hilariously, asked for someone to hand him his coat on the way out, confusing Dean Pelton and the others.

Jeff, for the second week in a row, had to face his self-centered ways head-on when he discovered a note in his locker (a locker he didn't know about for three years) from a girl who apparently died thinking he was a jerk.

When Annie convinced him to apologize to the dead girl's locker, Jeff discovered it was all a big misunderstanding and learned practically nothing from the whole episode.

Lots of interesting developments in Thursday's show, plus we were treated to the return of John Goodman as Laybourne (Troy and Abed's split is all part of his evil plan to get Troy to join the Air Conditioning Repair School), and briefly, Magnitude ("Pop, pop, sir").

What did you think? Do you hope Troy and Abed can settle their differences? Share your view on video or comment below.

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  1. jobelinski

    Community isn't bad. some of the episodes are genuinely funny but when they find success, they go back to it and milk it like a cow...i mean another pillow blanket fort whatever?? You already did that! Its like the paintball schtick. ya did it twice! I think the writers are either lazy or challenged or....both. Talented cast and writers...they can do better than this. shirleys wedding and annies move are the recent episodes that made me actually laugh out loud. maybe i'm too old to relate to troy and abed...can't wait for part 2 to pass by.

    April 1, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. Debbie

    @ Louis J: the correct spelling is 'w-e-i-r-d'. In the future, don't comment in a way that makes you seem ignorant.

    March 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Blake

    I Thought it was a good episode, but mostly for its tangential jokes. I wrote about it here: http://theairspace.net/filmtv/community-digital-exploration-of-interior-design/

    March 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RQMountbatten

    The comments on a CNN Entertainment blog are like the records you flip through at a thrift store. There's some camp appeal.

    March 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Andie

    Oh Community.. How I love it. I don't understand why many of you post if you don't like the show. Obviously the answer is don't watch it.

    March 30, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jamal

    Whi cares. It weekend time. I'm gonna go gets me some malt likka and menthols and paaaaah teeee.

    March 30, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sweet Jessica

    NBC used to have Cheers. The Cosby Show, St. Elsewhere, etc . Now it is just a silly d-oo d-oo network for gay people that like poop.

    March 30, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  8. Duane

    You guys must be trolling. This show is so stupid it makes me vomit.

    March 30, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. Observer

    Stupid show, that needs to be cancelled. I remember a time when NBC actually had good shows on Thursday night. Now it's garbage.

    March 30, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. LEEl

    I hate Comcast Cable!!!

    March 30, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. sword swallower

    thith ith my favorite show

    March 30, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. Louis J

    A wierd show for loafer wearing homers.

    March 30, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Rick

    Community is the worst show on television. No wonder the ratings are so low. It's just a cheap ripoff of Glee without the singing.

    March 30, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Elmo 2

    Those 2 guys look mega gay. Plus they look like they are from India. Gross.

    March 30, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |

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