A trip to the Dreamatorium on 'Community'
April 20th, 2012
10:00 AM ET

A trip to the Dreamatorium on 'Community'

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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  1. Cisco Routers

    I just couldn't go away your website before suggesting that I really loved the standard information an individual provide for your guests? Is going to be back steadily in order to investigate cross-check new posts

    July 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Blah111

    How can Troy and Britta go to dinner when they were on a 3 hour lunch?

    April 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Elisa Jordana

    Oh hey Ali Baba! How are you? Do you play Draw Something? Lets play. Please do not blow up every picture.

    April 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Giacometti

    I guess they're shooting for the Comic Con / stoner demographic. I can't be bothered to process this stuff.

    April 20, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Ed


      If you think this is stoner comedy, then you probably aren't capable of processing this show. Stick to shows that operate a slower speed, and are easier for people like yourself to understand. I hear Dancing with the Stars is quite popular.

      April 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. رهملا لتيليدلب

    Abed is being traitorous to his heritage. He do what women demands? How can be? This is being reverse of nature order. I am always being shocked by shows like this existing in West. It confusing me.

    But I seeing some good here too. No one else posting about show. Perhaps you realizing error of you're way, develop morales, understanding woman place, not supporting when she step outside role.

    April 20, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |

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