Discovering the truth on 'Community'
May 11th, 2012
09:43 AM ET

Discovering the truth on 'Community'

Abed seemed to catch on that Dean Pelton's been replaced by an impostor on Thursday's "Community," but the fact caused him to behave even stranger than before.

For example, he's deathly afraid of Daylight Savings Time, he narrated Pierce's lunch hour and told Shirley she's a bad person for saying nice things about Brett Ratner.

Unfortunately, it seemed as though he was in dire need of therapy. Enter John Hodgman, whose brilliant turn as the therapist was a big highlight of this episode (of course, Britta likes to pretend she is his assistant, as she is a Psych major, something she tells all who will listen).

Soon, the study group is led to question why everything at Greendale revolves around them, and so many strange things have happened.

They're told that they only imagined Greendale, and we cut to a hilarious fantasy sequence where events from the entire series are seen as things that were imagined in an insane asylum. (If there's one thing this show does well, it's the callback.)

But then everyone realized they had plenty of proof that Greendale exists, like Annie's bag and Abed's smartphone photos.

They also realized that their fondest memories of Greendale all involved Dean Pelton.

As Britta put it, "The dean has been kidnapped! He's out there somewhere cold, alone, and most likely trying to cobble together a sexy Patty Hearst costume."

What will the "Community" crew do to save the school? Chang is already wise to the fact that they know the truth, so we'll see how he reacts as well.

What do you think will happen? And are you excited that "Community" is getting a fourth season? Share your thoughts on video or below.

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. isocialcitizen

    This is one of the best and absolutely FUNNIEST and MOST CLEVER shows on TV!!! I love it. So glad they're back. Love you guys!

    May 14, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. palintwit

    I predict that someday soon the Sarah Palin family trailer will become as big a vacation destination as Graceland. It will be called Sarahland. Teabaggers, birthers and evangelicals from the four corners of the bible belt will make the pilgrimage, gladly paying $25, $35, or more for the chance to tour Sarah Palin's trailer and to go out back and see the actual outhouse where she took her morning dump.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. tokuiten

    NBC sitcoms are consistently wonderful. Community, 30 Rock, The Office, and Parks and Recreation are all among the best shows on television. There are shows on other networks I love, but with the others, it's just 1-2 shows per network; with NBC, it's the entire lineup,

    May 14, 2012 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lady P.

    My comment is about Gay's : Obama doesn't have anything to do with men living with men or men marrying men .
    And also to the women. They are doing it anyway , if they choose to marry one another that's between them and God . and because men is not our judge God is . God is not mocked for whatsoever a man soweth ,that shall he also reap.

    May 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fed Up

    Well... the show's not entirely politically correct, since I don't see an older generation represented, Hispanic or Latino nor a handicapped (sorry," handi-capable") person as a character.

    May 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Inspector Spacetime

      Pierce is old. Middle Eastern ethnicity, a couple of African-Americans, and the young chickadee is Jewish. That's a pretty darned good representation among the main cast alone. Past that, the entire student body has every shape, size, shade covered.

      Oh, also, none of that matters, and THIS SHOW RULES.

      May 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Observer 3

    I don't watch anything but housewives of oc, nj, ny...and anything else on bravo. these shows waste my time because they aren't real like my housewives...

    May 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fed Up

      Andy Cohen has made himself a multi-millionaire just for putting loud-mouthed, collagen-filled hussies on television. People seem to love it, though. It's called "dumbing down" of our society.

      May 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Solo

    I've tried watching this show, but it's awful. "The Office" used to be a great NBC offering, but that too, now has some really bad writing.

    May 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronn Vest

      it isn't your thing, so what. it is a brilliant show with great chemistry between the cast. if you don't like shows like this you probably don't laugh least at smart humor.

      May 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. IIWII

    This show is great! I look forward to watching it every week! When a show can make me forget about my daily stressors for a little while, I will make sure to watch it! Clever writing and talented cast!!!

    May 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dianecat

    LOVE THIS SHOW!!!! It's hilarious, really enjoy Chevy Chase, he's always been a favorite, the new talent is great.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  10. Navin Johnson

    This is the BEST show ever! Love Chevy Chase in the show! And everyone else.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. warnat

    I love this's about the only show I actually MAKE time to watch...idk about making it a movie but a few more seasons are definitely well deserved in my opinion.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. AF

    12 SEASONS AND A THEME PARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Commenting

    Best sitcom ever on TV. Even if you disagree with that statement it's still a fantastic smart funny show. If you think it sucks you're either not paying attention or the only job you should have is one where you ask if the customer wants fries with that.

    May 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sarah Palin

    How did this show get a fourth season when my reality series didn't even get a second year? There are too many minorities on this show. Mine had none which is why it was better!

    May 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jj

    It is Daylight SAVING Time not Daylight SavingS Time..... a write should get that right.

    May 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josef F

      I think you meant "a writer should get that right".

      Maybe don't criticize someone else's typo while making one of your own.

      May 11, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Relaxed TV Watcher

    That's right, that's why it's getting renewed for another season, because it stinks and nobody is watching it. And thank you for taking time out of your day to tell us it stinks, when you could be using that time more wisely, like watching something else that you think stinks. “Community” is a smart, goofy, imaginative show that doesn't pretend to be anything else except entertaining.

    May 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Observer

    This is still on?
    This show stinks. Nobody I know watches it. Cancel it already!

    May 11, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • The Observer

      This show rocks ! And has been renewed for next year (going towards sixseasonsandamovie !).

      May 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |

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