History Recap / CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas

17th Jan '18 5:39:42 PM eroock
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* BreakTheHaughty: Abed does this to Duncan, making him relive his tenth Christmas with his dad nowhere to be found.
** BreakTheCutie: Duncan later does it to Abed, using his mother's absence to reduce Abed to ''actual catatonia''.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Abed does this to Duncan, making him relive his tenth Christmas with his [[DisappearedDad dad nowhere to be found.found]].
** BreakTheCutie: Duncan later does it to Abed, using his [[MissingMom mother's absence absence]] to reduce Abed to ''actual catatonia''.



** The Dean using a boombox to make announcements references the [[Recap/CommunityS1E01Pilot pilot]]
** Abed being tasered after jumping on a car references Chang and Jeff [[Recap/CommunityS1E24EnglishAsASecondLanguage after Chang gets fired]]

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** The Dean using a boombox to make announcements references the [[Recap/CommunityS1E01Pilot pilot]]
pilot]].
** Abed being tasered after jumping on a car references Chang and Jeff [[Recap/CommunityS1E24EnglishAsASecondLanguage after Chang gets fired]]fired]].



* FatalFlaw - Jeff just can't be sincere.

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* FatalFlaw - FatalFlaw: Jeff just can't be sincere.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As the Dean and Duncan drink together, the gang breaks into the holiday-zone and steals the tree. Then Shirley comes back and takes the menorah.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: FunnyBackgroundEvent:
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As the Dean and Duncan drink together, the gang breaks into the holiday-zone and steals the tree. Then Shirley comes back and takes the menorah.



* OutOfCharacterMoment: This entire episode was one for Pierce, who spent the rest of the season as either the ButtMonkey or the BigBad. Here, he's Abed's lovable sidekick, and even calls out Duncan for his treatment of Abed

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: This entire episode was one for Pierce, who spent the rest of the season as either the ButtMonkey or the BigBad. Here, he's Abed's lovable sidekick, and even calls out Duncan for his treatment of AbedAbed.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent


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* StorybookEpisode
17th Jan '18 5:33:49 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350: [-From left to right: Teddy Pierce, Baby Doll Shirley, Troy Soldier, Abed, Christmas Wizard Duncan, Ballerannie, Britta-Bot, and Jeff-in-the-Box.-] ]]

->"''Fair warning, guys. A journey through Winter Wonderland tends to test your commitment to Christmas. So when I say test, I mean [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Wonka]]-style. I'm talking dark. My advice: Stay honest, stay alert, and for the love of God, stay between the gumdrops.''"
-->--'''Abed'''

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[[caption-width-right:350: [-From From left to right: Teddy Pierce, Baby Doll Shirley, Troy Soldier, Abed, Christmas Wizard Duncan, Ballerannie, Britta-Bot, and Jeff-in-the-Box.-] ]]

->"''Fair ->''"Fair warning, guys. A journey through Winter Wonderland tends to test your commitment to Christmas. So when I say test, I mean [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Wonka]]-style. I'm talking dark. My advice: Stay honest, stay alert, and for the love of God, stay between the gumdrops.''"
-->--'''Abed'''
"''
-->-- '''Abed'''












* DanceBattler: Ballet Annie kicking Duncan's ass.



* KidnappingBirdOfPrey: First Shirley and then Duncan get carried away by a Christmas pterodactyl.



* OffToSeeTheWizard: Shirley gets [[KidnappingBirdOfPrey kidnapped airborne]], they follow a red road, Robot Britta is compared to the Tinman.



* TakeThat: A DVD of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' Season 1 is a metaphor for "lack of payoff." (Surprisingly, Damon Lindelof found that hilarious, and even sent the writers a Lost Set Blu-ray. It is worth noting that after coming out of his catatonic state and delivering his heartfelt message, Abed does whisper "Thanks Lost" as well)
** Abed expected to find the TrueMeaningOfChristmas wrapped up and ready for him, but he was really supposed to figure it out himself based on everything he'd seen and heard on the journey. Very ''Series/{{Lost}}''-like and all the more heartwarming for it.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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A DVD of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' Season 1 is a metaphor for "lack of payoff." (Surprisingly, Damon Lindelof found that hilarious, and even sent the writers a Lost Set Blu-ray. It is worth noting that after coming out of his catatonic state and delivering his heartfelt message, Abed does whisper "Thanks Lost" as well)
** Abed expected to find the TrueMeaningOfChristmas wrapped up and ready for him, but he was really supposed to figure it out himself based on everything he'd seen and heard on the journey. Very ''Series/{{Lost}}''-like and all the more heartwarming for it.
well)


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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Annie summons the Christmas pterodactyl to take Duncan away and then lets him explode in midair. Lampshaded by Duncan:
-->"Don't you think that's a [[KilledMidSentence little bit...]]" - *Kaboom*


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* WorthlessTreasureTwist: Abed expected to find the TrueMeaningOfChristmas wrapped up and ready for him, but he was really supposed to figure it out himself based on everything he'd seen and heard on the journey. Very ''Series/{{Lost}}''-like and all the more heartwarming for it.
17th Jan '18 5:14:55 PM eroock
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* TheCastShowoff: Somewhat averted; Alison Brie, who sings a bit in real life, was asked to tone down her performances because people would find it unrealistic that Annie is a good singer. Played straight with Yvette Nicole Brown, who belts her section of the song.



* FakeBrit: Duncan's not ''technically'' a Fake Brit but you wouldn't know it from the way he talks about "52nd Street in Islington".



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: This episode could've been ''much darker.'' From [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/dan-harmon-walks-us-through-communitys-second-seas,57209/2/ this AV Club article:]]
-->'''Dan Harmon:''' I remember there was this little elf girl. There was a visit to Duncan’s office where you actually meet all the broken toys outside the hallway. Christmas is a booming time for Duncan because of all the suicide attempts and thoughts and things, and there’s this little redhead elf girl out in the hallway who Abed befriends, and he indoctrinates her into the ability to willfully deny reality and just engage in this fascination. It just got too fucking dark. [Laughs.] Because she ended up killing herself again or attempting it. And it was like, “Oh my God, there was no way. I can’t even watch this.”
29th Jan '17 8:13:44 PM Mdumas43073
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** After "The End" fades on the [[ShowWithinAShow Christmas special]] the gang is watching together at the end, you see the live cast reflected in the TV screen.

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** After "The End" fades on the [[ShowWithinAShow Christmas special]] the gang is watching together at the end, you can see the live (live-action) cast reflected in the TV screen.
22nd Nov '16 1:33:25 PM GregorFenrir
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* BilingualBonus: Abed's mom's Christmas card ends with the phrase "Wash your dupa". "Dupa" is the Polish word for [[spoiler:"ass"]].
28th Apr '16 7:35:27 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-From left to right: Teddy Pierce, Baby Doll Shirley, Troy Soldier, Abed, Christmas Wizard Duncan, Ballerannie, Britta-Bot, and Jeff-in-the-Box.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-From [[caption-width-right:350: [-From left to right: Teddy Pierce, Baby Doll Shirley, Troy Soldier, Abed, Christmas Wizard Duncan, Ballerannie, Britta-Bot, and Jeff-in-the-Box.-] ]]]]



It's Christmas time again for the study group when Abed announces that everything's in StopMotion animation. The group, suitably worried, take Abed to Professor Duncan for therapy. Though Abed at first rejects this, he's tricked into going to the study room for a group therapy session... which he immediately turns into a magical trip through the mind, Willy Wonka-style.

To accomplish this, he turns his friends into variations of toys from the Island of Misfit Toys (see image). Now they have to trek through the Winter Wonderland wilderness, avoiding the perils along the way, going through the Cave of Frozen Memories, all to reach the North Pole and find the {{true meaning of Christmas}}.

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It's Christmas time again for the study group when Abed announces that everything's in StopMotion animation. The group, suitably worried, take Abed to Professor Duncan for therapy. Though Abed at first rejects this, he's tricked into going to the study room for a group therapy session... which Which he immediately turns into a magical trip through the mind, Willy Wonka-style.

To accomplish this, he turns his friends into variations of toys from the Island of Misfit Toys (see image). Now they have to trek through the Winter Wonderland wilderness, avoiding the perils along the way, going through the Cave of Frozen Memories, all to reach the North Pole and find the {{true meaning of Christmas}}.
TrueMeaningOfChristmas.






!!The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" contains examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Of the [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] stop-motion Christmas specials, but especially RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer.

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!!The
!! The
''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" contains examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Of the [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] Rankin / Bass]] stop-motion Christmas specials, but especially RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer.WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer.



** The throttle Abed uses when driving the train isn't indicating speed, it's indicating ''levels of emotional detachment'', culminating in ''{{Bjork}}''.

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** The throttle Abed uses when driving the train isn't indicating speed, it's indicating ''levels of emotional detachment'', culminating in ''{{Bjork}}''.''Music/{{Bjork}}.''
28th Apr '16 7:32:18 AM aye_amber
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* CoolTrain: The Planet Abed train. Going at the "speed" (actually emotional detachment) of {{Bjork}}.

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* CoolTrain: The Planet Abed train. Going at the "speed" (actually emotional detachment) of {{Bjork}}.Music/{{Bjork}}.



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19th Dec '15 5:51:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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* PetTheDog: After pompously informing everyone that she's the only one who knows the TrueMeaningOfChristmas by virtue of being the only practicing Christian, at the end Shirley snags the menorah from the "holiday zone" for the study group's Christmas get-together.



** But at the end of the episode, when the gang "borrows" Christmas decorations from the cafeteria's designated holiday zone, Shirley is the one who goes back to grab a menorah for Annie.
6th Dec '15 7:48:24 AM TheUnknownUploader
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7th Jul '15 3:35:52 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: A DVD of ''{{Lost}}'' Season 1 is a metaphor for "lack of payoff." (Surprisingly, Damon Lindelof found that hilarious, and even sent the writers a Lost Set Blu-ray. It is worth noting that after coming out of his catatonic state and delivering his heartfelt message, Abed does whisper "Thanks Lost" as well)
** Abed expected to find the TrueMeaningOfChristmas wrapped up and ready for him, but he was really supposed to figure it out himself based on everything he'd seen and heard on the journey. Very ''{{Lost}}''-like and all the more heartwarming for it.

to:

* TakeThat: A DVD of ''{{Lost}}'' ''Series/{{Lost}}'' Season 1 is a metaphor for "lack of payoff." (Surprisingly, Damon Lindelof found that hilarious, and even sent the writers a Lost Set Blu-ray. It is worth noting that after coming out of his catatonic state and delivering his heartfelt message, Abed does whisper "Thanks Lost" as well)
** Abed expected to find the TrueMeaningOfChristmas wrapped up and ready for him, but he was really supposed to figure it out himself based on everything he'd seen and heard on the journey. Very ''{{Lost}}''-like ''Series/{{Lost}}''-like and all the more heartwarming for it.
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