History YMMV / Community

18th Jan '18 12:35:56 AM KJMackley
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* HollywoodUgly: There are a few jokes based around Britta not aging the best. In one episode, after telling [[TheCutie Annie]] that a bar won't check Annie's fake ID because pretty girls are good for business, Britta gets her legitimate ID scoured and double-checked after Annie is waved through, and Duncan makes a speech about how he's attracted to Britta because she's slightly past her prime and realizes that she's going to have to settle. Of course, Britta is played by Gillian Jacobs.

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** The group end up going to a convention for ''[[ShowWithinAShow Inspector Spacetime]]'', a ''Series/DoctorWho'' knock-off, and Britta notices that there was a female Inspector, to which Abed comments that no one liked her "not because they are sexist, she sucked." This was a number of years before ''Doctor Who'' cast Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor, which came with its own fair share of controversy.
* HollywoodUgly: There are a few jokes based around Britta not aging the best. In one episode, after telling [[TheCutie Annie]] that a bar won't check Annie's fake ID because pretty girls are good for business, Britta gets her legitimate ID scoured and double-checked after Annie is waved through, and Duncan makes a speech about how he's attracted to Britta because she's slightly past her prime and realizes that she's going to have to settle. Of course, Britta is played by Gillian Jacobs.Jacobs is exceptionally attractive.
13th Jan '18 11:50:33 AM KJMackley
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* FanMyopia: While the show most certainly has a devoted fanbase, its ratings are ever declining. It doesn't help that a VocalMinority of the show's fans have a tendency to [[FanDumb repeatedly put down competing sitcoms as inferior]] in their frustration with its poor ratings, which does nothing but make fans of the competing sitcoms less likely to watch Community. [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1439629/reviews?filter=hate The second review on this list shows how some have abandoned the show because of this.]]
** This is in large part due to the LawOfFanJackassery- the fandom is essentially right at the middle. The show is far too popular for the VocalMinority to just be kicked out, but doesn't have nearly enough mainstream recognition for them to just be ignored.

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* FanMyopia: While the show most certainly has a devoted fanbase, its ratings are ever declining. It doesn't help that a VocalMinority of the show's fans have a tendency to [[FanDumb repeatedly put down competing sitcoms as inferior]] in their frustration with its poor ratings, which does nothing but make fans of the competing sitcoms less likely to watch Community. [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1439629/reviews?filter=hate The second review on Some have speculated that this list shows how some have abandoned toxicity in the show because of this.]]
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fandom instead had a negative impact on the show, which couldn't afford to lose viewers. This is in large part due to the LawOfFanJackassery- the fandom is essentially right at the middle. The show is far too popular for the VocalMinority to just be kicked out, but doesn't have nearly enough mainstream recognition for them to just be ignored.
21st Dec '17 12:17:29 AM KJMackley
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: The show ended up dealing with this from an unusual angle. The basic premise seems simplistic enough and a classical college show set-up, but the implementation defied almost all expectations of the genre. The [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters large main and supporting cast]], [[KudzuPlot thickly plotted stories]], [[ContinuityLockOut high levels of continuity]] and ''loads'' of in-joke meta humor made it difficult to jump in to any given episode. The AffectionateParody episodes that came to define the series only exacerbated the issue, as that meant they were constantly switching style and tone. Very few episodes even bothered with topics such as class projects, tests and grades, despite the fact the main cast is supposed to be a study group. Even the fandom came to admit that the community college setting was mostly a backdrop to everything else.
14th Dec '17 5:40:54 AM Naresh
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** Gillian freaking Jacobs (born October 19, 1982) who in reality is only 71 days older than Alison Brie (born December 29, 1982), despite them playing characters who are about a decade apart in age and Britta being "past her prime" by comparison.

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** Gillian freaking Jacobs (born October 19, 1982) who in reality is only 71 days older than Alison Brie (born December 29, 1982), despite them playing characters who are about a decade apart in age and Britta being "past her prime" by comparison.
14th Dec '17 5:40:04 AM Naresh
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* HollywoodUgly: There are a few jokes based around Britta not aging the best. In one episode, after telling [[TheCutie Annie]] that a bar won't check Annie's fake ID because pretty girls are good for business, Britta gets her legitimate ID scoured and double-checked after Annie is waved through, and Duncan makes a speech about how he's attracted to Britta because she's slightly past her prime and realizes that she's going to have to settle. Of course, Britta is played by Gillian freaking Jacobs.

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* HollywoodUgly: There are a few jokes based around Britta not aging the best. In one episode, after telling [[TheCutie Annie]] that a bar won't check Annie's fake ID because pretty girls are good for business, Britta gets her legitimate ID scoured and double-checked after Annie is waved through, and Duncan makes a speech about how he's attracted to Britta because she's slightly past her prime and realizes that she's going to have to settle. Of course, Britta is played by Gillian freaking Jacobs.
12th Dec '17 8:45:40 AM Anddrix
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* LoveItOrHateIt:
** It seems that any episode that has a somewhat depressing tone will garner this reaction, with fans either loving the focus on CharacterDevelopment or hating the episode for not being a comedy.
*** "[[Recap/CommunityS2E10MixologyCertification Mixology Certification]]"
*** "[[Recap/CommunityS2E11AbedsUncontrollableChristmas Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas]]"
*** "[[Recap/CommunityS3E16VirtualSystemsAnalysis Virtual Systems Analysis]]"
*** "[[Recap/CommunityS5E01Repilot Repilot]]"
** "[[Recap/CommunityS4E09IntroToFeltSurrogacy Intro To Felt Surrogacy]]" either is one of the highlights of season 4, comes up short for trying too hard to emulate the feel of the Dan Harmon era, or is one of the worst episodes of ''Community'' to ever be produced.
** "[[Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics Basic Intergluteal Numismatics]]" is either considered proof that the show is back to its glory days or not; with the general rule seeming to be that the less familiar you are with the subject of the parody (David Fincher serial killer movies such as ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' and ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''), the less you like the episode.
10th Dec '17 2:02:34 PM lakingsif
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** [[CommunityS5E08AppDevelopmentAndCondiments "App Development And Condiments"]] shows Greendale becoming a futuristic dystopia where one's social status is defined by one's ratings in social media. This is even funnier to watch after ''Series/BlackMirror'' done an episode about a CrapsaccharineWorld where the exact same thing happens, especially considering that in that episode, much like Jeff, the protagonist attempts to raise her rank but ends up being thrown in the deep end of the social ladder.

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** [[CommunityS5E08AppDevelopmentAndCondiments "App Development And Condiments"]] shows Greendale becoming a futuristic dystopia where one's social status is defined by one's ratings in social media. This is even funnier to watch after ''Series/BlackMirror'' done did [[Recap/BlackMirrorNosedive an episode episode]] about a CrapsaccharineWorld where the exact same thing happens, especially considering that in that episode, much like Jeff, the protagonist attempts to raise her rank but ends up being thrown in the deep end of the social ladder.
20th Nov '17 8:46:42 PM santos32
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** "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television" throws a TakeThat at the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, which sees Jeff insulting it. A little over a year later, Dan Harmon wrote some additional scenes for reshoots of ''Film/DoctorStrange''.

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** "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television" throws a TakeThat at the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, which sees Jeff insulting it. A little over a year later, Dan Harmon wrote some additional scenes for reshoots of ''Film/DoctorStrange''. A year after that, Donald Glover appeared in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''.
13th Oct '17 3:32:32 PM GXNext
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** '' '''[[http://rebrn.com/re/and-jesus-wept-from-the-official-facebook-page-130913/ Jesus wept!]]''' '' for there were no more memes to conquer!
11th Oct '17 12:44:47 PM Mthrndr01
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** Koogler, the ManChild FratBro played by [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Mitch Hurtwitz]] in "App Development and Condiments", appears to have been received quite well by the fans.

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** Koogler, the ManChild FratBro played by [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Mitch Hurtwitz]] Hurwitz]] in "App Development and Condiments", appears to have been received quite well by the fans.
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