Community Review: "Beginner Pottery"
It was the last day to add / drop classes at Greendale on this week's episode of Community, so the gang split up in their quest for the easy A. Don't ask why add / drop was so late in the season, but we're going to assume it's from NBC re-arranging episodes.
Jeff, Abed and Annie all headed to "Beginner Pottery" and the main storyline involved Jeff becoming insecure over a showoff in the class, Rich, clearly did not belong in a beginner class.
The story had some mandatory and hilarious Ghost references courtesy of the crazy teacher, played by guest star Tony Hale. Don't worry though, the jokes were in taste because they were written before Swayze died. Or something like that.
Overall, the story ended up getting a little sappy towards the end as it became about Jeff dealing with his insecurities stemming from over-nurturing mother. Still plenty of laughs.
The episode, however, belonged to Captain Shirley and her crew n what was possibly the most ridiculous premise yet on the show. The crew was manning a sail boat on a trailer in the parking lot.
There were moments such as when Star Burns fired up the tractor and the sailboat actually took motion to rescue Pierce that were amazing. We don't care how cheesy it was.
We love that this show has become such an ensemble cast that they can split up the crew in any way they can and keep making it work. It's even more impressive that Joel McHale isn't always the funniest actor on the show.
Now for our favorite Community quotes from the episode:
Shirley: I was going to sign up for a class to make an online dating profile, but sailing in the parking lot sounds less pathetic.
Troy: A black person on a sailboat? I gotta see this. I'm in. | permalink
Shirley: I've never been a captain before.
Pierce: I have I commanded a jet ski through an electrical storm and only had one casualty.
Troy: Jet skis only hold two people.
Pierce: Exactly, I saved half the crew. | permalink
Britta: Someone's mom gave them way too much praise.
Jeff: Man, so did someone's psych teacher. | permalink
Troy: Oh my god, Pierce is going to be the only person ever to drown in a parking lot... twice. | permalink
Community: "Beginner Pottery"
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