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Community Review: When Zombies Attack...

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Simply put, the George Takei voiceover to open and close "Epidemiology" was one of the funniest gags Community has ever done.

While those named Kevin may have appreciated the concluding message more, I missed the show's opening lines laughing so hard at the concept of Takei narrating the episode to begin with, essentially telling viewer: just watch.

Greendale Costume Party

Don't worry, George, I most definitely did just that, appreciating the sitcom's return to absurdity grounded in reality this week. Yes, for Community, a costume party where everyone gets infected by a zombie-like bug constitutes a somewhat realistic scenario.

Unlike the past two episodes, which featured broad concepts more than specific jokes, I loved everything about this installment. I've listed some of the best quotes from it below, but to rehash a few gut-busting scenes:
  • Of course Jeff would act like a cool zombie. MWAH!
  • Chang as Peggy Flemming, getting offended by the notion that he'd be Kristi Yamaguchi? Hilarious.
  • What was up with that cat? Was someone throwing it?!?
  • Jeff hates Rich more as a zombie. That's how much he hates the regular Rich. 
  • Annie didn't just make a reference to the group's impression of Pierce. The group then went ahead and gave it to us briefly.
  • Take it away, Dean: "Add Eat, Pray, Love soundtrack to workout mix."

Great stuff all around. Did we miss your favorite quote?

Abed: Troy, make me proud. Be the first black man to make it to the end. | permalink
Dean Pelton: I've been told we need a little baby quarantine until the army gets here. | permalink
Shirley: Leonard, you better back that pumpkin ass up or I'm gonna make a pie. | permalink
Troy: I'm a dracula.
Abed: You mean a vampire?
Troy: I don't need to know which dracula I am to be a dracula. Nerd. | permalink
Jeff: I'm wearing a $6,000 suit, and you spent three days making cardboard box robot armor. | permalink
Annie [on Pierce]: He's acting like the impression of him we do behind his back. | permalink
Jeff: Kristi Yamaguchi?
Chang: Peggy Flemming. You're racist! Just been proven racist by the racist prover. | permalink

Review

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i actually cried at the end when they troy was like abed.... i luv yo. i was like noooooo!!!! "is someone throwing that cat!?" i have had a zombie survival plan forever no joke. XD

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The part that killed me was when Troy gets bit. Screams for a while then 'Ok ok all right ya'll. I've been bit. Geez.'

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Loved the ABBA soundtrack.

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im suprised you didnt talk about how HILARIOUS was the fact that the OST of the episode was made of abba's songs excusively

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Jeff actually said he hates Rich LESS as a zombie.

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Troy has some of the best line deliveries in the history of the sitcom. And they just SKEWERED the horror movie business! Right up to Troy actually not making it to the end, ala Ben from NOTLD. Funny to watch the Shemping extra play Pierce on the gurney at the end as well. But, though I love Troy's character, and his line deliveries make me laugh the most. Abed's "Zombie Atttaaccccckkkk!!!" gave me the biggest gut laugh of this ep.

Community Season 2 Episode 6 Quotes

I'm wearing a $6,000 suit, and you spent three days making cardboard box robot armor.

Jeff

He's acting like the impression of him we do behind his back.

Annie [on Pierce]