Community Review: The Fabric of the Group

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Everyone knows Abed lives in an alternative reality. Especially when he is in the "Dreamatorium." Only on this week's Community, "Virtual Systems Analysis," did Annie call him out on it.

However, Abed being the evil genius that he can be, was able to turn the tables and shine a light of truth on his beautiful pal. 

Annie Speaks With Jeff

Annie thought she was innocently doing a good deed by setting up Troy and Britta on a lunch date. Little did she realize how deep her intentions really were. 

I honestly can't say that I love love loved this episode, considering it all took place in an alternate universe, aka the Dreamatorium. But it was certainly interesting. Personally, looking at the Dreamatorium makes me feel like I'm tripping on drugs, but I realize that it's an integral part of two characters' ( (Troy and Abed) world.

What is really interesting is that Abed thinks he is socially awkward, yet he is always one of the first people to speak the truth. I guess social awkwardness equals no filter? First off, like any human being, Abed was upset when he overheard Annie talking about him and saying that everyone needs to stop making allowances for him.

It was sad when we got to the point of the Dreamatorium where Abed was chained to the wall, symbolizing getting shoved in his locker during middle school. It makes me sad that Abed thinks everyone would get sick of him and abandon him! But, after all, he's only human and everyone has their insecurities.

What I really did like about this episode was that Abed called Annie out on her infatuation with Jeff. It's about darn time! While Annie tried to set up Troy and Britta because she knew of Troy's feelings for Britta, she deep down did have another agenda. With Troy and Britta sufficiently occupied, there wasn't much more standing in the way of Annie and Jeff. How funny that Leonard was spying and squealed to Abed?!?

I'm glad Annie and Abed were able to bond in the Dreamatorium, but sad Shirley and Pierce didn't have a huge part in this episode. Is there really nothing better to do with Pierce's than have him say that he sat on his balls and crushed them? I mean, sure it's funny for one second of gross out humor, but c'mon. 

What did you all think of this episode? Does Abed do the best impressions of the group? Hit the comments and don't forget to check out our Community quotes of the week! 


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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (90 Votes)

I like Cougar Town. It started off tbirrely as Cox playing a sex starved woman, but they quickly realised it wasn't going to last long. So they changed it to more of a group dynamic within the street, and it works. Busy Phillips is gorgeous, but when they have her wear too much jewellery and makeup, like in the scene showed here, it doesn't help. The last half of last night's episode, with her not wearing much makeup and a bikini showed how pretty she can be.The name still sucks, but they know it sucks. The show is still better than Modern Family which took a huge drop in quality this season.


What song was used in the Bio Lab with Britta and Troy & their awkward make-out? Also what song was used when Jeff (Abed) and Annie re-enter their old scene where they catch Leonard watching them and Jeff leans in to kiss Annie?


Hi could anyone tell me what the bit of music playing is when Annie and Jeff relive their kiss outside the dance? thanks.


Loved the episode, and nice recap. Here's to hoping this is the end of the Jeff/Annie stuff.

Childish gambino

it was okay, nothing special....pretty much a "filler" episode


@Joyeful: "I would never be able to explain WHY I loved it to someone who has never seen the show; this was not an episode a new viewer would have liked, loved, or even understood. But darn it, it was GREAT" I feel exactly the same. I keep telling everyone YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS SHOW, but I can't ever explain WHY I love it so much! It's just so different!


I LOVED IT. Absolutely loved it. I would never be able to explain WHY I loved it to someone who has never seen the show; this was not an episode a new viewer would have liked, loved, or even understood. But darn it, it was GREAT. I fail to understand how we live in a universe where Jim Parsons gets nominated for acting awards and Danny Pudi + Donald Glover get snubbed. I watch BBT, Jim Parsons is great, but if you've ever seen him outside of the show, he isn't that far from Sheldon. Danny Pudi shows so much range - and really, what's funnier than Donald Glover's hysterics?? Wake up, universe!!


I tought it was an OUTSTANDING episode. It showed, in a very entertaining way, what IS the fabric of the group. It showed a "more human" side of Abed, as well as an introspective side of Annie. The part of the Dean's "monologue" was exactly what I tought.... GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER! (Altough I do love him, sometimes I wonder about his sanity! Lol) Of course that everyone else in this episode HAD to be put on a second place, in order to give Abed and, in scale, Annie the protagonism they deserved. I can't get enough of Community. I'm so glad they are back and hope they are here to stay!


Perfect 10 for me. This episode lived up to my expectations and didnt leave me somewhat underwhelmed like the second half of the pillows and blanket episode.


Great episode.

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Community Season 3 Episode 16 Quotes

Annie: You don't have a patent on being a control freak Abed.
Abed: I sorta do.

I used a pneumonic device. "Kevin Come Over For Gay Sex."