This vs. That: Community or Happy Endings?

By Jen Trolio

May 03, 2013

Hello and welcome to's newest (somewhat) regular feature, "This vs. That"! The concept is purposely simple: We pit two things against one another, and you vote on which one should win... in whatever context you choose.

Let's begin with something timely, shall we? It feels like we've spent this whole week talking about what's renewed, what's canceled, and what's still in between, so with two perennial favorites on Tim's list of 2013's biggest bubble shows, we ask you this: 

Feel free to show your work in the comments.

Ed. note: We're planning to post new match-ups every few days to start; if there's a specific battle you'd like to see, send it via PM to TVcom_editorial, via Twitter to @tvdotcom, or via email to 

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  • Allouete May 15, 2013

    Looks like the networks listened. :)

  • coutterhill May 09, 2013

    Happy Endings because ugg Abed.

  • slayme3 May 28, 2013

    Troy and Abed in the morrrrrrning!

  • GaryKeys1 May 08, 2013

    Remedial Chaos Theory.......nuff said Community wins!!!

  • slayme3 May 28, 2013

    Agreed - one of the best episodes of a tv show ever.

  • TrevPlatt May 06, 2013

    Wow, this is a tough one. Happy Endings has been consistently good from the very beginning and is probably the closest we've seen to a replacement for Friends. Whereas Community is just genius... at least, it used to be. Before the current season I'd have said Community in a hearts beat, but now??? Both have a fantastic cast and both are very well written (Community WAS excellent, but now it's average-to-good) so I'm going to make a choice based on the probable longevity of each show. I honestly believe that Happy Endings has more quality seasons it in than Community. Without Dan Harmon Community just doesn't have that... erm... you know, that something. So, almost unbelievably, I'm going for Happy Endings.

    Oh, hang on, screw it, Community rules. I live in hope that one day it will rise from the dredges of mediocrity to the dizzying heights of excellence it used to call home.

  • KeithAllison2 May 06, 2013

    Taken as a whole, definitely Community. However, when judging just the last Harmon-free season, I'd side with Happy Endings.

  • ClayMonts May 06, 2013

    I really, really like both of these shows. They're two of the smartest comedies on TV (even with the loss of Dan Harmon on Community), and I hate to see either of them go. That said, if I had to pick one to get renewed, I'd go with Community, simply because another network has already shown interest in Happy Endings if it gets canceled. I'm good with watching it on USA, so I could care less if it gets canceled on ABC. Community, on the other hand, would likely be gone forever if it got canceled, so I'm all about it staying put.


  • communitized May 06, 2013

    If we're comparing the show in its totality, Community will be the clear winner. But if we're talking about this season... Happy Endings has been very, very consistent.

    So hard.

  • GarthDanicich May 06, 2013

    Community used to be a great show and now it's less than a shadow of its former self, not even worth watching anymore. Happy Endings has always been a pretty good show, nothing more and nothing less.

    Happy Endings for me.

  • MarleeCouch May 06, 2013

    The math on my vote is pretty simple. A+B+E+D=everything.

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