Watch the Opening for Community's Law & Order Episode (VIDEO)

Crime is coming to Greendale Community College, and only an arrogant lawyer, a bookworm, a Jesus freak, a movie buff, and the Disco Spider can solve it. This week's episode of Community, "Basic Lupine Urology," will serve as the comedy's take on crime procedurals, particularly the venerable Law & Order. The episode's title refers to Dick Wolf, who created the Law & Order franchise.

NBC has just released a clip from the episode, which includes the new opening credits done completely in the style of Law & Order. Put your homework aside and watch it... NOW!

It looks as though the gang will be investigating the murder of...a YAM! The root veggie-turned-victim was part of a science experiment in Kane's biology class, but someone destroyed it. Hopefully the yam isn't the character Joel McHale was referring to when he said a character would be dying this season.

One of Community's best tricks is the way it accurately rips off mimics the things it pays homage to, and this clip is one Sam Waterson away from looking exactly like Law & Order. How great were those credits? Community never takes shortcuts, and that's just one of the many reasons why we love it.


Community's "Basic Lupine Urology" airs this Thursday at 8pm on NBC.


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They played a different promo for this episode during last night's Law & Order: SVU, it was awesome synergy.



I swear, my DVR is going to be full of nothing but old Community episodes for as many awesome keepers as they air! I'm going to end up buying the DVDs mainly to regain hard drive space!
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"It's not a short straw, but a hot potato"

Sounds like a CSI:Miami joke to me lol



Also funny that Shirley is taking over as S. Epatha Merkerson lol



Oh and where is Britta during this I wonder?
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OMG i have never been so happy about an episode of Community! that clip is AH-MAAAazing
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That was great! I love Community so much :)
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Cool cool cool
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Btw, can NBC please get over itself and renew this?!?!



Even the thought of rebooting the Office but cancelling Community is....

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Ok seriosuly, I don't have any words to describe how stupid that is...
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i hear ya. the office used to be fantastic, now it's more like a haunted ghost of once great show, it should have died when Carrell left.



Community, even tho it's not as brilliant as it was in season 1 is still LOT MORE entertaining than office.



yes, NBC, I'm talking to you. pull the plug and make room for next season of Community!
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Can't wait! (as always.....)
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A Law & Order parody episode? Hmm, I may have to dip my toes into the Community pool and watch this episode. (I know, lame pun.)
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Sweet!!! Can't wait to watch the episode. They really went all out.
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"....a Jesus freak..."



It's a Surette, all right! Keep on keepin' it classy, dude.
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Loved "Law & Order" even though it was a procedural from its start to its finish. Though to be fair, I wasn't even old enough to call myself a teenager for the first 9 seasons of the show (though I did watch with my mother, fun times). What a great homage/ripoff/spoof.
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I think the video works for everybody now!
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Six seasons and a movie!
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Link for people who don't live in the U.S and get severely pissed off when TV.com posts funny videos that are always unavailable in our location:



http://www.nbc.com/community/video/law-and-order/1397823
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Thanks for that clip, but I'm in the UK and the NBC clip above just worked for me.
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FringeFanatic, you, sir, are totally awesome. I hate links that i can't watch, which is pretty much 99% of the stuff posted here.
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Thanks, dude!
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Although that preview is great, and has gotten me very excited for this episode, it's not the clip they posted here. (Still, you should really watch it)
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Yeah, I just wanted to give people outside the U.S something to watch.
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Maybe NBC lifted the restriction after the fact. When TVLine posted it the other day I couldn't see it, but right now I was able to see it just fine, and I live way out of the US.
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Lame. The video is not available from my location.
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WHY?!?! Not available in my region......
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Whatever this show aims to accomplish, it does so with flying colors.
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