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Season 3 Episode 17

Basic Lupine Urology

6
Aired Tuesday 12:00 AM Apr 26, 2012 on Yahoo
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7.3
out of 10
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241 votes
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  • LAW & DUH-DOI-DER

    Community: Greendale's Finest

    I'm no Law & Order-holic, but I've seen enough episodes to know that "Basic Lupine Urology" nailed all the important parts of the legendary procedural.

  • Episode Summary

    When the group's science project is destroyed, they decide to hold a trial to find the criminal, which a reluctant Professor Kane (Michael K. Williams) presides. While Troy and Abed believe they have discovers the perpetrator, Jeff soon realizes there's much more to the story than is believed.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Merged themes

      10
      I've just read quite a number of great and insightful comments here on this episode and have little to add to what was already said. I do want to point out that the intro music they used was a really smart blend of the intro music for both shows. It's really the Community theme, but done in L&O style. Maybe somebody else can articulate it better, but that was really something else! The attention to detail in this episode was just so amazing! And I am an L&O fan. :)moreless
    • Brilliant

      10
      Community this time parodied Law And Order , and it hit the mark.The show proceeded in the exact manner courtroom-crime drama shows do ,but the comedy part was ever present.Community's innovative approach to presentation is definitely its strongest point.
    • Awesome episode!

      10
      I just can't understand how can some people rate it as a 7/8 when the show is totally 10. This episode was a true masterpiece.
    • Best TV episode of the season for me

      10
      Any fan of Law & Order and Community cannot give this piece of anthology less than 10. It looked so much like a L&O episode. The director, editor and crew have to be commended for this accomplishment. The casting was perfect. Troy and Abed as the detectives may have been no-brainers, but still they did everything right. The "Why do they always have to run" bit was classic. I have to say I didn't mind less Britta and Pierce.



      While others may feel it felt too much like L&O and not enough like Community, I prefer Community when it goes all-out parody. They do it so well, that I feel sometimes shorted, like there's something missing during "regular" episodes.moreless
    • Special Victims

      8.0
      Community's homage to Law & Order abundantly reveals why the show is so beloved. Playing like an episode from Law & Order, yet ground firmly in the fact that they are not police not is the place a courtroom, the story flows brilliantly with an unexpected 'murder'. What follows are twists, turns, interrogations, court scenes, 'NOT police' business and basically awesomeness. Troy and Abed shine as the two L&O detectives that do the leg work, each trying to be the cooler one, trying to throw the final zinger. Jeff and Annie are also great in their roles as lawyers, while Michael K Williams particularly shines. Overall, this is the standard of comedy and plot that we have come to expect from the Community team and is a fine addition to an already great show. The only flaw that could be perceived was the lack of involvement of Pierce (Chevy Chase) in the episode. His character seemed deliberately denigrated to the sidelines as a bookie whom Troy and Abed pry for information.

      The ending is swift and deliberate, characteristic of L&O, and we have to wait and see how this will shape up as the rest of the series unfolds.moreless
    Leslie Hendrix

    Leslie Hendrix

    Botonist

    Guest Star

    David Neher

    David Neher

    Todd

    Guest Star

    Jerry Minor

    Jerry Minor

    Jerry

    Guest Star

    Michael Kenneth Williams

    Michael Kenneth Williams

    Professor Kane

    Recurring Role

    Richard Erdman

    Richard Erdman

    Leonard

    Recurring Role

    Charley Koontz

    Charley Koontz

    Fat Neil

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