Season 4 Episode 3

Conventions of Space and Time

Aired Tuesday 12:00 AM Feb 21, 2013 on Yahoo
out of 10
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    Community "Conventions of Space and Time" Review: Boring Space, Overstuffed Time, and Solid Friendship

    Like Britta, I straight-up don't care about Inspector Spacetime, so this episode wasn't my favorite. But at least the end of it packed the kind of moderate emotional wallop that makes for a rock-solid Community story.

  • Episode Summary

    In support of Troy and Abed, the study group heads to InspectiCon - the annual Inspector Spacetime Convention.

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    • Great show! Great Season!

      Why it seems like im one of the few who liked this season? its more focus on relationships, like troy+britta / troy+abed and jeff+annie. i actually thought its a great idea cuz their characteristics may influent an episode in a good way!

      Anyway, just saying that i liked those couple issues and aproved the season, hope they get the advantages of it in the next season and get an avarage rate 8+ for the season 4moreless
    • a great cameo

      By a Little Britain co founder. Working in a Nigerian back and No one returned your emails? Why :)

      for those of you hating the Britta/ Troy relationship, keep in mind Harmon started that last season with his own writing in the Blade episode. It doesn't work which is refreshing,but it's NECESSARY. Necessary for Troy to grow up and for Britta to leave the world of dating horrible men behind. Plus, who could hate the gymnastics she pulls off to not get caught by Abed, until he proclaims to known all along but kept mum to keep getting donuts.

      This is a 6 for me but bumped up due to Pierce being written as every test audience that killed a British masterpiece while showing how stupid TV executives are. And because of the "No Harmon it's a 2 rating hipster fan club"moreless
    • It was good but....

      This was a decent episode but I in general I never really care for Abed story lines. I find Abed to be an annoying character.
    • Loved it

      I love Community and while it hasn't hit its stride yet, I don't see the show as negatively as other folks. I think they're on their way to delivering a really great fourth season. My friends agreed; I work at DISH and had a couple coworkers over to watch the show, and they loved it. I've decided to record and keep this season on my DVR in case it's the last. I have the Hopper by DISH, which has two thousand hours of storage space on it, so I have more than enough to save the season, and still record all my other favorite shows.moreless
    • Self referential, requires a rewatch.

      Let me remind you that this is the show that spent a whole season trying to find its footing, season one was so full of duds that it struggled to find consistency, then at the middle to end of season one it just clicked. Now bear with me, season one was 24 episodes, so that means it didn't find itself until episode 12ish, so thee writers, given a 13 episode season need to be allowed to have the same time to settle in, I would expect that it starts really gelling toward episode seven or eight. I enjoyed the episode but it felt like they were really trying too hard to involve all of the characters. It was the Pierce and Shirley story that really hit home for me, the writers were referencing their own venture into taking a show and making it enough of what it was without being afraid to show themselves, I feel its brave and admirable.moreless

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • GOOF: Britta isn't interested in Inspector SpaceTime in this episode at all, and even asks Troy if the show has really been on for 50 years. Yet in "Biology 101" Britta is the one who introduces Abed to Inspector SpaceTime, so she had to have some interest in the series if she's the one who introduced it.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Troy: Toby, have you ever been in a fight? Because I have. (makes a fist)
        Toby: Oh my god, he can make a fist. That would hurt harder than a slap.

      • Troy: What if Abed wants to replace me? It makes me so angry and sad all at the same time.
        Britta: I know, but you have to hide it, because for some reason, men find these feelings to be psycho and, if you freak out, it's only gonna push Abed away. Like I always say, if you love someone, set them free, and if they don't come back to you, they were never yours to begin with.
        Troy: That makes no sense. What if they get hit by a car or fall down a well? Remind me to not put you down as my emergency contact.

      • Abed: (about Toby) He works in Nigeria in banking. He almost couldn't come because all his money was tied up in this financial thing, but I sent him 700 pounds and a plane ticket, so he should be here.
        Britta: Oh, Abed.
        Abed: There he is.
        Toby: You must be Abed. (tips hat) Inspector. Ooh, before I forget, here is your check. Thanking you very much indeed. You wouldn't believe how many people I emailed asking for help, and they completely ignored me.

      • Britta: Wait, was there a female Inspector?
        Abed: Yes, and everyone hates her. Not because they're sexist. Because she sucks.
        Britta: Well, I think it's cool.

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