Community

Season 1 Episode 3

Introduction to Film

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 01, 2009 on NBC
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Jeff joins Professor Whitman's class for an easy A grade. Jeff realizes how much work he needs to put in to pass. Britta helps Abed fulfill his dream. Pierce teaches Troy the proper way to sneeze.

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  • Step backwards?

    6.0
    Community,

    Introduction to Film, - Unlike some other reviews i have read for this episode i am actually going to review this episode. In this episode Jeff joins a film class which he belives will be an easy A. However he finds it more difficult than he first imaged. Abed takes up film because it interests him. He then makes movie about his strict father. In the end Britta and Jeff and the father watch the video and learn what i means to go over and maybe respect one another. Which isnt always going to happen. Overall there wasnt that much comedy going on in the is episode. More serious parts. Not worth a repeat watch over.moreless
  • 103

    8.0
    The first really impressive episode of the season. The pilot was good enough, the second episode was okay, but now I can finally say that this episode was great and definitely a step in the right direction.



    Community isn't like other comedies, sure it can be cliche at times, but it has a really great script with clever & witty humor from the whole cast. I commend the writers on that one. Community doesn't underestimate the viewer's intelligence with slapstick humor, it actually has quality one liners.



    Not to mention this episode had great development and I'm sure kept most fans on their toes with the hinting of the Jeff/Britta relationship, which by the end, I found myself interested in too.



    Some things are cliche about Community, but it's definitely not the characters considering just three episodes in, and I could definitely say we have a really great ensemble here, and an original premise. More episodes like these please, and I will definitely see this becoming one of my favorite comedies.moreless
  • Britta decides to help Abed fulfill his dream of taking a film course so she gives him the money for the class that his father won't. Jeff finds a cake class to take and then gets in trouble with the teacher for being a slacker.moreless

    9.0
    A number of things occur in this episode and each one of the storylines has a positive twist.



    First we have Britta, Jeff, and Abed. Abed wants to take a film course. Abed's father won't pay for it so Britta does. Abed's father shows up and becomes angry with Britta and Jeff for influencing Abed. Abed starts acting strangely but in the end everything works out for all of them.



    Jeff finds an easy A in a class where the teacher, Professor Whitman played by John Michael Higgins, is a free spirit. No homework, just Carpe diem meaning to Seize the day. Unfortunately the Professor recognizes what an ultimate slacker Jeff is and tells him if he doesn't really let himself be free he'll fail him. Jeff tries all sorts of scams, but in the end Britta comes through for him and saves his grade.



    There is a very funny scene where the professor tells everyone to stand on their desk. Of course one of the desks breaks hurting the student pointing out the reason why you wouldn't want to stand on your desk.



    The last storyline is Troy and Pierce. Troy sneezes like a girl. Embarrassing himself in front of people a lot. Pierce teaches him to sneeze like a manly man in the usual Chevy Chase style. In the end he helps Troy.



    This was a big improvement over last week and probably better than the pilot. The characters are becoming more three dimensional and the story's are more empathetic and personal. Hopefully the numbers will hold up for this show if it continues on the right direction. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • I never actually saw the Second Episode, but this episode is really when I felt Community started getting on a roll.

    9.5
    The episode focuses mostly on Abed being encouraged by Britta to become a film maker despite his father's best wishes, and Jeff Winger as bizarre as this sounds ends up in a class with a guy named Professor Whitman who is kind of like Robin Williams character in the movie "Dead Poet's Society." It was overall a pretty funny episode and really showcased the weirdness of Abed's character, he really comes off strong in this episode and I hope come Emmy time they give him an Emmy Supporting nomination for his strong work over the season and in this episode. He plays Abed as though he is a weirdo but yet he is a person trapped inside all those pop culture references. Jeff and the Professor telling him to seize the day is hysterical, and the episode where Community started to really get things right!moreless
  • How could you not love this show after this episode?

    10
    Danny Pudi is genius. This episode provided so much insight into the wonderfully complex character that is Abed, and as long as he is on the show, I wouldn't even consider leaving. I have watched this episode many times, and I must say, his self produced video is heart-breaking every time, even though Jeff and Britta's confused and uncomfortable reactions to it are very funny. Also, it is episodes like this one that show the viewers why it makes sense that Troy and Pierce live together and get along even though they are so different. It was great for Pierce to give sneezing lessons because Chevy Chase really is a talented man, and it doesn't hurt for him to show off his chops. I loved the sneezing lessons because it remided me of how much experience he really does have, and I'm very thankful that he is on this wonderful show.



    As a side note, Jeff and Britta's day-seizing kiss was enough of a teaser to keep the Jeff/Britta tension alive, which was especially nice because it was a very cute kiss which would please fans of the couple, but not be obnoxious for fans who don't like the couple. Also, John Michael Higgins took every line that he had and knocked them out of the park. "I'll have... birthday cake!"



    It's only the first episode of the show's freshman year, but they're already producing such great episodes!moreless
John Michael Higgins

John Michael Higgins

Professor Whitman

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Iqbal Theba

Iqbal Theba

Abed's Dad

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Matt L. Jones

Matt L. Jones

Coffee Delivery Guy

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