Community

Season 1 Episode 2

Spanish 101

4
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2009 on NBC
7.1
out of 10
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497 votes
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In Spanish class, Señor Chang asks the students to pair up for a project. Jeff's attempt to team up with Britta fails and he ends up displeased with his actual partner. Annie and Shirley assist Britta with her cause for social justice.

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  • 102

    6.5
    Definitely not as good as the pilot episode even though this episode gave us some emotion, but overall, it wasn't as funny as the pilot, not that much development, and not that much one liners worth remembering.



    The only one liner I do remember is Pierce comparing Britta's name to a water filter which had me in stitches but that's the only line I found myself laughing to. The characters remain intriguing but I just wish we got more character development for it to be the second episode of the series.



    It seemed pointless to have a filler plot ALREADY this early in the series with Annie and Yvette's character trying to be like Britta with the Guatemalan murders. To top it off, the montage was really cliche, and it was a failed attempt at humor. I do really enjoy the Spanish teacher and he was easily the best thing about this episode. Overall, not the best, but hey it was entertaining!moreless
  • Spanish genius and Cameron Diaz

    9.5
    The show finally gathers momentum.



    Following a stuttering start, this baby gathers serious momentum.



    The lead character does something that is not colossally 'strike packaged',

    and we get introduced to the Spanish teacher.



    Even if no other episode manages these heights, this one is worth the grind of the first episode.



    Long live Spanish rapping.
  • Pretty good followup to Pilot, despite the drop in ratings..

    8.8
    If anything, this episode was funnier than the first one. It gave us more of an insight into Pierce's mind (and what a demented, twisted and hilarious mind it is!), some pretty genuinely funny moments ("He told me girls have two pee holes!") and some clever writing that allows jokes to go over your head the first time. It also features the first appearence of Ken Jeong, who stole the show away from everyone.



    So far, Community has proven to be a smart comedy, smarter than half of the sitcoms on television right now, and has also proven to be able to get good acting out of its actors/actresses. However, the question is whether or not people will stick around. I've seen smart shows and great shows get thrown under the bus, and it's a shame, because it seems like Community certainly has some potential.



    I'm not sure if the show has been picked up yet, but I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it does. If NBC can keep Parks and Recreation, which gets way less viewers than Community, than I don't see why they can't keep this around. If only more people watched these shows though...moreless
  • The only reason this episode gets a nine is due to the awesome spanish rap at the end.

    9.0
    So far, this is one of the few shows on television that goes by too quickly for me. Its quirkiness and interesting characters make me want more and more with every episode.



    Even though this episode was not as solid as the pilot was, it still is able to deliver. In this episode, we meet Senor Chang, the spanish teacher, who is apparently a series star, and doesn't like to be asked why he teaches Spanish.



    McHale and Chase have some definite chemistry together, and the montage of scenes where they show the class their stage show was the highlight of the episode for me. It was so weird that it was actually funny. While some parts of the show try too hard to be funny, this part, and the rapping scene at the end, make the score I've given it.moreless
  • Hola

    7.0
    Community,

    Spanish 101, - The second episode of the series, takes us into the scene of the spanish class. The spanish class that was talked about in the pilot but never seen until now. The show opens with a intro and in the room. The cast is seen in spanish while we find out about the spanish teacher. Named Señor Chang who appears to have some sort of anger problem and quick outburst of joy, this is going to be fun. Change sets the class up to perform a skit in from of the class. Jeff wants to work with Britta on the project so he trades Abed for her. However Britta already knowing what Jeff has done trades with Pierce. Pierce is thrilled to work with Jeff however Jeff doesnt feel the same way. Jeff abuses their friendship and makes Pierce do most of the work, which hers Pierce. In the end Pierce and Jeff do the skit together. With no sound and a long skit that made for some comedy. Overall it wasnt the best episode but it can be see that they are moving the show forward. The skit at the end and the spanish teacher outburst in the start is worth a look back.moreless
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