Season 3 Episode 7

Studies in Modern Movement

Aired Tuesday 12:00 AM Nov 10, 2011 on Yahoo
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Episode Summary

The group tries to help Annie move in with Troy and Abed but things go awry when she becomes frustrated by their lifestyle. Meanwhile, Dean Pelton blackmails Jeff into spending the afternoon with him.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Very Average

    Seems like another filler episode.
  • Pretty good. Not hilarious, but we got a great look at the characters.

    The best part of this episode was the inside look at both Abed and Troys roommateship and Annie's view of the of the less-stressed duo. This episode was all about fitting in, and making sacrifices so things go smoothly. The insight into Abed and Troy's life was fantastic. Permanent pillow forts and adventure rooms? Great. I wish my life was that close to a cartoon. :) Poor Annie, though, because Troy and Abed hadn't taken her rigidity into account at all.moreless
  • "Jesus loves marijuana and drinking human blood"


    Annie moves in with Trobed which kind of had me cringing when the idea first came up in "Remedial Chaos Theory". Britta accurately points out to Annie that it won't be all unicorns and rainbows (or HorseBot 3000s) which Annie begins to realize when the boys reveal her room to be a blanket fort. Jeff's attempts to skip out on helping backfire when he finds himself blackmailed by the Dean, Pierce botches his attempt to save Annie's security deposit with some maintenance work, and Britta and Shirley meet a hitchhiker named Jesus.

    I don't know if you caught this line, but it made me laugh really hard so it bears repeating. "Brought to you by the girl yogurt Jamie Lee Curtis uses to poop. There's a packet of it in the fridge as a welcoming gift."

  • Worst. Episode. Ever.

    Abed, who predicts the way people react to situations and also predicts the situations themselves, did not see Annie's reaction coming ... Annie, the day-planner, did not checkthe bedroom before moving in ... Jeff the former lawyer and with decades of experience in deceit and manipulation, who also happened to know the Dean has an obsession with him, was stupid enough to use his GD e-mail account... Shirley and Britta clashing over the same crap again ... one of the things I loved about Community is that they made the girls interact withouthaving them talk about boys... but right now I'd rather they carbon-copied a Hannah Montana dialogue than having the samediscussion over and over again.

    I nearly puked at the surreal sequence ... when they did it in 110 it was brilliant, so ridiculous but at the same time so wonderful ... 'somewhere out there ...' I could watch that for days without getting tired. It had it all: dynamics, character development, glances, great direction, real enough to make you feel connected and surreal enough to be funny ... but this one with the karaoke and the paint and the hitchhiker and the puppets ... the beatboxing was the only good thing about it but otherwise it was horrible... really horrible.

    Community has extraordinary writers and actors, so why coming up with such piece of tripe? It's like having the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra playing like The Ramones.moreless
  • Annie moves in with Abed and Troy

    If there's one thing that Community does better than anybody else, it's writing absolutely hilarious over-the-top sequences. I've complained about when Community gets tooweird, but sometimes, I have to eat my words. This episode was bizarre, but I loved every second of it. There were only a few spots that lowered it for me.

    The main part of the episode was Annie moving into Abed and Troy's apartment (if the hashtag #AnnieMoves on Troy and Abed's shirts wasn't enough attention drawn to the subject, than I don't know what would be). Annie's excited to move in with them, but Britta claims that Annie will hate them within a few days. Immediately, Annie begins to notice the weird things they do, like hit each other in the head with bubblewrap helmets and hang each other to the door using wrapping tape. As she moves in, she worries that she'll end up hating her friends.

    Meanwhile, Pierce agrees to stay behind at Annie's old apartment and fix some of the things that are wrong with it so she doesn't have to pay extra money. Jeff does the typical Jeff thing and pretends he's sick to get out of helping her move but gets blackmailed by Dean Pelton into singing karaoke songs with him at the mall. As for Britta and Shirley, they're driving home, arguing about religion (as usual) and Britta picks up a hitchhiker.

    Some of these plots work better than others. For the most part, the Annie/Abed/Troy one works, mostly because Danny Pudi and Donald Glover have such an effortless chemistry and Annie getting sucked into it is awesome. The highlight of the night belongs to Jeff and Dean Pelton. The two sing "Kiss From A Rose" on the machine, and the song acts as a song to play over a montage of scenes showing what everybody is doing, and that sequence is easily the funniest thing the show has done this season.

    However, Pierce is given nothing to do but act crazy, and for me, it was too little too late. Britta and Shirley's plot is semi-funny but suffers from being over-done. How many times have we seen them argue over religion? I didn't really care about it, even though the scenes were funny.

    For the most part, I liked it. I'm also glad the show is not trying to pigeonhole Chang into everything. Ken Leong is a funny guy but a show can suffer from trying to fit characters into places they don't belong.

    The show is just as funny... but compared to some of the other stuff the show has done this season, this was just good.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Britta: Man-children: Can't live with them; can't leave them alone with your tape.
      Annie: Britta! Don't make jokes! You're bad at it.

    • Shirley: What's your name, friend?
      Hitchhiker: Jesus.
      Shirley: Oh, are you Latino?
      Hitchhiker: No, my child, I am him.
      Shirley: You're what now?
      Hitchhiker: I am the one true son of God. I was sent here to save humanity.
      Shirley: Oh no...
      Britta: Well, it is a pleasure to have you in my car, Jesus.

    • Britta: And Jesus, just curious, what's your position on marijuana?
      Hitchhiker: It was given to us by God. It should be legal.

    • Troy : There's a couple of things that we were hoping you'd help us with.
      Abed: Yes. Like where does the water go in the iron?
      Troy: And what's the iron for?
      Abed: And what gets out Kool-Aid stains?
      Troy: Yeah, we already know that the opposite color Kool-Aid doesn't work.

    • Abed: Welcome, Annie, to your new home! Okay, to reacquaint you, there's the bathroom, kitchen, and of course, our bedroom. And if the room's a-rockin', please come a-knockin' because there's something probably something terribly wrong.
      Troy: Yeah, we're pretty chill in there.

    • Troy: Sometimes we get stuck in our own little world. And then in that world, we make even littler worlds. And sometimes there are tunnels between those worlds. Or a subway. One time a snake.

    • Shirley: I'm very concerned about this living situation. I mean, I've seen enough episodes of Friends to know that cohabitation leads to sex, drugs, and something Parade Magazine called Schwimmer fatigue.

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