Community 5 Seasons 2009

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1. Pilot PARENTAL_GUIDANCE

When the legitimacy of his college degree is challenged, lawyer Jeff Winger must return to school where he finds himself leading a misfit coalition of fellow community college students.

Starring:
Joel Mchale, Gillian Jacobs
Runtime:
25 minutes

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    1. Pilot When the legitimacy of his college degree is challenged, lawyer Jeff Winger must return to school where he finds himself leading a misfit coalition of fellow community college students.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 25min 2009
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    2. Spanish 101 While Jeff looks to use a Spanish class assignment to get close to Britta, Pierce has something altogether different in mind.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2009
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    3. Introduction to Film As Jeff struggles to get a good grade by convincing an eccentric professor of his sincerity, Britta's offer to bankroll his film class exposes a rift between Abed and his angry father.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2009
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    4. Social Psychology As Annie recruits Abed and Troy for a psychology class experiment, Jeff and Shirley bond over their mutual fondness for gossip.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 22min 2009
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    5. Advanced Criminal Law As Pierce volunteers to compose a new school song, a cheating episode in Spanish class leaves Jeff defending Britta before a disciplinary tribunal.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2009
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    6. Football, Feminism, and You Annie's dream of being the ex-football star's girlfriend is in jeopardy when Jeff is blackmailed into getting Troy to join Greendale's football team.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2009
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    7. Introduction to Statistics Jeff sets his sights on an attractive professor with a firm policy against dating students; Annie looks to boost her social standing and get extra credit in Spanish by hosting a Day of the Dead party.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2009
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    8. Home Economics As problems with money force Jeff out of his condo and into Abed's dorm room, Annie looks to get Troy's attention by helping him plan a romantic picnic with another student.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2009
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    9. Debate 109 As Jeff is drafted to help lead Greendale's debate team against the all-powerful City College, Abed's film class projects appear to predict the future.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2009
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    10. Enviornmental Science When his friends ask him to do something about their unreasonable amount of Spanish homework, Jeff's efforts to handle Señor Chang manage to help him, but not the rest of the class.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2009
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    11. The Politics of Human Sexuality With his high-price "escort" girlfriend on his arm, Pierce pressures Jeff into asking Dean Pelton's airhead secretary to double date at the college's STD Fair.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2009
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    12. Comparative Religion Shirley's plans for a holiday party are in jeopardy when Jeff is drawn into a fight with a campus bully.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2009
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    13. Investigative Journalism Returning for a new semester determined to be more fun, Jeff accepts an invitation to be the editor of the school paper as he and his friends try to fend off an interloper who wants to join their study group.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2010
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    14. Interpretive Dance As Jeff and Professor Slater look to keep their student-teacher romance under wraps, Britta and Troy decide to tell everyone about their shared passion for dance.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 20min 2010
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    15. Romantic Expressionism Jeff and Britta team up to derail Annie's fledgling romance with Greendale's resident hippie singer-songwriter, Vaughn.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2010
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    16. Communication Studies As Valentine's Day on campus finds Jeff struggling with his feelings for Britta and Professor Slater, Pierce and Troy are wrongly blamed for a prank that their friends played on Señor Chang.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2010
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    17. Physical Education As the study group teams up to help Abed land a date with a girl who appears to have a crush on him, Jeff squares off with a P.E. coach who insists that he wear gym shorts to a billiards class.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2010
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    18. Basic Genealogy As the college's Family Day lands Jeff in the middle of an affair with Pierce's sexy ex-stepdaughter, Shirley's unruly sons help liberate Abed's Afghani cousin while Britta looks to befriend Troy's cranky grandmother.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 20min 2010
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    19. Beginner Pottery As a pottery class he takes for an easy 'A' reveals Jeff's deep-seated need to succeed, Shirley's kindly nature is challenged by a crisis during a beginning sailing course.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2010
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    20. The Science of Illusion When her April Fool's Day prank inadvertently sends a human cadaver out the anatomy lab window, Britta looks to place the blame on Jeff.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 20min 2010
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    21. Contemporary American Poultry A scheme to replace a corrupt cafeteria employee transforms the study group into a criminal gang run by a power hungry Abed.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2010
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    22. The Art of Discourse As a tasteless prank played on Shirley ends with Pierce being tossed out of the group, Britta and Jeff are forced to team up against some teenage newcomers at school.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2010
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    23. Modern Warfare The first prize of priority registration engulfs Greendale Community College in a Spring Fling paintball war.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2010
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    24. English as a Second Language On the eve of an important final exam in Spanish, everyone's grades are jeopardized when it is discovered that, like Jeff, Señor Chang doesn't have a college degree

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2010
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    25. Pascal's Triangle Revisited As the end of the school year at Greendale finds Jeff at the apex of a romantic triangle, Annie ponders an offer to move away with her hacky-sack-playing boyfriend, while Troy looks for a new place to live.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 21min 2010
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    26. Community - S01 Special - Community Sneak Peek Get a behind the scenes look at the new NBC comedy "Community" starring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 5min 2010

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring Joel Mchale, Gillian Jacobs
Supporting actors Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase
Network Sony Pictures International
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Neil J. Pearson on 11 Sep 2011
Format: DVD
I was initially skeptical when online friends hailed this show as "brilliant" but given the fact the same forum told me to watch "arrested development" and "It's always sunny in Philidelphia" I decided to give it a try. First off I'd say the show has more in common with arrested development, particularly in its meta-moments and parodying of other shows - although the show's main character Jeff is one of those likeable unlikeable people. It took me a few episodes to get used to the show's style as there are a couple of worrying "scrubs" emotional growth moments (although the show eventually mocks these scrubs comparisons) and some of the characters take a while to get used to. Abed for example is a character who actually thinks he is in a TV show and is always comparing the episode's events with other TV shows. At first I thought this may turn out to be an annoying gimmick but it turns out the writers and the actor absolutely nails this approach. Similarly characters like "troy" appear to be simplistic "jock" archetypes but you soon realise the character has a lot more to him and that the actor Donald Glover is an excellent physical comedian. After a few episodes I completely got into the show's groove and it rarely makes a mis-step throughout the remaining 20 episodes something that is incredibly rare for a sitcom. There are too many great moments to mention but the obvious highlight is "modern warfare" which is an entire episode parodying "28 days later", "Battle royale" and many other film tropes, within the setting of paintball. "Beginners pottery" and "Physical education" are also great episodes where the entire cast gets a moment to shine.
Special mention also has to be made of Ken Jeong, who plays an asian spanish teacher.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Film Buff VINE VOICE on 23 Dec 2010
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Community is brilliant, airing on viva over here in the UK, it just doesn't get the attention that it deserves. It's like a grown up version of saved by the bell, with clever writing and story lines that seem fresh, new. It doesn't feel forced and thankfully there's no annoying laugh track. It may take you a few episodes to fully appreciate the wacky humour and oddball characters, but then you'll never look back. The cast is extremely likeable, and you'll want to watch the episodes again. It isn't predictable, you may think people (from the study group) are gonna get together but the writers pull a swerve. Look out for the episode with Jack Black. Season one has many highlights, the Christmas episode, the paint-ball competition and the chicken fingers Mafia style show (for a start.) This DVD set is superb, extended episodes, out-takes, and commentaries on every episode! The packaging is really nice too. I paid less than twenty pound for the set, there's twenty-five episodes and that's great value.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By HomicidalZenBuddhist on 19 Nov 2011
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I love Community. I love it like something I feel belongs solely to me, but it's so great I want to share it with everyone. It's probably the most intelligent, self-aware sitcom on TV at the time of writing. It's incredibly quick-witted, so you'll need to be wide awake to catch all the gags, and it's especially rewarding on second and third viewings - the jokes either grow on you, or you'll catch things you missed the first time round.

The story: Jeff's just been disbarred as a lawyer, and so he's forced to go back to community college to earn a proper degree. Quickly becoming attracted to Britta, the surprisingly formidable, stereotype-breaking blonde girl from Spanish, he forms a fake study group in an effort to win her affections. Before you know it, Jeff's learning life lessons, and this loveable, roguish band of misfits come together as a sort of surrogate family. Comparisons abound to John Hughes' 'The Breakfast Club', but Community is clever enough to have Abed, the group's resident pop-culture expert and all-round guru, point these parallels out. That's the kind of show this is. It's so refreshingly sharp, and very postmodern, with most of the jokes seeming to almost reach out of the screen and interact with the audience on an intellectual level. It makes for some great television.

Everything about Community just works; the cast, the writing, the direction. It's destined to be a cult classic, which is a shame, as it means it'll never get the recognition it deserves. I know it's up against Parks & Recreation (currently one of the biggest and most successful American sitcoms, with good reason), but P&R will never have the same appeal to me as Community. I care far more about the study group than I'll ever care about the members of the Parks department.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By London Slim on 31 Oct 2012
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...to find the best sitcom of the last decade. The pilot and episode 2 are patchy, to be honest, trying very hard to introduce a lot of characters very quickly and it all feels a bit forced.

However, once you make it through these two episodes you are well on your way to falling in love with this incredibly written, witty, clever, beautifully acted ensemble comedy that will often have more well-crafted jokes in a single scene than many sitcoms manage over an entire series. Many times it's made me laugh out loud while watching on my own - an extremely rare occurence.

Enormously recommended, season 2 is even better, please bring out season 3 in the UK!
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