It’s good to have Dan Harmon rightfully the good ship Community. I see that the overnight rating is an impressive 1.4 in the key demo. I feel that if Community stays above 1.0 in the key demo then it’s a sure renewal and one step closer to… you know.
Community is recovering from the off-key season four. Here are my three favorite moments from “Basic Intergluteal Nusimastics,” where Greendale is under a panic from the Asscrack Bandit stuffing coins into students’ backsides.
Bronze – The Return of Professor Duncan… and Starburns
Despite my barely remembering the casting news, I almost “marked out” seeing John Oliver’s Dr. Ian Duncan re-appear much creepier than I can recall. Duncan’s such a natural fit for Greendale.
Oh, and Starburns. Reports of his death are greatly exaggerated (unlike Pierce), and he captures how magnetic Greendale is to desparate people.
ScreenSlam interview with John Oliver:
Silver – Leonard’s Shoulders Held Platonically
The will-they-or-won’t-they stuff with Jeff and Annie comes up again. This time, there’s something more assured and less outlandish in Joel McHale and Alison Brie’s performances. Ah, the Harmon touch works wonders.
Jeff and Annie are on the case hunting down the Bandit. Jeff touches Annie’s shoulders and suspects he’s trying to make a move. Jeff retorts that it’s “platonic shoulder holding” and demonstrates to Leonard, who thought Jeff’s touch meant sparks were flying. Neither were to meant to be.
Gold – Troy Confronts Starburns
Great moment where Troy, an early victim of the Bandit, meets the suspect. Donald Glover’s body language will make me miss him when he leaves. I hope this GIF will do the gag justice: