Posted by: ckckred | August 24, 2011

Community: TV’s Most Undervalued Comedy

With the Emmys coming up in a few weeks, it’s hard to forgive them for the enormous snub of Community.  Community may just be TV’s best and funniest comedy (it’s either that or Parks and Recreation), and its also TV’s most undervalued show.  How could a show, which New York Magazine praised as the best show last year, not get a single nomination? Not since the days of The Wire has there been this egregious of a snub.

To make matters even worse, the Emmys instead have included the moronic Glee, the nominated-for-its-popularity The Big Bang Theory, and well NBC’s once strong 30 Rock.

But let’s focus on the bright sight.  Community has been renewed (thank God!), so what can we expect the show to go next season?  When we last saw Community, (spoiler’s alert after this), Pierce had left the study group after he saved Greendale from the paintball attack from City College.  WIll Pierce rejoin the group?

Dan Harmon, the show’s creator, hasn’t answered that yet, but I’m guessing most likely Pierce will.  Pierce has been Community‘s most strange character.  He is a mix between Eric Cartman and Charlie Brown.  He’s mean, grouchy, and racist, but in the end he always tries to kick the football given by Lucy.

Actually, South Park is a good show to compare to Community.  Why would friends Cartman’s want to hang around with him the same way why the study group would want to be with Pierce.  My belief, for both shows, is that both Pierce and Cartman are the two characters who keep their shows and plots moving along.  How can you imagine South Park without Cartman the same way you can’t imagine Community without Chevy Chase?

I believe Pierce will rejoin the group during the next season.  I don’t know when, and I don’t know how, but the show won’t abandon its biggest star.  In the meantime, we can keep badmouthing the Emmy’s for Community‘s exclusion.


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