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The Drink Like the Panda Countdown

Over the years, we have covered a lot of things about drinking. Here is a simple countdown of some of our favorites, so you can drink like the rest of us.

4 Drink Recipes

  1. The Cucumber Caipiroska
  2. Simple Wine Jello
  3. Vodka Nutella Shot
  4. Classic Mulled Wine

3 Drinking Games

  1. The Very Mary-Kate Drinking Game
  2. The Buffy Drinking Game
  3. The Community Drinking Game

2 Drinking Guides

  1. Don’t Drink that Box of Wine By Yourself
  2. Drinking Culture

1 Warning Against Thinking Wine Makes All TV Good

  1. There isn’t enough wine in the world to make Splash watchable.

 

Please enjoy any alcoholic beverages responsibly.

Return of the Dark Timeline

Jim Rash

In doing that, yes, I think it’s fair to say that our dark timeline plays a part of that with all of our characters. So, you’ll get to see a little bit of some of the fun that we had in seeing that in the past. So, that’ll all sort of come to a head for our finale.

‘Community’s’ Jim Rash on the season finale of Community in 2 weeks.

 

 

In Memorium, Community 2009-2012

I’m currently writing this the way Dan Harmon would have wanted it, and yeah, we’re all bummed, but let’s talk about the finale on Thursday that seems to be overshadowed by Sony and NBC’s skullduggery.

Those final moments were the closest TV has gotten to the last minute of the Friday Night Light finale “Always”* which itself was the closest network TV has gotten to The Wire’s finale. Harmon called it a bow to the audience, thanking them for watching the show all year.** And that’s what he did, but not just for the year, but the three years he was there. It definitely felt like he knew that his time was up, which is why he borrowed The Wire’s finale montage of using its theme song as the music. As has been noted on some sites about the return to the pilot (not unlike Arrested Development’s series finale), it really seemed like Dan Harmon knew he was gone and went out the way he wanted to.

I’m sad to see the show I cared about for 3 years go***, and it would be really easy to be mad at Sony and NBC, but I guess I’m Troy at the end of “Basic Rocket Science.” What kind of company would not only let someone write three paintball episodes, a Law and Order parody, a Goodfellas homage, a Pulp Fiction bait-and-switch to My Dinner with Andre, but actually give that person the money to make those episodes and air them? We were lucky to get 3 years, and there’s nothing anyone can do to take them away.

Actually. SHIT. Don’t read that last sentence, Sony/NBC. Don’t take them away from us. Please. You’ve given us enough panic attacks for 10 seasons of Breaking Bad.

*”Always” has the infamy of beating out Mad Men’s “The Suitcase” in the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for Drama. My take? “The Suitcase” is the better episode. Written, acted, as an overall piece of television. If you were to put ten episodes of television in a time capsule to exemplify television of the early 2000s, that’s on that list. But “Always” is a much finer example of what Friday Night Lights the show was about as a whole. And it makes this grown man cry more.

** It’s somewhere in this series. I really hope either Todd VanDerWerff interviewed Harmon before he was fired or he’s able to interview Harmon again for the third season because these are enlightening pieces into the writing mind and production process.

*** It can still be a good, maybe even a great show. The duo that are taking over also worked on Happy Endings, and that is a very fine show. But it won’t be Dan Harmon’s Community.

Post by Frank Bello

Dan Harmon talks about Season 2 of Community

I’m linking to the last part (4 of 4) because it has links to the previous 3 parts in the opening paragraph. If you wanted to know what goes into writing an episode of Community or what is is dealing with network execs, I suggest reading this series of interviews. (Some spoilers because Harmon and the AV Club go through each of season 2)

Dan Harmon talks about Season 2 of Community

Post by Frank