I had never watched NBC's "Community," a comedy series about a group of misfits who attend Greendale Community College until I was given a chance (by One2One Network) to pre-view the Christmas episode which will officially air today (12/9) at 8 pm EST/ 7pm CST.
ABOUT THE EPISODE: ABED'S UNCONTROLLABLE CHRISTMAS (TV--PG)
IN THIS SPECIAL STOP MOTION ANIMATION EPISODE, THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS LOST AND ABED’S INTENSE FIXATION ON CHRISTMAS CONCERNS THE GROUP
MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW:
I was simply disappointed with the show. It does portray the sad reality of the politically-correct kind of Christmas. A modern Christian character corrects a muslim character who said, "Merry Christmas" to her and other friends with "Season's Greetings." This muslim character, Abed, wants to find the meaning of Christmas. His friends and a psychology professor are concerned that Abed has gone crazy. I never like hypnosis and wizards (the professor pretends to be a wizard). Imagination is fine. That's what the characters do throughout most of the show. Abed imagines they are in a winter wonderland and his friends become Jeff-in-the-Box, Britta Bot, Troy Soldier, Annie Ballerina, Babydoll Shirley, and Teddy Pierce. In the end, we find out why Abed is so disturbed and how his discovery helps him feel better. There are some funny parts like Humbugs that eat sarcastic people :). However, I couldn't believe it's rated PG. One of the characters uses the word d_mn. Another (male) talks about sleeping with women. I think the thing I enjoyed the most was the music (not necessarily the lyrics). I'm glad they mention about the birth of Jesus Christ. But they just had to add all the other stuff to be "sensitive" to non-Christians. Well, to me CHRISTmas is all about CHRIST! I must be an ancient Christian :).
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