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A Memento Insight by @brandon for S1 E13 | Community
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Title: The Gazette Journal Mirror
Event (Watch Party): S1 E13 | Community
Event Date: 2023-03-09
Drop Date: 2023-03-09
Remarkist World: Community (Series)
Number of Editions: 10
Jumping into Community in the second season like we are does potentially leave some of the new folk, a bit like Jack Black's guest star experience in the episode 'Investigative Journalism.' There's a tight knit group of unlikely comrades, who have commandeered the study room on campus and he's decided to shoot his shot and join in the fun. Just being nearby (Spanish Class) was enough to feel included and pick up the meta in-jokes, pop culture references and witty rapport, and start getting involved in the hi-jinks.
He bolts in ready to participate in any homage, satire or episode long conceptual tropes. And who could resist this series. There's not just the names, but pre-fame Childish G, Ken Jeong, Alison Brie and YNB! There are not one but two AD&D episodes. Two action movie homage paintball fights. There's the Simpsons Halloween-style Zombie Apocalypse. Parodies of Hearts of Darkness, Glee, Pulp Fiction, the Cape, so many more, even a Lawnmower Man. There's a clip show filmed from episodes that DON'T EVEN EXIST.
But you don't have to go back to the beginning and watch them all to catch up to join in on the fun. Missing those didn't stop Buddy. Yes he knew the characters a bit from Spanish class but even that knowledge was skewed by his nap time fantasies. This is the show that invites the casual and the completists. This show looks back at us and wants connection like when Abed ‘Jims’ the camera.
In fact, this self-aware series is perfect for online introduction even going back to its roots with fan boards providing an onramp, calling out tropes, references and call backs, while producing memes and edits. That fake clip show was a love letter to those fan sites that cost the creator $35K of his own money so he could include fanmade tributes to the show and gesture that just like Buddy, he'd been lurking in the back of the discord all along, laughing at the jokes, clicking the emojis and watching the videos.
Shared experiences. David Lynch, Community. Prog and Indie Rock. 70s pop and Rock
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