Glazomania: Redux – Episodes 38-44

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44. Aerodynamics of Gender (207) (Average Score – 69.10)
(Average Grade – 3.05/B) (Average Rank – 43.1) (High Rank – 13) (Low Rank – 63) (Standard Deviation – 0.589)
Aerodynamics of Gender is important to season two as a whole, as it kick-starts Pierce's pill addiction arc. Also, it stealthily packed hints of future episode concepts in the memo column of Abed's targeting system. But it also works as a funny stand-alone episode, as almost everyone gets in a memorable line or two. In particular, it's a great showcase for villainous Pierce. His moment of triumph at the computer with Leonard remains one of my favorite scenes in the entire series. I've seen this episode so often that when a certain formidable boss at work walks by, I hear the same three ominous musical notes that play as Pierce's spy copter pursues Jeff and Troy. Chevy has fun material throughout, with "Dragonflyer, biotch!" "These balls on your butts," and "Tell me how to get this laid back or I'll kill your families!”

Donald Glover has several stellar line readings (particularly with regard to racist Joshua), trampoline-cries, and delivers facial expressions galore.
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Chang feels a little shoehorned in, but is effective and funny when used to escalate tension in the lunchroom takedown scenes.
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The girls score some funny moments as they metamorphose into the same snotty girls they despise. Britta, with "It's like the whole campus is a gutter and we're just spraying it clean," and her macho posturing on the lunchroom table.
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Annie nails "Knucklewalkers!" "Bring it in for a boob bump, ladies!" and "We'll take em' down…we'll take all these bitches down." And for the longest time, I couldn't hear the name Megan without thinking of Shirley's "stocking up for a bitch shortage." Hearing that line now just makes me really miss Megan Ganz.

AOG concludes with a memorable morning show tag, featuring Starburns "my name is Alex!", Garrett's weather report, and Shelly the turtle.
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This episode is packed with laughs and could potentially rank higher. But it's difficult to quibble, as there is so much Community goodness still to follow.
– JanetSnakehole

43. Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism (309) (Average Score – 69.22)
(Average Grade – 3.04/B) (Average Rank – 42.1) (High Rank – 22) (Low Rank – 69) (Standard Deviation – 0.471)
“Foosball and Noturnal Vigilantism” treads some familiar ground (Abed’s Batman impression) and admittedly is not impressive in terms of weaving storylines together (Pierce and Britta hardly appear in the episode at all). But the foosball side of the plot is wholly memorable, thanks to the fodder it has provided for “Jerley” shippers. Jeff/Shirley shipping has always struck me as odd – first of all, since Shirley is married and thus this does not seem to be a legitimately possible pairing, but also, more significantly, because this ship seems to have been championed by people who are otherwise not interested in shipping. Now, I’m not against oddness; in fact, I love it. Besides, Joel McHale and Yvette Nicole Brown do have great chemistry, so as ironic as this shipping may or may not be, its sentiments do accurately reflect how well these characters work together. “F&NV” is also notable for the random anime interlude (a genre homage that was surprising even by Community standards, in terms of how the editing made it so unexpected), the German foosball crew led by Nick Kroll (particularly their human foosball move –
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– Jmunney

42. The Psychology of Letting Go (203) (Average Score – 70.00)
(Average Grade – 3.08/B) (Average Rank – 41.5) (High Rank – 5) (Low Rank – 70) (Standard Deviation – 0.630)
A fun episode which gives every character a little something to do, even if it is off in the background. Pierce’s naivety is stretched to the limit but results in a nice character revelation for both him and Jeff. The conflict in the Annie/Britta story feels like it belongs earlier in their relationship and never goes beyond typical sitcom fair. Chang’s influence in the episode is limited to interactions with Duncan and is a pleasant chang(e) from his other exploits this season. Oh, and there was a ‘Hottie Spill’. Couldn’t not mention that, right?
– FezDispenser

41. Pascal’s Triangle Revisited (125) (Average Score – 70.06)
(Average Grade – 3.09/B) (Average Rank – 41.5) (High Rank – 5) (Low Rank – 69) (Standard Deviation – 0.706)
Pascal’s Triangle Revisited is a rather strong, but not transcendent episode of Community. It's not as funny as some of the best pizza episodes or as visionary as the greatest concept episodes. It's rather low key for a season finale. Still, Pascal’s is overall a wonderful episode that offers insight into several major characters while offering some great comic moments to the wonderful comedic duo of Chang and Duncan. This is an especially strong episode for Britta, as it builds upon some of the contradictions in her character that make her such a complex and compelling human being. The moment of this episode that will stick with us, however, is the kiss between Annie and Jeff at the end. It's a wonderfully staged scene. The dialogue leading up to the kiss elucidates Jeff's feelings about Britta and Slater beautifully. The kiss itself seems both surprising and surprisingly natural. The scene has a grace and beauty worthy to end the subtly brilliant first season of Community.
– DavetheDoucheBag

40. Introduction to Film (103) (Average Score – 70.29)
(Average Grade – 3.09/B) (Average Rank – 41.0) (High Rank – 11) (Low Rank – 67) (Standard Deviation – 0.585)
The earliest episodes of Community are often considered to be a weaker episodes. And while they’re not as polished or experimental as later episodes, there’s still something about those early episodes that showed so much promise. Intro to Film is probably the best of the initial five or six episodes, it was not doing anything particularly groundbreaking but it nicely showcased Community’s emotional side (Abed’s movie) and it’s funny side (everything Professor Whitman does). And early in the shows run it showed that they were not afraid to get serious when it came to the characters. Plus it’s funny. The scene in the study room before the credits has two classic moments (“That’s the most racist thing I’ve ever heard” “Pierce will beat that in one minute” and “How about I pound you like a boy that didn’t come out right”) but the rest of the episode most of the humor comes from Professor Whitman’s Dead Poet Society routine (Abed’s father gets some great lines in too “You go back to hosting American Idol”). But the episode is not without its flaws. This obviously is still an early episode, not all the characters feel fully developed yet and they were not utilizing the whole cast that well yet (particularly Annie and Shirley who have barely anything to do). Pierce teaching Troy to sneeze like a man is not much, it’s not very funny and it’s kind of forgettable (I always forget about it when I think of this episode). But while not every part of the episode is perfect, the show still showed that when it comes the important scenes it can deliver. In particular the scene where Abed shows his movie. It makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you laugh again, makes you cry again and then makes you laugh one more time. Not the best episode, but a good one, with a few fantastic moments that make it Community.
– Bongoes

39. Beginner Pottery (119) (Average Score – 70.70)
(Average Grade – 3.12/B) (Average Rank – 42.2) (High Rank – 16) (Low Rank – 70) (Standard Deviation – 0.546)
Almost every episode where the group takes additional Greendale classes is enjoyable; especially episodes that allow Jeff to grow as an individual. I understand why this episode sits outside the top 30 since it doesn’t push many of the creative boundaries that Community excels at so well, but it’s just a funny season 1 episode. Jeff’s A-plot provides great humor from Abed narrating Jeff’s thoughts to Jeff doing the hilarious guy-on-guy “ghosting” with Rich. The B-plot with Pierce and the others is played mostly for laughs, but it gave us a small story with Shirley that was missing too often during season 1. Season 1 of Community was masterful at weaving multiple plots together without sacrificing the quality of them. This feat allowed Pierce to give his most genuine, empathetic speech of the series to Jeff (something that was truly missing from the following seasons) that allowed both characters to solve their separate problems.
– thefunjustneverends

38. Spanish 101 (102) (Average Score – 70.76)
(Average Grade – 3.12/B) (Average Rank – 41.2) (High Rank – 15) (Low Rank – 68) (Standard Deviation – 0.501)
On first viewing, Spanish 101 was a revelation. The pilot was an exercise in character introduction and togetherness, but Spanish 101 was the show's first jaunt into pure absurdity. While there would be better moments to come in terms of all of these fine qualities, there is much to be said for this episode's role in hooking so many people to this show, as it was the first moment so many of us realized we were in for more than a simple sitcom. Everything in the last act is ramped up from the slightly heightened reality of sitcoms to the complete insanity of cartoons, and yet, it never truly breaks down your suspension of disbelief, culminating in that out-of-the blue tag that would grow into the most widely celebrated pairing on the show. On subsequent viewings, Spanish 101 can also be seen to include artful character-based comedy as well: witness the reaction shots from the class during Two Conquistadors. Troy and Shirley are openly offended, Britta is flabbergasted, and best of all, Abed is so into it. It would have been so easy to just give us a blanket response from the whole crowd, but they took the time to give us a few details just for a little extra consistency. It's that sort of attention and care that would make this the best sitcom of its time.
– glazomaniac

 

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Discussion:

  • I hate my own writing so much. And I'm consistently surprised how I haven't had the lowest rank for any episodes. I thought there were some that I put waaay too low by accident.

     
  • Aw. I liked your write-up. And for that! I will review your review! Anyone is welcomed to review this review of bongoes' review.

    Solid Review
    1 hot zima and 4 budweisers
    (I'm not sure how this
    scoring system works either)

     
  • Uhh… what? (In reference to your link.)

     
  • I told you: I don't really know how it works! I think he uses grape juice too or something. Lamar is the movie critic to the radio station I listen to the in the morning.

     
  • i think your writing is just fine.

     
  • Aww, thanks glazo. I'm hard on myself. Not Dan Harmon hard, but hard.

     
  • "Not Dan Harmon hard, but hard."

    Phrasing! but mostly self-loathing.

     
  • And here's where I had these ranked:
    56. Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism
    48. Beginner Pottery
    45. Aerodynamics of Gender
    41. Introduction to Film
    33. Spanish 101
    29. Pascal's Triangle Revisited
    27. The Psychology of Letting Go

    In retrospect, I think I had Pascal's too high and I think Intro to Film and Psychology of Letting Go both should've been a little higher on my list.

     
  • 51. Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism
    38. Aerodynamics of Gender
    35. Introduction to Film
    31. The Psychology of Letting Go
    29. Spanish 101
    20. Beginner Pottery
    5. Pascal's Triangle Revisited

    I certainly think that The Psychology of Letting Go is too low on that list.

     
  • 52. Foosball
    36. Spanish 101
    32. Beginner Pottery
    30. Aerodynamics of Gender
    29. Pascal's Triangle Revisited
    19. The Psychology of Letting Go
    11. Introduction to Film

     
  • Oh man, Aerodynamics of Gender is too low. It's 26 on my list.

  • i had the highest rank for the psychology of letting go. i do have to object: pierce is not being naive. he's got faith. that's part of the whole point.

     
  • Say "say 'bitter much' much" much?

     
  • that's one of my favorite exchanges. 

     
  • Look at it long enough and "much" stops looking like a real word.

  • Good on you with the high rank! I love 203 and feel like I sold it short at 19. And yea, Pierce is depicted as completely sincere about his faith, which is why the episode works so well. Remarkable that a comedy did an episode about three people (everyone forgets Troy) dealing with death in different ways and it wasn't corny at all.

    My review: http://aclockworkoffense.com/g…

     
  • My favorite thing about Two Conquistadors is that Annie is bound and gagged for some reason.

     
  • how and why she got dragged into that could have filled an entire episode, i am sure.

     
  • I'm really surprised at how highly ranked Psychology of Letting Go is. Pierce's mother dies and Annie and Britta fight about what they wear. Killing someone on the show, especially one we've never met, is a cheap way to dredge for emotion, and I don't think Community doesn't do anything new with it. The background story with Abed being shoved in doesn't save the episode. Those are the kind of meta-parachutes people criticize Community for. There has to be content beyond that, and I don't think that's there. I thought this was too sitcom-y in such a way that it's almost 80's television hacky. Maybe Pierce's religion can be seen as a critique of Scientology, except they don't really go to that well. It's just kind of a silly religion. But really, what I don't like about the storyline is the execution. It's flat, predictable and uninteresting to me. And from any objective stance there's nothing special about the episode. The only thing I really loved was Troy's reaction to the whole process. And the B-plot? That's beneath Community. It's a storyline about what girls wear and just plainly uses the attractiveness of the characters to sell the episode. There's no clever edge to it and there's nothing new to say. They oil-wrestle, and if you squint hard enough you can detect irony or maybe satire, but it's actually not there. 

     But you know, this just isn't my opinion; it's Dan Harmon's. He picked it as the worst episode of season 2 and I'm inclined to agree.
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    I mean, 202 [“The Psychology Of Letting Go”] is pretty shitty. But it’s an early one, so you’ve got some energy there. But you’ve got that whole oil-spill thing. It just doesn’t feel like my show. It’s me fucking up. Between those two, I’m going to say, “God, fuck that Who’s The Boss thing.” That’s hard. It’s really hard, because they’re almost at polar ends of the season. 202 has this ruddy-faced shittiness to it. 219 is this weathered, behind-schedule shittiness. What is the worse crime? I think it’s probably actually less charismatic, less admirable to be on schedule and to break an episode like 202. That’s the shittiest one. Yeah, it’s the girls oil-wrestling because they don’t like how each other dresses.

    And from part one:

    I think part of the reason we flopped episodes two and three is because I got anxious about that one. I think that was kind of a misfire, frankly. The whole B-story was literally about Annie and Britta changing sweaters and doing impressions of each other. The buck stops here. I remember running with that ball, just sort of falling into that, “Yeah, this feels good because this feels like something on television.” And once we were on the set and I was watching this thing unfold and then editing it, I was like, “What have I done? This is like Small Wonder or something.” You could hear the spaces where there’s supposed to be a multi-camera audience applauding because someone’s dressing like the other person and doing an impression of them. This is your second episode of a season that no one watched the first season of. This is both pretentious, presumptuous, and, at the end of it all, tacky, twee, and underwhelming. And you’re using it to anchor a story about a lava lamp that may or may not contain the soul of Chevy Chase’s mother?  
     
    So yeah, go to war with me for this comment, but I'm standing by my man and saying the episode with Pierce's dead mother in a lava lamp, Jeff promising ice cream so he can get his old friend to confront death, and then Britta and Annie mocking each other's style leading to oil-wrestling, is the worst episode of the second season, and one of their worst period. 
     
    BLICERO OUT!

     
  • I look forward to reading Lloyd's and/or glaz's defense of this episode, as I'm too lazy to do so myself. I think it's a great one and Harmon's run through of it was incredibly disappointing.

     
  • I think the fact that Dan Harmon didn't like that episode, which was quite good, is indicative of why the show would later take the direction that it ended up taking. The remark about it being "twee" seems particularly telling.

     
  • I mean, this isn't a Wes Anderson film. 

    (I'm kidding, SBT, don't kill me)

     
  •  You're dead to me.

     
  • I agree with Harmon. The plotlines are too cheap, lazy and broad, especially the Annie/Britta plot.

    That said, the Abed background plot is incredible and is the one of the greatest things the show ever did.

     
  • What's so great about Abed's plot, though? I just see it as a nifty visual device to underscore the main theme of the episode.

     
  • Doesn't Dan Harmon essentially hate whatever he creates?

     
  • i'm doing this in list form because, well, my username is glazomaniac:

    1. pierce's religion. yes, it's a cult. it might be based on scientology, but it's mostly silly. part of that is the heightened reality of sitcoms, but what sings true about it all is this:

    pierce is desperately lonely, and he hates being excluded. of course he would join a cult that gives status based on wealth. it's one place that will never truly reject him (even if they will hold him back as a level 5 laser lotus, to bilk more money out of him). but in this episode, it puts pierce firmly as jeff's role model once more. the whole reaction to his mother's cd might come off as a punchline to some, but i've never felt it that way, and the tone of the episode at that point never much felt like it should have been one. that moment isn't about pierce–it's about jeff. jeff sees pierce's comfort in his own faith, and in that moment, he realizes that destroying it would be needlessly cruel. jeff took the message from pierce's mom to heart (no doubt because he has, as had been shown before, a lot in common with pierce), and let himself live a little, as well as letting pierce do the same by respecting the man's decision.

    2. britta and annie. i don't care what dan harmon says, a sitcom plot that addresses the sexual exploitation of women as tools to make money seems pretty on point to me. that it ends with blatant pandering in that exact regard is… well, ironic and unfortunate, but also the cap off to both of our female protagonists' hypocrisies being laid bare. shirley's presence provides a (mostly) quiet counterpoint that more or less shows how shallow both of them are. it could have been better handled, but it manages to make some points about the aforementioned exploitation in the midst of character development, which is pretty impressive in my book. it has also been pointed out that after this episode, britta stops ever so slightly curling her hair. i'm not sure how accurate that is, but if it's so, i am even more impressed.

    anyway, it also ends with an interesting moment of contrast. earlier in the episode, duncan chides jeff for his childishness. by the end of the episode, jeff has shed some of that–his reaction to annie and britta's oil-covered exploits is barely batting his eyes. duncan, meanwhile, revels in the hypocrisy it revealed in him in that earlier conversation with jeff as he gets his picture taken with the oily coeds.

    (actually, much of the episode also takes on hypocrisy, which is something i am just realizing.)

    3. abed's storyline is a counterpoint to the a-story about death, being about birth. it also neatly avoids making the counterpoint story about birth being given to the female characters, which would have been a little too trite. it's also a lot of fun, and well constructed. i have no idea what a "meta-parachute" is, so i can't respond to that criticism with anything but confusion.

    edit: a benefit to doing this in list form was being able to find the line breaks more easily when disqus ignored them the first time. fuck you, disqus. fuck you right in your digital eyesockets.

     
  • It's important to note that the episode is as critical of Annie as it is of Britta. Annie's conscious use of her sexuality to get what she wants is regarded as a character flaw where elsewhere it's variously "she's a knockout and doesn't even know it" and "um, just look at her".

    Also worth noting that Duncan and Chang also have a little side plot about letting go of grudges.

     
  • I wasn't really a fan of the Britta/Annie storyline because I thought it had a pat non-ending, not because of the supposed insignificance of the conflict itself. To chalk it up to an argument over style is a ridiculous oversimplification. They couch it in terms of tight sweaters and hair-curling but it's a manifestation of (what they perceive to be) more fundamental differences between the two, exacerbated by eah woman's insecurity. Glaz discusses it better below (awww yeah, below). 

    I don't see any great problem in killing off a never-seen character (who, like Pierce's dad, mathematically speaking, was likely to be dead already or die soon) provided the episode isn't shamelessly morose and sentimental aboutthat particular death. And this one isn't. Instead it's about capital-D Death, and each study group member's attitude towards it — the men especially — is as revealing and important to their characters as are the diversity of attitudes in the related episodes on religion. Letting Go is also another great  instance of Jeff learning to reign in the more pernicious shade of asshole in him, the kind where he wants to drag someone down precisely because they are in a better (as in happier or more accepting) place than he is, and because he wants everyone else to feel as shitty as he does. As far as I'm concerned, this is one of the most important episodes for highlighting everything that's wrong with Jeff, as well as a key indicator of the progress he's making.

    Dan Harmon? Dan Harmon said Benjamin Button was compelling. He's a smart man, but sometimes he's just wrong.

     
  • I almost didn't like this because of the "awww yeah, below" comment. I don't take kindly to any of this newest first shit.

     
  • The "below" comment was a shameless provocation, I know. But one day, maybe, just maybe, all comments will be judged on the content of their character, and not the preferred chronology of their author's comment-sorting.

     
  • snowmania Sure, a woman commenter would say that. I yearn for the day when comments are judged on gender, race, and other arbitrary means.

     
  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm011….
    Look at this adorable old woman and tell me her death wasn't fitting. That didn't come out right.

    Jeff's sinister ice cream run becomes a tool of diplomacy by the end, as it does again in AoG where his white guilt had been doing somersaults.

     
  • oh my god they killed christine lavin's aunt?!

     
  • thefunjustneverends

    To whomever ranked Pascal's Triangle Revisited at #5:  I love you.

     
  • You could probably guess. First clue: he has a female username.

     
  • These are some primo episodes for this range. Can't complain too much about the placements (other than that you're all horribly wrong).

    The Abed/Mr. Britta/Gubi/Jeff story in Intro to Film is crushing and hopeful at once. Abed's reaction to his father crying is a small, yet crucial moment for him and Britta burning to save Abed established one of the show's strongest character dynamics. Great television.

    Troy and Jeff blissed out in the trampoline garden is such great fun. It's great to see Troy and Jeff together at all and their mellow moods play off the jumpy girls and Pierce to hilarious effect.

    Troy's story in The Psychology of Letting Go is essential to understanding the character. Glover's work in it is awesome. This part of season 2 was Troy at his best.

    The biggest ranking surprise for me so far was last time with the Pilot at 48. I don't know how that happened; I thought it'd be in the 60s.

     
  • it's pronounced "trambampoline," i think you'll find, if you ever finish your watching of the simpsons.

     
  • It's either the Pilot cracking the 40s or Asian Population Studies being as low as 62. I'm also surprised Introduction to Finality is still around. I know it has its supporters but I know it has quite a few heavy detractors as well. I figured it would've went in the 40s.

     
  • Yeah, but a lot of the supporters think it's one of the best Community episodes ever.

     
  • Yeah, Finality is a weird one, because I know I'm not the only one who really disliked it.

     
  • How about we list a favorite joke from each episode? 
     
    44. Aerodynamics of Gender
     
    I love the mere fact the trampoline exists, but I have to quote this:
    Joshua: "I guess that's what I get for trusting some black guy."
    Troy: “Hehe..WHAT!?”
    Joshua: “When you found the trampoline, I thought the only way to protect it was to let you use it. Guess it goes to prove what I already knew: non-whites ruin everything!”

    43. Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism

    Jeff's incredulity at the Krauts' soccer ball joke: did they really buy a soccer ball just for that? That's an expensive joke. And if they didn't, they're still leaving behind a ball. 

    42. The Psychology of Letting Go 

    Pierce's mom plays herself out with a rap song. 

    41. Pascal’s Triangle Revisited 

    "I got a real big penis, and I drink lots of tea." 

    40. Introduction to Film

    "Our first assignment is a documentary, they're like real movies but with ugly people." 
     
    Whenever I think about a documentary, that line bounces around in my head. 

    39. Beginner Pottery  

    Jeff Goldbluming. I don't need to say more. 

    38. Spanish 101 
     
    Pierce: Alright. Okay. Tell me what I've got so far.
    Jeff: What we have so far? Well, we have something, uh, incredibly long and, uh, very confusing and a little homophobic. And really, really, specifically, surprisingly and gratuitously critical of Israel. And it's called "Two Conquistadors," should probably be "dos." I mean, it is Spanish class. Oh, which reminds me. The only thing not included in this epic are the five phrases required to get me a passing grade.
    Pierce: You're right. Needs more work   I love how Pierce is critical is Israel. Er, that came out wrong. What I mean is, Jews!

     
  • 44. aerodynamics of gender:
    i am a big fan of "it's going to be a maze."

    43. foosball:
    "[the landlord] doesn't have a wife. or women's feet!"

    42. letting go:
    "you're right. and now that i know what i was doing, i can do it right!""that wasn't what i–oh, nevermind. i don't actually care."

    41. pascal's:
    "hello! dreams coming true!"

    40. intro to film:the reversal with abed's dad showing up for weezer and britta showing for ravi shankar. what's most awesome is that it implies jeff knew that these are the artists they'd show up for.

    39. beginner pottery:
    hale's character is probably the highlight of the episode for me.

    38. spanish 101:
    i agree with your choice.

     
  • Aerodynamics — "It's going to be a maze" or "Tell me how to get this laid back, or I'll kill your families" 

    Letting Go – idea of dying out in the garage like a cat; also, the fact that "I wake up an hour early to ever so slightly curl my hair" is an accusation of such strength that it can temporarily waylay the insults. Annie's reaction after throwing that one out there can best be described as "oh yeah, I went there" and "too far? shit, that was too far, wasn't it". I don't especially like that storyline but I still love the insults they hurl in this scene, mostly because of the performances/line readings ("Saving the planet makes my back hurt").

    Foosball – "I'm getting tired of saying this, but a simple shoe safe…"

    Pottery – Definitely Goldbluming. Honorable mention to "it was supposed to be you on that roller coaster."

    Spanish – "You guys realize he was beaten to death, right?"/"That's where we got the idea!"

     
  • you're right. that joke from spanish 101 is a winner. now i'm torn on the best joke from that ep.

     
  • Football: Daybreak. One of the few things I found funny about the episode.

    Psychology: Troy crying. Sorry – gets me everyone time.

    Pascal's Triangle: The Night Cap rap. 

    Pottery: Anything regarding the boat.

     
  • Just the first ones that come to mind

    Aerodynamics of Gender – "We're gonna take all these bitches down"

    Foosball – "Tempting, but then wouldn't I be playing foosball? And if so, how would I not be a loud, weird knob?"

    Letting Go – "Well then you're not listening because his has lasers."

    Pascal's – Flavor Country

    Intro to Film – I love how Gubi says "pillow-lipped girlfriend". It
    sounds like he's saying "pillowleptic". Also the "dreams are for
    sleeping" exchange.

    Beginner Pottery – "Um, I can swim racist."

    Spanish 101 – "Forget about Britta. What is she, a water filter? Haha come on, She's ugly!"

     
  • Pillows and Blankets, DEID, Horror Fiction, OVM out in the next batch please.

     
  • reuelb5427

    OVM should have been on the list by now. I have it at like 63 or 59(I don't feel like checking). 

    But I disagree, about P&B. That episode is great.

     
  • boo. ovm is fantastic.

     
  • OVM is in my top 10. I think we balanced each other out.

     
  • The latter three are actually three of my favorites of season 3. I'd rather get DEP, FCD (this is still out there!), VSA, P&B, and ITF out.

     
  • I like DEP, VSA and P&B and I have them higher than those three episodes (although I have P&B 37th, and behind DEID, so I think it should go soon) but I'm with you on the other two.

     
  • I had two board-low rankings here (for BP and ItF), but I'm weirdly excited that three of my bottom four episodes (including my #71) still haven't been revealed yet.

     
  • Are there stats on whose picks deviate the least on average from the group results?  I feel like I might be a contender for that.

     
  • Yes, but those won't be revealed yet.

     
  • Color me periwinkle!
    (Periwinkle means intrigued)

     
  • Yes, I was wondering about this too. My choices seemed quite close for a while there, but they're starting to deviate more in these last few batches.

     
  • All that and more will be revealed. You can thank the statistical wizard that is Capt. Blicero for that.

     
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