Community Recap: Me So Christmas

Considering how many Glee jabs Community has thrown in over the years, it’s equally heartbreaking and ironic that the final episode before its open-ended hiatus is Glee-tinged. And it treats the source material in a very Community way, mocking the mega FOX hit from a meta distance, yet embracing a lot of what makes Glee appealing to large audience.

When Annie dons a slutty Santa costume and prances around for Jeff in a naughty schoolgirl way, it feels partially like a mockery of the odd way Glee has of sexualizing its characters, but it’s also a way for Dan Harmon to provide some GIF-ready scenes that bring out the worst in fanboy objectivism of Community’s women (and I’m not just talking about boners). Yet when Abed finally convinces Troy to sing for himself, Donald Glover busts out a fantastic free-flowing Childish Gambino rap. When "Regional Holiday Music" isn’t targeting the world of Glee — like the numerous vague references to "regionals" — it’s celebrating its own. Read More...


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