Community Season 5 “Basic Intergluteal Numismatics” Review

Oh how I love a Community concept episode – particularly when they are cleverly named. Visually and thematically, the episode reminded me a lot of one of my favorite episodes of Community – Basic Lupine Urology. It was quite fitting that the episode ended with another Star Burns reveal, similar to Basic Lupine Urology. Although the somber note at the end of that episode as Star Burns’ fake death, last night’s somber ending was the news of Pierce’s death. I think it’s pretty safe to say that Pierce’s death was not faked.

If Basic Lupine Urology was a play on Dick Wolf shows and a love letter to The Wire, Basic Intergluteal Numismatics was the show’s take on the CBS procedural shows like the million versions of CSI now running on the network. Like Basic Lupine Urology, last night’s episode made use of characters in ways that long-time Community fans could truly appreciate. A few examples:



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