As many of you know, the wonderful sitcom Community has been pulled from NBC’s mid-season schedule, which means the show is possibly getting canceled (of course, it’s also possible that NBC’s mid-season replacement shows will suck and the network will have no choice but to bring Community back, at least for a bit). Now, as much as I love Community, I haven’t mentioned this on TR because while Community is always great, it isn’t always nerdy — although when it is nerdy, it’s gloriously nerdy (such as the Doctor Who parody “Inspector Spacetime”, the amazing D&D episode, and more). But one clip — really, one specific joke — has singlehandedly changed my mind, and led me to beg you all to watch Community and beg all your friends and family to do the same. Behold: Please note that these three scenes come from different seasons. Meaning someone uttered the word “Beetlejuice” once per season on Community. And if you still aren’t sure why this is awesome, please look at the window behind Annie/Alison Brie when she says the third “Beetlejuice.” As Community creator Dan Harmon tweeted, “”The Easter egg that took three years to hide. Our show is TOTALLY ACCESSIBLE.”
Community may be too good for this world, but by god I’m not gonna let it end without a fight. (Via IGN)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.