Wednesday, December 8, 2010

COMMUNITY Is Doing A Claymation Christmas Episode!


As a fan of all things Christmas, I was excited to hear about the tv show Community doing a Christmas episode. I record all of the Christmas shows from the minute they start showing until the very last one. It was nice to see something new with a new perspective.

If you've not seen Community, it's about a  smarmy lawyer whose education is deemed void by the bar is forced to attend a local community college with an extremely eclectic staff and student body and stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs and Danny Pudi.

Community will celebrate the holiday season with a special stop-motion animated Christmas. The episode will be completely animated, like Christmas classics such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, but will be in typical Community storytelling.


When Abed (Danny Pudi) wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed’s mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan (John Oliver). The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed’s winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed’s madness.

This is incredibly well done. You can see facial expressions, a great backdrop set and looks as good as the best Christmas specials on TV.
“It’s going to be like a timeless Christmas classic in the stop-motion medium that used to give us so much happiness as children,” says executive producer and show creator Dan Harmon. “We’re doing stuff that you shouldn’t be allowed to do in an entire season.”

Catch this episode on Thursday. Preview episode here.

Thank you to NBC and my affiliation with One to One Network for providing the episode to preview. This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. 

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