Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at 7:11 pm
The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. The Christmas season is here and with that comes Christmas TV episodes!
For the 25 days leading up til Christmas Day this month, we’ll be spotlighting some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek culture’s greatest shows. Each day we’ll cover different shows and episodes and encourage you to watch along with us. So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!
Saturday, December 11th, 2010 – Day 11: Community
Season 2, Episode 11: “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”
Directed by: Duke Johnson
Written by: Dino Stamatopoulous and Dan Harmon
Starring: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong, and John Oliver
Original Air Date: December 9, 2010
You can stream the episode over at Hulu or watch it right here below! You can also purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.
I was originally supposed to cover episode 10, season one of Alias titled “Spirit” but it wasn’t available for purchase on Amazon or iTunes, so I decided instead to cover Thursday night’s outstanding episode of Community. In “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas,” the episode is done entirely in stop-motion animation, giving it the feel of the classic holiday specials like Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. What’s so great about this episode is not only the wonderful animation, but the fact that it dives into some of the deeper meanings of what Christmas and what the Christmas season is all about, while also remembering some of the other aspects, like how important family is. The episode connected with me on a deeper emotional level, and even though it’s is only two days old, I feel very strongly about how truly wonderful and special this is. So, take a chance on this episode, it may surprise you just how much you end up enjoying it.
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. Chevy Chase, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Ken Jeong also star.
Join us tomorrow for a classic holiday episode of 30 Rock and let us know what you thought of “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas.”