Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Catch "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" 12/9 NBC

It is that time of year, all the stations are rolling out their Holiday specials, movies and Christmas episodes. Well, if you are a fan of "Community" on NBC, tomorrow night will be a special treat for you! I love a good comedy, and I also remember how exciting it was to watch the traditional animated classics, Rudolf, Frosty and Santa were holiday staples. This year "Community" is throwing in their own take on the classic special, with a 30 minute stop animation Christmas episode.

I was given the opportunity to preview the special Christmas episode and enjoyed the classic feel mixed with the modern humor and sarcasm that I enjoy from the show. If you haven't seen Community before, this comedy stars Joel McHale (The Soup), Alison Brie (Mad Men), John Oliver (The Daily Show), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Chevy Chase. Talk about a power ensemble cast!

This particular episode is about Abed. Waking up to discover he (and all of his friends) are animated is just the beginning of his holiday adventure. Despite a lack of Christmas spirit, Abed is determined to find the lost meaning of the holiday. His friends meanwhile, are worried about his fixation on Christmas.

Oh, did I mention that Abed's imagination is in full force? Yes, it wouldn't be enough for his friends to be animated. No. He makes them all into holiday characters pushing the comedic potential of events. From Britta-Bot to Baby Doll Shirley, the adventure is a mix of whimsy and just plain crazy Thursday night comedy.

I do want to point out, this is not a children's cartoon. There is a bit of animated violence, on par with animation intended for teens and adults. I enjoyed the humor but wouldn't suggest it for young children like mine.

So, grab a spot on the couch, a bowl of popcorn and join me tomorrow night for the Christmas episode of "Community". It will sure to be the talk of the water cooler on Friday.

Watch Community - "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"

you can also join in on twitter with the hashtag #nbcCommunity (8PM EST) and chat with other viewers and possibly cast members as you enjoy the show.

*Disclaimer - This opportunity was made possible by the One2One Network, which I am a member of.  I was given a link to preview this episode and for posting was entered into a drawing. All opinions are mine alone and not other form of compensation was received.
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