Best. Episode. Ever.
If you're not completely smitten with Community by now, well, what is wrong with you? Laugh! (Cougar Town, anyone?) We pinkie promise that after tuning into tonight's stop-motion animated Christmas extravaganza, you'll be bursting at the seams with Greendale love and holiday spirit.
And just to get you in the mood, here's everything you need to know about the holly jolly half-hour:
Danny Pudi's a Star! Every time Danny is onscreen, Community shines a little brighter. And guess what? Same goes for animated Pudi! Being that the episode is titled "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas," you can guess that it's centered on everyone's favorite pop-culture junkie. The impeccable animation is actually just a figment of Abed's imagination, or rather a latent desire to fill a mysterious void he's feeling this holiday season. And so the gang sets off on a journey into Abed's magical Winter Wonderland. They even get cute new names and Christmasy personas, like Jeff-in-the-Box (Joel McHale), BallerAnnie (Alison Brie) and Troy Soldier (Donald Glover).
Musical Magic: What's Christmas without some good ol' fashioned carols? The cast of Community shows of their vocal stylings tonight with a few original holiday songs during their trip through Abed's imagination. Sure, Gillian Jacobs recently told us she was terrified of singing on the show (same goes for her character Britta), but being the troupers they are, everyone chimed in during an episode-ending musical number. Highlight: Yvette Nicole Brown wowing the crowd with her incredible vocal range.
Jeff + Annie = Love?! During the big musical hoopla, Jeff and Annie harmonize for a sec. And wouldn't you know that show runner Dan Harmon has the two animated kids singing about being with those you love...while looking longingly into each others' eyes...hmmm. Just sayin'.
The Meaning Of Christmas: Longtime followers of Watch With Kristin will no doubt go gaga over the way Community helps Abed find the true meaning of Christmas. It is smart, kind of topical and references something we here at Team WWK love with all our hearts. Guesses?
Check out the sneak peeks below of tonight's Community, and let us know what you think of the animated Greendale gang. (How cute is Snow Chang?!)
Besides being one of the most visually pleasing and creative episodes of television in recent history, "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" is just a heartwarming half-hour of television and if you're a holiday nut like we are, you'll love it.
Don't miss Community's holiday adventure tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC.