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Community Will Have an Anime Sequence In It Tonight Because It Is the Best Show on Television

And once again, NBC‘s most neglected show Community is going above and beyond the realm of deep awesomeness and is set to feature an anime sequence in tonight’s episode. I can barely even stand how exciting this sounds, but even more than that, I am just so deeply heartwarmed that this show and its showrunner Dan Harmon clearly don’t bow to the lowest common denominator and basically do whatever they think will be cool, funny, and unique. And as a result, the show grows a passionate fan base while simultaneously confounding NBC executives who don’t seem to know what to do with this glorious, glorious show. I’m sorry, what was I saying? Oh, right! The anime sequence! More about that after the jump!

While we only have basic plot information on this episode, entitled “Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism,” there isn’t anything really about how an ’80s-style anime sequence (like Voltron and Robotech) will tie in to the story. But here is that basic plot info:

Jeff and Shirley bond over foosball; after breaking Abed’s limited edition “Dark Knight” DVD, Annie claims that someone broke into the apartment and stole it.

By looking at the pictures, it’s definitely Jeff (Joel McHale) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) getting the anime treatment. And that means that this is going to be one insanely badass game of foosball. I mean, there’s a cat. A screaming cat. We don’t know why it’s there. Maybe Jeff and Shirley don’t even know why it’s there. But it’s gonna be crazy. Here are two more pictures from Cartoon Brew:

The company behind the animation is none other than Titmouse Inc., who are responsible for several shows on Adult Swim, including the upcoming season of The Venture Bros. and Metalocapypse. The sequence was directed by Grif Kimmins, animated by Parker Simmons, and produced by Ben Kalina.

If you want to see this before it hits the web — and also in context, and also in order to be one of those viewers who really wants to support Community by actually watching it when it’s on the teevee — the episode airs at 8:00 PM on NBC. It’s the second-to-last episode before it disappears from the NBC mid-season schedule, and a really nice early present for the show would be some big ratings numbers!

(via Cartoon Brew)

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  • John Wao

    What is it about NBC? Community is going through the same trials and tribulations that Newsradio and Scrubs went through. Those were two other great comedies that NBC had that just didn’t pull in the numbers that NBC wanted and were treated like red-headed step children. I fear for Parks and Recreation because it is cut from the same mold as those other shows.

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  • Anonymous

    Maybe this will finally show NBC that we are serious about
    our favorite show.  One of things I love
    so much about it is it retains a rewatchability not many other shows have.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen
    “Remedial Chaos Theory” since it aired, or “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”
    (Thanks, Lost.).  I am a huge anime fan
    and having my all-time favorite show do an anime bit was just beyond awesome
    for me!  Luckily as a DISH customer and
    employee I can watch it anytime, anywhere (as long as there’s Wi-Fi or a 3G
    connection) using just my Smartphone and the TV Everywhere app, using Sling
    technology.  I love it.  Now on lunch break or sitting at the airport
    or waiting in the Dr. Office I can kick back and watch my favorite show right
    off my DVR at home.