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Best ‘Community’ Episodes To Watch Before #AndAMovie

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Community fans: it’s time for a re-watch! Okay, scratch that. We know you are probably mid-rewatch for the 10th time because, frankly, so are we. As Señor Chang would say: I’ll allow it. But if you’re looking to hook in new friends to the fandom before the Community Movie is released, we have a list of Community episodes to watch. These are the important episodes that give a new viewer a little bit of everything from the six seasons of Community. Affiliate links are included in this post.

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About ‘Community’

“Community” is a smart, exuberant comedy that was consistently ranked as one of the most inventive and original half-hours on television.

This ensemble comedy centers on a tight-knit group of friends who all met at what is possibly the world’s worst educational institution – Greendale Community College.

At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, “The Soup”), a fast-talking lawyer who was caught with a phony college degree. Disbarred until he could earn a legitimate degree, Winger chose Greendale, thinking he could breeze through the mediocre school without a hitch.

However, he soon found himself the reluctant leader of a disparate group of misfits, all stuck at Greendale for different reasons.

The study group includes Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs, “Girls”), who dropped out of high school to “change the world” and soon found herself in her 30s with no marketable skills; Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown, “The Odd Couple”), a religious housewife who landed at Greendale after a messy divorce and is now blossoming into a headstrong entrepreneur; Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi, “The Book Club”), a socially awkward but well-meaning pop-culture savant; Annie Edison (Alison Brie, “Mad Men”), a high-strung perfectionist; Troy Barnes (Donald Glover, “The Lazarus Effect”), a former high school football star still trying to find his way; and Ben Chang (Ken Jeong, “The Hangover”), a former Spanish teacher who is either insane or an evil genius, or both.

At Greendale’s helm is Dean Pelton (Jim Rash, “The Way Way Back”), an administrator whose ineptitude is matched only by his love of the school and his devotion to his students. 

Watch the Greendale trailer, Welcome to Greendale here.

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Six Seasons And A Movie: ‘Community’ Episodes To Watch Before The Movie

Confused about where “six seasons and a movie” came from?

You won’t be after watching these Community episodes!

Abed famously yells, “Six seasons and a movie!” in season 2 episode 21 and the fans took it from there.

It’s been the rallying cry for years on social media, through creative firings (and rehirings) and cancellations.

And the show did, indeed, last six seasons. But what about #andamovie?

list of essential community episodes to watch before the community movie. Includes S6E13 Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television

Is A ‘Community’ Movie Being Made?

At long last, #andamovie is happening.

The movie was announced via Twitter on September 30, 2022, and filming is scheduled to begin in June of 2023.

What Community Episodes To Watch Before The Movie?

As always, we’ve got a list!

These suggestions come from the Twitter accounts that are keeping the Community fandom alive and well. Give them a follow @communiess and @OhHiDanNye once you are hooked on this show.

Dan put together what he called a machete order (iykyk, Star Wars fans) of essential Community episodes to watch before #andamovie comes out.

To paraphrase Dan, watching these episodes will give you a little taste of everything and everyone important to the Community World.

  • S1E01 Pilot
  • S2E10 Mixology Certification
  • S3E07 Studies in Modern Movement
  • S2E08 Cooperative Calligraphy
  • S4E02 Paranormal Parentage
  • S1E23 Modern Warfare
  • S2E06 Epidemiology
  • S2E14 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
  • S2E21 Paradigms of Human Memory
  • S5E01 Repilot
  • S3E17 Basic Lupine Urology
  • S5E04 Cooperative Polygraphy
  • S5E05 Geothermal Escapism
  • S6E10 Basic RV Repair and Palmistry
  • S3E04 Remedial Chaos Theory
  • S3E22 Introduction to Finality
  • S6E13 Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television

Where Can You Stream Community?

Most episodes can be found on Netflix and on Hulu.

Some will only be available to rent separately via Amazon.

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