Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The latest episode of 'Community' is a contender for a 2011 Toobits Award as Best Contribution to the Toobworld Concept.

"Paradigms Of Human Memory" was a take-off on that old TV cliche of the clip show, in which a series would save money by putting together a lot of clips in the form of flashbacks.

But in this case, most of the clips seen were from episodes of 'Community' that never happened - at least on our TV screens.

However, we in the audience of the Trueniverse never see everything that happens to our favorite TV characters, and as Martha Stewart would say, that's a good thing. Did you really want to see Hurley taking a bleep in the jungle on 'Lost'?
The classic example has always been the fact that in 'Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan', Khan Noonian Singh says that he remembers Pavel Chekov from his time on board the Enterprise. But in the episode "Space Seed", their paths never crossed as far as we could see. In fact, Walter Koenig wasn't even in that episode!
So the 'Community' episode of "Paradigms Of Memory" is a worthy example because of how many examples it serves up.


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