I liked Rat Mouse when Mouse Rat was Punch Face Champions.
- Community: Does one good episode, hell, one good scene make up for an entire season’s worth of emotional mediocrity? That’s the question I found myself asking after watching “Basic Human Anatomy,” my favorite post-Harmon episode to date, partially because it convinced me to finally care about Troy and Britta. Not Troy and Britta as separate entities (they’re probably my favorite characters on the show), but Troy and Britta together, as lovers. Community has done a TERRIBLE job this season making us feel invested in them as a couple, or even reminding us that they are a couple. But during the anniversary scene, it was easy to forget that it wasn’t the slightest bit earned; that’s how good Donald Glover, Danny Pudi, and Gillian Jacobs were (even if it made no sense that Britta wouldn’t be furious that Abed was breaking up with her). Also, Troy’s Abed was better than Abed’s Troy, but the Dean’s Jeff was the best, with the exception of turned-on Annie.
- The Office: Speaking of emotional hugs: I wanted to feel something at the end of “Paper Airplane,” I really, really did. Jim and Pam were once my favorite TV couple, but that was a long time ago — now I’m neither Team Pam or Team Jim; I’m Team Jim and Pam Should Break Up. For the first 21 minutes of last night’s episode, a split seemed inevitable, and I was impressed. I’ve been saying all season that the only way the crap with Brian would seem like a good idea in retrospect is if “Jam” realized that they weren’t meant to be and Jim relocated to Philly, sans Pam. But that’s not going to happen (the episode should have ended with Jim stuttering, “I…”), and honestly, I don’t know what to care about in these final three episodes.
- Parks and Recreation: I’ve already written too much, so I’ll keep this short and sweet: this wasn’t a great episode, but I, too, enjoy German death reggae, think ducks are awesome, and want a giant gorilla in my office.
And now, to the GIFs. You’re welcome.