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Greendale is where we belong! Take a trip back in time and rewatch NBC's underrated comedy, "Community," with us. We'll talk about specific episodes, characters, ships, and so much more with some special guests along the way.
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It's spooky season at Greendale... even if this particular episode did air on Valentine's Day! We're back this week to talk all about "Paranormal Parentage," and we couldn't be more excited to have a full house.Returning to the pod is our editor Chels (@chels725), friend and co-host of A Nightmare on Fierce Street, Sharai (@misssharai), and the talented writer of this episode/glorious human/our unofficial third co-host, Megan Ganz (@meganganz)!We talk a little bit about season four overall, Megan breaks down what went into creating this episode — including how Britta's costume almost ended up looking like something, uh, quite different than ham — and we discuss Jeff's storyline with his dad this season. Plus we just have fun discussing food and the group talks RuPaul's Drag Race toward the end. Enjoy, everyone! Also follow Megan's dog on Instagram (@grundelpig).Our recommended media:Mythic Quest (Apple TV+)RuPaul's Drag Race (Paramount+)"The Kindest Lie" by Nancy JohnsonCandyman (2021)The Diversity Hires with Christina Lee & Neha PotaliaAnd, as always, donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
Welcome to season four of Community, everyone! As we embark on this adventure, you're going to hear lots of guests — some of whom you have heard before — talk about the highs and lows of this divisive season. But for this week's guests, you'll hear mostly positive things about "History 101"! (Though apologies for the audio quality. We blame the gas leak.)You know and love them: Cor (@xoxocorinne) and Amanda (@fangirlw_ochill) have made their triumphant returns to the podcast and are ready to discuss the changes behind-the-scenes on Community, what this episode does well, the flaws in the Abed storyline, cute Troy/Britta development, and senior pranks! Enjoy, everyone!Our recommended media:Modern Love (Amazon Prime)"Ace of Spades" by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé"Legendborn" by Tracy Deonn"Firekeeper's Daughter" by Angeline Boulley(You can also follow along with Cor's very special Twitter journey through Twilight.)And, as always, donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
Before we return to Greendale for Community's fourth season, it's time for a fun bonus episode that we recorded a while back! Jenn is back in her chaos corner and this time it's with returning friend of the pod, Jaime (@elspunko) and first-time podcast guest Audrey (@audreymathias) who is an artist/general awesome human and founder of ODDMAT!The trio chooses one episode per season of New Girl that they think is a must-watch and along the way they also talk about comedy, shipping, how much we love Jake Johnson, and what made this show so special. Enjoy their conversation!Our recommended media:"Blackout" by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola YoonNever Have I Ever (Netflix)Best Friends With Nicole Byer and Sasheer ZamataLolly Lolly CeramicsDonate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
Well folks, we've reached the end of Mythic Quest's first season (we did an episode already about "Everlight" which you can check out here), and we've had so much fun this summer discussing this wonderful series.To wrap up, Jenn and Chels (@chels725) invited returning friend and host of A Nightmare on Fierce Street, Sharai (@misssharai) and writer for The Mary Sue/creator of Thank You Come Again, Chelsea (@ChelseaProcrast). You can check out her written review of the episode here: https://www.themarysue.com/mythic-quest-quarantine-episode/. The group discusses why this episode is brilliant from a production and writing standpoint, how necessary it was for the show to do an episode about quarantine, Poppy's struggles with isolation, and the need for joy in the pandemic.Enjoy, and we'll see you in the fall for Community season 4!Our recommended media:Anything starring Sandra Oh (including Netflix's The Chair).A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO Max)We Are Lady Parts (Peacock)Starstruck (HBO Max)Werewolves WithinDon't forget if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
Queue up some My Chemical Romance because we've reached the season 1 finale of Mythic Quest, "Blood Ocean"! While we've still got one more episode left to cover in a week, we're wrapping up stories over at MQ headquarters that will carry into season 2.Jenn and Chels (@chels725) talk about Ian and Poppy's partnership, Ian being held accountable for his leadership, David's trouble at headquarters, Rachel's desperation to keep Dana's job, and much more!Enjoy! Our recommended media:Couples Therapy podcastScam Goddess with Laci Mosley podcast"Destination Wedding" by Diksha BasuDon't forget to donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
We're winding down our Summer School Series, but that just means we get to talk about character development for the next few weeks! This week, we're diving headfirst into the fun "Brendan."Jenn and Chels (@chels725) are joined by their friends Rachel and Lauren from Sort of Brilliant (@SOB_pod) a podcast where they sort their favorite fictional characters. In this episode though, the group talks a lot about Ian's backstory, his characterization, and his relationship with Poppy. We also talk about the fun B-story involving cookies as a reward system. #relatablecontentEnjoy!Our recommended media:"Infinite Country" by Patricia EngelZola (A24)Carla TemisStephanie SooDon't forget to donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
It's a showdown between Ian and a hacker in this week's Mythic Quest! We're talking about the fantastic "Permadeath" today with friends. Jenn and Chels (@chels725) invited returning friend Nick (@nickyahogan) and new friend "Evil Annie" (a.k.a. Jasmine) from the Community DisCourse podcast (@DisCoursewithEA).The group discusses Ian and Poppy's friendship, the relatable C.W./Jo/David story about avoiding responsibilities, the hacker reveal, and much more! Our recommended media:Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney+)Sistas (BET)Big Shot (Disney+)Bessie (HBO Max)Don't forget to donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls! 
Jenn and Chels (@chels725) are more than halfway through Mythic Quest Summer School and loving every moment of it. This week we've returned to MQ headquarters for "Non-Player Character," an episode that is filled with so many different storylines! Our friend Alicia (@AliciaGilstorf) joined us to talk about Poppy's job decision, the debut of Tall Paul (a.k.a. Humphrey Ker), C.W. versus Brad in a battle of the wills, Rachel and Dana's new work situations, and more!Our recommended media:"Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas"With the Fire on High" by Elizabeth AcevedoThe Watermelon Woman (Amazon Prime)Don't forget to donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls! And it's still Pride Month, so check out organizations like the Trans Women of Color Collective.
Welcome to Mythic Quest's first, but not last, standalone episode! We're talking about "A Dark Quiet Death" today with new friends and fellow Community podcasters, Cool Abed Films Chat!Mike (@manminotaur) and Gwen (@bootypiano) join Chels (@chels725) and Jenn in their quest to talk about just how great this particular episode is. The group breaks down why a standalone episode in season one works, Jake Johnson and Cristin Milioti's perfection, how this episode ties into the Ian/Poppy story, and more!Enjoy, everyone!Our recommended media:In the Heights (HBO Max)The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)Living Single (Hulu)The Handmaiden (Amazon Prime)Don't forget to donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls! And it's still Pride Month, so check out organizations like the Trans Women of Color Collective.
It's time for a really fun episode of our podcast! Jenn's brought back some friends you've heard and a friend you haven't yet to talk about Community!Jenn and Cor (@xoxocorinne) are the veteran watchers of Community, having been fans of the show since it was on air. But Amanda (@fangirl_wochill) and Ashley (@ashleybsumerel), editor-in-chief of Tell-Tale TV, just binge-watched the series in 2020. The group talks about their various opinions, favorite characters, thoughts on season four, and more in this fun bonus episode!Enjoy!Our recommended media:"Honey Girl" by Morgan Rogers"Fat Chance, Charlie Vega" by Crystal Maldonado Minarimixed-ish (ABC)Don't forget to donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls! And it's Pride Month, so check out organizations like the Trans Women of Color Collective.
We're back for another week in our Summer School Series where we're talking all about Apple TV+'s series, Mythic Quest. This week Jenn and Chels (@chels725) are joined by their friend Matt (from @communiess on Twitter)!The group talks about the off-campus trip that finds us in an Ian/Brad/Poppy storyline, why Dana is the best, plus a very rare Rachel/C.W. story back at the office, and the hilarity of the Girls Can Code field trip that arrives at MQ headquarters.Enjoy!Our recommended media:The Twilight Zone (Paramount+)Lovecraft Country (HBO Max)Key & Peele (Comedy Central)"The River of No Return: The Autobiography of a Black Militant and the Life and Death of SNCC" by Cleveland SellersSOUR by Olivia RodrigoHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+)Saving Face (Amazon Prime)The Half of It (Netflix)Don't forget to donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls! And it's Pride Month, so check out organizations like the Trans Women of Color Collective.
Jenn and Chels (@chels725) returned this week to talk about two Mythic Quest episodes, "The Casino" and "Dinner Party"! They talk about Brad's importance in the company, the necessity for fun storylines like Rachel and Dana's nighttime office shenanigans, Poppy's ego being her downfall, and more!Enjoy!Our recommended media:Pariah (Criterion)Bessie (HBO Max)Mudbound (Netflix)High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (Netflix)Don't forget to donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls! And it's Pride Month, so check out organizations like the Trans Women of Color Collective.
Welcome to our first official summer school series! We're rewatching all of Mythic Quest's first season for the next few weeks, and we're thrilled to have our unofficial third cohost of this podcast back, Megan Ganz (@meganganz) who you might know from her work on Community, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and as the co-creator of Mythic Quest.Jenn, Megan, and Chels (@chels725) chat about what it's like to run a show, what was important for people to glean from the pilot, then they talk about characterization and much more! Our recommended media:Julie and the Phantoms (Netflix)Rutherford Falls (Peacock)Double Happiness (Amazon Prime)Don't forget to donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls! It's Pride Month, so check out organizations like the Trans Women of Color Collective.
We're back to kick off a summer full of Mythic Quest content with an interview featuring the lovely, talented, funny Jessie Ennis (@jennisennis)! You might know her from Life of the Party (which, Community connection, also stars Gillian Jacobs), Better Call Saul, or her role as Jo in Mythic Quest.Jenn and Chels (@chels725) get to talk about how Jessie got the role on the show, what she loves about playing Jo, and what she's learning on her podcast with BFF Brie Larson, Learning Lots! (You can listen to the episode about anxiety with Bill Hader that Jessie referenced here.)Enjoy the conversation, everyone!Our recommended media:"Luster" by Raven LeilaniI May Destroy You (HBO Max)RuPaul's Drag Race (Paramount+)Tell Me on a Sunday with Grace AkiThe Wilds (Amazon Prime)Donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!(Photo credit for Jessie's headshot: Irvin Rivera)
We've finally reached the end of season three, which means it's time to discuss "Introduction to Finality"! And there is certainly a lot to unpack in what could have easily been the series finale of Community.So Jenn is joined by Kevin from Advanced Community Studies (@greendalethree) and Matt (@communiess) to discuss the Pierce/Shirley story that sees Jeff squaring off against a former nemesis, where Annie disappears to, how believable it is that the darkest timeline reappears, and what's happening in the Air Conditioning Repair School annex.Enjoy! As we noted in the episode, we'll be diving into our Mythic Quest summer rewatch for the next few weeks (with some special episodes including our Community newbies vs. vets one), and we'll be back to discuss Community's fourth season in the fall. :)Our recommended media: Judas and the Black Messiah (Amazon Prime)"Letter From a Birmingham Jail"Big Shot (Disney+)Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)Danny LoreVita AyalaThe Irregulars (Netflix)Donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
We're back with a bonus episode this week and as you may have gathered by the title, we're discussing the Paddington franchise!Joining Jenn this week is Chels (@chels725), Paige (@paigenkiser), and returning guest/resident Paddington expert/co-host of The Bechdel Cast, Caitlin Durante (@caitlindurante)! The group discusses why this film franchise is such a joy and source of comfort, the important messages the franchise talks about, what everyone hopes will happen in Paddington 3 and much more. Enjoy this discussion, everyone!Our recommended media:Demi AdejuyigbeAtsuko OkatsukaMichelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia (Netflix)Miss Juneteenth (Amazon Prime/BET)Sibling RivalryHelp India as they are facing a brutal second wave of COVID-19 cases. You can donate to UNICEF or similar organizations that are donating PPE and other equipment to frontline workers.
Before we head into the season finale, we first have to plan an elaborate heist to break back into Greendale! That's right, we're all about "The First Chang Dynasty" today.Deb (@wordybee) has returned to help Jenn discuss a problematic story, an Oceans Eleven-style break-in, Troy's sacrifice, and what the show did with Chang.Enjoy!Our recommended media:Black Cowboys podcastOne Day At a Time (Netflix/Pop TV)Donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
We're back this week and ready to dive into an 8-bit-style video game. That's right, we're discussing "Digital Estate Planning"!Jenn is joined by returning friend Christelle (@MsChristelleGo) as well as first-time Community Rewatch guests Ed (@ewillshireprime) from the Save Greendale Committee podcast and Eddie (@eddie_mouradian). The group dives deep into Pierce as a character, their history with video games, and then really get deep into characterization and critical analysis of Community as a comedy. Our recommended media:Minari (Amazon Prime)Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney+)It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders"Interior Chinatown" by Charles YuGodzilla vs. KongMeet Me at the AltarYes Day (Netflix)Donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
It's time to talk about "Curriculum Unavailable," where the clips may be fake but the friendships are real! And speaking of real friendships, Jenn's joined this week by returning real-world friends from the Halloween Spooktacular: Thomas (@ThomasAHester2), Ethan, and Danielle!The group discusses how this fake clip show stacks up against its predecessor, Abed in pseudo-therapy, Chang's descent into madness, and more! Enjoy!Our recommended media:Invincible (Amazon Prime)Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)The Ringer-Verse Podcast"Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca" by John McWhorterJujutsu Kaisen (Crunchyroll)The First Rainbow Coalition (PBS)"The Wangs Versus the World" by Jade ChangThe Big Sick (Amazon Prime)Sound of Metal (Amazon Prime)Donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
Mythic Quest dropped a special episode, "Everlight," last Friday. So we're taking a break from Community this week and are dropping a special episode to talk about it because we loved it that much.Jenn and Chels (@chels725) talk about the show's allegory for hope, the careful balance of humor and heart, Brad's villainy, and much more. Enjoy!Our recommended media:The Nerds Are TypingRuPaul's Drag Race (VH1/Paramount+)Donate if you're able to the Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls!
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