Community begins when Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), a suspended lawyer, enrolls in Greendale Community College after it is discovered that he falsely claimed to have a bachelor’s degree. The series focuses on the experiences of Jeff and the study group that he forms in an attempt to attract the romantic attention of Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs), a former anarchist trying to get her life back on track. The other members of Jeff’s study group include Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase), a millionaire on a late-in-life voyage of self-discovery; Annie Edison (Alison Brie), a young strait-laced student and former prescription drug addict; Troy Barnes (Donald Glover), a former high school star quarterback who lost his scholarship to a top-tier university; Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown), a single mother and vocal Christian going to school to jumpstart her brownie business; and Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi), a pop-culture-obsessed film student. The group originally unites as a study group for the Spanish 101 class taught by egomaniacal teacher “Señor” Ben Chang (Ken Jeong) and quickly become friends.
Community possesses a strong and witty script that go along strong performances from the lead and supporting actors. It is fun to watch how each character differs from everybody from which characteristics are engaging to watch and can relate to.
Another nice thing to the show is its continuity. Every episode surprises the viewers of their different approach thus giving us no worry of having any fatigue of their antics once in a while.
Aside from the comical attacks of each character is the very distinct Greendale mascot— the Human Being. Its up to you if you would feel creepiness or craziness. The Greendale Human Being is the “ethnically neutral” school mascot created and designed by Pierce and Dean Pelton. Though intended to embody a spirit of inclusivity and to avoid derogatory stereotypes, its featureless appearance is distinctly uncanny, like a white gimp. It appears in a number of different events and initiatives sponsored by the Dean as the school’s mascot, and fumes from the magic marker used on its costume have been known to make it unusually aggressive. It has been seen with both female and child versions of itself.
Aside from the annual snob from the Emmys, another sad thing about Community is the deal of having a third season. It was absent from NBC’s 2011–2012 mid-season schedule, being replaced with the returning series 30 Rock. Fans of the series began a campaign to get the show back on the air using Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, making hashtags such as #SaveCommunity, #SixSeasonsAndAMovie, and #OccupyNBC trending topics.
On December 7, 2011, College Humor released a video titled “Save Greendale (with the cast of Community)” using the cast of Community in-character to promote the series and the school in a PSA-styled video.
Fourth season is scheduled to start on October 19, 2012.