I think some folks watched the first season and weren't totally primed by it. I actually fall into that group, I watched it all, but it took me a good half of a season to get into it. But this season, with all the character development out of the way, just about every damn episode has had me dying. It's a good case for networks allowing shows to have that second season to address to audience feedback and improve, as Community seems to have done just that.
And so, the study group tackles yet another beloved genre (they've already sent up action movies and zombie horror) with their upcoming Christmas episode done in claymation. In obvious homage to the specials many of us grew up with, like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the show goes deep into the mind of Abed. Here's NBC's synopsis:
With reports of the show's ratings dropping lately, I hope this can give the series the boost it deserves.
IN THIS SPECIAL STOP-MOTION ANIMATION EPISODE, THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS LOST AND ABED’S INTENSE FIXATION ON CHRISTMAS CONCERNS THE GROUP — When Abed ( Danny Pudi) wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff ( Joel McHale) and Britta ( Gillian Jacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed’s mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan ( John Oliver). The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed’s winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed’s madness.