Tonight’s special stop-motion Christmas episode of Community, ‘Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas,’ made me laugh, cry and want to sing along with the cast. Yeah, you read that right — an animated episode of a TV sitcom made me cry. (I’m a big softy, I know!)
The tears came in the last act when Abed, frozen inside of a block of imaginary ice, needed help coping with a personal Christmas tragedy. Thankfully, the entire study group came together to feed into his incredibly elaborate delusion by making up a sweet sweet song on the spot. It brought him out of his slump and vanquished the evil Christmas warlock forever! Yay!