Community Shorts

Why Watch? Because all week long we’ll be featuring short films featuring the gang from Community. Today’s features the children’s book narration of Chevy Chase. I desperately wanted to find an embeddable version of the immortal Walk…Don’t Walk from 1968, but alas, the internet has failed me. However, sometimes failure is success in disguise because I was able to find Chase playing the role of storyteller for an animated version of a children’s tale that’s really sweet. It’s a benign counterpoint to his character on Community as instead of being overtly racist and self-centric, he’s talking about how a father and mother decide to cheer up their son by turning him into a pizza. The animation style is what might happen if a comic strip came to life, and the story’s truly heartwarming. What Will It Cost? Just 6 minutes of your time. Check out Pete’s A Pizza for yourself:

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Why Watch? Because all week long we’ll be featuring short films featuring the gang from Community. Today’s features Donald Glover sucking on the male sex organ. User discretion is advised. This short works so damned well, especially for movie fans, because it’s a parody of Memento that takes things in a completely absurd direction. It imagines a world where Leonard Shelby is black (just like Spider-Man), and his roommate takes advantage of his short term memory loss by making him play a mouth-based video game. It’s been online a while and already been seen a bajillion times, but that’s no reason not to give it the spotlight once again. What Will It Cost? Just 3 minutes of your time. Check out Memory Loss for yourself:

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Why Watch? Because all week long we’ll be featuring short films featuring the gang from Community. Today’s features the dramatic side of Alison Brie. To break up the all the comedy that’s been hitting this column during Community week, here’s a taut short about a father’s impossible decision to do right by his daughter by killing the man who destroyed her life. Brie plays the daughter, and is featured minorly here, but the film grabs you by the balls in the first scene, grabs you by your emotional balls in the next, and doesn’t let go even after the credits roll. That’s thanks to the writing and direction of Mark Apicella as well as a hell of a tortured performance from Brian Keith Russell. How do you make a decision that takes another man’s life? What Will It Cost? Just 16 minutes of your time. Check out Salvation, Texas for yourself:

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Why Watch? Because all week long we’ll be featuring short films featuring the gang from Community. Today’s features action star Danny Pudi. This Timothy Kendall-directed short is better seen than talked about, but it showcases the same kind of childlike dedication to the world that makes some of the comedy on Community work. Absurdity is taken completely seriously, and even a simple hand gesture can become something dangerous. Hilariously dangerous. What Will It Cost? Just 3 minutes of your time. Check out Blowout Sale for yourself:

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Why Watch? Because all week long we’ll be featuring short films featuring the gang from Community. Today’s features the good cop/bad cop styling of Joel McHale from the eternity of 6 years ago. If you buy the premise, you can buy the bit. One key to the comedy here is that it’s taken absolutely seriously. McHale and Jamie Kaler from Robot Chicken (who wrote this short) interrogate a man in handcuffs and an orange jump suit when things get a little childish. But, seriously, the police should consider adopting these tactics. They work. What Will It Cost? Just 5 minutes of your time. Check out Game Time for yourself:

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Why Watch? Because all week long we’ll be featuring short films featuring the gang from Community. Today’s comes from the show’s creator Dan Harmon. Since we featured an Oscar nominee yesterday, this should show the…range…of the column. Harmon’s short (which is totally, legitimately listed on IMDB) is immature, slightly insane, and it creates the kind of laughter that you feel embarrassed by. The kind of humor that makes you immediately need to read a religious text in the shower. When Dan (the character, played by Dan Harmon) eats a burrito from a malfunctioning microwave, he gains the power to shoot lasers out of his anus. With a rapist murderer stalking the city, how will Dan put his new powers to good use? Maybe by trying to kill the rapist murderer? Maybe! From humble beginnings, the man who brought us Community. What Will It Cost? Just 3 minutes of your time. Check out Laser Fart for yourself:

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published: 04.18.2014
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