Community Review: S6.E5 “Laws of Robotics and Party Rights”

Solving the issue by Greendale rules.

Another good episode by Community that tackles the issues of new technology and the good (or bad) it can bring upon society.

This episode featured two strong story lines with some great material. Story A had the best part with Greendale allowing prisoners to rehabilitate with society by taking college courses through mobile iPads.

I really enjoyed this episode as we got to see Jeff’s counterpart, the convict Willy, challenge Jeff by gaining popularity with the school. The writers of the show did a great job by weaving the friendship between Jeff and the Dean as a love story between the two.

The culminating battle-bot for the Dean’s friendship, a-la interrupting the wedding scene, had me laughing at the absurdity of the event. But hey, they play by Greendale rules.

Britta’s story line with Abed and Annie had some good material as well. I liked how Britta outsmarted the roommate system to her advantage, only to have it backfire on her was interesting. On top of that, they threw in a lot of gangster movie references and Jerry Seinfeld impressions that helped the story line. I do wish the outcome was a bit more original than just the “party as if there’s no tomorrow” scenario.

However, I do look forward to the humors scenes of Abed getting revenge on Britta for “ruining” his movie.

Overall I liked this episode that commented on how technology doesn’t always solve the problems.

Here are some of my other thoughts about the episode:

  • Elroy’s line about not being somebody’s fourth Ghostbuster!
  • Dean Pelton grieving over a dead Willy on the iPad, with the line “You destroyed my device, and my heart.”
  • Abed’s line about how parties are places to get drunk and not listen to others.
  • I liked the Doctor Who reference at the end, especially with the janitor becoming indoctrinated!

What did you think of the episode? Leave your comment below.


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