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This Week In Comedy Open Thread

By Kelly Conaboy / January 31, 2014 - 11:15 am

Are you guys watching Broad City? You should be watching Broad City! I hesitate to compare it to Girls, because although on the outside they are composed of similar parts, they are very different, but I do want to say: If you watch Girls on Sunday and Broad City when it airs all the way on Wednesday, you hardly even feel like you’re spending your whole life watching shows about weird young women living in New York City! Dooo ittt! Speaking of Girls, Hannah’s editor is dead, she doesn’t feel anything, she is worried about her eBook, and people think she is crazy. One thing episodes like this do that is unforgivable is invariably lead to so many eEssays about how, actually, people relate to Hannah, and here is their story. Uh, duh-doy. Having to process emotions and sometimes not feeling the way that others expect you to feel, at least at first, is something that, I’m sure, nearly everyone experiences. WE DON’T NEED YOUR DUMB-DUMB STORY ABOUT IT! BE QUIET! Also, unless your story includes retelling a fake story to your boyfriend in an effort to make you seem as though you have emotions — which you had in spades early on, but seem to have trouble with now? — you are not like Hannah, because she is a lunatic. (Also possible: What she said ahead of the story was true, and the story was a way for her to get to the emotion that she was feeling without having to process it fully and feel it directly. Still, though, be quiet with your story.) Wasn’t it odd how the plots of Community and Parks and Recreation were so similar last night? Speaking of emotions: Abed has them, and Brie Larson is back! Hello, Brie Larson! You’re great! I laughed a lot when the Fat Dog dance was found out to be a Bear Down dance. Parks and Recreation was sad and sweet. It was slightly confusing that Leslie said her “ain’t no party like a Leslie Knope party” line, as it didn’t exactly feel like a nod to the 30 Rock line, but I suppose we have to assume that it was. Bob’s Burgers was perfect. Kroll Show was good but still, for me, has not yet reached the perfection of the season’s first episode. WHAT DID YOU THINK?