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Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas 

When Abed wakes up to discover that everything is in stop motion animation, Professor Duncan and the study group help him try to discover the true meaning of Christmas.



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Episode cast overview:
Jeff Winger (voice)
Britta Perry (voice)
Abed Nadir (voice)
Shirley Bennett (voice)
Annie Edison (voice)
Troy Barnes (voice)
Ben Chang (voice)
Dean Pelton (voice)


When Abed 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 and Britta become growingly concerned about Abed's mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan. The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed's winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed's madness. Written by NBC Publicity

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9 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


"Community" is supposedly set in the fictional suburb of Greendale, Colorado, but this is seldom mentioned on the show. There is a subtle visual reference to the show's location in this episode. When Abed dances in the parking lot during the opening song, all of the cars have Colorado license plates. See more »


Professor Duncan, during a flashback to his 10th Christmas, Professor Duncan says that he is seeing them in their flat on 52nd Street in Islington. There is no 52nd Street in Islington. See more »


Abed Nadir: The meaning of Christmas is that we give it meaning. To me, it used to mean being with my mom. Now, I guess it means being with you guys. Thanks, Lost.
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References Lost (2004) See more »


We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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Well... impeccable.
12 December 2010 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This episode is a great tribute to the classics Christmas specials that we've all seen in our childhood; Romeo Muller's classics of course - "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "The Little Drummer Boy" or "Frosty the Snowman". The explicit reference to Rudolph, the Stop Motion shape, the narrative, and even the name of the episode follows that direction. And the feeling it's the same while watching "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas": the extreme empathy with the main character while it searches for something with the aid of friends, and the emotions follow the up's and down's right until the end, the peak of the flow. Structured in the classic three acts (like Muller's), the episode, like other episodes that are tributes or explicitly refer to some idiosyncrasies of TV shows (Cooperative Calligraphy for instance, the bottle episode), explores that references through Abed, many times the voice of the writers in the show. All in all, impeccable cinema.

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