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Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas (9 Dec. 2010)

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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)
Señor 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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When you see the cast's reflection in the TV screen at the end of the episode, it's the real actors again, not their stop-motion versions. See more »


Jeff Winger: Does the word "clearly" mean something different to you than it does to us?
Pierce Hawthorne: I think it's Arabic for "not clearly".
[offers high-five to Troy]
Troy Barnes: Dude, do not tarnish the high-five like that.
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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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