Community: Season 3, Episode 10

Regional Holiday Music (8 Dec. 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy
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A holiday-themed parody of "Glee" in which Abed tries to persuade each member of the Study Group to join the glee club so that they can qualify for regionals.



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Cory Radison


When the Greendale Glee Club is unexpectedly sidelined, the school's effervescent choir director Cory Radison sets about recruiting the study group members to fill in. Skeptical at first, they eventually fall under his hypnotic spell - one-by-one - singing and dancing their way to the annual Christmas Pageant. Written by NBC Publicity

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Annie's musical number, "Teach Me How to Understand Christmas," is a parody of a certain sub-genre of "sexy" Christmas songs, including "Santa Baby" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside." "Santa Baby" in particular is a target here, since its combination of sexual innuendo and the infantilizing implications of the lyrics have been criticized in recent decades as awkward. See more »


Britta Perry: [about when they substituted for the glee club] It was almost like being on Ecstacy, except instead of having pointless conversations and dancing like idiots... Oh, wait, it was exactly like being on Ecstacy.
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Spoofs Doctor Who (1963) See more »


Performed by Taran Killam & Danny Pudi
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A Holiday Gem
28 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Giantpanther missed the point of this episode. It was a parody of Glee, not an homage. It was likening the Glee hysteria to the film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978), where alien invaders replace human beings with duplicates that appear identical on the surface but are devoid of emotion or individuality. Most obvious reference being the "Scream" scene with Britta and Jeff.

This ep. also made a great point about the Glee vs. Kings of Leon controversy in which creator Ryan Murphy was being publicly critical of KOL's and other artist refusals of song usage and basically calling them bullies.

Jeff: Oh please, not liking Glee club doesn't make us bullies and implying that is reverse bully-ism!

I know, I know giant's comment/episode are 2 yrs old but, I felt the need to comment in case future Community watchers were interested. It's by far one of the wittier episodes of season 3 and I don't recommend "skipping this one" because beside the underlying Glee insults, the songs and jokes make this a gem.

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