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Regional Holiday Music 

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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Tristram Shapeero

Writers:

Dan Harmon (created by), Stephen Basilone (as Steve Basilone) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McHale ... Jeff Winger
Gillian Jacobs ... Britta Perry
Danny Pudi ... Abed Nadir
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Shirley Bennett
Alison Brie ... Annie Edison
Donald Glover ... Troy Barnes
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton
Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang
Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne
Taran Killam ... Cory Radison
Richard Erdman ... Leonard
Dino Stamatopoulos ... Star-Burns
Luke Youngblood ... Magnitude
Danielle Kaplowitz ... Vicki
Travis Richey ... Inspector Spacetime
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Cory Radison: [to Britta] Get off the stage and never sing again! You are the worst!
Jeff Winger: Hey!
Troy Barnes: You do not get to call Britta the worst!
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Connections

Spoofs Doctor Who (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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A Holiday Gem
28 May 2014 | by evangeline18See 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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