• Saturday Night Live recap: SNL avoids politics after historic midterm elections, falls flat (Videos)

    Saturday Night Live this week featured stoic Ukrainian bear Liev Schreiber with musical guest, Young Money Alum, Lil Wayne. When you are thinking of comedy potential, the Ray Donovan star isn’t the first name you think of, but he was funnier than you’d think on the perennial sketch show. The week was ripe with political news: the 2018 midterm elections, Acosta-Gate, wildfires in California, Trump’s trip to France, and the

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    Arrested Development, season four recap: Episodes 1 – 5

    Jesus, everyone. Is anyone else sitting on their couch right now in shock that we actually have fifteen new episodes of Arrested Development waiting for us to pore over? In case you’re one of the few folks who didn’t binge on the entirety of season 4 today — as I write this, it’s Sunday — I have for you a recap of the first five episodes. A quick word before

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    Community recap: The darkest timeline, sort-of paintball and farewell (for now)

    You guys, it’s with mixed emotions that I come to you tonight (or today, depending on when you’re reading this. Maybe it’s 4 a.m. because you went out to quash—not squash, you guys; so many people thinks it’s squash, but it’s quash!—the desolation of an uncertain Community future). Let’s not dwell on the despair that is the (here’s hoping) temporary farewell of Community, and instead, let’s talk about the finale,

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    ‘Maron’ recap, episode 1: Internet Troll

    I’m not sure how I feel about the concept of recaps. We’re not recap-heavy here at Laughspin. In fact, the only show we currently recap is Community. Some sites love recaps. I’m skeptical. I’m not sure they add any value. Regardless, I’ve recapped the first episode of Maron, which just premiered at 10:30 pm ET on IFC tonight (they played a “sneak peak” episode at 10 pm). If you haven’t

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    Community recap: Troy and Abed switch bodies, Britta gets sad and also Pierce

    On tonight’s Community, Troy is Abed (and vice versa), banners are the new diorama and I am flying high on a cocktail of wine and Benadryl because I got a B12 injection yesterday that is making me tweaky as FUCK. You know how Van Gogh cut off his own ear because he had such a raging ear ache? I get that now. (Also, is that ear ache story true? How

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    Community recap: The study group gets a twisted lesson in History

    Merry Xmas, you guys! Tonight felt a little off, starting (but not ending) with the fact that it’s APRIL (cough, Jeff as a Tom Waits fan, cough). But let’s back up. One of the 12,000 things that’s cool about Community is that sometimes it’s referential in obvious ways and sometimes it’s referential in oblique ways. Tonight was somewhere in the middle: I *think* it was probably referential, but I don’t

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    Community recap: Secrets are revealed, songs are sung and puppets everywhere!

    So, Community just blew my goddamn mind. Can we start by taking a moment to reflect on how effing ground-breaking and amazing it is? Okay, wait, first, if you haven’t seen tonight’s episode—and if you haven’t seen tonight’s episode, why are you reading this? My recaps are barely coherent when you have seen the episode—it was all puppets. Gah. Damn. Puh. Pets. NBC, 8 p.m., and Community has the balls

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    Community recap: Annie and Shirley are matchmakers, Abed connives and Sophie B. Hawkins!

    Happy Sadie Hawkins, everybody! In the spirit of tonight’s episode, I would like to invite all of you to my recap. (Yes, all of you. I’m slutty.) WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVE TO WASH YOUR HAIR THAT NIGHT? THAT DOESN’T EVEN MAKE SENSE! Grumble. For those of you who are happily joining me, here we go, off to the study lounge. Pierce is talking about Inspector Spacetime, presumably because

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    Community recap: Greed consumes Dean Pelton and Annie sells out Greendale

    Tonight is the episode in which we understand last week’s Welcome, Archie banner with name-brand glitter. (Annie held it up while the gang was working on the sign for the MacGuffin foundation). Crack job reordering those episodes, NBC. (Unless they planted it there last week so we’d be like, “Huh?” and then we’d see this episode and go, “Ohhhh,” and it would be like a reverse inside joke (or something.).

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    Community recap: Changensia is dumb but it has a cool documentary

    Tonight we focus on Kevin and his Changensia. (Side note: I wouldn’t actually mind a book on how to wear a hat.) Downside: This episode is about Chang. But upside: It’s an episode about Chang as seen through the lens of an Abed Nadir–produced documentary. I think it’ll be more pro than con. Let’s wait and see. Changnesia is even worse than amnesia, turns out. You forget stuff but can

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    Community recap: The gang does Thanksgiving in March

    What’s up, turkeys? It’s Thanksgivingtime! Community is seriously playing with our minds this season: First it’s Halloween in February, now it’s Thanksgiving in March. Sandwiched in between there was a fun trip back to Nazi-era Germany. OR WAS THERE? Allow me a small digression to last week’s episode before we delve into Thanksgiving high jinks, won’t you? My recap last week centered on the episode’s many Holocaust references. They seemed

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    ‘Community’ recap: Greendale does the Holocaust

    We start with the gang wandering the halls, kvetching about having gotten shut out of the History of Ice Cream and having to take a class that sounds like it’s probably called the History of Everything Other Than Ice Cream. Instead it’s off to class with their new hard-ass, degree-having British teacher. Oh, and you know who else with? Those German foosball jerks who lost to Jeff, except there are

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    Community recap: Inspector Spacetime, Annie’s fake marriage, Troy’s left out

    Let’s just get to it, shall we? Inspector Spacetime! Yay! In bed with Britta and Troy. Yay? I don’t know. Still undecided. I don’t hate them as a couple, per se, they’re just unexpected. And have questionable chemistry. Uh-oh, a knock at the door. It’s Abed: He and Troy have to plan for the Inspector Spacetime convention. Cut to a Britta stunt double with a terrible wig and an excellent

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    Community recap: Valloween at Hawthorne Manor!

    Happy Valloween, Human Beings! A belated apology for my tardiness, and an early one for what might be a tripped-out recap. I’m in a post-surgical, post-Vicodin haze (jealous???), so if you have trouble distinguishing the gang’s hallucinations from my own, inquire within and I’ll do my best to parse out reality from chemically enhanced delusions. With those disclaimers out of the way, onto the recap! It’s Halloween at Greendale. THINGS.

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    Community recap: Jeff and the dean get close, Britta loves Troy, Annie rebels and more!

    Welcome back, Human Beings! It is so good to see you again. Last we were together, things were trippy for our gang. Starburns was dead (or was he?), Chang was in a vent, there was drama in the Sun Chamber…things were getting cray-cray. Now we’re back en medias hijinks, and it’s business as usual at Greendale (i.e. kinda sorta cray-cray). Troy and Abed back from suh-mer! (Summer, NBC. SUMMER. Whatever.)

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