Community, “Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing” (CREDIT: YouTube Screenshot)

This review was originally posted on Starpulse in March 2015.

“Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing” took the most advantage of Season 6’s lack of running time restrictions thus far, clocking in just under 31 minutes.  This made sense, insofar as there were three plots and only two of them were even tangentially related.  The structure of a typical modern network sitcom episode is generally not long enough to fully conclude the normal amount of three storylines.  “Community” was not being indulgent here so much as it was just finding the necessary legroom.  But even though each plot had enough space, it was not clear why Chang’s performance as Mr. Miyagi, the Dean joining the school board, and protecting a bird’s nest as IT work all needed to be in the same episode.