‘Community’ fans demand Netflix ‘Add Back’ One of the Series’ ‘Best’ Episodes

Netflix recently released the episode “Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” from Community from his catalog due to the appearance of Chang (Ken Jeong) as a black painted elf. Now, when fans turn to social media to try to clarify the context of the episode, many are also demanding that the transmitter add it again.

Chevy Chase and Joel McHale in community
“COMMUNITY” Episode “Advanced Dragons and Dungeons” – Chevy Chase and Joel McHale | Lewis Jacobs / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images

What is the episode ‘Community’ ‘Advanced Dungeons and Dragons’ about

The fourteenth episode of season 2, ‘Advanced Dungeons and Dragons’ follows the study group as they try to cheer on one of their fellow Greendale Community College. When they see that Neil (Charley Koontz), nicknamed “Fat Neil”, is depressed and possibly suicidal, they organize a session of his favorite game, Dungeons and Dragons to make him feel better.

As a dungeon master, Abed (Danny Pudi) writes the game to make sure Neil wins. But when Pierce (Chevy Chase) shows up uninvited, he continually messes with Neil and eventually leads Jeff to confess that he was the one who coined Neil’s nickname.


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Fans consider it one of the best episodes

“Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” is often considered one of the best episodes of Community. It touches on sensitive subjects such as suicide and intimidation, but it also presents moments of self-reflection and growth for its characters.

“This episode contains all the elements that make Community a great show, “wrote one fan on Reddit.” It implements a unique concept, but it doesn’t seem like it relies too heavily on it to drive the story; and it’s full of quotes and gags that really use each member of the ensemble well.

“A masterpiece episode,” suggested another Redditor. “It has virtually no on-screen action, but it’s incredibly compelling. I have a feeling this episode will be shown to film students in the future as a reference on how to tell an amazing story out of nowhere. “


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Why did Netflix release the episode?

Netflix carries the six seasons of Community, but recently released “Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” due to a scene where Chang appears with black paint on his face and hands. Wearing a white wig and elf ears, he suggests that he is an elf character named Brutaltiops the magician.

“So let’s just ignore that hate crime, huh?” Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) says upon seeing Chang’s painted face, to which he replies, “I’m either a dark elf or a drow.”


‘Community’ fans demand Netflix add the episode

Immediately after Netflix brought the episode out, fans turned to Twitter to share their outrage. Some tried to clarify and explain the context of the Chang uprising.

“@Netflix regarding the #Community S2 episode ‘Advanced Dungeons and Dragons’,” one fan tweeted. “Chang’s character is a real fictional character.”

“I can not believe Community The episode ‘Advanced Dungeons and Dragons’ was taken from Netflix, “wrote another fan on Twitter. “Blackface is used by non-black people to perform black roles; Brutalitops the magician was a DRAW. They even addressed it on the show so that it was not misread and it still was. “

Pointing out that Chang was dressed as a character from the game, fans insisted that he was not trying to represent a career. Many demanded that Netflix add the show to their catalog, and some even signed a petition asking the broadcaster to do so.

“@Netflix Advanced Dungeons and Dragons is not just one of the best episodes of Community but one of the best TV episodes ever written and filmed, “suggested a fan in a tweet.” Undo this. “

“Hi @netflix! Could you kindly reset Community ep. 214 advanced dragons and dungeons? another fan tweeted. “Your crusade to eliminate all offensive things has failed in this case since the claim that a character is on a black face is false. Watch the episode and understand the narrative. “

Netflix has not released a public statement on the episode. But with all this fan reaction, they can tackle the problem in the coming days.