Community: Season 4 (2013)

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Despite some behind-the-scenes drama, the fourth season of Community manages to retain the playful energy, potent humor, and kooky stories the show is famous for.

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Critic Ratings: 40

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User Ratings: 545

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Air date: Feb 7, 2013

"History 101", 2/7/13: The Study Group returns from summer break ready to tackle their fourth year of Community College. Jeff is particularly focused on graduating and is just a few credits away.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2013

"Paranormal Parentage", 2/14/13: While on their way to Vicki's Halloween costume party, the study group makes a detour to Pierce's mansion when they learn he accidentally locked himself in his panic room.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2013

"Conventions Of Space And Time", 2/21/12:The study group heads to the annual Inspector Spacetime Convention. Trouble begins when the group meets up with Abed's email "pen-pal,"who's passion for Inspector Spacetime comes between Abed & Tony. HD Version

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Air date: Feb 28, 2013

"Alternative History Of The German Invasion", 2/28/13: After losing out in registration for "The History of Ice Cream," the study group begins their European History class with Professor Noel Cornwallis.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2013

"Cooperative Escapism In Familial Relations", 3/7/13: The study group heads to Shirley's for a Bennett-filled thanksgiving, which is so awkward that they immediately begin plotting their escape.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2013

To bolster Greendale's application for a McGuffin Neurological Institute grant to research 'Changnesia', Dean Pelton enlists Abed to make a documentary.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2013

Dean Pelton tries to lure a wealthy student to Greendale and uses Jeff, Britta and Annie in his recruitment efforts, upsetting Pierce. Elsewhere, Abed starts a fraternity; Shirley shines in a phys-ed class while Troy struggles.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2013

Britta protests the dean's Sadie Hawkins dance by organizing a competing Sophie B. Hawkins soirée, but she doesn't realize she's honoring the wrong woman.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2013

"Introduction To Felt Surrogacy", 4/11/13: The study group takes a wild balloon ride that crash lands in the woods and they end up spending some quality time together with a friendly mountain man. HD Version

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Air date: Apr 18, 2013

"Into To Knots", 4/18/13: Jeff organizes a lovely holiday gathering at his apartment but Annie secretly invites Professor Cornwallis, to get in his good graces. HD Version

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The fourth series of "Community" finds Jeff (Joel McHale) determined to graduate early, while Abed (Danny Pudi) remains firmly rooted in his "happy place" (a sitcom version of Greendale in which the study group starts anew as freshmen). Elsewhere, Troy (Donald Glover) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) clash over a tradition that normally takes place on the first day of school, and Annie (Alison Brie) becomes worried that she hasn't made as much emotional progress as the rest of the group during her time at school.

Critic Reviews for Community Season 4

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (13)

In its final -- and they will be final -- episodes, Community isn't terrible. It's just terribly pointless.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Still defiantly Community, still good and still uninterested in adding new viewers.

Feb 6, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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The worst thing that can befall a show happened: they made a puppet episode. And then they went and made the puppet show a musical.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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It's become a jukebox musical version of itself, endlessly spinning its greatest hits to a crowd that grows smaller and smaller until it finally disappears.

Feb 7, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's incredibly strange watching Community play it so safe... Community can't quite seem to remember how to be a regular sitcom without resorting to being a typical sitcom. There's a difference, I think.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It echoed the way things used to be, but in a perverse way that suggested the damage done might be irreparable.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

But it's Community without the edge, characters going through the comedic motions without much emotion or conflict to ground it in.

Feb 14, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The real stewards of this season are the cast. Even Chevy Chase, who slagged off the show during and after his time on it, is on form for the parts of the season where he actually shows up.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

By and large amiable and interesting -- if oftentimes frustrating.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It's safe to say that if Community does go out with season 4, it won't go out with a whimper, but with a bang.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The weakest season of the show, for sure, but on the whole it wasn't as bad as I originally feared... This one's amusing enough to qualify as a win.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The humor is broader, the situations more generic, and less laughs are being had... But with the problems, Season 4 also brings about much excitement.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Community: Season 4

  • Aug 28, 2020
    Ok first of all this show has become some weird cartoon/musical delusion. The first few seasons were great, but now it's just weird. Also, am I the only one that is bothered that Chevy chase has spent the past 3 seasons being portrayed as extremely racist and uncouth and now is being let go from the cast for A racial comment? Ok, Totally not acceptable but your network/writing has made his character be such a racist prick for 3 seasons and now you release him for a comment he makes when he is not comfortable doing a particular scene. Just seems like you have been prepping him for failure. His friends on air can forgive so much racism with out even an apology but his real life coworkers can't look past his poor comment? Practice what you preach Community!!!
  • Aug 08, 2020
    (all seasons) The subversive humour of the first three seasons, along with the great cast and character chemistry are what makes "Community". The fourth season just feels off, slightly forced even, and the show never fully recovers after that. Its formula - the episodes' identical structure - is increasingly obvious during those last seasons, which, unaided by the cast changes, don't feel that natural. The challenging, original, thought-provoking first three seasons are what "Community" should be lauded for.
  • Aug 07, 2020
    Alright. Sticking with COMMUNITY season 4 is shows a creative team with a little more focus, not swinging widely or experimenting too much with stories. This is probably because of the reduced number of episode. The cast and characters are all as well-adjusted as they were in the first few seasons, but the stories show how they've learned more about one another, grown and become a more cohesive group.
  • Jul 24, 2020
    The gas leak year is okay but it's still the gas leak year
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Obviously feels very different but not all around terrible
  • May 29, 2020
    An unpopular season among fans for historical reasons, but still an exceptional season which kept the heart and spirit of the show. The highs aren't as high as the best episodes of season 3, but a couple of misses nonwithstanding the overall standard is as exceptional as Community is, the actors still doing amazing jobs and the writing still dense with wit.
  • May 26, 2020
    The final episode was kinda lame it wasn't bad but compared to the others it was weaker but if they ended it on Heroic Origins the finale would have been much MUCH better
  • May 26, 2020
    You can definitely feel the absence of Dan Harmon. I watched worse shows so it's not horrible it's just the gas leak year.
  • May 11, 2020
    Terrible. Not funny and almost unwatchable
  • May 09, 2020
    While not the best season of community, this season is still good and better than many other shows on tv. It tried many new ideas but tries too hard to be "community".

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