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Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas 

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When Abed wakes up to discover that everything is in stop motion animation, Professor Duncan and the study group help him try to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Director:

Duke Johnson

Writers:

Dan Harmon (created by), Dino Stamatopoulos | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Joel McHale ... Jeff Winger (voice)
Gillian Jacobs ... Britta Perry (voice)
Danny Pudi ... Abed Nadir (voice)
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Shirley Bennett (voice)
Alison Brie ... Annie Edison (voice)
Donald Glover ... Troy Barnes (voice)
Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang (voice)
Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne (voice)
John Oliver ... Professor Ian Duncan (voice)
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton (voice)
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Storyline

When Abed wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff and Britta become growingly concerned about Abed's mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan. The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed's winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed's madness. Written by NBC Publicity

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The method of teleportation employed by Duncan and Troy is a reference to British children's TV show Rentaghost (1976) See more »

Goofs

Professor Duncan, during a flashback to his 10th Christmas, Professor Duncan says that he is seeing them in their flat on 52nd Street in Islington. There is no 52nd Street in Islington. See more »

Quotes

Professor Ian Duncan: Abed, how many fingers am I holding up, and more importantly, are they still made of clay?
Abed Nadir: Three, and I told you, it's not clay. We're silicone bodies with ball-and-socket armatures.
Professor Ian Duncan: Very interesting, and publishable.
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Connections

References Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Sad Quick Christmas Song
(uncredited)
Written by Ludwig Göransson
Performed by Danny Pudi
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Well... impeccable.
12 December 2010 | by albertopereiraSee all my reviews

This episode is a great tribute to the classics Christmas specials that we've all seen in our childhood; Romeo Muller's classics of course - "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "The Little Drummer Boy" or "Frosty the Snowman". The explicit reference to Rudolph, the Stop Motion shape, the narrative, and even the name of the episode follows that direction. And the feeling it's the same while watching "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas": the extreme empathy with the main character while it searches for something with the aid of friends, and the emotions follow the up's and down's right until the end, the peak of the flow. Structured in the classic three acts (like Muller's), the episode, like other episodes that are tributes or explicitly refer to some idiosyncrasies of TV shows (Cooperative Calligraphy for instance, the bottle episode), explores that references through Abed, many times the voice of the writers in the show. All in all, impeccable cinema.


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