Originally Posted by HayleySabin
A bit too stereotypical for my tastes. All Germans have to represent Nazis? Eh. Not my cup of tea. Been done to death. Perhaps I'm showing signs of being a sourpuss in that half of my bloodline is German, though I never seem to harp on it like I do with my Irish ancestors.
Three episodes with a Dean sighting he's appeared in drag. To the growing sensationalism of the show by season I won't credit this as a negative as long as it keeps popping up at the right time per episode. Though spacing it out wouldn't be a problem. Too much of a good thing can leave you with resentment. Family Guy should take note. Killed idk how many jokes by now.
Oh, and the return plugs to their selfish use of the Study Room was GOLD. "Come back later. We're playing Dungeons & Dragons." I marked so hard.
I didn't like the Nazi connotation for when the study group realised they were villains to others, that felt tacky and cheap. But the general gist of the Germans apparently being the villains when the moral of the episode revolved around looking at an argument/person from a different perspective was creative and smart, its a shame the study group referring to themselves as Nazis was where they went with it. Should have just left it at them realising the Germans weren't necessarily the bad guys and leave it at that.
Yeah The Dean is hilarious in any capacity and the cross dressing really should be used sparingly to maintain the allure. Like it was funny seeing him randomly venture into the Study Room in an outfit to advertise an event, because you didn't see it coming and had no idea when they'd use the gag next. Now its getting close to the territory where they feel they have to indirectly mention his love for cross dressing. His interactions with Jeff or just making gags about how inept Greendale is were often funny enough on their own so that any Dean dress gag felt like an addition to his already great lines and character.
I saw some people elsewhere not liking the D & D part because they felt it went against the message of the episode (being nice to someone who was suffering). Tbh I thought it added to the humour that Jeff was so intent on saving Neil that he'd be oblivious to hurting Leonard's feelings. That's something Parks & Rec always do well when a character will say something oblivious to how the recipient will take it, e.g April/Ann or any Jerry interaction.