[1] The show placed third in its timeslot and ninth for the night. ... "Cooperative Polygraphy… “Cooperative Polygraphy” is a bottle episode, with the entire episode, excluding the tag, taking place in the library study room, a primary set for the series. The event was organised in aid of the charities World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods, and was attended by almost the enitre original cast, including Donald … During the session, the group is asked a series of personal questions that reveal selfish things they have done, such as Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) using Jeff's (Joel McHale) Netflix account without his permission, Abed hiding GPS tracking devices on everyone to track their locations, and Annie (Alison Brie) having slipped the members of the group pills in order to make them more alert for studying. Troy decides to accept the offer, leaving the rest of the group, particularly Abed, in shock. This is one of the greatest episodes of the series. "Repilot" showed us that Greendale could open its doors again, "Introduction to Teaching" showed us how the show could be given new life, and "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics" (aka "Intro to Butt Banking") showed us that Season 5 could handle a stunt episode. View production, box office, & company info, The Darkest Timeline with Ken Jeong & Joel McHale: BONUS EPISODE. During the credits, Mr. Stone has become intoxicated after joining the group at a bar. Dan Harmon was the narrator and the main cast reprised their roles. Guest star Walton Goggins was unable to attend and so his role as Mr. Stone was recast with actor Pedro Pascal taking over the part. Club gave the episode an A, saying the episode was "easily the best episode of the show since the third season and maybe even since that magical stretch around the midpoint of season two. "Cooperative Polygraphy" is the fourth episode of the fifth season of Community, and the 88th episode overall in the series. As each member is forced to reveal secrets, they begin to fight with each other. After rambling about his aspirations, he reveals that Pierce died of dehydration while collecting the sperm samples he gave to the group. We've highlighted the actors starring in multiple movies and shows nominated for Golden Globes in 2021. And once again gives a lesson about accepting and forgiving. Oh, and I laughed. Posted on May 24, 2020 May 24, 2020 by aussiemoose (image courtesy Dan Harmon Productions) Troy is given the most exceptional bequest: Pierce's share of Hawthorne Wipes, valued at over $14 million, which Troy will receive after he fulfills a stipulation to sail around the world in Pierce's boat. Chevy Chase will not reprise his role as Pierce Hawthorne because [ Spoiler (click to open) ] “Cooperative Polygraphy” takes place after Pierce’s death. The group members repeatedly become tense and confrontational over these revelations. End of story. The name of Pierce's boat, Childish Tycoon, is a nod to Glover's stage name, Childish Gambino. Find movie and film cast and crew information for Community : Cooperative Polygraphy (2014) - Tristram Shapeero, Joe Russo on AllMovie It's an episode that contains ample amounts of both the laughs and the deeply felt emotional core that make this show work so well at its best... [It's] also wildly, wildly funny. This was Community at its finest no matter what part of its timeline you're talking about, a shoestring-budget masterpiece that maximized a simple premise to highlight the series' biggest strength: the bonds between the study group that make them a surrogate family for each other. This episode introduces a plot line to explain Donald Glover's leaving the show. This FAQ is empty. [2] The subplot with Troy can be viewed as an overall metaphor for Glover's rocket-trajectory career track. The session concludes with Pierce's final words to each group member, which are mostly heartfelt, positive, and uplifting, with the exception of Jeff (to whom Pierce makes one final accusation of closeted homosexuality) and Abed (to whom Pierce simply says “nothing you ever said made any sense to me”). The subplot with Troy can be viewed as an overall metaphor for Glover's rocket-trajectory career track. • The cast won’t be reading a new script, instead they will be doing a reading season 5, episode 4: “Cooperative Polygraphy” • Donald Glover is set to reprise his role as Troy Barnes. "Cooperative Polygraphy" Was A Brilliant Choice For The Community Reunion Table Becca Newton at May 26, 2020 3:00 pm . After Pierce's unexpected passing, a team of investigators headed by the no-nonsense Mr. Stone arrives at Greendale to subject the study group to lie detector tests before they can be considered for distributions under the will. "[5] Eric Goldman of IGN gave the episode a rating of 9 out of 10, saying "Another great Season 5 episode [...] managed to feel like an effective spiritual sequel to both “Cooperative Calligraphy” and “Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking” the latter, the episode where Pierce acted like he was dying and first gave “bequeathments.” Completely dialogue-driven, it delivered a funny and involving scenario, incorporating Pierce's voice into the group one last time, even without Pierce present. Dan Harmon and the cast of Community (plus Pedro Pascal) do a table read of season 5 episode 4 "Cooperative Polygraphy" over a zoom call while quarantined. Series stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and Donald Glover will join creator Dan Harmon to read the Season 5 episode … You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The Cast of Community Reunites for Table Read #stayhome #withme. The cast was asked what their characters would be doing while in quarantine and, unsurprisingly, Yvette Nicole Brown revealed that Shirley would be baking, while Joel McHale said that Jeff Winger would be all the way in Vietnam making a show with Elroy (Keith David). Which is what made Community Season 5 Episode 4 the perfect tribute to Pierce – from weirdo religious cult to gross-out semen jokes, the episode played with Pierce as a concept, and served as a reminder to me of just how damned funny that concept was. 38 of 38 people found this review helpful. Emily VanDerWerff of The A.V. Community cast re-enact episode “Cooperative Polygraphy” for a good cause. With Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Donald Glover. It also resolves the character arc of Pierce, played by Chevy Chase who left the show after the previous season. Glover joined the show’s creator Dan Harmon and core cast members Pudi, Alison Brie, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong … In the table read, series stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, Donald Glover, and Ken Jeong joined creator Dan Harmon for a … They eventually begin revealing other group members' secrets in an attempt to shift attention from themselves. It's the most expensive one. All are bequeathed gifts from Pierce, including a tiara for Annie, a used iPod for Britta (Gillian Jacobs), access to Pierce's Florida timeshare for Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and her family, a bottle of top-shelf scotch for Jeff, and frozen samples of Pierce's sperm for everyone. [1], Despite low ratings, the episode received critical acclaim. And also revives a great character that i thought was starting to be forgotten, Pierce. Was this review helpful to you? This episode was chosen for a 2020 benefit table read where the cast and Dan Harmon reunited over video conferencing to raise money for the COVID-19 pandemic. When they try to blame Pierce for setting them up, Mr. Stone points out that "Pierce" had not posed them any questions in a long time. You move it by blowing into this tube here. "[8], The Cast of Community Reunites for Table Read #stayhome #withme, "Thursday Final Ratings: 'American Idol' Adjusted Up; No Adjustments for 'The Michael J. Not only that, but the fact that the whole episode is set around a table comes to show the geniality of the writers. [3] The main cast all participated in the table read; however, due to scheduling conflicts, Walton Goggins was unable to participate, and his role was filled instead by Pedro Pascal. The “Community” cast reunited for a live table read of the Season 5 episode “Cooperative Polygraphy” on Monday, giving fans everywhere a nice treat while we’re all stuck in quarantine and raising money for coronavirus relief charities in the process. Pierce's will stipulates that, no matter the apparent cause of his death, the group must undergo a polygraph examination as part of a private inquest to determine if any member of the group murdered him. Made me laugh harder than i ever had during the previous season. Add the first question. "[7], Tim Surette of TV.com also praised the episode, calling it "one heck of a great episode of Community, and the best of the revitalized Season 5. Fox Show' or 'Community, "Community "Cooperative Polygraphy" Review: Lies, Lies, Lies YEAH! (16 Jan 2014). The cast will be reading the script for the Community Season 5 episode "Cooperative Polygraphy," in which the main characters of Jeff (McHale), Britta (Jacobs), Abed (Pudi), Shirley (Brown), Annie (Brie) and Troy (Glover) are made to take an extensive group lie detector test following the death of Pierce Hawthorne, played by Chevy Chase (who will evidently not be taking part himself) so they … But "Cooperative Polygraphy"? Use the HTML below. He was reading the final bequeathments of Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase). The episode received critical acclaim; however, the episode saw a ratings drop, with 3.07 million viewers watching.[1]. Take a look back at the TV series that took home Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series in the categories of Drama and Comedy. [...] There probably was no better way to remember the oft-awful character than with a polygraph machine, Walton Goggins and one last Pierce-inspired fight. Directed by Tristram Shapeero. The name of Pierce's boat, Childish Tycoon, is a nod to Glover's stage name, Childish Gambino. A lot! For those who need a friendly reminder, "Cooperative Polygraphy" took place … Humans Beings, the cast of … This episode introduces a plot line to explain Donald Glover's leaving the show. The episode originally aired on January 16, 2014 on NBC. The early fifth season episode, "Cooperative Polygraphy," follows up on the earlier revelation that Hawthorne died. ‘The First Time’ With Joel McHale McHale joins the rest of the cast of ‘Community’ to read the episode “Cooperative Polygraphy” in an effort to raise money for COVID-19 relief Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? 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"[2], Laurel Brown of Zap2it called the episode "a ridiculous, talkative and surprisingly touching tribute. “I want to see if those wiener dogs are born that way, or if they start off normal, and then get wiener.”— Troy “If anything, this chair makes me more than human. The “Community” cast reunited for a live table read of the Season 5 episode “Cooperative Polygraphy” on Monday, giving fans everywhere a nice treat while we’re all stuck in quarantine and raising money for coronavirus relief charities in the process. Ratingswise, the episode pulled in 4.89 million total viewers in the fast overnights, with a 2.1 rating/6 share in the 18-49 demo. [4], The episode saw a significant drop in ratings from the previous episode, with 3.07 million American viewers watching and attaining an 18–49 rating/share of 1.1/4. The executor of Hawthorne's will drunkenly reveals that Hawthorne died from the severe dehydration he incurred by "preparing" a … With Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown. Title: Pierce was supposed to do this for his father but never did, causing him lifelong regret, and he believes the experience will help Troy discover who he truly is. In the episode, the study group faces a polygraph test as a group as part of Pierce's will. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Gave it a 10/10. However, after a speech from Jeff, they decide to stick it out, as they will each receive a bequest upon the session's completion. It was written by Alex Rubens and directed by Tristram Shapeero. It also resolves the character arc of Pierce, played by Chevy Chase who left the show after the previous season. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Dan Harmon, the creator and producer of Community reunited almost the entire cast of the show to do a table read of “Cooperative Polygraphy”, the fourth episode of the show’s fifth season. On the ‘Community’ cast reunion which saw a table reading for season 5 episode 4, ‘Cooperative Polygraphy’, Pedro Pascal of ‘Narcos’ fame, filling in for Walton Goggins' Mr. Stone, absolutely lost his s*** and ended up laughing for way too long. Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. In attendance were Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Jim Rash, and theme composer Keith Slettedahl. The cast of Community reunited post-table read filming for a very special episode of The Darkest Timeline with Ken Jeong & Joel McHale. Directed by Jim Rash. Cooperative Polygraphy The title is a reference to "Cooperative Calligraphy", another bottle episode set in the study room. 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