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Flavorwire Staffers’ Favorite TV Episodes of 2015

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From popularizing pegging to meditating on an influential Coke ad to  pioneering self-surgery to being a horse who’s also a washed-up actor with a crushing emotional life, TV characters this year have done some exceedingly memorable things. Though we already posted Flavorwire TV Editor Alison Herman’s list of 2015’s best TV shows, this list looks to particular episodes that caught our attention with their depictions of all forms of odd triumphs and failures, beginnings, endings, and peggings. These are Flavorwire staffers’ favorite TV episodes of the year.
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‘Community’s’ Finale Ends Season 6 — and Maybe the Entire Series — on a Perfectly Sentimental Note

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By now, at the end of Season 6, Community has perfected the art of creating a finale that does double duty, working both as a season and a possible series finale. This is a necessary skill, because despite remaining optimistic, Community never knows what the future will bring. After Dan Harmon returned to bring the show back to form in Season 5, I was pretty much convinced that this was the one year it’d be a shoo-in for renewal — so, of course, it was canceled. And then it was picked up by Yahoo for a great sixth season (one that was even better than some of the NBC seasons!), which ended today, with no word on whether or not it will return. But, in accordance with Community‘s history, the finale was brilliant, layered, and emotional.
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Don’t Let Fans’ Silence Fool You — ‘Community’ Remains as Great as Ever in Season 6

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The sixth season of Community should have been its biggest and most celebrated. Long before it existed, before it was even a real possibility, it was already the subject of a joking-but-not-really-joking hashtag that began in Season 2’s “Paradigms of Human Memory,” with Abed’s passing reference to The Cape. “Six seasons and a movie” was the rallying cry of fans who believed, accurately, that Community was good enough to run for several more years, despite what NBC (and the ratings) said. And against all odds — Dan Harmon’s firing and subsequent rehiring, a gas-leak season, and even a cancellation — that sixth season did happen and is currently airing. But the fanfare around the series seems to have died down.
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