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McHale is the king of snark, which made him the perfect choice for prickly, self-obsessed Jeff Winger. But here's the surprise: As Jeff continued to…

Image Credit: Chris Haston/NBCAfter last night’s episode of Community, I’ll be the first — and possibly only person — to say it: I’d be okay with Shirley and Chang being a couple. Gross!!!

I know, it’s a super weird and troubling idea (like the Period Fairy). She’s a religious, kind-hearted woman and he’s … Chang. But I assure you that I’m not on drugs. (After the group’s ultra-effective drug prevention program we saw last night, I could never!) This is something I’ve thought long and hard about after last night’s episode in which Chang showed more human colors by stepping in to save the show after Pierce screwed it up. (“Dissssapppointed?”) And he got a black eye on the process.

Until last night, Chang had been riding the wave reserved for every TV show’s crazy character. He’d pop in to say something mildly funny and relatively annoying. He could be in a scene or not without any major consequence to the dynamic. But last night showed Chang at his best. Plus, how could you not have a little more love for him after finding out he still makes mix tapes (that contain the music of Johnny Gill, no less!).

So I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’d throw some support behind this pairing. Wait, that’s too strong. Jeff + manly facial scruff — that’s a pair I support. Let’s try this again: I would not longer retch at the idea of this pairing. (Much better.)

What about you, PopWatchers? Like Troy with a front stinger, would you be confident his pairing would work? And what did you think of last night’s episode of Community? (Did you love Jeff’s Cool Cat memorial portrait?) Nominate the best lines in comments!

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McHale is the king of snark, which made him the perfect choice for prickly, self-obsessed Jeff Winger. But here's the surprise: As Jeff continued to…
Community
Joel McHale and Alison Brie star in this comedy about a community college study group that turns into a surrogate family.
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