How awesome is it that "Community" will take their own spin on the classic holiday TV technique Claymation? In the Dec. 9 episode, "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas," Abed (Danny Pudi) wakes up in a Claymation Christmas universe and realizes the gang needs to rediscover the "Christmas spirit."

So through hypnosis, the gang enters Abed's unconscious where things are appropriately screwy--this is Abed's mind, mind you. That's the reason Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) is baby Jesus, Pierce (Chevy Chase) is a teddy bear, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) is a robot, and Jeff (Joel McHale) is a Jack-in-the-box in the above picture.

much like last year, "Community" started a little slowly this season, but has been knocking it out of the park with the last two episodes--"Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design" and the excellent bottle episode "Cooperative Calligraphy." Now I can't wait to see what they do with Claymation.