I still hold the opinion that Community is the funniest show on TV. I geek out about it. Lots of nerd humor, a minor man crush on Joel McHale, and the beautiful Alison Brie to neutralize that burn.
But even more than that, the internet and the detective work of Curt Neill has discovered the true reason this show hold such a special place in my heart. When you look at the facts Community is really Save By The Bell: The New New New Class.
Zack = Jeff
The Coolest Guy in School. Selfish, cocky, sarcastic. Always makes huge mistakes but somehow makes up for it by the end of the episode.
Kelly = Annie
The Beautiful One. Bubbly, sweet, innocent. Back and forth romance/sexual tension with the Coolest Guy in School.
Slater = Troy
The Cute Jock. Curly hair, not caucasian. Great body, always showing it off.
Jessie = Britta
The Feminist. Independent, prideful, guarded. Gets in a lot of arguments with the Coolest Guy in School.
Screech = Abed
The Weirdo. Scrawny, weird voice, encyclopedic knowledge. Very awkward in social situations. (I think brown JLC is waaay cooler than Screech)
Lisa = Shirley
The Sassy Gossip Queen. Very talkative, quick with comebacks, likes to gossip. (my observation)
Mr. Belding = Pierce
The Older Guy. Always taken advantage of, un-hip yet still loveable.