Just one week ago, 30 Rock broke the hearts of TV critics, everyone on the Internet, and roughly four dozen viewers when it ended with a near-perfect series finale.
But tonight, those same people are rejoicing. Community, another little-watched but critically beloved NBC sitcom, is returning to our TV screens after a lengthy and tumultuous hiatus.
Both shows constantly drop pop-culture references, take place in an absurdist version of reality, and have accumulated legions of devotees. And though the two have very different styles of humor and points of view, there are some things that Community just does, well, better.
So chin up, 30 Rock fans, and dry your flurmy tears by letting Jeff, Britta, Troy, Abed, Shirley, and, for a limited time, Pierce into your heart.