6. “Basic Lupine Urology” on “Community”
The sometimes brilliant “Community” tends to riff on other TV shows with an almost “Simpsons”-like fervor. This concept episode took that TV spoofery to a fantastic extreme, with a full half-hour parody of “Law & Order.” All the “Law & Order” clichés were in play after someone murders Annie’s sweet potato biology experiment. Troy and Abed were the cops with bad one-liners, Britta was the forensics nerd, and Annie and Jeff were lawyers. In the criminal justice system, laughs need to be had.