I Am Gary Hampton.


Classic Winger Speech

COMMUNITY SPOILERS BELOW

#sixseasonsandamovie

Community’s season three finale was tonight, and it was incredible. Really well written, great performances by the cast, and a great wrap up to the season (with a sense that it was also written as a potential series finale). Though my favorite moments happened after Jeff’s speech, it was definitely the climax of the episode and was full of the type of insight we’ve come to expect from said speeches.

I figured I’d put my typing speed to good use, so below is a transcription of tonight’s speech. Well done, Community.

Your honour, I have no closing statement because I’m throwing the case.

No, no, it’s okay. It’s fine, don’t worry. My client, Shirley Bennet – my friend for three years, she told me that it was okay. She said what I want is more important. She’s right…right? I mean, guys like me, we’ll tell you there’s no right or wrong, there’s no real truths, and as long as we all believe that, guys like me can never lose because the truth is I’m lying when I say there is no truth. The truth is…the pathetically, stupidly, inconveniently obvious truth is…helping only ourselves is bad and helping each other is good.

Now, I just wanted to get out of here, pass biology and be a lawyer again instead of helping Shirley. That was bad. And my former colleague wanted so badly to keep his rich client that he just asked me to roll over in exchange for my old job. So I guess we all walked in here pretty bad. But now, Shirley’s gone good. Shirley’s helping me.

It’s that easy. You just stop thinking about what’s good for you and start thinking about what’s good for someone else.

Then you can change the whole game with one move.

Now, if you like this idea, you can make it true by doing something good for everyone here: throw this case out of court, it’s dumb. That is all.

NBC, please allow Community the six seasons and a movie it deserves.

-gh