The Unplugg’d Staff formed a study group to create this definitive list of the quirkiest, quippiest, and quackiest characters from Dan Harmon’s cult classic. Pop pop!

(NBC / Sony TV)

For a show that’s had its fair share of ups and downs, Community sure seems to be returning into the cultural zeitgeist with a fervor.

Back in September, the oddball comedy celebrated its tenth anniversary after premiering on NBC in 2009. The majority of the cast came back together at an event put on by Vulture to talk about what made the show, with two notable exceptions being Chevy Chase (who had a very public, drawn-out beef with showrunner Dan Harmon) and Donald Glover (who, presumably, was way too cool for Community at this point in time).

It was heart-warming…

Battles with cancer haven’t stopped the Clubhouse frontman from chasing his passion for music. Bryce Phillips talked with Max on his worldview, career, and subsequent move to the City of Angels

(Photo via Max Reichert / Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

Death is inevitable.

For me, simply writing that line scares the shit out of me. But for Max Reichert, contemplation became reality the moment he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his early 20s. While most college students were reading Emily Dickinson and having their first existential crisis thinking about when Death and His Carriage will ride into their life, he was wondering if each conversation would be his last opportunity to voice things unspoken. …

Unplugg’d Staff Writer Bryce Phillips reflects on the one-year anniversary of Miller’s passing and the legacy his final album left

(Mac Miller / People Magazie. Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

I’ve been thinking about Mac Miller a lot this week.

Whether that is due to the release of Rayland Baxter’s Good Mmorning tribute album to Miller, the one year anniversary of his Swimming album, or the recent death of my grandma, I couldn’t tell you. The recently-passed one year anniversary of his last album has put him back into the mainstream consciousness, but for a portion of people, he has never left. His life and death still offer a reminder of the fleeting nature of life, as well as the delicate balance between beauty and ugliness.

I am not going…

In just one of many blockbuster trades of this NBA offseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. As this is clearly an indication that the Thunder are looking to get younger and rebuild through the draft, the question lingers: where should GM Presti start scouting first?

(Keith Allison / Oklahoma Magazine. Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

In today’s NBA, it is nearly impossible to go through a yearly news cycle without listening to debates on tanking, how to go about rebuilding a team, and the risk/reward of trading an established star for future assets.

When mentioning assets, it’s hard to ignore that the Thunder got a classroom full of them through their blockbuster trades. With swap rights, protected picks, and other NBA Draft mumbo-jumbo, it can be confusing for casual fans to understand what OKC is receiving. Thankfully, Reddit user u/CyclopsInc cut through the madness and simplified the Thunder’s final loot crate. …

Today, the USWNT celebrates their dominant World Cup win in front of a massive New York City crowd, yet not everyone has decided to join in the festivities. Therefore, UNPLUGG’D Staff Writer Bryce Phillips decided to call some folks out on their BS

(USWNT / Twitter. Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

On Sunday, the United States Women’s National Team won their fourth World Cup title, beating the Netherlands 2–0. The game was an exciting end to a strong tournament that has many rethinking the landscape of women’s soccer on the club level even after World Cup Fever dies down.

While the dust is settling on the US Women’s second straight World Cup win, the internet police has uncovered a scandal of the highest order: the USWNT publicly celebrating their achievements.

As the Daily Mail points out in their article, “World rolls its eyes as ‘cocky’ US team proclaim their own “GREATNESS”…

In the age of binge-watching, it’s not often a television event can bring as many people together as ‘Game of Thrones’ did. Bryce Phillips writes on why we should enjoy the show’s journey through the lens of its creators and not let its memory fade

(HBO / Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

I have always been a fan of the Matthew Dellavedovas of the world.Those overlooked people whom the success of the group would not be possible without.

(Without Delly, Lebron does not bring a ring to Cleveland. Fight me, sports “experts.”)

HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is a showcase of the underappreciated people that kept Thrones afloat. I am thankful to HBO for pulling back the curtain and allowing viewers to see life behind the scenes. Particularly within the larger-than-life world of Thrones, there is something poetic when Deborah Riley, production designer, states, “We’re quite shy people, we just…

After the Americans routed Thailand 13–0, armchair critics poured in their thoughts on all over the interwebs. Bryce Phillips writes on the dynamics of coaching and why we should enjoy the stellar performance of Football’s Finest

(Alex Morgan & Megan Rapinoe by Jamie Smed / CC BY 2.0. Photo Illustration by Nathan Graber-Lipperman)

It’s 9 a.m. Saturday morning and your five players are loading onto the bus with the sleep still in their eyes. With your record currently sitting at 0–5 and an hour-long bus ride ahead, energy is expectedly low. Being freshmen basketball, few details are known about the upcoming opponents except for the fact that the school’s website lists them as being 4–1. I would be safe in saying that the outlook for Ben Affleck as Batman was more gracious than the one for this game.

Throughout the bus ride, two players remain in a heated discussion about Riverdale, two pick…

Bryce Phillips

Writer for Unplugg’d. Teacher. Coach. The Cooligans once referred to me as Dr. Gully.

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