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‘Community’ Launches Passionate Defense of Barenaked Ladies

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Last week the reliably brilliant NBC comedy "Community" devoted an entire episode to the subculture that plays "Dungeons & Dragons." Last night, the show set aside a few moments for a less well-known, yet equally maligned, minority: Barenaked Ladies fans.

When the study group suggested Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) speak to Pierce (Chevy Chase) about a budding painkiller addiction because Pierce listens to him, Winger replied, "Well, he also listens to the Barenaked Ladies. Go get their dumbasses to help you." What followed? Horrified gasps, defense of the band's triple-platinum status, and the pronouncement of statistics about "the most celebrated Canadian alt-rock band of the mid-'90s." BNL, who are actually on Twitter, have yet to acknowledge the shout-out.

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