The Game Effect says, "'Early 21st Century Romanticism' was an example of one of those increasingly rare episodes that was not unfathomably absurd. For the most part normal things happened, or at least as normal as they could in the world of Community.
It‘s an episode of isolated stories all being tangentially connected. Pierce is losing his mind to painkillers that take the form of a miniature Andy Dick. Troy and Abed discover they are both interested in the same woman. Britta starts hanging out with a lesbian, because it makes her feel extra progressive. Jeff breaks up with the study group after a heated argument over the discography of the Barenaked Ladies. Also, Chang breaks a lamp with some nun-chucks. Like I said, it’s totally normal."