I've never watched this show, but heard about the L&O parody they were going to do and watched it on Hulu this morning.
As a fan of L&O original recipe, who watched since DAY ONE, I fucking LOVED it. As others have mentioned, it was pitch-perfect, tone-perfect, everything...just PERFECT. Icing on the cake was Leslie Hendrix's ME Rodgers and Michael Fucking Ironside.
I'm SO going to watch it again and again, because I miss my show so, so much.
I've never watched Law & Order, but it's great to hear that Community got it so spot on. If you loved this episode, I'd recommend giving the show as a whole a good try. A lot of the humour in this episode was typical of the show in general, and I think the Law & Order stuff probably works even better when you know the characters, and get more of the Community inside jokes.
And chances are, they've already parodied or referenced a dozen other shows that you were crazy about.
Edited by Danny Franks, May 1, 2012 @ 12:42 PM.