Ben, I've seen scattered parts of episodes of Community. I watched the full episode that you posted. Sorry, it doesn't really do anything for me.
I liked the short Uncle Jack. Have you seen The Fall? Or any of Gilliam's films from the '80s?
Is Science Fiction this era's Western? Nah. The Western is this era's Western.
Brandon, the Jonze/Arcade Fire short was okay, but I didn't fall for it hard like you did. I'm lukewarm toward it, kinda like that M.I.A. video that everyone raved about earlier this year. We should do a top ten list of all-time favorite music videos!