A sneak preview of next week’s episode of Community, “G.I. Jeff,” has appeared online and it is glorious. Inspired by the classic G.I. Joe PSAs of the 80s, “G.I. Jeff”will join the ranks of other fantastic concept Community episodes such as “Intro to Felt Surrogacy” (Puppets), “Digital Estate Planning” (8-Bit), and “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas” (Claymation). Watch the short promo teaser after the jump.
After a lukewarm fourth season due to new showrunners, Season 5 of Community continues to deliver one of the greatest come backs on television history with the welcomed return of the original showrunner and creator Dan Harmon. “G.I. Jeff” will feature each cast member as their own unique Joe, with Jeff (Joel McHale) as Wingman, Annie (Alison Brie) as Tight Ship, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) as Buzzkill, and Shirley as Three Kids. I can only imagine what Dean Pelton’s alias will be. Watch the PSA here:
Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive interview about “G.I. Jeff” with executive producer Chris McKenna who states:
“[G.I. Joe] was something from our childhood that was very important to us and we had fond memories of it, and we thought it would be a cool way to do another animated episode. Like all Community episodes, it takes on a certain style. This one has a very specific story reason for it. I don’t want to give too much away, but our characters find themselves on a Wizard of Oz-type journey through the world of G.I. Joe. … There’s a mystery that Jeff in particular has to get to the bottom of.”
Going into further detail about the episode:
“We do a typical G.I. Joe opening where G.I. Joe is battling Cobra, then something very un-G.I. Joe and something very Community happens, and it becomes this inciting incident that gets our characters in hot water in the G.I. Joe realm.”
Take a look at these sneak peak photos courtesy of NBC (click to enlarge the images):
“G.I. Jeff” was written by Dino Stamatopoulos, or as many in the Community fandom know him as
Alex “Star Burns” on the show. Stamatopoulos also co-wrote “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas.”
Which is your favorite Community concept episode?
Community will return next week with “G.I. Jeff” on Thursday, April 3 at 8/7 pm CST only on NBC.
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