On Thursday's episode, the NBC comedy tries a new way of expressing itself
NBC's “Community” has tackled different dimensions, it has gone Western and we've seen the study group go animated, among other things. But, the series is taking the crew in a whole new direction with Thursday's puppet episode.
Guest starring “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander as a mountain man, the episode finds the study group taking a hot air balloon ride that crash lands in the woods. While stranded, the group has to deal with some deep feelings about each other. And Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) suggests that they express their feelings through puppets.
Get ready for a few tunes (one provided by former “The Sing-Off” judge Sara Bareilles and another co-written by “The Voice's” Adam Levine).
You may have noticed the show's push to watch the show live. We all know that the series has struggled in the ratings. And although the industry is trying to find a way for advertisers to include alternate viewing into its calculations, its isn't there yet.
So, those 20 or so “Community-related” Twitter trending topics you're seeing on Thursday nights is a result of the show's campaign to get its fans to watch “Community” live.
Watch our exclusive peeks below in which the gang gets very touchy-feely and Puppet Pierce (with Chevy Chase's voice) confesses his super dark secret.
"Community" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m./7c on NBC