McHale’s disbarred lawyer Jeff Winger and Rash’s Dean Craig Pelton both bid farewell to the former NBC comedy in June when it ended its run on Yahoo! Screen.
Fortunately, the comedy actors had a happy reunion when they went from work colleagues to rivals on Thursday’s installment of “Lip Sync Battle,” with McHale kicking off the show with a bouncy rendition of Imagine Dragons’ “I Bet My Life.”
“I know Joel very well,” Rash then teased, saying he was “very susceptible to seduction,” before launching into a raunchy rendition of En Vogue’s “Giving Him Something He Can Feel.”
He then led McHale slowly to a chair in the middle of the stage, where he performed a sultry lap dance — much to the delight of the audience, and the shock of the former “Soup” host.
When McHale had finally recovered, he came back with an equally odd performance of Bjork’s “It’s Oh So Quiet.” Decked out in a black wig and yellow shift dress, he perfectly captured the special kind of crazy that the Icelandic singer is known for.
“Thank you for letting me shorten my career in front of you!” he told he audience, adding: “I think we just found our next sitcom.”
Meanwhile, Rash’s follow-up act was just as outrageous as his opening one when he came out in black vinyl, a fishnet top and a bleach blonde wig to transform into Pink for “So What.”
Ultimately, McHale may have been the star of “Community” but he was no match for Rash when it came to outlandish lip syncing.
“Lip Sync Battle” is hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen. The hit Spike series is executive produced by Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and Eight Million Plus Productions.
“Lip Sync Battle” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on Spike.