The return of Community on March 15 is my most anticipated television moment of 2012. It will have been over three months of unexpected hiatus. The show has stayed with us through viral videos, a PaleyFest appearance, and an animated web series. But nothing satisfies the addiction like Community in its pure half-hour form. I expect great things from this batch of episodes. At the PaleyFest panel, creator Dan Harmon talked about suddenly producing the episodes in a vacuum without an audience responding every Thursday. He suggested the upcoming episodes will be “different”, which is just where I like my Community. In particular, I hope to see some sharp meta-commentary about Community‘s brush with cancellation. Indeed, there is a subplot in the the March 15 episode about Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) trying to be more “normal.”
NBC has released a thrilling new trailer that hypes the return of Community on March 15, and asks the important question in life, like, “What if we purged all the weirdness from our systems?”, “What about babies?”, and of course, “How long does peyote last?” Watch it after the jump. Community returns on Thursday, March 15 at 8/7c*.
The trailer premiered by way of Joel McHale‘s day job on The Soup:
Very excited for the return of Evil Abed. And I don’t know if I’m reading to much into it, but John Goodman was sporting a pretty evil-looking goatee himself.
If you’d like to see more from the new episodes, here is a clip from the March 15 episode “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts” that features everybody’s favorite Boyz II Men song “Motownphilly”:
Here’s the synopsis for that episode:
Andre (guest star Malcolm Jamal Warner, (“The Cosby Show,” “Reed Between The Lines”) proposes that he and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) remarry and a wedding date is set. Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Annie (Alison Brie) get busy planning the wedding and Jeff (Joel McHale) prepares to give a wedding speech – while Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) get ready to be “normal” for the occasion. Meanwhile, Pierce (Chevy Chase) and Shirley pitch a sandwich shop idea to Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) for the Greendale cafeteria.
*I figure if I point out six times in this post that Community returns on March 15, I’m doing my part.