Community star Danny Pudi is one of several familiar faces pop pop-ing up on Royal Pains this season, TVGuide.com has learned.
Best known as Abed on the cult favorite comedy, Pudi will play...
Here's something you've probably never heard anyone say while watching NBC's Community: Yeah, that could happen.
And so it is this week, with an episode (8/7c) by Oscar-winning screenwriter/goofball extraordinaire Jim Rash (Dean Pelton), in which Troy and Abed go too far — what else is new — in their obsession with cheesy body-switching movies. Before you can say Freaky Friday, Troy is adopting Abed's dislocated mannerisms while Abed channels Troy's giddy swagger. Donald Glover and Danny Pudi are, as usual, a joy to watch, even if the message behind their madness is delivered with a heavy hand reflective of this uneven transitional season. And who could blame Rash for giving himself some of the best bits, as the Dean imagines he has pulled off his own body switch with his numero-uno obsession, the unamused Jeff Winger (Joel McHale).
After a long wait, Jim Rash has finally brought his other talent to the set of Community (the first being his amaze-dean drag impersonations as Greendale's Dean Pelton). Rash, who won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for 2011's The Descendants, penned this week's especially kooky episode "Basic Human Anatomy," in which Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) swap bodies a la Freaky Friday. Sounds pretty great, right? Wrong, it sounds amazing and is a must-see for even the most disillusioned Community fans.
By the end of Lost's run, perplexed fans could have used a map to help navigate who had met whom in the flashback, flash-forward and sideways worlds.
Well, the May 2 episode of NBC's Community will find Abed (Danny Pudi) with just such a map of Greendale's students — or, as he calls it, his "crazy quilt of destiny." It illustrates Abed's theory that the students are all interconnected through past encounters. "Given Abed's fascination with origin stories, it's only fitting that he would at some point try to connect the dots," Pudi says. "It's fun to see Abed research the study group's history to see how we've affected each other in the past without ever even knowing it."
The Hunger Deans. Paintball. Blanket and pillow forts. When it comes to Community, no competition is off-limits.
Therefore, we present to you the Community Abs-Off between Greendale's humble Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) and the not-so-humble Jeff Winger (Joel McHale). Let's look at the contestants: