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First Look at ‘Community’s’ ‘G.I. Jeff’ Animated Episode

by  in Comic News, TV News Comment

Community is no stranger to animation, with “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas” and “Digital Estate Planning” (not to mention a trio of webisodes) to its credit. As we learned in February, the beloved NBC comedy is adding one more to the list with “G.I. Jeff.” However, details about the homage to G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero have been slim, until now.

EW.com has debuted images of Jeff (Joel McHale) of Wingman, Annie (Alison Brie) as Tight Ship, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) as Buzzkill and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) as Three Kids in the style of the 1980s animated series from the April 3 episode.

“Like all Community episodes, it takes on a certain style,” executive producer Chris McKenna told the website. “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.”

Community airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.