The latest cartoon episode of Community, “G.I. Jeff,” airs on April 3. That picture up there is your first look at Joel McHale as a bazooka-toting character named “Wingman.” Below, please find Gillian Jacobs as “Buzzkill,” Yvette Nicole Brown as “Three Kids,” and Alison Brie as a buxom, laser-firing character named “Tight Ship” who appears to have been drawn to give certain corners of the Internet fanboy-related palpitations. And there’s a plot, too!
From Entertainment Weekly:
“[G.I. Joe] was something from our childhood that was very important to us and we had fond memories of it, and we thought it would be a cool way to do another animated episode,” executive producer Chris McKenna tells EW. “Like all Community episodes, it takes on a certain style. 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.”
McKenna goes on to describe the episode as “significant” in the Community world, and says that it is “a loving homage to the G.I. Joe series.” Personally, I don’t see how you can do a loving homage to G.I. Joe without having Marlon Wayans parachute to Earth from outer space, but he didn’t say that won’t be in it, so fingers crossed, I guess.