Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on what the season four premiere of Community, which airs October 19, will look like. According to the article, fans should expect a Hunger Games tribute, which, yes, is a reference to The Hunger Games and I will now hoist myself up the nearest flagpole by my Taylor Swift panties.
When the Greendale student records seem to be lost, the Dean (Jim Rash) stages a Hunger Games-like competition to determine enrollment in a class called The History of Ice Cream. (Which raises the question: There’s actually a class at Greendale called The History of Ice Cream? “Ice cream is something that people eat every day and they probably don’t know its origin story,” deadpans McHale. “F— you and your elitist I-don’t-need-to-know-about-my-frozen-treats-and-where-they-came-from attitude.”)
Jeff not only competes in the games, he even performs an elaborate tango with Dean Pelton, who dons multiple dresses in the episode. “He will repulse and arouse you all at once,” notes McHale. “Mostly repulse.” McHale also offers this tease about another part of the premiere: “It is an homage to something that kids in the late ’80s and early ’90s watched on Saturday mornings.” (Via)
I can hear Dan Harmon scoffing, “It should have been Battle Royale” from here.
As ever, it’s important to note that the man in a wig and a dress above, surrounded by shirtless male unicorns, won an Oscar this year.