Sing it with us, Community fans: “Troy and Abed as de-tec-tives!”
That’s what you can expect from tonight’s Law & Order homage episode, one that series star Danny Pudi told LA TV Insider Examiner was one of his favorite storylines of the entire third season– right up there with the multiple timelines and taking Annie (Alison Brie) into the Dreamatorium.
Click here for LA TV Insider Examiner’s preview of “Basic Lupine Urology.”
“It is actually my favorite ensemble episode, where everybody is doing something really fun and interesting,” Pudi previewed.
“There’s a crime committed in the biology classroom, and the study group takes it upon themselves to find out who is the culprit, and we do it in the style of Law & Order, so “Chung, chung!” We go full out, just as we did with paintball or the space bus or anything that was weird.”
Pudi pointed to an interrogation scene in which Abed, Troy (Donald Glover), and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) take a little break to confer with each other as his favorite moment in the jam-packed genre episode. And yes, the group manages to actually solve the crime, which is an added bonus.
But network dramas are known for ending on cliffhangers, and “Basic Lupine Urology” fully embraces the format and does so, as well, killing off a character just before the show fades to, well, not black but their infamous tags.
“It was great because it definitely gave us a taste of what it was like to really be on a drama…like LOST, where you get these final pages, and you get the last scene, and you read to see ‘Who is it? Who is it? Who is it!? Oh my gosh!'” Pudi said.
Though NBC has already released spoiler-filled images of the deceased, we didn’t want to spoil the surprise for fans, so we asked Pudi to tease just what it is about the dearly departed that he– and Abed himself– will miss:
“I will say it’s someone we’ve grown to love and appreciate at Greendale. Definitely grown to love,” Pudi laughed.
And what genre or format homage would Pudi love to see, should Community come back next year?
“Black and white film noir would be interesting!” Pudi considered. “Or maybe we do a sort of Memento-ish episode where everything is backwards…I don’t know; the writers are so creative, and Dan Harmon, I’m sure, has a million more ideas that are more plausible, so I leave it on them to think of a fun format!”
Community airs on Thursday nights at 8pm, only on NBC. “Basic Lupine Urology” airs on April 26th 2012. What do you hope to see Community tackle next? Sound off in the comments below!
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