Community‘s fourth season ratings have not been the greatest. In fact, the Halloween episode grabbed the lowest ratings the show has ever had. And while I wouldn’t preface this statement with “in response,” this is not a situation in which I’d fault the folks who run Community these days for bringing out the big guns:
All. Puppet. Episode.
In case you haven’t been any where near the internet in a while, Community is no stranger to the mixed media approach, with episodes featuring stop-motion animation, 8-bit style video game imagery, and even a foosball tournament in anime style. Frankly, it’s shocking the all-puppet episode hasn’t come up before. The episode’s conceit was revealed during the Community panel at PaleyFest, a television festival held at the Paley Center for Media. From Deadline:
An all-puppet episode featuring extensive use of the performers in puppet form will air in April and include a cameo from Jason Alexander (though not as a puppet). As the panel closed, the cast mates brought out their puppet lookalikes to revel in the moment.
So what you’re telling me is that Jason Alexander isn’t a puppet? Man. I could have sworn.
Would you guys turn in for a puppet episode? Would you do it if they confirmed a puppet Dean?
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