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The Study Group Gets Puppetized in Community’s “Intro to Felt Surrogacy”

By on March 6, 2013
A softer, more cuddly Greendale (Photo: Justin Lubin/ Sony Pictures Television/NBC)

A softer, more cuddly Greendale (Photo: Justin Lubin/ Sony Pictures Television/NBC)

Community gets a little more soft and cuddly in the episode “Intro to Felt Surrogacy,” when the study group crash-lands in the woods after a wild balloon ride and ends up making puppets in the company of a friendly mountain man (award-winning Seinfeld and Broadway star Jason Alexander), NBC announced at PaleyFest’s Community panel last night in Beverly Hills.

In the episode, which airs in April, Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) encourages the study group to recount their awkward feelings about their adventure in the woods through the use of puppets. The felt and foam creations (manufactured by Scott Johnson and Drew Massey, who most recently worked on “Warren the Ape” for MTV and “Muppets Wizard of Oz” for the Jim Henson Company) include characters Jeff (Joel McHale), Pierce (Chevy Chase), Britta (Gillian Jacobs), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), Abed (Danny Pudi), Annie (Alison Brie), Troy (Donald Glover) and Chang (Ken Jeong).

Check out the whole fuzzy cast in the promotional photo below, courtesy of NBC.

The cast of Community, in felt (Photo: Justin Lubin/ Sony Pictures Television/NBC)

The cast of Community, in felt (Photo: Justin Lubin/ Sony Pictures Television/NBC)