Okay so now I live in a world where this is a real thing….
I’m seven shades of confused right now (which I suppose is apropos) as an epic internal geek out battle between my 7 year old self and my 30 something self are trying to determine who is more geeked that the picture above is a real thing. A real episode of community based on the GI Joe animated cartoon. I mean how fricken obscure are we trying to make this show that we are basing episodes on a cartoon from nearly 30 years ago?
Not that I’m complaining, I just simply don’t know how to process this.
“Given that knowing is half the battle, it’s about time you received more intel aboutCommunity‘s animated episode. Airing April 3, “G.I. Jeff” pays tribute to the ’80s animated series G.I. Joe, and you can take your first peek at the Study Group reimagined as figures of action in the photos above and below: There’s Jeff (Joel McHale) as Wingman (yes, he has a backpack with wings), Annie (Alison Brie) as Tight Ship, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) as Buzzkill, and Shirley as Three Kids.”
This is like some random dream mash up that I had but is actually a real thing. What is left for this show?
Noticeable by his absence in the article of course is everyone’s favorite mental patient to be Abed. He’s emotionally detached, can’t relate to people…I’m thinking Snake Eyes is the best fit for him!
And yes I know the characters listed aren’t exactly lining up with true Joe/Cobra counterparts but lets do the rest of the main cast. Maybe Hickey can be Hawk, Professor Duncan can be Major Bludd or Tomax/Xamot, Chang would be Zartan, Troy (yes Troy why can’t I bring him back for my imaginary episode?) can be Stalker…(man that wasn’t supposed to be racist I promise, but he’s friends with snake eyes and uh…likes hip hop…or something…)
I’ll be really upset if Dean Pelton doesn’t play half Destro/half Baroness…
But then who plays Cobra Commander you ask? Who can pull off that impossible combination of power and paranoia, desired but despised, well off but whiny…Pierce Hawthorn ladies and gentlemen…