We've already seen Jeff, Britta, Abed, and the rest of the Greendale gang in claymation and video game form — and later this season we'll get to see them as puppets!
NBC announced during Tuesday night's Community
PaleyFest panel in Los Angeles that the comedy would be getting its puppet on during an episode this spring. In the episode, the study group takes a wild balloon ride that crash lands in the woods and they end up spending a little time with a friendly mountain man, played by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld
As the study group recounts their adventures in the woods, which has left them all feeling a little awkward with one another (what happens in the woods stays in the woods?), Dean Pelton (Jim Rash
) encourages them to speak about their experience with the use of puppets. You can check out the puppet versions of the characters in the photo above.
The felt and foam puppets were designed and built and operated by Scott Johnson, Drew Massey, and their teams of talented builders and puppeteers. The same team was also responsible for turning David Boreanaz into a puppet for an episode of Angel
Are you excited to see Community
's puppet parade? Which puppet version do you think looks the most like the real deal? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!