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Joel McHale talks about upcoming 'Community' episodes (spoiler alert)

03/20/2011 by Olivia Allin

Joel McHale and the cast of NBC'S "Community" caught up with OnTheRedCarpet.com at a PaleyFest event to talk about what's coming in future episodes (spoiler alert), how crazed the fans are and whether we will be seeing a third season of the hit show.

"People think we are doing parodies, but to me they all make organic sense for our character," McHale told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "Like Abed, Danny Pudi's character lives in a world that we don't live in so he sees the world in a different lenses."

McHale and the other cast-members admit that in an upcoming episode, Jeff (McHale) will be throwing Abed (Pudi) a "Pulp Fiction" episode where Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) will be playing the Samuel L. Jackson part.

"I get so scared to spoil stuff for the audience," "Community" creator Dan Harmon told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "But some of the stuff is already leaked so I guess I can say, its Abed's birthday and Jeff is trying to throw him a surprise party that has a pulp fiction theme."

All the stars of the show said that their work was incredibly fun and they especially liked acting out their various fantasies through the show's themed episodes. When asked how they make going to school look like such a good time, OnTheRedCarpet.com couldn't get a straight answer out of McHale.

"We are drunk most of the time," joked McHale. "At least that's the only way I get enough courage to do it. Well it's fake school you know that. We are just pretending. It's not a documentary."

The final episode of the second season will be a two-part, western-themed show involving another paintball fight, since the paintball aspect was extremely popular in a former episode.

"There might be some spurs," McHale said of the finale. "That episode there is a lot of stunts. There are a lot of flips, crashes, car crashes, thousands of gallons of paint being sprayed. It's exciting."

Many of the shows' fans were on-hand to meet the cast, who seemed very appreciative of their viewers. "There are not the number of teenage girls that "Glee" has," McHale joked to OnTheRedCarpet.com. "But ours are in really good shape. They are like Spartacus... At comicon, I felt like I was in a rock band and not the video game. It was surreal."

There is no word yet on whether the show will be renewed for a third season, but Harmon admit that he didn't think there would be when he started making the season, which is apparently why there were "zombies and spaceships and everything all over the place."

"Community" airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

UPDATE: NBC announced that "Community" would be renewed for a third season on March 17, 2011.

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