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'Community' interview: Jim Rash on why body-switching to break-up Britta and Troy in 'Basic Human Anatomy'

Ah "Community" ... Even in an episode that affirms the life partnership of Troy and Abed, another relationship must fail. While "Basic Human Anatomy" did see the bittersweet ending to the yearlong (happy anniversary?) Troy-Britta coupling, at least the show tore them apart with flair. We interviewed Jim Rash -- who did double duty as Dean Pelton and the writer of this episode -- about how body-switching was the right way to close this chapter of "Community."Why did you use body-switching to end things between Troy and Britta?Jim Rash: We realized this was a great opportunity, because the main focus of this was Troy and Britta. And that was sort of the thing that we knew we wanted to accomplish, to deal with their relationship. This just felt like a great way to do it and also give it that "Community" version -- a realistic way of doing a body-switching story. Where reality was... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/04/community-interview-jim-rash-on-why-body-switching-to-break-up-britta-and-troy-in-basic-human-anatom.html

'Community's' Jim Rash Talks Writing 'Freaky Friday' Episode, Getting Revenge on Joel McHale

Jim Rash hasn't let his Oscar for co-writing "The Descendants" go to his head. Read More... //www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/communitys-jim-rash-talks-writing-freaky-friday-episode-getting-revenge-joel-mchale-8789

'Community' interview: Jim Rash previews his body-switching episode, 'Basic Human Anatomy'

It's not a secret that "Community" actor Jim Rash is also a writer -- he has an Oscar for co-writing "The Descendants" and has a new film, "The Way, Way Back," out now. But "Basic Human Anatomy," airing Thursday (April 25) is Rash's first foray into television writing. We talked to the man behind both this script and Dean Pelton about how he came to write his body-switching episode.When did the idea for you to write a "Community" episode first happen?Jim Rash: My recollection is between Seasons 3 and 4. You know, over our hiatus. Not so much the idea like "You should write one!" It was just kind of thrown out there [as] ... a possibility down the road. And then as we got into the season, that opportunity sort of came up again. And I was like, "Absolutely! Of course!" As soon as you say that, you start stressing. Because that means... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/04/community-interview-jim-rash-previews-his-body-switching-episode-basic-human-anatomy.html

Community Season 4 Episode 11 “Basic Human Anatomy”

Community "Basic Human Anatomy" Season 4 episode 11 airs Thursday, April 25 2013 on NBC (8-8:30 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Community Season 4 Episode 11 "Basic Human Anatomy" – When Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) learn that Leonard (Richard Erdman) is actually holding the spot as the class valedictorian, they join forces to bring him down. Meanwhile, Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) reminisce about one of their favorite body switching films and when they inadvertently re-enact a critical scene, things start becoming a little funky at Greendale. Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash also star. READ MORE...

Community: Jim Rash Previews Troy and Abed's Surprisingly Emotional Body Swap

After a long wait, Jim Rash has finally brought his other talent to the set of Community (the first being his amaze-dean drag impersonations as Greendale's Dean Pelton). Rash, who won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for 2011's The Descendants , penned this week's especially kooky episode "Basic Human Anatomy," in which Troy ( Donald Glover ) and Abed ( Danny Pudi ) swap bodies a la Freaky Friday . Sounds pretty great, right? Wrong, it sounds amazing and is a must-see for even the most disillusioned Community fans. //www.tvguide.com/News/Community-Jim-Rash-Troy-Abed-Body-Swap-Basic-Human-Anatomy-1064550.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Community' video: Check out the cast as puppets in 'Intro to Felt Surrogacy'

"Community" is going to have a puppet episode. And why not? The show has already used animation (stop-motion and anime) as well as a video game to tell its stories. Using puppets in this week's episode, "Intro to Felt Surrogacy" is a perfectly logical next step -- within the pseudo-logic of "Community," that is.Check out these two videos to preview the puppets in action.The first of the videos is a bit of a teaser promo. In it, the study group sits around a fire -- as puppets, of course -- as Britta (a puppet looking like Gillian Jacobs) comments on the softness of Annie's (a puppet looking like Alison Brie) fake skin. There is probably a context of some sort for this. But don't look for it in the video.Up next is a video that features Pierce (a puppet looking like Chevy Chase) confessing -- in song -- a deep, dark secret.If you don't understand... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/04/community-video-check-out-the-cast-as-puppets-in-intro-to-felt-surrogacy.html

'Community' Puppet Episode Sneak Peek: The Gang Gets 'Felt Up' (Exclusive Video)

NBC's "Community" has tackled different dimensions, it has gone Western and we've seen the study group go animated, among other things. But, the series is taking the crew in a whole new direction with Thursday's puppet episode. Read More... //www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/community-teasers-gang-gets-felt-exclusive-video-84726