Last season on Community Abed (Danny Pudi) took his love of all things pop culture a step farther than most. In “Critical Film Studies,” an episode that was kind of one big misdirect as NBC kept hyping a Pulp Fiction birthday extravaganza when the “real” party was a much more low-key dinner for two ala Dinner for Andre, we learned that Abed had yet another side adventure– this time one we didn’t get to see– and this time one that took him right out here to Los Angeles, to the set of the ABC comedy Cougar Town. It was a hit with fans, especially when we learned later in the television season that it wasn’t just a glib remark. Abed– and Pudi– did pop up in the first half of the two-part Cougar Town season finale, and two actors from that series (Dan Byrd and Busy Philipps) reciprocated, popping up at the paintball-drenched Greendale in “For A Few Paintballs More.” It was such a hit that now it appears they are doing it again.
AOL learned late last night that Community (again, and Abed) will be keeping it in the NBC family this time, crossing over with fan favorite Chuck. It’s a nerd’s wet dream!
Pudi and Chuck series star Zachary Levi are pals, and Pudi even appeared on a panel at Levi’s inaugural Nerd HQ convention this summer during Comic Con down in San Diego. It seems the cross-over will only be a cameo right now, as Chuck is filming its final episodes in Los Angeles right now and will probably not want to overshadow their own great, independent moments with a stunt.
LA TV Insider Examiner couldn’t get confirmation just yet on whether or not Levi (or any of his castmates) will complete the cross-over event and pop up on the Greendale campus, but as soon as we hear we will update you! And for the record, we think it would be brilliant if there was a whole other story going on in the background (ala Abed delivering the baby in season two) that sees just about every Chuck character carrying out a spy mission while the study group, and of course the Dean, is completely unaware. So, you know, Dan Harmon, call us!
Our minds are running wild with the possibilities of what this could be; are yours? Sound off in the comments below with whether or not you think thi is a good idea and where you want to see Pudi…err, we mean “Abed” pop up!
Community returns to NBC on September 22nd, while Chuck doesn’t premiere until October 21st. But this news has us more than excited already.
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