Those are just a few of the words the cast of Community use to describe the NBC comedy’s “epic” two-part finale (kicking off this Thursday at 8/7c), which is filled with Western regalia and another brutal paintball battle. I was on set for Night 1 of the season-ending shoot — with Lost‘s Josh Holloway in my direct eyeline — to chat with the Greendale gang about what to expect from the “Modern Warfare” follow-up, and guess what? It’s everything they teased above, and more.
“It’s Dean Pelton’s fault,” a pantsless, über cleavage-baring (see below exclusive video) Alison Brie told me of GCC’s latest combat. “He decides to surprise them with just another small, safe paintball game. Of course, he’s mistaken.”
Turns out, the prize for being the last man standing this time around is much more valuable than “priority class registration.” It’s $100,000 — or so the sponsor says. That means a bigger, bloodier paintier war.
“If ['Modern Warfare'] was 28 Days Later, this one is more True Grit,” teases the Changtacular Ken Jeong.
This shootout also features the mysterious Black Rider, played by the hotness known as Holloway. “He’s, like, attractive,” says Joel McHale. “Dreamy on every level.” All jokes aside, Brie confessed to some major gushing by the cast over Community‘s guest star: “We were all geeking out because we’re intense Lost fans.”
Bonus Tease | I didn’t capture this little gem on camera, but Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) told me that while Part 2 of the season finale (airing May 12) does not serve up a cliffhanger per se, “There is something that will carry into next season. There are two things in particular that people will be talking about: One involves everyone, and one only involves a certain group of people.” So get to guessing…
Watch the full set-visit video here — with lots more from the whole cast — then tell us: Can “A Fist Full of Paintballs” possibly top “Modern Warfare”?