‘Community’ Season 5 Trailer: How Jeff Came Home to Greendale

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NBC’s offbeat scholastic comedy Community is now over halfway to the elusive goal of six seasons and a movie, having been renewed for a fifth season with creator Dan Harmon back in the principal’s chair. Since Greendale Community College is at the heart (and in the title) of the show, this means that Jeff Winger’s time on the outside has to be cut short in order to get fan favorite actor Joel McHale back in the picture, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he has to come back as a student.

A new trailer for season 5 of Community sets up the circumstances for Jeff’s return to Greendale, as well as some of the reactions he gets (Dean Pelton is particularly tickled). If there’s one criticism to be made of this trailer, it’s that it’s hard to imagine the commercial for Jeff’s legal services failing to draw customers – who wouldn’t want a superhero for a lawyer?

Fans of the recently concluded crime show Breaking Bad will also recognize Jonathan Banks, who played Heisenberg’s colleague Mike Ehrmantraut. Perhaps playing on his best-known persona, Banks will play a criminology professor called Pat Nichols, who has been hardened by a traumatic career in the police and military. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will also guest star on Community this season, and there’s a cheeky reference to one of the show’s better-known quotes in the trailer’s intertitles.

Jeff and Pat in Community season 5 Community Season 5 Trailer: How Jeff Came Home to Greendale

Aside from Abed’s suggestion that Community‘s fifth season “could be like Scrubs season 9” (no… please, no), this teaser promises a return to what fans of Community have come to love: Abed and Troy dressing up in strange costumes. Alright, there may be more to it than that, but the sight of Donald Glover disguised as an armchair is a pretty succinct way of summing up Harmon’s brand of humor. It only makes it all the more sad that Glover will only appear in five episodes of the show during season 5.

Community‘s fourth season was something of a rough patch, after Harmon was unceremoniously booted from his showrunner position to be replaced by David Guarascio and Moses Port, followed by Chevy Chase leaving the show before filming was complete. With Harmon now reinstated, season 5 of Community is definitely going to be worth tuning in for.


Community returns to NBC on January 2nd, 2014.

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  1. You know what this trailer was? Crazy town banana pants.

    • Definitely!! and I love the show for it :)

  2. This just made my day, Complete! Thank You Mr. Harmon for returning to make Community funny again. Crazy Town Banana Pants, Indeed.

  3. Did anyone else notice that Chang was in the teachers lounge?
    Is he back teaching again this year maybe??

    • I don’t think he’s teaching again. I want him to do security again!! He was hilarious as the security guy!! But that’ll never happen after season 3 haha..

      • Yeah him as a security guard was pretty funny lol. I reckon he’ll be working at Greendale in some capacity though… maybe cafeteria or something? Last season he (Kevin) was working at Shirley’s bakery so maybe she’s kept him on??

        • I love Chang, but he was the least funny he’s been last season. He does something different each year (teacher, then student, then security guard/dictator, and finally sandwich employee) so I doubt they’ll keep him in the sandwich shop. They’re more likely to shake things up as per the norm.

  4. i know this isn’t about the show but has anyone listened to Glovers new album Because The Internet wondering if its good

    • Are you talking about his music or his standup? I’ve only heard his standup “Weirdo” which was ok, but I hear good things about his music.

      • Childish Gambino Because The Internet his music album