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Last week I participated in a conference call with Alison Brie and Danny Pudi from Community, to promote the upcoming episode titled “Intro to Political Science” which sees Eliza Coupe guest star as special agent Robin Vohlers.
It’s not secret that I’m a fan of the show so it was a privilege to sit in on another conference call with two of the show’s stars. I enjoyed listening to Pudi and Brie; it was an example of the great chemistry the cast have.
Talking about “Intro to Political Science.”
Alison Brie: Essentially Joe Biden is coming to the campus. And so the Dean is frantically trying to assemble some sort of student government. And of course Annie is super excited to run for president. And when Jeff kind of fails to help her she gets upset at him and he runs to spite her. So they get into a bit of a battle for the position of president.
Danny Pudi: Abed’s storyline is that he is doing two things actually. He is broadcasting live the election results as part of GCTV so that was fun because I got to play a news anchor for a little bit. And I’ve always been really attracted to female news anchors.
So Abed is along with Troy broadcasting live the news and the election results. But at the same time he notices that CIA is all around campus.
Alison Brie: It was – the cool thing about shooting this episode was I think at first we thought it was going to be very similar to the debate episode from last season which also featured Annie and Jeff. And then as we were shooting and as we were kind of getting rewrites to the script we realized that it really was more of a political satire.
Danny Pudi: Yes.
Alison Brie: I mean it really – that’s what it is.
Danny Pudi: And, you know, we have a lot of really great candidates as you can imagine to choose from, from the student body. I think it comes down to eight finalists?
Alison Brie: Yes I think so and there’s – there are some new players from the community landscape. And there are some familiar faces like Star-burns.
Danny Pudi: Like Star-burns and…
Alison Brie: Leonard.
Danny Pudi: …Leonard, you know? But then there’s a few others that are really funny as well.
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