Expect a few scares with 'Community's' Halloween episode
October 27th, 2011
05:54 PM ET

Expect a few scares with 'Community's' Halloween episode

They've met "Batman" and turned into zombies, so what does "Community" do for an encore in its third Halloween episode on Thursday night?

It'll be an episode that encompasses "lots of costume changes and special effects and a couple of real scares," according to actress Yvette Nicole Brown. "I thought last year with the zombies was the limit, but this year is even more fun and inventive."

Brown explained, "Britta needs to find out something about a particular study group member and she believes the best way to find it out is by having the gang tell spooky stories. The story each person tells says a lot about who they really are. They're enlightening on many levels!"

The show is currently riding a wave of critical praise after a complex alternate timeline episode that has already inspired viral videos.

"We all worked very hard on it and there were moments where we each were like, 'Wait, what timeline is this? Am I hurt? Angry? Amused?' There was a lot to keep track of," she explained. "To work that hard and get the reward of folks loving it was wonderful icing on an already awesome cake!"

Brown also said that we'll learn a lot more about her character, Shirley, this season.

"Shirley will be figuring out who she is outside of being Andre's wife and her sons' mom. She will start to make plans for her future outside of being a homemaker," she said. "We'll also find out more about Shirley's past. And like last year's revelation (that she used to be a drunk!) some of it is shocking!"

But will Malcolm-Jamal Warner return to the show as Andre?

"If God truly loves me, yes!" she said. "If we can lure him away [from his BET series, 'Reed Between the Lines'] for an episode or two, I sure would love that. Andre humanizes and grounds Shirley. And I think he's essential to her growth this season."

In the meantime, Brown said, there will be an upcoming "Community" episode pairing Shirley and Jeff, something we haven't seen since the first season. As the actress says, "It's not often I get to have Joel McHale all to myself."

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. its anomic

    And yea its true

    October 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. loretta


    October 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @blog Poll

    I agree with you all the way!

    October 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. @Atomic

    Word is on wyww blog you are Evel . is this to be true?

    October 28, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. T

    May Community last another two or three years !
    (And hopefully spin off Troy and Abed into a new show when they graduate from Greendale)

    October 28, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. loJenk


    October 28, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. Techno Viking

    Love this show! hope it lasts forever

    October 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anomic Office Drone

    I love Community. Unfortunately, shows this good rarely last.

    October 27, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeremiah David


    October 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. blog poll

    Who thinks observer should be cancelled ?

    October 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Observer

    More liberal garbage, featuring lowbrow humor. Why has this not yet been cancelled?


    October 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • comeon

      Actually, this show doesn't have much lowbrow humor at all. It's very clever and creative, unlike 2 & 1/2 Men, or King of the Hill – shows you probably love.
      Oh, congrats on being first... nobody cares

      October 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |

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