Worried about Community’s upcoming mid-season break? No worries, before they go, the show is heading out in style with a slam-bang Holiday episode that skewers everyone’s favorite singing, dancing TV spectacular. That’s right: American Horror Story.
And lucky you, we’ve got a clip from this Thursday’s show, featuring Troy and Abed doing a little bit of a hardcore rap number called “Christmas Infiltration.” In the episode, the Study Group gets recruited for Greendale’s Glee Club for its Christmas choral. Troy can’t join in, though, as he’s a Jehovah’s Witness… So Abed suggests he infiltrate the Glee Club to do research and take them down from the inside. Much rap-iness ensues.
Here’s the official description:
Regional Holiday Music
THE STUDY GROUP FILLS IN FOR AN ABSENTEE GLEE CLUB AND THE HOLIDAY PAGEANT IS SAVED – TARAN KILLAM GUEST STARS – When the Greendale Glee Club is unexpectedly sidelined, the school’s effervescent choir director Cory Radison (Taran Killam, “Saturday Night Live”) sets about recruiting the study group members to fill in. Skeptical at first, they eventually fall under his hypnotic spell – one-by-one – singing and dancing their way to the annual Christmas Pageant. Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash also star.
…And here’s the clip, which shows off the height of Community’s cleverness, as well as Donald Glover’s tight rhymes on the mic he uses so well as Childish Gambino, his rap alter-ego. How this show isn’t a massive hit given how ever episode contains at least one insanely viral scene, I have no idea. Anyway, enjoy:
‘Community’ airs this Thursday at 8pm ET on NBC.