The Community panel at Comic-Con 2012 was like a family reunion. The fans of NBC's comedy series are so dedicated, many of them waited outside all night for a chance to see the stars of this hit series. Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Danny Pudy, and Yvette Nichole Brown did not disappoint.
The cast and fans reminisced over old times, including memories of favorite episodes; the Law and Order episode, the Blanket Fort episode, and more.
And like any family gathering, it was not without its drama. If you follow the show, you know that Dan Harmon, the creator of Community, is no longer on the show, so the new co-showrunner David Guarascio was on hand to reassure the audience.
"We are fans of the show first," said Guarascio. "We understand the show deeply and love it, and want it to be the wonderful thing that it is."
"We're not going to screw it up," he added.
As the show heads into its fourth season, things might change in terms of the characters' matriculation. Four years is enough time for anyone to graduate college, even Annie, but the show's cast assures us that Community can continue, even if everyone isn't in school at the same time.
As for what to look forward to in the following year, Community will be attending an Inspector Space Time convention. We're also going to be seeing Pierce's mansion, and a potential romance between Troy and Britta. It's going to be a busy year!
It wouldn't be a family reunion without some embarrassment. A gag reel was shown with all kinds of bloopers and outtakes. If you missed Comic-Con this year, you'll be able to check out the joke reel on the DVD collection.