"An all-puppet episode of ‘Community,’ featuring extensive use of the performers in puppet form, will air in April and include a cameo from Jason Alexander (though not as a puppet)," reports our friend Ray Richmond at Deadline.com.
The news was revealed Tuesday night, March 5, 2013, during a panel discussion about "Community" at Paleyfest 2013.
According to the story, "The puppet gambit is in keeping with a quirky series that’s already used stop-motion animation and other creative devices to distinguish itself."
EW’s Inside TV blog writes about the upcoming puppet episode: "The gang embark on a balloon ride, crash in the woods, and encounter an amiable mountain man (guest star Jason Alexander). Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) winds up getting the gang to discuss their adventures in the wild and work through their issues through the use of hand puppets; and in flashbacks, we see larger versions of the puppets."