I Can't Tell Who to Be Most Jealous of In This Picture: Joel McHale and Nathan Fillion, Or Alison Brie?

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | October 8, 2013 | Comments ()


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Nathan Fillion will have a guest appearance on Community this season, which may return sooner than we thought, if NBC’s Thursday night lineup continues to tank. Fillion will play the janitor in an episode described thusly: “When Annie and Professor Hickey (guest star Jonathan Banks) team up to navigate Greendale’s corridors of power, they must contend with Bob Waite (Fillion), the politically savvy head custodian who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty but is smart enough to wear rubber gloves.”

Jonathan Banks and Nathan Fillion in the same episode. Man, that’s good TV. In the meantime, several photos from the set have come up this week, including the one above tweeted by Alison Brie. Here are a few more:

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  • Siege

    That's easy. Alison Brie by a mile.

  • Allison Brie. Not only is she on Community AND Mad Men, but she has been touched by The Fillion. I. Can't. Even. #selfdestructswithjealousy

  • I can't be the only one hoping Jonathan Banks mentions a trip to Belize. I can't be.

  • Michelle

    I have to admit.. I'm not picking up what Alison Brie is putting down.

  • Xander

    Why is Alison Brie so perfect?

  • John G.

    Hey, is that guy in the background me?

    oh wait, I was never on the community set. I don't even live in LA.

  • Kirstini

    I'm very cynical about Alison Brie and her self-publicity these days (having been formerly a huge fan) and suspect she suggested the pose of the shot herself.
    I expect the Four Horsepersons of the Pajibocalypse round at my door any minute to rip up my membership card and submit me to the mandatory six month internet blockage.

  • koko temur

    As evident from the upvotes, you are not alone in this. And im glad, because i never bought her shtick, and felt lonely out here.

  • bastich

    BLASPHEMER!!!

  • Kirstini

    Gah. Selfies. Ugh.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Definitely Alison Brie. I mean, I get that you're a man, so the question is not as obvious...but it's still pretty obvious.

    savvy janitor, eh? A bit of Scrubs knockoff, but I'm glad that Fillion gets to do something other than be rescued by a piece of wood.

  • koko temur

    Is piece of wood = Beckett?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    ja wohl.

  • emmalita

    Just out of curiosity, why probably? And why in German?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    where does the "probably" come from? I thought "ja wohl" was just an emphatic yes.

    And German only because it's more interesting than "bingo!" or "you got it." Also because as a teenager I did an online trivia competition, and when you would get questions right the system would say "Ja Wohl!" (also "23 Skidoo!" "Fat City!" - but those tend to get more side-eye than "ja wohl")

  • emmalita

    My German teacher always told us that in the military it is the proper response to a comand, but colloquially it means probably. She may have been fucking with us.

  • rio

    Oh my god, i missed Nathan Fillion looking so genuinely happy on a set.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    Since Pajiba doesn't cover Castle here, I'll take a moment to mention that Monday's show was pretty good. Several good comedy moments, and even a little twist at the end.

    Fillion is clearly pushing to keep Castle in the realm of relationship reality is a great thing. They had a moment to go all sitcom-y, but had Castle deal with the situation at hand in a very logical way. Granted, it was a rational way if you are a multimillionaire whose income is not location dependent, but rational nonetheless.

    I like the fact that they utilize Castle's money to buy his way out of some problems, but also creating other expectations for him that aren't always fun to deal with.

  • Three_nineteen

    If Castle was handling his relationship situation in a logical way, he would have moved to DC with Beckett. He can write anywhere, for heaven's sake.

  • Green Lantern

    My wife watches the show and I thought the same thing, Three_nineteen.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    You didn't watch the episode, did you?

  • Three_nineteen

    Ha - just finished now.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    I tried to be spoiler free in my open, but now I hope you understand what I meant by "logical way".

  • NateMan

    I haven't seen last night's episode yet, so no spoilers please! But I am loving how they handle Castle and Beckett's relationship. They're both adults, who don't borrow trouble, who treat each other with maturity, and who genuinely seem to like one another. It is by far the best handling of a relationship I've seen on TV in a long time, particularly once they got out of the whole Will They\Won't They thing they had going for so long. Programs normally go downhill once the main characters finally hook up. This one hasn't, and it makes me very happy. Plus it can be a genuine joy to watch, especially on their one-shot, more comedic episodes. The supporting cast is stellar, and they work so well together. It'll never be an award winner, but I think it's my favorite silly show on television. It's simple, straightforward, the characters are pretty well written, and Stana Katic and Molly C. Quinn are, of course, stunning. Love it.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Um, they treat each other with maturity now. That hasn't been the case.

    Maybe I need to renew my season pass though. I turned it off when I had 17 unwatched episodes on there. It's stupid tv, but I do like him.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    I binge-watched it, and it was worth it. The first season or two they played Kate Beckett as a one-dimensional "tough chick". As they grew her hair out, they metaphorically did the same, growing the character out from caricature to "person".

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Yeah, I've got them on my dvr for when I'm doing spreadsheet work at home or personal accounting. I don't need to follow much, I don't need look at it much, but it's mildly entertaining while not being so good as to distract.

    I don't actually feel like Beckett is a real character. I'm sure part of that is the actress's fault. She has "complexities" but they are so heavy-handed.

  • BWeaves

    That's so good to know. I kinda quit watching after Castle and Beckett hooked up, because I feared the worst. Time to Netflix it and get caught up.

  • Oh is it finally on Netflix?

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    NateMan and I agree, they did a really solid job of making the relationship a part of the show, while still keeping the fun part of the procedural alive.

    You get the sense that at least Nathan Fillion is saying "no, real people don't act like that" to the writers and director. His scenes dealing with the relationship side seem very well grounded.

  • NateMan

    I would definitely recommend it. Even when they were hiding it from everybody it just made for more comedy; it was rarely played for angst. And when it was, it was for things that made sense.

  • Conor

    McHale.

    His thumb's getting some sweet Brie-boob action.

    Plus, he gets to look like Joel McHale everyday. The bastard.

  • Slash

    Duh. Alison.

  • el_mediocre

    First question that comes up: Could I rock that Christmas sweater?

  • emmalita

    No one can rock that Christmas sweater. Donald Glover is tolerating that sweater while he rocks. This may be the reason he left.

  • el_mediocre

    You're right. Besides, I don't need folks yelling "Kool-Aid" when i'm just trying to get my public stroll on.

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