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‘Community’ Preview: See James Brolin as Jeff’s Dad!

Community Season 4 James Brolin William Winger
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While tomorrow night’s all-new ‘Community‘ will boldly take the Greendale seven where they’ve never been before, attending an “Inspector Spacetime” convention with sexy results, fans were still left hanging by this past week’s “Paranormal Parentage,” which left off with Jeff finally calling his long-lost father! Hollywood icon James Brolin will finally make his appearance as Jeff’s dad William in March 7 episode “Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations,” but how would you like a first look inside?

Four season in the making, and ‘Community’s Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) will finally come face to face with his father. Barbra Streisand’s husband and all-around Hollywood icon James Brolin will appear in the March 7 “Thanksgiving” episode, as Jeff and Britta spend the holiday at his father’s while the rest of the gang enjoys the festivities at Shirley’s.

Show-runner Moses Port and Brolin recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly of the upcoming outing, which predictably brings about some conflicting feelings in the often too-cool-for-school Winger. “You’re dealing with a charming charismatic, confident, intelligent who invented a lot of the tricks that Jeff has at his disposal,” says Port. Adds Brolin, “The father tries but I just don’t think he fits in a lot of places. And a lot of his answers are from left field. I loved every bit of dialogue that they had written. Every once in awhile there’s something kind of delicious and fun for an actor who’s done a lot of things, and this is one of them.”

Fans can see for themselves when “Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations” premieres on NBC March 7, but in the meantime take a look at the EW photos of Brolin and McHale reunited as William and Jeff Winger below, and tell us what you want to see from upcoming ‘Community’ episodes in the comments!

Community Season 4 James Brolin William Winger
NBC / EW
Community Season 4 James Brolin William Winger
NBC / EW
Community Season 4 James Brolin William Winger
NBC / EW

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