Ever wonder what the “Community” gang would’ve gotten up to in the years since we last saw them in the finale? Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs) would probably end up as one of those climate activists throwing food at the Mona Lisa (or, better yet, claiming to be one of them without actually doing it herself), disgruntled lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) almost certainly regresses back into the womanizing sleazebag we first met back in season 1, and over-achieving Annie Edison (Alison Brie) would’ve been the most successful out of all of them … right? But, wait, what about Danny Pudi’s Abed Nadir?
The beloved character might be most well-known in pop culture for being that weirdo who suffered that Nicolas Cage-related breakdown and for rapping in Spanish with bestie Troy Barnes (Glover), but what about his passion for film? While Glover exited the series early to focus on his acting and music career, Pudi stuck around ’til the very end, when Abed announced that he’d be leaving to pursue a job as a production assistant for a new television series. Well, that career path sure seems like it must’ve turned out pretty darn well for him, based on Glover’s comments. We watched Abed go a little overboard with his hobby on multiple occasions (maybe none more so than in the season 2 episode “Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples”), but there’s something perfectly fitting about him going on to become the biggest name out of the Greendale study group.
The big question that remains, however, is whether the “magnum opus” Glover refers to means the entire “Community” movie is meant to be Abed’s in-universe film, the process of him turning their college reunion into a movie, or something equally as zany as that. Whatever it is, we can’t wait.