It sure seems like Community‘s Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) has entertained brief romances with just about everybody on the show, including Britta (Gillian Jacobs), Annie (Alison Brie), and nearly every attractive guest-starring lady.
Troy (Donald Glover) had a thing with Annie, too, just for a hot Season One second—but we all know Troy only has eyes for his main broseph Abed (Danny Pudi). And then there’s Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), who has had dalliances with her former Spanish teacher, Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) and, even more notably, with Theo Huxtable.
How can any casual viewer follow Community‘s sordid social graph? But more importantly, how will the writers add any more will-they-won’t-they frisson? Isn’t Community starting to feel a little bit like the fourth season of Friends? Hasn’t every romantic avenue already been exhausted? IS THERE NO ONE LEFT TO SLEEP WITH?
Children’s book illustrator Julieta Colás is here to help! She has thought long, hard, and deeply about this, and has considered new romantic configurations from every angle. What I’m coyly trying to say is, Colás drew us a bunch of fanfic, basically.
Here, then, are some unexplored (or underexplored) Community couplings (via BuzzFeed):
“The Married Couple.” What if Jeff and Britta finally paired up? Britta espouses a lot of fake feminist rhetoric, so you know she won’t be the one making breakfast. Also, look! She’s drinking tea! Nice touch, Julieta—you’re a true fangirl.
“The Cougar.” WHAT. Gillian Jacobs is literally eleven months older than Donald Glover. The fact that she plays an Oldy McOlderson on the show (she’s 28! She’s 28 in real life!) kind of skeeves me, especially when both sophomores are played by 27-year olds. In other news: Britta and Troy should totally hook up. Yes.
“The School Sweethearts.” If only Annie could consummate her longing for Troy; then she could scrawl “T&A 4ever” on everything. Which so works, because have you seen Alison Brie.
“The Alpha Males.” Aww! Those are the embarrassing little shorts from the episode “Pool Party“!
“The College Experiment.” DONE. DUNZO. FINITO.
“The Bromance.” Ah! My favorite, obviously, as it is barely a stretch. Was ever a truer, purer, more authentic love conveyed on NBC? This illustration of Troy and Abed’s blanket fort is so perfect.
The rest of Miss Colás’s illustrations—yes, there are more!—are down there in the gallery.