NBC has released a couple pictures of the “Community” star’s guest role in Friday’s (Dec. 9) episode, and as you can see by the uniform, he’s playing a member of the Nerd Herd. And he’s apparently pretty chummy with Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and the still-sober, hair-in-place Jeff (Scott Krinsky).
Missing from that picture, of course, is the Buy More’s other full-time Nerd Herder, Lester (Vik Sahay). Jeff had him arrested at the end of “Chuck vs. the Business Trip,” and he’s still in the custody — although judging by the array of wires in the background, it looks more like he’s incarcerated in the Buy More storage cage than in an actual jail cell.
We have to think that Pudi’s character being at the store has something to do with Lester being indisposed — and we also have to think that if and when Lester finds out he’s been replaced, he will not take it well. At all.
Here’s one more shot of Pudi and Gomez together:
“Chuck” airs at 8 p.m. ET Friday on NBC.