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'Community' premiere clip: Welcome to 'The Hunger Deans!' -- VIDEO

A long, long time ago – back when we all thought Community would really return to NBC on Oct. 19, 2012 – EW gave you a first look at the sitcom’s fourth season premiere, which features an elaborate tribute to The Hunger Games. Now NBC has finally released a preview clip from the episode itself, complete with a snarky introduction by Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, and Jim “The Dean” “Also an Oscar Winner, How Weird Is That” Rash.

As the video explains, Greendale is facing a quandary: Too many students have signed up for a class called The History of Ice Cream. The solution? “The Hunger Deans,” a tournament testing strength and agility. Those who win its events will also snag a spot in the ice cream course. (The losers, presumably, will just have to go home and eat ice cream by themselves.) Spoiler alert: The Dean makes an excellent Effie Trinket. Grab a spoon and tune in below:

Community’s fourth season actually, really, truly premieres on NBC Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. ET. We promise.

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