Feb. 04, 2013 | 5:02 p.m.
From “The Dark Knight” to “Doctor Who,” the cult favorite comedy “Community” has paid homage to dozens of genre franchises. Now the embattled NBC sitcom is taking on “The Hunger Games.” A new trailer (watch it above) for the show’s fourth season borrows fiery imagery from the film adaptation and book covers of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling young adult trilogy. It’s “the Hunger Deans,” announces Jim Rash’s dress-wearing character Dean Pelton as he rides into the cafeteria on a chariot pulled by shirtless men clad in pink-and-white unicorn headpieces. It appears the dean will force the show’s anti-hero Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) to compete in “35 tests of strength and agility” in an event that resembles an episode of “American Gladiators.” Other pop culture shout-outs we spotted in the season 4 trailer include “Star Wars,” with Yvette Nicole Brown’s character Shirley […]