04/25/2013 10:13 am ET

'Community': Troy And Abed's Body Swap Tribute Sneak Peek (VIDEO)

This week's "Community" episode is a special one: It's the first outing written by cast member Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton on the show.

In the episode, titled "Basic Human Anatomy," Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) share their love of body-swap comedies -- even going so far as to re-create a key moment from a classic of the genre. The episode certainly has a different flavor than Rash's last writing credit -- he and (former "Ben & Kate" star) Nat Faxon wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the George Clooney film "The Descendants."

Also in Thursday's episode, Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) learn that someone else is going to be the class valedictorian, and of course, they can't let that stand.

"Community" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.