If you want a better sense of what sort of sensibilities Andrew Guest might bring to the movie, here’s a list of some of the other episodes of the show he’s written: In season 1 he wrote “Advanced Criminal Law,” where Britta gets caught cheating on a Spanish test, as well as “Romantic Expressionism,” where Jeff and Britta try to sabotage Annie’s new relationship with Vaughn. In season 2 he also wrote the scripts for “Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples,” where Abed makes a Jesus documentary; “Early 21st Century Romanticism,” where Abed and Troy compete for a librarian’s affection, and; “A Fistful of Paintballs,” the first installment of the two-part season finale.

TV is a collaborative medium, and Guest alone is likely not solely responsible for everything that takes place in these episodes. That said, the fact that he wrote both the Valentine’s Day episodes of the first two seasons is pretty interesting, as is the fact that most of his scripts spend even more time than usual in the study room. One running theme across Guest’s work is the idea of Jeff and Britta as the study group’s parents; it’s an idea that Britta states outright in “Romantic Expressionism” that gets extended into a whole scene in “Messianic Myths.” 

Perhaps the most important thing, however, is how all of these episodes range from good to great. Not only did Guest write for the show during its freshest, most popular years, but he seems to have an enviable consistency to him. There are still plenty of unknowns as we await the “Community” movie, but Dan Harmon’s choice for a co-writer is at least a promising sign.