While watching the latest Captain America film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I noticed a cameo by Danny Pudi, who plays Abed in the TV show Community. I didn't take this as a meaningful event, until I watched the latest Community episode ("Basic Sandwich"). In one part of it, they meet a locked up computer genius, who built a huge computer called Raquel, who is capable of "feeling". It seems both the room and the computer share great similarity to Arnim Zola as he appeared in The Winter Soldier.
To compare, I give you some snapshots taken from Community (left) and The Winter Soldier (right):
Can anyone explain these occurrences? Why and how this link was made?