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post #1531 of 1928
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Originally Posted by wdkerbow View Post

Do you think we will get to see Annie's Boobs at Comic-con?

...only if you can find the missing pen!
post #1532 of 1928
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Originally Posted by dougotte View Post

...only if you can find the missing pen!

Annie's boobs is hiding it. I'll just have to reach in and grab it.
post #1533 of 1928
I happened to be watching the "Twilight Zone Marathon" today and the episode "A Kind of Stopwatch" came on. The main character looked familiar, but I couldn't place him. Looked him up, and it's Richard Erdman.... Aka "Leonard" from Community!
post #1534 of 1928
The main character looked familiar, but I couldn't place him. Looked him up, and it's Richard Erdman....

He's been working in films since the late forties... I was so glad to see him be able to be a part of this groundbreaking show in the twilight of his career.
post #1535 of 1928
post #1536 of 1928
Thread Starter 
Sepinwall blogged the CC panel:

http://www.hitfix.com//whats-alan-watching/new-community-producers-face-the-comic-con-fans-live-blog

I remain unconvinced by the new showrunners.
post #1537 of 1928
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Great interview, I love it when he's talking about the Nielsen rating: 'The Nielsen needle was thicker than our audience"
post #1538 of 1928
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If you have the time you should watch/listen to Dan on Kevin Pollak's chat show from last month. It's two hours long and not just Community, they talk about a lot of stuff.




and if you dig back further you can find Alison Brie as a guest too.

post #1539 of 1928
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If you don't use Kickstarter then you might have missed this new project from Dan Harmon and Starburns. They are producing Charlie Kaufman's new animated feature.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anomalisa/charlie-kaufmans-anomalisa
post #1540 of 1928
Emmy nomination: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Community • Remedial Chaos Theory • NBC • A Krasnoff Foster Entertainment, Harmonious Claptrap, Russo Brothers production, Universal Television production in association with Sony Pictures Television

Chris McKenna, Written by

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/07/19/full-list-of-2012-emmy-nominations-announced/142032/
post #1541 of 1928
Chris Mckenna will be missed from the show next season. I hope he wins. Can't believe Girls was nominated for Best Comedy but Community wasn't. Headshaker.
post #1542 of 1928
Thread Starter 
In other Dan Harmon news. The regular improv/comedy/spoken word thing that Dan Harmon hosts at Meltdown Comics in LA called Harmontown, which features a random assortment of stuff and guests (including Community cast members), is now available as a podcast.

http://podbay.fm/show/542228532
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/harmontown/id542228532

You may remember Harmontown as the infamous event in which Harmon played the Chevy tape that someone in the audience recorded and made quite popular ...
post #1543 of 1928
From the "Hot Off The Press" Thread (top of 'HDTV Programming' page). cool.gif

TV Notes
'Community' Creator Dan Harmon: 'I Would Have Fired Me Too'
By Tim Molloy, TheWrap.com - Aug. 7, 2012

Fired "Community" creator Dan Harmon is sounding a bit like Charlie Sheen -- saying almost exactly what the actor did after his firing from "Two and a Half Men."

"I'd have fired my ass, too," Sheen told Jay Leno in one of his many candid moments after his exit from his show. Harmon used almost exactly the same phrasing in an interview with Santa Monica-based radio station KCRW's podcast "The Business" released Monday.

“I would have fired me too, because it’s a business,” he said.

Harmon, like Sheen, hasn't struggled to find work. The writer-producer is developing shows for CBS and Fox, and said that after his firing by Sony Pictures Television, which produces "Community," all the networks and basic cable "came a-calling."

Asked on the podcast about rumors that he is difficult to work with, Harmon said his own self-critical remarks helped fuel that impression.

"I think I started them," he said. “I think that I’m a self-effacing, self-destructive person, and I think that every speech I made to my own crew and to the people above me was, ‘Sorry, I’m not good at this.' Because I'm from Wisconsin."

He said his critics "just went with my own words."

Harmon was replaced as showrunner of NBC's "Community" after three seasons as the show was moved to a Friday timeslot for season 4.

Harmon said that, although his show was always on budget, he understood why Sony fired him.

The business plan, he believes, is to make enough episodes of the show for it to be syndicated.

"NBC was moving the show to Friday at 8:30 and giving it a 13-episode order, which is them saying, 'We're going to get this thing to 88 episodes so that we can all make some money... and then we're going to take it off the air. We're going to smother it with a pillow very quietly."

"Sony's job," he continued, "is to take that shot clock and do whatever they can with it. They're not going to hand the ball to the guy that spent three years losing in the ratings race and not turning a script over until I felt it was finished."

He added that "you're allowed to be a perfectionist" on TV if your ratings are high -- but aren't given that luxury if your ratings are low.

NBC and Sony declined to comment.

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/community-creator-dan-harmon-i-would-have-fired-me-too-51131
post #1544 of 1928
Two seasons directly up against The Big Bang Theory has more to do with Community's struggles than Dan Harmon does. The show is fantastic, but The Big Bang Theory is formulaic and dull. Unsurprisingly, Jim Parsons is up for another Lead Actor Emmy. I'm not saying anyone on Community is worth an acting Emmy, but the only reason Parsons is up for the Emmy is because he's doing a fantastic job of bringing a dull, poorly written character like Sheldon to life.
post #1545 of 1928
From the outtakes on the Season 3 DVD:

Gonna link it instead of posting it since it's not what you think it is, but it sure looks like what you think it is. Either way HNNNNNNNNNG!
post #1546 of 1928
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

From the outtakes on the Season 3 DVD:
Gonna link it instead of posting it since it's not what you think it is, but it sure looks like what you think it is. Either way HNNNNNNNNNG!


Wow.
post #1547 of 1928
Gotta love those ambidextrous girls wink.gif


ron
post #1548 of 1928
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

From the outtakes on the Season 3 DVD:
Gonna link it instead of posting it since it's not what you think it is, but it sure looks like what you think it is. Either way HNNNNNNNNNG!

ZOMG eek.gif
post #1549 of 1928
post #1550 of 1928
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Originally Posted by Marcus Carr View Post

Not just her...
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/danny+pudi

Haha yeah. And there's one with Donald, Joel, and Jim on the couch doing all kinds of bad things.
post #1551 of 1928
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MrDeckard 187 points 5 hours ago
Did NBC make you cast Chevy Chase, or was it something you intended to do from the start?
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danharmon 311 points 3 hours ago
Sony made us. I'm not saying it was the wrong decision ultimately, but the honest answer to the question is that Pierce was literally the only role for which nobody else was considered after the actor we cast put his hat in the ring. Even McHale had to "test" against two other great guys. The short list of people I wanted to see about playing Pierce: Fred Willard, John Cleese, Patrick Stewart. That's a juicy role, man, there's a LOT of brilliant old dudes out there, but in the end, Sony felt (accurately) that Chase was a household name. And I remember Krasnoff saying to me, "listen, you make the decision on your pilot that gets you a series order. You take these things one step at a time." And there was wisdom there. Vile wisdom, but it's a vile industry. And I think the writers and Chevy ended up creating an unforgettable character.

from a very long interview thread on Reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/yne9x/i_am_dan_harmon_creator_of_community_writer_of/

Patrick Stewart as Pierce? That would have been something.
post #1552 of 1928
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

Patrick Stewart as Pierce? That would have been something.
That would have been epic. Patrick Stewart is hilarious... he is known for his serious roles, but his comedic roles are incredible.
post #1553 of 1928
Hunger Deans? Hunger Dames? Hunger Days?



post #1554 of 1928
NBC, you suck.
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“Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks – including winning the first week of the season in A18-49 – we’ve decided to continue to concentrate our promotional strength on our new NBC shows that are scheduled Monday through Wednesday and have therefore decided to hold COMMUNITY and WHITNEY from their previously announced premieres of October 19th. Without having to launch these comedies on Friday at this time, we can keep our promotion focused on earlier in the week -- plus we will have both comedies in our back pocket if we need to make any schedule changes on those nights. When we have a better idea of viewing patterns in the next few weeks, we will announce new season premieres of WHITNEY and COMMUNITY. “
post #1555 of 1928
Breathe. They're getting it ready to replace one of their failed new sitcoms.
post #1556 of 1928
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118060463.html?cmpid=RSS|News|TVNews

This still makes no sense, especially because it's referred to as an "industry-fave".
post #1557 of 1928
Thread Starter 
Honestly the debacle over the past summer has soured me on Community. I'm not bothered by the delay at all. Especially since Harmontown is as fun, anarchic and nerd-friendly as Community used to be.
post #1558 of 1928
I've been getting my fix by watching the DVD set of Season 1, which I had never seen. It's a shame it's not on BD. After watching the series in HD, seeing it on DVD looked horrible.

It's amazing how quickly the show got its groove with the characterization and tone. I think it was only in the 2nd or 3rd episode where I felt they were in place.

And I agree, I'm not too enthusiastic to see the show w/ the new showrunners, but we might be pleasantly surprised...
post #1559 of 1928
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Originally Posted by dougotte View Post

I've been getting my fix by watching the DVD set of Season 1, which I had never seen. It's a shame it's not on BD. After watching the series in HD, seeing it on DVD looked horrible.
It's amazing how quickly the show got its groove with the characterization and tone. I think it was only in the 2nd or 3rd episode where I felt they were in place.
And I agree, I'm not too enthusiastic to see the show w/ the new showrunners, but we might be pleasantly surprised...

Yeah, Community on DVD is complete garbage outside of the funny blooper reels. I waited for a sale on iTunes and bought all three seasons in HD for 9.99 each.
post #1560 of 1928
^^^ Wait, "Community" is not on Blu-ray? If ever there was a show with an audience "with it" that would wait out the DVD's waiting for a Blu-ray release it is "Community." What was NBC-Universal thinking? mad.gif
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