Just cause he's not coming back, doesn't mean he doesn't live. :-)
Community (Season 3): POP POP POP! - Page 43
Ten points for bringing that trailer to my attention. Negative four points each for missing the correct title and name of Vice-Dean Laybourne.
Enjoy your two points and think about what you did.
Brain not thinky good.
After the finale, I bookmarked the AVClub recap so that I could revisit the ever-expanding comments section during the break. I haven't gone back once since the change in showrunner. I haven't checked out the game that someone made. My enthusiasm for this show has dropped from a ten to a two.
That doesn't make any sense at all. For one, dumping it on Friday night indicates that they've all but given up on it being a success. And the $150m (I'm assuming that's accurate) is sunk; they could be spending the 4th season money developing something new that would have a chance at being a breakout hit. If they can revamp the show enough to win back the diehards this pissed off and rope in new people despite the deathly timeslot, it would suggest that they would've had as much or more success with an original project.
Really, it feels like there must have been some sort of miscommunication between Sony and NBC between the limited pickup and firing the brain behind the show and sending it to the Bates Motel of timeslots.
Also, could the respective fanbases of Community and Whitney be any more disparate? Community's following is small but ferocious, like a Gremlin or Andy Milonakis during feeding hour, while Whitney's audience consists primarily of houseplants in the homes of yet-to-be-discovered dead grandparents.
Community Season 4: Coda
This may have been NBC's evil plot to a) get to the syndication number and b) get us to not complain when they cancel it. I'm not looking at this last half-season as the real show, but as Community's version of AfterMASH. I'm certainly not going to try to get anyone else to watch it, like I have for the past three seasons. The show ended after three seasons; this is the cast reunion specials a la Return to Mayberry.
Again, I only vaguely know what I'm talking about when it comes to this stuff, but even the shortened 4th season will fall short of the supposedly "magical" 100 episode syndication mark. And they already have a syndication deal with Comedy Central; I'm sure having extra episodes sweetens it, but it doesn't seem like it would be worth doing this zombie season solely on those grounds.
Community panel set for Comic Con on July 13:
...This oughta be good.
Yup - Abba has gone from making me think about Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, and Guy Pearce in drag to making me think of fighting zombies. I'm ok with that.
The Inspector Spacetime gags were amusing and all, but the way it's taken over the internet based on NOTHING is a little creepy. I mean, try to explain to someone who doesn't watch Community what the point of IS is and listen to how completely stupid you sound.
"It's a parody of Doctor Who. Fans developed an elaborate fake history for the show-within-a-show on tumblr. And the actor who played the role tried to start up a spinoff web series."
"So this must be a major part of the show."
"Actually most of the internet obsession developed after a four-second clip appeared in one episode."
"That must have been one hilarious clip."
"Um...actually it was just a re-enactment of Doctor Who with slight changes."
"What exactly was the joke?"
"Um, you know...the fact that the FX are cheap and the show has been on the air for a really, really long time..."
"Surely anyone who's geeky enough to get the reference is already well aware of these things?"
"...And people say Firefly fans are obsessed weirdos."
Gah, I just don't get this. I adore Shirley. Sure, she's saddled with the unenviable task of being Ned Flanders in a sea of, well, us, but I love her so much. The allusions to her hard partying past in Troy's B Day episode is one of my favorite bits. Didn't overdo it, didn't pound the gag in the ground. She's also one of the consistently human elements in this group of insanity. One note, hardly. I love that she's one of the few of the group willing to take a stand for what she believes in, and what she believes in is based on more than what the other characters think about her. She can also be quite an asshole. Love it.
Haven't posted in a Community thread since season one. Yep, been in prison. That old story. Catching up now, just started season three.
I thought they did right by Shirley last season. And that the "Shirley is the worst character" talk was always overblown anyway. But it would be interesting to see what happens to her this season, too.
"That doesn't make sense."
"I'll make your ass sense."
I have no problem with Shirley, but she is the least funniest. She still has a nice catolog of zingers
Britta: "I'm a robot because I'm progressive and kick ass."
Shirley: "Its cause your heartless and Godless."
According to the Community Panel at Comic Con, the new show runners promise to keep the show a wonderful weird gem.
Looking forward to The Inspector Spacetime Convention episode.
Edited by Chaz - 7/14/12 at 3:11pm
I'm not. Inspector Spacetime is done like dinner. I don't blame the writers for latching on to something that's developed a fanbase like this, but I keep thinking of Kickpuncher, which was a funnier joke to begin with, and which the writers knew when to put aside. I'm not saying that if Harmon were still in charge that they'd be finding a new show-within-a-show for next season, but I do feel like we're on the verge of entering "Community: The All-Hits Nostalgia Years" rather than seeing anything new.
I can easily see this happening. The new guys are too scared of screwing up, so they play it safe, and give us more of what they think we want.
Dan Harmon developing new, multi-camera sitcom pilot for FOX:
The thing is when I first heard Harmon was doing a show about a study group at a community college I wasn't too hot on the idea, but we all know how that ended up. So I'm willing to give any future Harmon project a chance because he's one of the few truly creative people working in TV today.
Dan Harmon developing new, multi-camera sitcom pilot for FOX:
Harmon also just cut a deal w/ CBS for another multi-cam script.
I'm a little confused. He was upset that NBC didn't allow him to have an oddball sitcom, so he's going to Fox and CBS?
Ok, I could understand you saying CBS (on the most part the network general follows a tyical sitcom format when it comes to its shows), but whats wrong with going to FOX. You saying they would expect that stardard comedy sitcoms like "Arrested Development" or "Raising Hope". Fox has taken a few risks when it comes to its comedies, for the love of god they actual felt Running Wilde was a good risk.
Also the man is now offically out of work, got to pay the bills somehow.
Dan, you're really pushing me to start hating you.
Wow, they really snuck the third season out on DVD. I didn't hear much about it at all, and there it was, at Best Buy. Oh well, only twenty bucks.
This season so far plays very well when you watch a whole fucking bunch of them in a row.
Malcolm McDowell is poised to make history, or at least teach it. The Franklin & Bash actor has booked a guest-starring role on NBC's cult favorite Community, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The actor, whose numerous TV credits include gigs on Entourage, Heroes and CSI: Miami, will check in to Greendale and play a history professor on the upcoming fourth season of the Sony Pictures Television comedy. He's poised to appear in two episodes as Professor Cornwallis. McDowell joins Little Britain's Matt Lucas as having booked multiple-episode gigs on the series, which returns in its new 8:30 p.m. Friday time slot starting Oct. 19.