Community Season 1, Episode 11: Politics of Human Sexuality

By , November 30, 2009

Community NBC Season 1, Episode 11: Politics of Human Sexuality

After a challenge from Britta, Jeff must find a girl for a double date with Pierce and his new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Britta and Shirley help Annie get an anatomical education for a presentation she must give at a special health fair for the school.

Community Episode 11 1

Community Episode 11 1

Community Episode 11 1

Community Episode 11 1

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Luis Guzman Interview

By , November 28, 2009

Sacurrent has an interview with Luis Guzman. Luis Guzman was mentioned in one of the episodes of Community NBC, and they asked him about it:

You were mentioned on an episode of the NBC comedy Communitywhere they erected a statue in your honor on the college campus. Did they call you up for that and ask permission?

That was [director] Joe Russo. I did a movie with him called Welcome to Collinwood. They called me up about it. For me, for someone to do this, I thought it was an absolute honor and was flattered by it. It’s cool when people ask you to do stuff like that.

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Six Candles: A Student Film

By , November 27, 2009

Abed is Awesome Productions in part with A.B.E.D Pictures Entertainment and Cool Abed Films presents: Six Candles.

Joel McHale, from NBC Community, Comic of the Year

By , November 26, 2009

In the new NBC comedy ‘Community’, Joel McHale makes the audience laugh their heads out. It has one of the best set of casts that have ever appeared on the television in the recent times. The casts include Ken Jeong and the famous Chevy Chase. The show seems to be getting more and more fame and appreciation day by day.

Joel McHale was recently been honored as the “Comic of the Year”.

Joel McHale NBC Community
When McHale was asked about his attitude towards the success of his show, he elaborated that he is really excited and happy as they were selected for the rest of the season. He also expressed that he is completely satisfied with the talent of the scripts.

“So I feel just completely blessed that the writing is so good and the cast mates are just amazing. And so, you know, hopefully we’ll go eight more years.” McHale revealed to the media.

[source: News Trump ]

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20 questions for Alison Brie and Donald Glover of NBC’s Community’

By , November 25, 2009

PopMatters.com
Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

Donald Glover plays football jock Troy and Alison Brie plays goody two-shoes Annie on NBC’s new comedy, “Community,” which airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

Brie, who also plays Trudy on “Mad Men,” and Glover, who wrote for “30 Rock” before joining the “Community” cast, indulge in a friendly, teasing, tete a tete of sorts, as they consider 20 Questions.

1. The latest book or movie that made you cry?

Donald Glover: Honestly, there’s a part in a coming episode of “Community” where I sing “Somewhere Out There” from the animated film “American Tale.” It brought up a lot of feeling from when I saw it as a kid, also me moving from New York, relationships and… damn. I got emotional, all right?

Alison Brie: It was “Inglourious Basterds” for me. Yeah, luckily I saw that more recently than “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” which, even though I didn’t care for the film, still made me cry.

2. The fictional character most like you?

Alison: My first instinct here was to say Miranda from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” or maybe Elizabeth Bennett from “Pride and Prejudice.”

It’s a tough question, because to assess oneself in the light a fictional character you may never find one that really speaks to every side of you. I can fall in love like Ophelia, but I’m not planning on killing myself any time soon.

Donald: I’d like to say Holden Caulfield, but that’s untrue. I’m probably more Gonzo. He’s just a weird dude that just wants to be liked. No one really knows what he is. I like the unbridled sincerity of Gonzo. He just likes what he likes and I really relate to that.

3. The greatest album, ever?

Donald: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” I know that’s a really easy way out of that question, but let’s be honest. There are very few albums you can play straight through. Quincy’s production is on point, Michael’s genius almost burns through the cover art. I can play that album no matter what I’m feeling and there’s a song to compliment it.

Alison: The Beatles, “Abbey Road.” Donald, you’re wrong. It’s a storybook. It is a four-course meal. It makes the listener feel delighted, silly, sexy, lustful, sentimental, loving, reflective, nostalgic, etc. without seeming choppy and disconnected. It’s a masterpiece.

4. “Star Trek” or “Star Wars”?

Alison: The original “Star Wars” movies paved the way for contemporary science fiction. Also, I’m pretty sure that even outside the realm of science fiction many movies continue to steal fundamental themes and characterizations from “Star Wars.”

Donald: Nerd. Nerd. Nerd.

Alison: I think we both know women nerds are the best nerds to be. Oh, and “Star Wars” provides better Halloween costumes. Chewbacca. Did “Star Trek” have wookies? I rest my case.

Donald: My dad was into both “Star Wars” and “Star Trek,” but he made sure I was into “Star Wars.” I knew the difference between C-3PO and R2-D2 before I knew my right from my left hand.

5. Your ideal brain food?

Alison: Going to the theater. Pretty much any live theater. If it’s good, it inspires me and makes me wish I was a part of it, and if it’s bad, it inspires me and makes me wish I had been in it so that I could prove how much better I could’ve done it. Theater just gets my creative juices flowing. I miss doing it.

Donald: When I get free time I compose music or DJ. Anytime I’m doing something musical, I feel like I’m becoming more in tune with the universe and myself at the same time. It keeps my brain active and I feel like I’m producing something while also making something.

6. You’re proud of this accomplishment, but why?

Donald: I’m proud to be a part of something I “really” think is special. “Community” is straight dopeness. Every script has something in it that I think about later on and laugh. I just wanna do good work.

I’m doing exactly what I said I wanted to do my junior year of high school.

Alison: Since I was old enough to speak I’ve been telling people I would make a living as an actress and that’s what I’m doing. There’s something to said for setting goals and accomplishing them.

7. You want to be remembered for …?

Donald: Hmmm … I kinda answered that in the last question. Umm … a loving father.

Alison: I’ve grown up watching actresses in films and on TV respecting what they do and looking up to them, wondering if I could do it – or do better. I’d love to provide that same kind of challenge for a younger generation of actors.

8. Of those who’ve come before, the most inspirational are?

Donald: Kanye West. That’s a passionate dude. I love hearing his story.

Umm … Chris Rock. I love watching him. He and Adam Sandler are such hard workers. It’s nice to see people who never slow down.

Alison: Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchet. Basically anyone named Kate. These are two women who exude class and honor their craft. They work hard at what they do and make daring choices, in both the roles they take on and their characterizations of those roles. They’re bold and they’re good at what they do.

9. The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature?

Donald: “Back to the Future.” I love time travel and love stories and action sequences. I feel like if I was born a little earlier, I could have made something similar. But I’m 98 percent sure that’s just wishful thinking.

Alison: I’ll see your “Back to the Future” and raise you a “Ghostbusters.” A while ago they played it on AMC every Saturday and Sunday for a month and I watched it every time. No joke.

10. Your hidden talents …?

Alison: I have a great talent for holding eye-contact. I’m not saying I could beat you in a staring contest, although I probably could, but I can definitely either make someone feel like the only person in the room or totally creep someone out. It’s pretty awesome, or weirdly intense, your call. …

Donald: If I have a smooth floor to lay on, I can put a little water on my back and make this sound …

11. The best piece of advice you actually followed?

Donald: Don’t be mean to your brothers and sisters. I was the fighting with them once and my mom says “One day we’ll be gone and they’ll be the only links to your past. Be nice!” That’s pretty heavy to drop on an 8-year-old.

Alison: “Stay in school.” I decided, in a moment of terrible misjudgment, to drive home and tell my parents that I wanted to leave school and pursue being an actress straight away.

They were actually surprisingly supportive, but my dad sat me down and talked to me about the benefits of college, and he was absolutely right. I wouldn’t take back those years for anything and I don’t think I would be the woman I am today or the actress I am today without my time in school.

12. The best thing you ever bought, stole or borrowed?

Donald: My Techniques. Those turntables don’t stop being awesome. It’s fun to just waste and afternoon mixing different albums and sounds together. I’ve never regretted getting them, even though they cost a pretty penny.

Alison: It would have to be these little shorts I bought in maybe eighth grade that were navy with a lace trim. I bought them just to be undershorts really, little bloomers to wear under skirts.

Now the elastic has worn out, the lace is but a mere suggestion and they are my favorite thing to wear around the house at all times. They’re basically my Teddy bear of clothes.

13. You feel best in Armani or Levis or …?

Alison: Coincidentally, shorts! Mini shorts. Because I grew up, and still live, in California I can pretty much get away with wearing them year-round. You can dress them up or down – I’ve got a great pair of formal shorts from BCBG that I’ll wear almost every day. Throw on some heels and they can go day to night, love it!

Donald: It all depends on the girl I’m trying to impress. If she wants James Bond, I love suits. If she wants rough and tumble, T-shirt it is.

14. Your dinner guest at the Ritz would be?

Donald: Dr. Martin Luther King. I sorta felt like he always knew he was going to die doing what he did. I just would want to chat and see how someone could go on knowing that. I’d like to get him drunk and see how he feels about BET and stuff. The real dirt.

Alison: When I’m at dinner I like to have a good time, have a glass of wine, relax, and enjoy the food. I’d invite one of the following: Seth McFarlane, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, or Elizabeth Banks.

15. Time travel: where, when and why?

Donald: I’d go into the future. About 500 years. To see if mankind has progressed. I’d also check on my great-great-great-great grand children. I’d just like to know everything was OK, I guess.

Alison: I’d go back and experience Woodstock with reckless abandon and hopefully have an amazing time.

16. Stress management: hit man, spa vacation or Prozac?

Donald: I shop. Too much. Love clothes and music and food. If I’m really stressed, you’ll see me walking into a record shop wearing a new sweater, eating Pinkberry. Like I’m some overweight aunt or something. It’s super sad.

Alison: Spa vacation! I love getting massages. Although I can never stay totally silent when I’m with my family at a spa. The ladies in my family love to chit chat! But a spa can create the same feeling as yoga for me, in terms of connecting with my body and feeling beautiful. Plus, you get to be naked.

17. Essential to life: coffee, vodka, cigarettes, chocolate, or …?

Donald: Flaming Hot Cheetos. I used to eat those and have a (now discontinued) Coke Black and watch “Lost.” Some of the happiest hours of my life.

Alison: I love me some peanut M&M’s. Movie candy of choice for sure! That or Reeses Pieces. Or Bunch a Crunch. OK, I like chocolate. It’s an aphrodisiac, you know.

18. Environ of choice: city or country, and where on the map?

Donald: City. New York City, baby. I’ve never seen anything else like it. It has everything you need. Everything’s open late. Dancing, food, women. It’s the only way to live.

Alison: I’ve lived in South Pasadena all my life and I love the small-town feeling. I love the trees mostly. I like that I live up on a hill because that is my favorite thing – being up above in the peace and quiet of it all, looking down into the hustle bustle. I like that going home feels like an escape.

19. What do you want to say to the leader of your country?

Alison: Good luck!

Donald: Yeah. I’m pretty much just wanna say “It’s gonna be OK … right?”

20. Last but certainly not least, what are you working on, now?

Alison: We just wrapped filming on the third season of “Mad Men” and are knee-deep in season one of “Community.”

I’m in the editing process of having a story published in a forthcoming book and looking for some meaty film roles to tackle in the time between shows. Also considering working on my tan, which is still possible in California, even in winter.

Donald: Working on a pilot, writing three movies, a half-hour special for Comedy Central I’m taping in November, “Community,” my third rap album, and creating a replicant to do the first three things at the beginning of this sentence.

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Alison Brie From Community NBC

By , November 24, 2009

Tressugar calls Alison Brie Adorable, and we agree.
She plays Trudy Campbell on Mad Men and she is also on NBC’s Community.
Other than radiating ebullience in real life, Alison, who says she’s rarely recognized on the street, seems nothing like either character. She grew up with hippie parents in South Pasadena, CA, where she still lives and showed up to a Pasadena Weekly interview in a “Die Yuppie Scum” t-shirt.
But Alison’s not as innocent as she or her characters look. She told Pasadena Weekly: “I don’t know why people see me . . . like I’m all prim and proper, when I couldn’t be more different. People think I come off that way, but I’m not.”
She’s right. In this 2007 skit, she dishes it right back to the Internet’s most infamous yogi, The Underminer, when he asks her to be in his variety show that’s like “Curb Your Enthusiasm meets You Can’t Do That on Television.”

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New Comedy Throwdown: Community vs. Modern Family

By , November 24, 2009

TV.com has both Community and Modern Family has the best new comedies of the season, but they are trying to decide which one of them is the best. Here are some of their thoughts:

Cast: This critical category is a tight one. Community boasts Chevy Chase, the man who once played Fletch, and Joel McHale, the man who could play him today. Add fall’s freshest faces—Danny Pudi and Donald Glover—and you’re looking at TV’s most surprising new motley crew of a cast. But Modern Family has Ed O’Neill, who is looking like an Emmy candidate right now, and adding Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, and a bushel of funny child actors only seals the deal. Point: Modern Family.
Guests/Recurring Actors: Like sexually frustrated couples, comedies need to throw others into the mix to spice things up. Shelley Long in ModFam’s “The Incident” was hilarious. It was nice to see Diane Chambers get absolutely lubed on booze and destroy a wedding. Unfortunately, Ed Norton’s appearance as Spandau Ballet’s bass player was a disaster, despite the “Fandau” gag. Elizabeth Banks was so-so, but just reminded us how much we’d rather watch Cam and Mitchell instead. On Community, John Oliver’s portrayal as Jeff’s nemesis/friend (frienemesis?) is hysterical, and I don’t care what anyone says, Ken Jeong as Senor Chang is muy awesomo. Fred Willard’s upcoming role as Phil’s dad in Modern Family could change our minds, but for now, it’s Point: Community.

The Winner: Just a second as I count the votes… it’s Modern Family by the official score of three to two! But let’s face it, we’re all winners here! Except for Community, which is slightly less of a winner. But in this race, there’s no shame in second place. Let’s just be happy we actually have “best new comedy” candidates this season. Modern Family, stop by the TV.com offices anytime to pick up your trophy.

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Hulu Tags and Community NBC

By , November 23, 2009

Mashable explained earlier today how to use the new Hulu tags by giving an example using NBC’s “Community”:

Although Hulu’s search function is generally pretty solid, finding specific content if you don’t know an episode title or discovering new content can sometimes be difficult. Today, Hulu is going to make finding and discovering that much easier by adding support for site-wide tags.

Where tags really become useful is in discovering new content. For instance, clicking on the tag “college” on the page for NBC’s “Community” brings me to this listing:
hulu community
I’m presented with movies, TV shows, and episode clips that have been given the tag “college” and I can drill down to exclude certain content (like if I only want to view full episodes and I want it of a certain TV show).

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Donald Glover majors in laughs on NBC’s ‘Community’

By , November 23, 2009

Donald Glover quit his job as a writer on NBC’s “30 Rock” in the spring to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian and actor. Boston Herald has an interview with Donald Glover, and here are the highlights:

Donald Glover

The Atlanta native is accustomed to things falling into place for him. Just before he graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, he landed a job as a writer on “30 Rock.” Producers had heard about him through his work with the sketch comedy group the Upright Citizens Brigade and e-mailed him that they were looking for writers.

“It could have been a fake e-mail,” he said. “Who gets an e-mail out of nowhere like that?”

There “is this weird thing where comedians are all about struggle,” he said. “A lot of my stand-up is around my childhood, which was my most turbulent time in my life, where I felt really alone and stuff. But as far as my career, it’s been pretty smooth sailing. I can’t really complain. I’ve been extremely fortunate.”

“I always think, ‘This better be funny because Chevy Chase is watching,’ ” he said. “But I think I got a lot of that out of my system at ‘30 Rock’ because I was always working with Tina (Fey), and I was always so enthralled with all the things that she did and how amazing she was. You just realize, they’re so accomplished, but you’re all doing the same stuff. You’re trying to make the best product and make the funniest stuff happen.”

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Forget Johnny Depp, Wendy Williams Endorses Sinister Sexuality of Joel McHale

By , November 23, 2009

Joel McHale walked away with the Sexiest Troublemaker award this year at People magazine.
The honor captured the attention of none other than Wendy Williams, who believes that troublemakers should get spanked.

[Source: The Soup blog]

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