McHale admitted to Gold Derby senior editors Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum that earning Emmy recognition for “Community” remains an uphill battle. “With the competition we’re up against on Thursday nights (“The Big Bang Theory” on CBS and “American Idol” on Fox), it’s tough. I hope there’s awareness for it.”
Were he to be nominated, McHale says he is lucky to have a load of episodes from which to choose one for screening by the Emmy judging panels. In addition to “Intro to Political Science” (where he performs “Faith” while running for student government), he is also considering “Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking” (his character both hopes and fears his long-lost father might visit) and “Critical Film Studies” (parodies of “My Dinner with Andre” and “Pulp Fiction” have him opening up about his past).