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Community Returns Tomorrow!

By , September 21, 2011

It’s almost Thursday!! And you know what that means – the study group returns for another glorious semester at Greendale Community College! So break out the confetti, dust off your dance moves you left at the Pop ‘n’ Lock-a-thon and get excited for John Goodman to join the gang this year! Do just that with the Community is Back! clip below.

The Darker Side of Community
Watch a thrilling montage of lust, deception and betrayal at GCC!

Dean vs. Dean
Watch what happens when Dean Pelton takes on a rival dean played by – who else? – John Goodman!

Community is Back!
Check out a sneak peek of the new season of Community, now featuring singing, dancing and John Goodman!

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Friday Clips

By , September 16, 2011

Get ready to start krumping. Your Friday is about to get twenty times better. We’ve got the most #StreetsAhead Community clip coming your way!

It’s clear that the Human Beings know how to have a good time, but things can get pretty serious on campus too. In Community’s latest mashup, they explore the more sinister side of the study group. Plus, catch up with Joel McHale, dean (and new series regular) Jim Rash, and incredible guest star John Goodman in the behind-the-scenes interviews below. And you’ve been waiting all summer for your first look at Season 3… and here it is!! The video is more than a sneak peek at the dean faceoff… it’s your first look at new Biology teacher Michael K. Williams (#OmarComin!)

The Darker Side of Community

Watch a thrilling montage of lust, deception and betrayal at GCC!

John Goodman on Community
The veteran actor talks about coming to Community this season.

Joel McHale on Season 3
Community star Joel McHale – AKA Jeff Winger – reveals a few secrets about the upcoming season.

Jim Rash on Season 3
The actor behind Dean Pelton gives a glimpse of how the next semester of Community is shaping up.

Dean vs. Dean
Watch what happens when Dean Pelton takes on a rival dean played by – who else? – John Goodman!

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Community Sneak Peak!

By , August 30, 2011
John Goodman at the premiere of Speed Racer at...

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John Goodman is coming to Greendale this season and we’ve got your first look! Dean Pelton is rather intimidated by the new Vice Dean of the air conditioning repair school, as you can see in the new Community preview below! Enjoy!

John Goodman’s Heading to Community!

Check out this sneak peek of his Greendale debut!

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Community Cast in Claymation for Christmas

By , September 20, 2010

Almost everyone in America with a TV after 1964 has seen at least a snippet of the Rankin/Bass classic TV special that introduced the world to Community Cast in Claymation for Christmas , the elf-who-wants-to-be-a-dentist-instead-of-making-toys, and how he came to meet Rudolph, the soon-to-be famous headlight for Santa’s sleigh. Dan Harmon, the creator of Community, is a fan of the special, and thought it would be a lot of fun to animate an episode of his show in that style. He never though, however, that the folks at NBC would go for it. Fortunately for him (and us!), Jeff Gaspin at NBC woke up one morning and thought to himself, “Community should do an animated episode.” The two met, and agreed to do just that. Harmon and writer Dino Stamatopoulos (who also plays Starburns on the show) set immediately to write the script, which has the whole cast buzzing about the episode. Danny Pudi, who plays Abed, said, “It is so hard for me not to tell everybody I know about it. The minute we read that script, I was over-the-moon excited.

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‘Community’ gets chance to grow

By , February 25, 2010

“The thing I love about NBC is that comedies have a chance to grow their legs,” said Gillian Jacobs, who plays Britta. Jacobs and her cast mates talked about the show’s future during a recent set visit at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. “NBC allowed ’30 Rock’ to find its legs, they allowed ‘The Office’ to find its audience, and look at ‘Parks and Recreation.’ It really is taking off this year.”
Dan Harmon, the creator, head writer and executive producer behind “Community” describes NBC’s Thursday-night comedy lineup as a brand and his show as a part of that brand. “We’re like an emcee for an evening of fantastic comedy,” Harmon said. “They put us on at 8 o’clock and we really hold our ground.”

From The Detroit News.

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Community in the Paley Center

By , February 18, 2010

Community cast and creative team will be at the Paley Center on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 7:00 pm PT

Get tickets here.

IN PERSON:
Joel McHale, “Jeff Winger”
Chevy Chase, “Pierce”
And additional members of the cast and creative team.

Boasting a crack ensemble cast led by Joel McHale as wisecracking disgraced lawyer Jeff Winger, Community follows the misadventures of a quirky group of students at Greendale Community College, an institute of less than higher learning. Creator Dan Harmon’s cult credentials are impeccable—he’s behind Channel 101 and The Sarah Silverman Program, among other alt-comedy favorites—and Community is an intriguing and wholly successful move into mainstream, ready-for-primetime entertainment. A critical and popular success, Community delights with its rapid-fire, off-kilter comedy, its fundamentally humane heart, and a perfectly deployed Chevy Chase as ragingly inappropriate moist towelette tycoon Pierce Hawthorne.

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Community Creator Dan Harmon on Reference Humor, TV Love, and Whether Joel McHale’s Going to Grow a Beard

By , February 4, 2010

The New York Magazine has an interview with Community Creator Dan Harmon. Here are the highlights:

When I first started watching the show, I was initially turned off by McHale’s character, Jeff. And then very quickly, it seemed like he turned into a nice guy. Was that always the plan?
When we started out, I wanted to spend the first twelve episodes telling the story of this guy who’s this lone wolf, having his membranes dissolved by a new community. That plan sort of went awry in that I think we were more successful than we predicted we would be with making the audience comfortable with this group as an unlikely family. So really, by the Halloween episode, it already felt like we’d told the story of Jeff growing on these people and vice versa. We also didn’t predict that people would adore every single one of those characters for different reasons. It feels like we jumped light years ahead of schedule, and could do this ensemble-comedy show. … And Joel McHale can do his own thing in the background that can be some sort of geek psychological story about him overcoming his pettiness. That’s an upcoming episode, by the way.

What’s up with Jeff and Britta (Gillian Jacobs)? Are they going to be the next Pam and Jim?
That’s actually another important thing about the pop-culture aspect of the show: The characters have all watched Friends, they know Star Trek, they’ve watched The Office and 30 Rock, even. Much like the audience, they’re not going to tolerate having a “will they/won’t they” shoved in their face. The nice thing about having a character like Abed is that you can be meta, and the audience can trust you because you can send them little signals that you’re on the case.

And what about some of your other pairs, like Abed and Troy. They’re such a funny duo; was that a casting choice?
No, it was way more organic than that. I remember the writers and I being very excited about Chevy Chase’s character and Troy, how they were going to be the Beavis and Butt-head of the show. But we sort of abandoned that story, because it didn’t germinate as quickly. And then when we did that first 30-second tag that goes on the end of an episode, that rap with Troy and Abed, and people loved it so much, and you could feel the chemistry while we were shooting, it was instantly apparent that that’s the thing you go towards.

How long do you think the show can last?
Jeff is going to get a bachelor’s degree, and contrary to popular belief, you can get one of those at a community college. And so we’ve got that four-year story — is his life changed or the same? Or is something going to happen to derail the whole thing, for example, the cancellation of our show? I don’t have any ambition to be the next Laverne & Shirley, and have it run two decades. Jeff’s not going to grow a beard and start teaching there while the rest of them open a pet store across the street.

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Gravity – Jeff and Annie

By , November 16, 2009

A fan has already made a montage for Jeff (Joel McHale) and Adderall Annie’s (Alison Brie) very new romance — if you can even call it that. Even the show’s producer, Dan Harmon, is impressed as he tweeted:

I was told women watch TV differently than men, but wow. Great editing

[Source: Vulture]

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Behind the Scenes with Community's Joel McHale

By , November 14, 2009

G4 talks to Joel McHale and the rest of the cast on the set of NBC’s Community.

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