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).
Once one knows the rules, one can break them. That’s the case with NBC’s“Community” and its creator Dan Harmon. He knows what makes a successful sitcom, but then he turns it on its head. Thursday’s (April 21) episode, “Paradigms of Human Memory” is a great example of that.
“I think we’d all agree we worked as a cohesive group better than we’ve ever had,” Yvette Nicole Brown, who plays Shirley, tells Zap2it. “We had such a limited amount of time and so much to shoot. So, it was literally us running, running, running to get everything we needed for that episode.”
“I don’t know how they’re going to fit it all into 22, 23 minutes,” Joel McHale, who plays Jeff, tells us. “But if they do, I know it will be a spectacular episode.”
Greendale got romantic last night as Valentine’s Day hit the campus! Don’t miss the two amazing highlights below or the hilarious end tag as Abed shows his skills. Plus, you can go behind the scenes with the cast in a fantastic bonus clip below.
Ep 215: Kiss Me
Abed is a whiz at guessing the saying on candy hearts.
Ep 215: A Lesbian Kiss
Britta and Paige share a kiss on the dance floor just to prove how progressive they really are.
Ep 215: I’m Homeless
Chang pleads his case to Jeff.
Interviews and Outtakes Etc.
Exclusive! Andy Dick, automated dialogue replacement, lesbians and a bromance are all in a days work.
Episode Synopsis: COMMUNITY “Early 21st Century Romanticism” Season 2 Episode 15 – IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY AND LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT GREENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – ANDY DICK GUEST STARS, JOHN OLIVER (“The Daily Show”) RETURNS AS PROFESSOR DUNCAN – Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) compete for the attentions of the college librarian, while Britta (Gillian Jacobs) strives to be progressive and befriends a fellow female student whom she believes is gay. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) finds himself reluctantly hosting an impromptu party at his apartment when Professor Duncan (John Oliver) invites himself over to watch a soccer match. Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Ken Jeong and Chevy Chase also star.
On Tuesday, Joel McHale (who plays Jeff) made an appearance to share a number of his “travel tips” — which include telling TSA officials that you are carrying a concealed weapon in a “broken heart.” With the new regulations out there, we all have to get ready for an abundance of flight-related humor over the course of the next several weeks.
Here some stories from the filming of last week’s episode from Donald Glover and Joel McHale, get a tour of the Community set with the incredibly charismatic Danny Pudi and hear from Dan Harmon how you can help create the next behind the scenes video. Just use the hashtag #askcommunity and you can provide feedback and ideas for future episodes!
Wild, Loud and Sniglidy
Exclusive! The Community cast takes you behind the scenes on Stages 31 and 32. Submit your questions on Twitter #askcommunity.
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