Posted on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Seth MacFarlane‘s A Million Ways to Die in the West has fun with lots of Western archetypes: the humble farmer, the gun-toting outlaw, the hooker with the heart of gold… the time-traveling mad scientist? Yes, Back to the Future‘s Doc Brown makes a cameo in the new comedy, as you’ll see after the jump.
And of course, MacFarlane isn’t the only one eager to pay homage to the classic trilogy. Elsewhere, Gillian Jacobs spills the details on the Community–Back to the Future crossover that never was. Hit the jump to get the details and watch Doc Brown’s A Million Ways to Die in the West appearance.
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What will happen to Community now that NBC has finally canceled the show following its fifth season? There was talk not long ago that made a sixth season sound, if not inevitable, then at least like something that could happen on Hulu or a similar digital service. But over the weekend, a new report painted that possibility as something much less likely than we’d previously thought. Capping everything off, Community creator Dan Harmon weighed in with words about his thoughts on the chances of a continuation. So will there be a Community sixth season after all? Well.. maybe? Read More »
“Six seasons and a movie” was originally a joke within the world of Dan Harmon‘s Community. It then became a catchphrase and rallying cry as the show struggled from season three to four, and then onward. One way or the other, it seemed like Harmon’s beleaguered show would make it to the finish line. But the biggest possible roadblock to that sixth season has just been thrown up, as NBC has canceled Community following the show’s fifth season. Read More »
Is the old Community mantra, “six seasons and a movie,” actually going to work? the phrase was written into the second season of Community as a joke, but became a rallying cry for fans as the show struggled in ratings through the third season. Then there was the sub-par fourth season (produced without series creator Dan Harmon) and Harmon’s triumphant return with a fifth season that recaptured the show’s vibe, earned strong notes from critics, and held steady with a constant viewership. Now there’s talk of a sixth season, and it seems as if the Community movie isn’t even destined to exist only as a punchline. Read More »
Did you see Vince Gilligan on Community last night? The Breaking Bad creator had a cameo appearance on this week’s episode of the NBC comedy series. Gilligan appears as a Southern cowboy guide on a vintage VCR game played by Abed and Annie. He also appeared in a post-credits sequence with Gina Gershon. Watch both clips embedded now after the jump.
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The True Detective finale airs this weekend and fans everywhere are on pins and needles waiting to see where creator Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Joji Fukunaga will take us in the last hour. After the debut episode, the show quickly reached critical mass. A True Detective parody here, a theory there, the Season Two meme is still everywhere, and debates have raged since day one. Now, even celebrities are getting into the fun. Community co-stars Joel McCale and Jim Rash (an Oscar winner, by the way) appeared on E’s The Soup to poke fun at hit HBO show. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s been a wild few years for Dan Harmon, the controversial creator of NBC’s Community. There was his notorious feud with Chevy Chase, his very public firing from his own show, and his eventual re-hiring by the same show. The first Harmontown trailer tags along on the cross-country comedy tour he took in the interim, offering a tiny taste of what this beloved but troubled artist was going through during that time.
Neil Berkeley (Beauty Is Embarrassing) directed, and several of Harmon’s showbiz friends including Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Sarah Silverman, and Jack Black make appearances. Watch the video after the jump.
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Community has played with episodes that dive into various genres and even some media that is atypical for a sitcom. There’s the animated battle in ‘Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism,’ for starters, but the wildest example was in the stop-motion season two episode ‘Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas.’ For the fifth season, which premieres in January, there won’t be an animated Christmas episode or any Christmas episode, for that matter. (Shame about the show’s restart kicking off after the holidays are over.)
Still there’s this: “Miracle on Jeff’s Street,” an animated short/promo that matches the Abed’s Master Key webisodes from a year back. It’s all about Jeff being sad because no one likes him because he’s Jeff, and the surprise he gets when he realizes that people really do like him, because this is Community. This is a cute little piece, if only for the answering aching exposition gag. Read More »
The first teaser for the fifth season of Community did something I thought was impossible: it made me want to watch the fifth season of Community. Early tweets from people who’ve seen the first episodes (like Alan Sepinwall) supported the notion that Dan Harmon‘s return has brought the show back to that smart/manic weirdness that made the best episodes of the first three seasons stand out from all other sitcoms.
Here’s a long trailer for the one-hour season premiere, which has more weird crap than even makes sense for one episode, plus Don Glover joking about his own impending departure, and an appearance from Walton Goggins. Suddenly, “six seasons and a movie” doesn’t seem so insane. Watch below. Read More »