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The True Cause of Chevy Chase and Dan Harmon's Fall Out On Community
Chevy Chase and Dan Harmon had a twisted creative relationship on the set of "Community." Chase, earned a reputation for being a bit of a diva on the set of Harmon's ensemble sitcom and when the actor and writer had a very heated and public falling out, most fans assumed it was due to Chase's disagreeable nature. However, that is just one small part of the truth behind their feud.
Harmon and Chase had creative differences, Harmon wanted to focus on the alienated old man's state of mind for Chase’s character, but this attitude made him the polar opposite of an eager worker. Harmon said Chase would often leave the set early and he would "not understand" why certain scenes were funny, "decide he didn't want to do it and walk away," forcing everyone to shoot around him.
On what would be his last day on set, Chase was scheduled to perform a brief scene before wrapping for the season but walked out before it was shot. Since Harmon had been "screwed" by Chase, as he puts it, he wanted revenge. At the wrap party the next day, Harmon rallied the cast and crew to say "F–k you Chevy!" all at once, Chase respond by storming out of the party and a months-long riff ensued.
Eventually the reconciled, in spite of how hard-headed they both were, their deeper understanding of one another allowed them to set aside petty differences and apologize. Harmon confirmed that the pair have "been friends ever since," proving that there is such thing as a happy ending in real life.