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This Old Navy Commercial Is Our First Look at Chevy Chase's Post-'Community' Career

"It's just a fucking mediocre sitcom. I want people to laugh, and this isn't funny. And it ain't funny to me because I'm 67 years old and I've been doing this a long time and I've been making a lot of people laugh a lot better than this."

- Chevy Chase on 'Community' in one of those Dan Harmon voicemails.

Chevy Chase Once Dressed like a Punk and Proceeded to Fight Punks

Fast-forward to the 6:50 mark. How crazy is this? How strong must Chevy have been? All those years of physical comedy must've given him super strength. This was from a taping of The Top, a live music show that Chase was supposed to host before he got into this fight. (Andy Kaufman replaced him, which ended up being his last appearance before passing.) Though Chevy hasn't dressed like a punk since, he's surely acted like a punk (meaning a brat, not like he's going around singing Agnostic Front). [Via]

McHale Jokingly Addresses/Evades Chevy Voicemail-gate – Classic Winger

This morning, while guest co-hosting Live with Kelly, Joel McHale broke his long silence over the whole Dan Harmon-Chevy Chase ego contest. In response to Kelly’s prodding, McHale answered by cracking some jokes and smiling some smiles – it was everything you’d hope for and more. McHale smirked, “It's impossible because there's no way Chevy could figure out voicemail.” He continued, in his best Jeff Winger impression, “He hibernates for nine months out of the year and when you wake someone up, they're very disoriented and a lot of the time, they don't know what they're saying." This is a great point and also great advice for the [...]

Dan Harmon Addresses the Chevy Chase Spat

Dan Harmon took to his Tumblr last night to address the public feud he and Chevy Chase got into, which involved Chevy walking off set, Harmon insulting him in front of his family at the wrap party, Chevy leaving Harmon an angry voicemail, and then Harmon playing said voicemail to audience members at a show in LA. And Harmon feels terrible about that last part: It was in that venue, months ago, that I made the horrible, childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional decision to play someone’s voicemail to me. He didn’t intend for 150 people to listen and giggle at it, and I didn’t intend for [...]

Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase Will Have a Vaguely Described Movie Reunion

Dan Aykroyd announced on his Facebook page last night that he and Chevy Chase are "about to start work on a script concept for a comedy movie." He didn't say anything else about, you know, what the concept is, but as long as it isn't "Chevy Chase stealing Bill Murray's identity and face and making Ghostbusters 3," I'm on board. On second thought, Chevy Chase stealing Bill Murray's face to make Ghostbusters 3 sounds like it would definitely be entertaining. Kind of a Ghostbusters meets Face/Off meets Old Dogs sort of thing.

Chevy Chase's Lost 1980 Comedy Album Is Streaming Online

Admit it, you've always wanted to hear Chevy Chase rap. Yes, Chevy Chase released a musical comedy album back in 1980, and the self-titled record is available streaming in its entirety below, thanks to Archive.org. Believe it or not, the album's not great, and Chevy Chase's biggest contribution to music is still that song he plays on the keys when trying to woo Judge Smails's niece in Caddyshack.

The album is embedded in its entirety after jump:

This Just in: Chevy Chase Is Not Easy to Work with

Director and superest Super Trooper  Jay Chandrasekhar was on Sklarbro Country today and he told a story about Chevy Chase being classic Chevy Chase during the filming of Mixology Certification:

The bits are in three parts: beginning, and move along, and payoff. … So I said, "All right, Chevy, it's time to shoot the second part of the bit," and he goes "eh, you don't need it." And I'm like, "Yeah, yeah we need it, we need it." He goes, "Nah, don't worry about it, you don't need it." And I'm like, "Yeah, well, we shot the intro, we shot the payoff, we kind of need the move-along section." He goes, [...]

Another Chevy Chase/Dan Harmon Voicemail Leaks to the Internet

Oh, Jesus. Here's a newly leaked voicemail from Chevy Chase to Community creator Dan Harmon in which he goes on at length about how the show sucks and can only be saved by them leaving in all of his hilarious on-set ad libs. At least I think it's a voicemail — at one point you can hear Harmon sort-of respond to Chevy, but he isn't acknowledged. It's not clear if this is another part of a voicemail played by Harmon at the Harmontown show in LA or if it's something different entirely. It is over a year old, however, so it's clear that there's been tension between the [...]

Dan Harmon vs. Chevy Chase: the Plot Thickens

TMZ is reporting that in the public fight between Dan Harmon and Chevy Chase, a big chunk of Community staffers have taken Chevy's side: Now, sources who work on the show tell us … "What Dan Harmon did was f**ked up … Chevy is a pleasure to work with."

We're told … many people on set feel the "dispute" that took place between the two men during the taping of the season finale was blown out of proportion by Harmon … because Chevy was "very respectful." …

One source tells us, "What Dan did was embarassing and left a sour taste in all of our mouths … [...]

Bill Murray, Steve Martin, and Bugs Bunny: The Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special

In the 1970s and 1980s, Warner Bros. did not take great care with its animation legacy. The studio spit out a new, clumsily assembled “special” for every remotely notable occasion, with a lack of care and inventiveness that would have shamed Bob Hope. The programs were comprised of 75 percent recycled old cartoons, strung together with unfunny, ugly looking new animation that contained none of the craft and anarchic humor of the source material.

Not so with the The Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary Special. Produced in 1986 to mark the titular occasion (and loosely tied to a Museum of Modern Art retrospective), it too made heavy use of classic [...]

Chevy Chase Doesn't Find People Who Aren't Chevy Chase Funny

"Yes, I've seen Louis CK. I wouldn't in any way make a degrading remark about Louis CK, but the question is do I think anyone is funny? And the answer is not too many people. He might fit right in there." -Chevy Chase in an interview with HuffPo UK, making a degrading remark about Louis CK.

Chase Says He's Underutilized on 'Community' – Is He Right?

Vulture caught up with Chevy Chase this weekend and asked him very point blank questions about Community. Chase obviously didn't want to talk about, but luckily he did talk about it, albeit fairly dickishly:

I don't want to talk about that. Why would I? We don't know if the show has been picked up. Even if it had been picked up, I haven't made a deal. I have to go through all that stuff before I can give you my opinion on the character. It's not easy to answer that, because I haven't made my deal yet.

When asked what he doesn't like about being on the [...]

A Brief History of Chevy Chase Being a Dick to People

Chevy Chase has a reputation as kind of, well, an asshole. The latest example of this comes from his feud with Community creator Dan Harmon, in which he left him a voicemail in which he insulted Harmon's writing and predicted that he would die young, amongst other unpleasantries. And now over at Gawker, they've gathered up all of the available anecdotes about Chevy's bad behavior over the years. For example, did you know Chevy slapped Rob Heubel "offensively hard" across the face when Heubel introduced himself to him backstage at UCB, seemingly for no reason? Not exactly how most proffered hands are met.

Dan Harmon and Chevy Chase Are in the Middle of an Ugly Public Feud

Despite the improving ratings, things aren't all paintballs and imaginariums in the world of Community. Series creator Dan Harmon and Chevy Chase are in the middle of a relatively public feud, one that involved Chevy walking off set on the last day of shooting, Harmon insulting him in a speech during the wrap party in front of his family, and Chase leaving an expletive-filled voicemail for Harmon that Harmon then played in front of an audience at a show in LA. It's a mess!

Both Harmon and Chase have reputations for being difficult to work with, so it's not entirely surprising that the two would butt heads [...]