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, [...]
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 [...]
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 … [...]
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 [...]
Before Community aired its first episode in 2009, Joel McHale was the guy from The Soup, known to most only as "The Guy from The Soup"; Gillian Jacobs was the girl who had a topless scene in Choke; Alison Brie was the rarely-seen Trudy on Mad Men; Donald Glover was part of a comedy troupe that made the "bro rape" video; Yvette Nicole Brown was a movie theater manager on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh; Danny Pudi was the Token Indian in movies like Road Trip: Beer Pong; and Chevy Chase was a has-been.
Now, on the morning/afternoon of their 59th episode together — their last until March? April? May? [...]