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 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 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.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of Three Amigos, one of the best-regarded comedies of the 1980's and one that brought together a half-dozen of the greatest comedic minds going at the time. Three Amigos starred Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Martin Short, was written by Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, and Randy Newman (who also composed the music and did the voice of the Singing Bush), and was directed by John Landis, who even hired a pre-SNL Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz for supporting roles. Few comedies can boast a team that is so remarkable and that made such a significant mark on comedy, both separately and together. The [...]
Community fans wondering why the show hasn't yet shown Jeff's dad have their answer. Dan Harmon admits in this interview that he's been pushing back that storyline "in the hope that some miracle will happen" and Bill Murray will deign to play the role. I guess the whole Chevy Chase-Bill Murray feud makes this casting pretty improbable, but man, how great would that be?
Harmon goes on to talk about possible spinoffs and plotlines once the characters have graduated from Greendale, as well as his respect for obsessive online viewers of the show. "I do try many times a season to put Alison [Brie] in a [...]