‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined.
“I hate bottle episodes. They're wall-to-wall facial expressions and emotional nuance. I might as well sit in a corner with a bucket on my head.”
Dan Harmon’s seemingly immortal sitcom, Community, is without a doubt the most meta comedy on television (and now the internet). They’ve subverted and indulged in classic tropes like clip shows, Claymation, and musicals, while also perfectly lampooning unexpected pop culture totems like My Dinner With Andre, Hearts of Darkness, and GI Joe. [...]
Good news for Dan Harmon fans: Entertainment Weekly reports that the Community creator is writing a book of humorous essays to be published by Doubleday sometime in 2016. The book — which doesn't yet have an official title — will "present a mix of the author’s recollections, musings, and riffs." The book will be Harmon's second published work following the limited release of 2013's You'll Be Perfect When You're Dead, a collection of his best writing from his blog "Dan Harmon Poops."
Community's upcoming sixth season just got an (unofficial) premiere date. According to Pop Culture Brain, Community creator Dan Harmon revealed on this week's Nerdist podcast that the new season is reportedly set to debut on Yahoo on January 27th: "I've heard the date January 27th bandied about," he said, "but there's no reason to think that things won't be actively changing up till that time." Yahoo has yet to confirm an official premiere date for the show, but late January lines up with earlier reports that Community would return sometime after Christmas – sadly without Yvette Nicole Brown. In the meantime, check out Yahoo's teaser trailer for [...]
Last year it was announced that Community creator Dan Harmon would be touring his live show/podcast Harmontown around the country then turning it into a documentary by director Neil Berkeley, and a new trailer was just released. This sneak peek features stars like Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Gillian Jacobs, Chris Hardwick, and John Oliver attempting to explain who exactly Harmon is and includes some special appearances by Chevy Chase (in the form of blog screen caps and footage of the now infamous voicemail message). Harmontown debuts in select theaters as well as VOD on October 3rd.
The wait until the sixth season of Community will last until at least after Christmas, but in the meantime you can check out this six-minute video of bloopers from the show's final season on NBC, which features references to both a sexy cat and a sexy lion, tons of F-bombs, and a heartwarming dance montage.