"These are bad pitches and Dan should never take them, but I just thought there's gotta be something you can battle for — what's the throne between City College and Greendale?"
- Actor/writer Jim Rash toys with the idea of a Game of Thrones-themed Community episode in a new interview with TV Line, in which he also discusses the show's NBC cancellation and his part in the upcoming Adult Swim series Mike Tyson Mysteries.
From last night's episode of The Soup, here's a sharp-looking True Detective parody starring Community duo Joel McHale and Jim Rash as an incomprehensible Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, respectively, spewing out a solid two minutes of Louisiana gibberish.
Fox is already buying pilots for the 2014-15 TV season. Deadline reports that the network ordered a pilot called Fatrick produced by Don't Trust the B creator Nahnatchka Khan and The Way, Way Back/The Descendants team Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Faxon and Rash will also direct the pilot, which was co-written by Khan and her Don't Trust the B colleague Corey Nickerson. Fatrick follows a handsome, cool ladies man named Patrick who is being held back by his insecurities of growing up as a heavyset kid the others children called "Fatrick."
Jim Rash, Community star and Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Descendants and The Way, Way Back, has long had the Twitter name "RashisTVUgly." He recently explained to Vulturethat "TV Ugly" is a terrible term that TV executives actually use:
"That's not actually a self-deprecation thing. That was a weird expression that Nat [Faxon] and I heard in a TV development meeting, when we were doing a pilot many years ago. Someone used that term, 'TV ugly,' which I had never heard. They were putting actors in categories, and they were using the expression to say, "These are good-looking people, but on TV they're not as good-looking." [Laughs.] And I [...]
Here's the new trailer for The Way, Way Back, a comedy-drama starring Steve Carell and a ton of other amazing people that hits theaters July 5th. The movie was written and directed by Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Jim Rash (Community), who won Oscars this year for scripting The Descendants. Hopefully, Jim Rash will win an Oscar for acting this time around, for playing "Guy Who's Doctor Said Not to Get Water on His Face."
At Comic-Con, Adult Swim unveiled its 2014-2015 slate of new and returning shows including the new half-hour animated comedy Mike Tyson Mysteries, and you can check out the show's first trailer above. Starring Tyson, Jim Rash, voice actor Rachel Ramras, and Norm Macdonald as a drunk pigeon, Mike Tyson Mysteries will see Tyson and his Mystery Team tackling any problem that comes their way: "If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner." Mike Tyson Mysteries will premiere on Adult Swim sometime this fall.
A mini-Community reunion happened on @midnight last night that included the above segment, where Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, and Jim Rash are tasked with identifying some real online Community fan art. Click through for four more segments from the episode, including one with a special Craigslist reading from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Here's a fun three-minute recruitment video for Community's Greendale College, starring Jim Rash as Dean Pelton. The video is a promotion for the fourth season of Community's upcoming DVD release, which I assume Dan Harmon won't be purchasing.
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A couple of Oscar winners, a hater of Canadians, the subject of some of the greatest torch songs of the last few years, a deceased person, and the most ambivalent father in the Western Hemisphere star in this [...]
Fox Searchlight has acquired the rights to The Way, Way Back, a comedy-drama written and directed by Oscar-winning writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for $9.75 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's the first movie directed by Faxon and Rash, who won Academy Awards last year for co-writing The Descendants but are better known for playing Ben on Ben and Kate and Dean Pelton on Community, respectively. The Way, Way Back is about a pivotal summer in the life of a teenage boy (Liam James) as he forms a relationship with the manager of a rundown waterpark (Sam Rockwell) and tries to find the strength to stand [...]
Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's interview web series Speakeasy, and his guest this time around is Oscar-winning screenwriter and Community actor Jim Rash. It's a fun run-through of Rash's career, including the history of his writing partnership with Nat Faxon, the horrifying origins of his Twitter name, and the trajectory of his ridiculous Community character.
It’s rare for a sitcom role as a pansexual Dalmatian fetishist to launch an actor to stardom, but ever since taking on the mantle and accompanying Tina Turner wig of Community’s fashionable and frantic Dean Pelton, comedian Jim Rash has won an Oscar for co-writing The Descendants, debuted as a director with the charming The Way, Way Back, scored a pilot for Fox, and generally worked his way deeper into America’s heart with every new dean-based pun and mocking Angelina Jolie pose. Rash can currently be seen hosting the Sundance Channel’s The Writers’ Room, an insightful look into the writing staffs of some of television’s most popular [...]
Jim Rash, who you may know as Dean Pelton on Community or for his work as a writer/director (The Way, Way Back), has a new show on the Sundance Channel called The Writers' Room that quietly started up this week. In it, he interviews the writing staff of a different TV show each week. The first season consists of six half-hour episodes with the staffs of Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation, Dexter, New Girl, Game of Thrones, and American Horror Story. The first episode with the Breaking Bad gang already aired (watch it here), and the Parks and Rec one, featuring Amy Poehler, Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and Joe [...]
This is just a reminder that Jim Rash, who plays weirdo Dean Pelton on Community AND won an Oscar last year for co-writing The Descendants, wrote tonight's episode of Community. The episode, entitled "Basic Human Anatomy," involves Troy and Abed in a body switching adventure, while Annie and Shirley plot against class valedictorian Leonard. This is the first and only episode of the show that Jim Rash has written, and it's also the first and only episode of Community to be written by an Oscar winner – unless Tarantino or Sofia Coppola want to have a crack at a hypothetical Season 5 episode.
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