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? [...]
"Bienvenido de la casa Chez Trobed."
There is a lot to go over in last night’s brilliant episode of Community, “Remedial Chaos Theory,” the show’s most clever way of spending little to no money yet (with the exception of the rights to “Roxanne”), so let’s do this timeline-by-timeline, yes?
Actually, before we get to that, a question: Pierce mentioned that he had sex with Eartha Kitt in last week's episode, when the Seven speaks to Omar, and no one blinked an eye; does that mean these episodes airdates were swapped? That would explain why their apartment is 303, the episode's production order. Also: props to writer Chris McKenna, who [...]
Joel McHale is much more than just a condescending smirk, though to be fair that smirk is what's keeping his family in chicken dinners and new school pants. In addition to discussing Community and The Soup with Collider, McHale reveals how he got started on his three-year-old stand-up career: "The money was terrific. No. My booking agent said, 'If you put a set together of Soup jokes and you start building an act, you will have an instant audience because people follow the show and you’ll make a lot of money.' And I was like, 'Really?!' So, I started doing that."
While he's currently promoting his upcoming [...]
Having recently received a Critics' Choice Television Awards nomination, Community's Joel McHale is also hoping he'll soon be cradling that sweet, sweet golden lady statuette following an Emmy nomination. As for why his show has received critical praise but not the commensurate industry love of, say, a 30 Rock, Joel explains, "I’ve been told our audience skews young, which is good, and also that older people don’t understand the show, which is something else… But I just try to illuminate Dan Harmon and the writers’ jokes. [If] we don’t get nominated again this year for anything, but we continue to get the critical acclaim, I’ll be [...]