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Old September 25 2012, 03:15 AM   #1
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Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

Chevy Chase says his decision to participate in Community was a "big mistake" and that he considers sitcoms to be "the lowest form of television," according to the Huffington Post's UK edition.

Though he was quick to compliment his colleagues on the NBC comedy, Chase said he was drawn to it because of the steady paycheck. But that may have been a poor decision in hindsight, he says.

"It was a big mistake!" Chase said when asked why he made the leap from movies to television to play millionaire Pierce Hawthorne on the show. "I saw this pilot script, thought that it was funny, and I went into the room where they were casting and said, 'I would love to play this guy.' Then they mulled it over. Then they hired me and I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread every week. ... [But] the hours in this kind of show are not commensurate with the actual product."

Chase's disdain apparently extends beyond Community to the entire genre.

"The hours are hideous, and it's still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television," he told the Huffington Post UK. "I think the reason I have stuck around is because I love these kids, the cast - they are very good. It's not like I am working with the great innovators of all time, but at the same time, they are my friends."
Wow, he sounds like a really nice guy.
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