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Old September 25 2012, 07:09 AM   #16
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

When was the last time Chevy Chase was relevant to anyone about anything?
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Old September 25 2012, 07:23 AM   #17
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

After we saw the ads for Funny Farm in 1988, all the kids in class were slapping each other in the head and screaming "Mosquito!"

We were 11 going on 12.
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Old September 25 2012, 08:23 AM   #18
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What a total dickfaced asshole. Chevy...you suck!
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Old September 25 2012, 08:26 AM   #19
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

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"It's not like I am working with the great innovators of all time, but at the same time, they are my friends."

That's an amusing line, considering he's easily the worst part of what is otherwise a fantastic show.
Which is a shame considering that the last few episodes of the last few seasons tried to redeem his character. But when he went off the deep end last year, it was pretty much over.
It became very clear to me some time in the second season that they just had no idea where to take his character. That is true of a few other characters, but it is especially notable with Pierce.
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Old September 25 2012, 01:46 PM   #20
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

What a tool. I really only like him in the Vacation, Christmas Vacation, and Fletch. Not impressed with his work in anything else, and he's the weakest part of Community.
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Old September 25 2012, 01:55 PM   #21
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Chase has been a known asshole since his time on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s.
Yup.

It probably didn't help that he and Dan Harmon got along so poorly. If he'd gotten on better with the boss, it may have been a smoother experience.
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Old September 25 2012, 02:36 PM   #22
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

He's nearly 70. Doing a TV show with 20-odd episodes a season isn't easy for those half his age. I think I remember reading somewhere that he said he didn't really get the humour of the show either, so he's putting in long days and there is a disconnect with what he's helping produce. Add in he doesn't get on with the former boss it's not that outlandish that he considers it a mistake to have taken on the job in the first place.

Of course it's all in the way you say it.
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Old September 25 2012, 02:37 PM   #23
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I don't like Community and gave up on it after 3 episodes but really the lowest form of television is "reality" tv not sitcoms.
I'd urge you to give it a second chance. I gave up very early on when it originally started airing, but after reading so much good stuff about it I gave it another go and stuck with it and it's now my second favorite sitcom (after Arrested Development.)
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Old September 25 2012, 02:47 PM   #24
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I don't like Community and gave up on it after 3 episodes but really the lowest form of television is "reality" tv not sitcoms.
I'd urge you to give it a second chance. I gave up very early on when it originally started airing, but after reading so much good stuff about it I gave it another go and stuck with it and it's now my second favorite sitcom (after Arrested Development.)
Whenever anyone tells me they don't like Community, I just have them watch season 1's Modern Warfare (the paintball episode). It was probably the first episode of Community that really drove home the whole style of the show.
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Old September 25 2012, 04:21 PM   #25
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I don't like Community and gave up on it after 3 episodes but really the lowest form of television is "reality" tv not sitcoms.
I'd urge you to give it a second chance. I gave up very early on when it originally started airing, but after reading so much good stuff about it I gave it another go and stuck with it and it's now my second favorite sitcom (after Arrested Development.)
Whenever anyone tells me they don't like Community, I just have them watch season 1's Modern Warfare (the paintball episode). It was probably the first episode of Community that really drove home the whole style of the show.
Exactly.. that episode is amongst the funniest things i ever saw.. only topped by the two parter paintball episode which was even more brilliant.

My tipping point was Troy and Abend in the Morning and their Spanish Rap segment early in season 1.. i laughed so hard and hysterically that my stomach hurt!
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Old September 25 2012, 04:30 PM   #26
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Doncha just love it when you finally get to laugh like that again? It seems to take so much to laugh sometimes.

Right now, I'm laughing every time I see the Jingo's commercial. "Not gonna happen!" The actor said it just perfectly! Oh, never heard of Jingo's, not interested in buying it, but I do love the commercial.
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Old September 25 2012, 04:33 PM   #27
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He's nearly 70. Doing a TV show with 20-odd episodes a season isn't easy for those half his age. I think I remember reading somewhere that he said he didn't really get the humour of the show either, so he's putting in long days and there is a disconnect with what he's helping produce...
Then maybe he should retire, not bad mouth his coworkers publicly.
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Old September 25 2012, 05:26 PM   #28
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I don't like Community and gave up on it after 3 episodes but really the lowest form of television is "reality" tv not sitcoms.
I'd urge you to give it a second chance. I gave up very early on when it originally started airing, but after reading so much good stuff about it I gave it another go and stuck with it and it's now my second favorite sitcom (after Arrested Development.)
Whenever anyone tells me they don't like Community, I just have them watch season 1's Modern Warfare (the paintball episode). It was probably the first episode of Community that really drove home the whole style of the show.
I'm with Evil Twin and tighr - give the show another chance. It really doesn't start finding its unique voice until after those first few episodes. I too had originally given up on the show but am so glad I went back to it.
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Old September 25 2012, 05:33 PM   #29
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the lowest form of television
Thats reality Chevy, which you will be doing next
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Old September 25 2012, 05:40 PM   #30
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Maybe he can star on The Biggest Loser.
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