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Old March 31 2012, 02:04 AM   #766
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Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
We say that Abed is imagining in his imaginarium.

But what he's really doing is meditating.

If he is becoming one with t he universe how much harder does he have to mediate before he becomes one with all the universes?

or at least all the universes where that indigenous Abed is meditating as well as he is.

Did you see Jack meditating in 30 Rock yesterday.

Hilarious.

Think less of me.

Oh you can't think less of me?

My bad.
"Meditate perfectly."

Yeah, I think Abed really could meditate perfectly or maybe he is already meditating perfectly. Cool. Cool, cool, cool.
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Old April 2 2012, 08:18 PM   #767
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Uh-oh.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/commu...upposed,71769/
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Old April 2 2012, 09:08 PM   #768
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Simple. Recast the role with Bill Murray. Nobody but Abed notices.
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Old April 2 2012, 09:13 PM   #769
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Murray will never do TV, but that would be good for a laugh or two. Akroyd probably will, though.

But, miss the chance to give the character an epic death?
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Old April 2 2012, 11:08 PM   #770
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I have been wondering about this since the last season's finale if something was going on behind the scenes between the two. It seems to me like Pierce is slowly being written out of the show, maybe it will be resolved or Chevy will leave after this season.
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Old April 2 2012, 11:29 PM   #771
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Eh, I wouldn't miss Pierce if he were written out. He's the weakest link in the cast, IMO.
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Old April 2 2012, 11:31 PM   #772
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He is now...it still would be kind of ironic if he left, since NBC first started marketing "Community" as the new Chevy Chase show. As I might've mentioned at the start of the thread, this is actually how I first knew about it. It has evolved beyond him now frankly and become it's own unique entity.
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Old April 3 2012, 12:58 AM   #773
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BAM. Called it.

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Something that I've noticed lately... Chevy Chase seems barely in the show... and sometimes not even with the cast, and certainly not with the resolution. Last night, for example, after a couple of scenes, he was off by himself--trying to get in to the party, at the bar by himself.

And last week, it felt the same.

I wonder if something is going on.
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Old April 3 2012, 01:55 AM   #774
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Well, Chase has never done anything else for more than a year.
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Old April 3 2012, 02:03 AM   #775
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^ He's passed that with three seasons of "Community" and seemingly very pleased to be apart of the show as well. Perhaps more details will unfold. This has been a pretty rocky season hasn't it in terms of mediocre episodes for the most part, the controversial long hiatus, the Inspector Space Time debacle, now this.
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Old April 3 2012, 03:03 AM   #776
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As someone that liked Pierce back in seasons 1 and 2, I feel like his character doesn't have a purpose on the show anymore. His character was defined early on as someone that's so obnoxious and offensive that he ends up pushing all his friends away, and that's what happened in season 2 when he became something of a villain. His arc came to a conclusion at the end of season 2 when he left the study group, but rather than leaving it there they neutered the character so that the status quo could be maintained. I think it would have made more sense if Chang replaced Pierce in the study group and Pierce became the new external force that resented/idealised the group. But if he's to leave the show instead, so be it, he's not much of a loss anymore.
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Old April 3 2012, 03:08 AM   #777
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^Agreed.
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Old April 3 2012, 07:28 AM   #778
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I think that the character of Pierce has run its course, but I don't like the idea of the character having to leave because of this.

No matter who started it, I can't support Dan Harmon's actions at the wrap party. If you've got a problem with someone, the time to make a big deal about it is not in the middle of a party. That's something we all should grow out of by the tie we're 12.

Not saying that walking off the set is a good idea either, but at this point the scales of Right vs. Wrong (granted, I don't know the absolute full story) the "Right" Scales lean in Chevy's direction.

The thing that I wonder about is: would losing Chevy Chase actually increase the shows chances of returning for another season? Studios and networks love to save money and with Jim Rash having been made a full cast member this year and Ken Jeong being aboard, I could see them saying sayonara to Pierce and giving material intended for him to Chang.
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Old April 3 2012, 08:13 AM   #779
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Eh, I wouldn't miss Pierce if he were written out. He's the weakest link in the cast, IMO.
Yeah, pretty much everybody I've mentioned Community to just says, "Oh, that's the one with Chevy Chase, right? Can't stand him."
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Old April 3 2012, 12:11 PM   #780
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Chevy's recent interview suggests that he a) doesn't understand the humor of the show, b) thinks the show is just another sit-com, c) would prefer that the show had less writing and more improv (often arguing about it with the show-runners), and d) thinks most of the cast are sub-par at best.

Yeah, I'm not seeing much of a loss here.
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