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Old January 6 2014, 05:06 AM   #1291
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Netflix only has the DVDs of Community, it's not available on instant streaming. I've been re-watching the previous seasons through DVDs.
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Old January 6 2014, 05:28 AM   #1292
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Dang, I could have sworn I saw it pop up one day when I was browsing Netflix. Oh well, I'll get to it eventually.
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Old January 6 2014, 07:34 AM   #1293
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The entire series is on Hulu Plus. Maybe that's what you were thinking of.
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Old January 6 2014, 08:10 AM   #1294
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The best way to deal with Troy not being there is to not shine a light on it at all. There are 7 main cast members, more than most shows, and its not difficult to simply not feature the character in plots. Season 9 of Scrubs did this (season 8, too, if I recall) when they couldn't afford to contract the whole cast for every episode. Each of the principal cast rotated through episodes in which they didn't appear, but there were enough other cast members and supporting cast that it was seamless. Even the episodes that were missing Braff in season 8 were well done without having to acknolwdege the elephant in the room.

Troy shouldn't be written off, because that precludes his return. Conversely, Pierce has been written off, contractually (and according to Harmon, he had to jump through hoops to get the cameo he did end up getting, including filming Chevy Chase on a separate soundstage, hence the "hologram").
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Old January 6 2014, 09:22 AM   #1295
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Season nine of Scrubs was a disaster. If they had to reduce the number of regulars in season eight, though, I didn't notice, except for Bob Kelso (who had a reason for being part-time). Checking IMDB, Braff was in every episode that year except for one, and his absence was definitely addressed on screen (being the narrator of the show, it sort of had to be).
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Old January 6 2014, 01:19 PM   #1296
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Season 8 of Scrubs did have to cut the number of episodes each cast member would appear in by two or three episodes, but in a 19 episode season that still meant that all the main characters appeared in 16 or 17 episodes. It was noticeable sometimes, particularly when JD wasn't in an episode, but it was tempered by the knowledge that they would be in the next episode. They also arranged it so all of the cast were in the finale.

Scrubs season 9 wasn't really the same show, it was a spin-off that just happened to use the same name for marketing reasons. Its only purpose in pop-culture is to be used as a punchline, something Community did quite well.

Troy is only in 5 of the 13 episodes this season, which is a much larger absence than any of the individual characters in Scrubs proper. What's more, once he's gone, he's gone. He wont even be returning for the finale. That's a much harder pill to swallow than what Scrubs did.
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Old January 7 2014, 12:07 AM   #1297
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It's easier to just not feature a character when they're missing from two or three episodes than from half the season.

You don't have to write him out though, you just have to write him away. Make him become an ancient or something. Oh, right, not a scifi show. So don't Daniel Jackson him, just Randy Taylor him, send him on a trip to Europe. Anything which just takes him away from the area briefly.

Or just make him get a full time job. Something that could take him away from the show forever, but if Donald Glover should decide he wants to come back, they can easily have him get fired or quit.
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Old January 7 2014, 12:34 AM   #1298
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Replace him with Danny or Corey Glover
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Old January 7 2014, 02:08 AM   #1299
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I can't believe they got, or bothered to get, Chevy Chase back for a cameo. Was anyone particularly clamoring for his return?
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Old January 7 2014, 02:28 AM   #1300
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I can't believe they got, or bothered to get, Chevy Chase back for a cameo. Was anyone particularly clamoring for his return?
I thought it was a nice ending for the character. It's too bad they had to part ways the way that they did, I really liked Pierce and thought he added a lot to dynamic of the group.
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Old January 7 2014, 03:27 AM   #1301
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Replace him with Danny or Corey Glover
Nah, Crispin Glover.
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Old January 7 2014, 03:40 AM   #1302
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If Abed wakes up every other morning to discover that in the night "someone" had dressed him up as Han Solo, he's likely to play along, and chase the princess... Of course, it's Shirely who actually did dress up as Princess Leia.


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Old January 7 2014, 04:04 AM   #1303
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Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
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Replace him with Danny or Corey Glover
Nah, Crispin Glover.
Better yet, Roger Glover

or Marina Sirtis, she could play "Troi" easily
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Old January 7 2014, 04:46 AM   #1304
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I can't believe they got, or bothered to get, Chevy Chase back for a cameo. Was anyone particularly clamoring for his return?
I for one will definitely miss him on the show.

I thought the cameo was the perfect way of acknowledging him leaving and giving a perfectly fine (and in-character) reason for him not coming back. Ever.
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Old January 7 2014, 12:31 PM   #1305
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John Glover, he should be in more things!

I won't really miss Pierce but I really liked his cameo, a nice bookend for the character.
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