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Old September 25 2012, 02:15 AM   #1
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Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

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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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Old September 25 2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

Chevy Chase has struck me as being an asshole for years. Since at least the time of his talk show.
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Old September 25 2012, 02:23 AM   #3
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

Cause his career has been so illustrious the past decade
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Old September 25 2012, 02:36 AM   #4
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

Chase has been a known asshole since his time on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s.
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Old September 25 2012, 02:55 AM   #5
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

"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.
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Old September 25 2012, 03:09 AM   #6
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

You'd have to wonder what he would say if he was in a badly made unfunny sitcom.
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Old September 25 2012, 03:13 AM   #7
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

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Chase has been a known asshole since his time on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s.
This.

Oh, well, Chevy, I'm sure they'll let you cameo in the Vacation reboot.
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Old September 25 2012, 03:23 AM   #8
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

Dan Harmon said in an interview that he never wanted Chevy Chase. Chase heard about the show, demanded he be given a part, and the NBC brass wanted a high-profile celebrity on the show to promote it. Chevy Chase was the only actor who didn't have to audition... even Joel McHale auditioned for his role.
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Old September 25 2012, 03:33 AM   #9
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

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.
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Old September 25 2012, 03:54 AM   #10
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

Not surprising coming from Chase. He's always had the "I'm better than everyone" attitude.
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Old September 25 2012, 03:59 AM   #11
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

Gary Mitchell wrote: View Post
but really the lowest form of television is "reality" tv not sitcoms.
For the win.
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Old September 25 2012, 03:59 AM   #12
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

"... why he made the leap from movies to television"?!?

How about the leap from almost complete obscurity to television? Ignoring a couple of films that flopped in the early 1990s, you have to go back to 1989 and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation to get to when he was really making any movie worth talking about.

As far as the lowest form of lowest form of television, I do agree with Gary Mitchell about 'reality" TV being the lowest form of television..... unless you count Chase's late night talk show, which lasted only a few weeks until it spiraled in for a smoking crash landing.

This fellow is far too full of himself for his own good!
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Old September 25 2012, 04:02 AM   #13
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Re: Chevy Chase says doing Community show was a "Big Mistake"

This is the same Chevy Chase that did "Caddyshack 2", right?
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Old September 25 2012, 04:31 AM   #14
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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.
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Old September 25 2012, 04:38 AM   #15
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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.
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