On this weekend’s Dan Harmon podcast, “Harmontown,” Dan Harmon kicked off the show by talking about watching season four of “Community,” the most recent season without him.
“I watched season four. I guess I already knew this, but apparently, I’m a genius … I think I feel pretty comfortable in expressing that [season four] wasn’t my cup of tea … it’s not somebody doing what they do … it’s very much like an impression. An unflattering one. It’s 13 episodes of people doing ‘DURRRPY DURPY DUR I’m Dan Harmon DUUUR.’”
“They replaced us with two guys who didn’t know what they were getting themselves into. They went to Comic-Con, saw what was going on … and they went ‘F*ck.’ They tried their best,” essentially by trying to replicate Harmon’s “Community” but doing a poor job of it.
Harmon also continues to trash Sony, who is his employer again, basically suggesting that Sony treats writers like an assembly line. “We’ll just replace him with someone else, some other prep school frat ass f*cking dipshi*t.’ The system wants us not to be human.”
“But they accidentally created a TV show with a bunch of great actors that makes people really happy,” he continued, “and now we have 13 more episodes.”
On next season: “It won’t be in the form of a f*cking Matrix sequence … watching those characters without me there wasn’t fucking cool, man. It’s like flipping through Instagrams watching your girlfriend just blow everyone.”
He also relayed a story about how he called Bill Murray afterwards (Murray, famously, doesn’t have an agent; he has a 1-800 number where people leave their pitches). Harmon basically just called to say, “I just watched season four. Call me back.” Harmon had wanted Murray to play Jeff Winger’s Dad. (He named Jeff Winger after Murray’s character in Stripes), and he was disappointed that the opportunity had been taken away from him.
It’s like “being held down and watching your family be raped at a beach. It’s liberating! It makes you focus on what’s important.”
(To listen to the entire podcast, click here)
I'm glad that being able to make casting decisions is akin to rape. The superiority complex people have about this show, actors and writers included, blows my mind.