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Chevy Chase set to Leave NBC’s Community

NBC Sets Community Air Date

That’s right – it has been officially announced today that Chevy Chase will leave NBC’s awesome comedy, Community. Find out more inside.

Turbulence?

The bad news just keeps on rolling for Community.

Firstly, show creator and showrunner Dan Harmon is fired from the show. Then season 4 gets permantly delayed. And now this.

But is this entirely bad news? Okay, Chase is an excellent actor and Hawthorne is a fantastical character to have on the show, but the stories emanating from behind the scenes seem to paint Chase as something of a troublemaker, perhaps even a primadonna and was certainly a contributing cause to the termination of Dan Harmon.

No surprise

With no official word on what has caused this turn of events, it has been announced today that Chevy Chase will leave the show by ‘Mutual Consent’, after 3 seasons. Chase’s departure from the show will have immediate effect and therefore the actor will not appear in the 1 or 2 episodes from season 4 which have not been shot yet.

But the exit comes as no surprise, with Chase being vocal about his regret about doing the show and his dislike for the sitcom genre itself:

“It was a big mistake! 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, so I can take care of them in the way they want … The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television.”

He also had something of tirade last month, using a racially offensive word over lines in the show fed to his character. It was said Chase didn’t much like the direction in which his character was going and become increasingly upset by some of the lines he was being scripted for him.

Season 4 of Community will hit our screens in February.

What do you think?

Are you surprised Chase quit the show? Will the show survive without him? Will it be better? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Before you go…

Check out these entirely awesome Community T-Shirts!

8. His Star-Burns Bright

Star Burns Bright

In at number 8 on this entirely awesome list, is the “His Star Burns Bright” T-Shirt created by Tom Kurzanski.

For those of you unfamiliar with the show or are wondering just what the hell this t-shirt is about, the design is based on an episode at the end of the third series in which a subsiduary character by the name of Star Burns (he crafts his spectacular sideburns into stars – hence the name) dies in an explosion – he was cooking meth in the back of his van the venture goes terribly wrong.

Or is he? A montage at the end of the season shows that he faked his own death. To what end? Nobody knows for sure, but for whatever reason this design is awesome!

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7. Troy and Abed’s Dope Adventures

Troy and Abed's Dope Adventures

In at number 7 is the awesome “Troy and Abed’s Dope Adventures” design by Megan Lara.

I really like this design really emphasises the childlike relationship Troy and Abed share in the show and also because it’s based on a popular Calvin & Hobbes design.

The inspiration for the design clearly came from Troy’s line in the show “You should be like Calvin. His best friend was a tiger, he always went on dope adventures, and if anything stood in his way, he just peed on it.” which I find totally cool.

Buy the t-shirt right here for $27.65!

6. Inspector Spacetime Blorgon Edition

Inspector Spacetime Blorgon Edition

In at number 6 is the “Inspector Spacetime Blorgon Edition” by RexRayGun.

No Community based list of awesome t-shirt design would ever be complete without an Inspector Spacetime t-shirt. Inspector Spacetime is a fictional television show in the Community universe very clearly based on Dr. Who. The crew wean Abed onto the show after he’s upset that his favourite TV programme has been cancelled.

I think the design is pretty cool and adaptable to a variety of different t-shirt colors. It combines all aspects of Inspector Spactime you need as well as having a real eye-catching design. Awesome.

Buy this t-shirt for just $25.04!

5. Donde Esta La Biblioteca

Greendale Crest

In at number 5 is the “Donde Esta La Biblioteca” design by Megan Lara.

The design name comes from the super awesome Spanish rap Troy and Abed develop in the first season of the show and the design itself is an artist imagining of the Greendale Community College crest. The design features a number of awesome in jokes such as “Annie’s Boob’s” the Monkey, the Chicken Fingers from season one’s “Contemporary American Poultry” show, the Greendale Community College Mascot – The Greendale “Human Being” and of course the man himself Magnitude – “Pop Pop”! Awesome design.

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4. Paintballers

Paintballers

In at number 4 is the “Paintballers” design by WinterArtwork.

I love this design because not only does it reference Community, but it also references one of my favourite film franchises ever – The Ghostbusters. Major geekage and a complete win for me.

The design is based on the entirely awesome “Fistfull of Paintballs” and “For a Few Paintballs More” episodes from the end of the second season. As the titles would suggest, the arc has a very Spaghetti Western feel to it and is a very well crafted story – if you haven’t done already, you should definitely check them out.

Buy this t-shirt right here for just $27.21!

3. Greendale Seven

The Greendale Seven

In at number 3 is entirely awesome “Greendale Seven” design by Mark Wesler.

The design is mash-up of the ultra-stylistic Ocean’s Eleven (the original’s my fav BTW) and the awesome Community story arc at the end of the third season. I love it because the design is just breath-takingly gorgeous to look at as well as being a creative way to do a mash-up. Love it.

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2. Changlourious Basterds

Changlorious Basterds

The runner-up in my list is this “Changlorious Basterds” design by Megan Lara.

I love this design because it’s another great mash-up design, but with one of my favourite movies of all time: Quentin Tarantino’s awesome war movie Inglorious Basterd’s. The design is awesome and no list could ever be complete without reference to the awesomeness of Senor Chang. The design epitomises the character so well from the story arc at the end of the third season it’s unreal and it’s so well crafted. A very deserving second for me.

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1. E Pluribus Anus

E Pluribus Anus

And my FAVOURITE Community t-shirt design is “E Pluribus Anus” by Tom Trager.

One of my favourite laugh out loud moments from the entire show is when we find out that the Greendale Community College flag has been design to remarkably resemble an anus and this is that design. So not only do you get to walk around with, for all intents and purproses, an anus on your t-shirt but you get to walk around with anus made up of 20 awesome iconic artifacts from the show.

I love it – fantastic design, awesome concept.

Buy this t-shirt right here for just $26.12!

What say you?

Like these designs? Have I just financially ruined your lives? Are there any more Community t-shirts out there you like? Let me know in the comments below – it’d be awesome to hear your opinion!

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4 Responses to Chevy Chase set to Leave NBC’s Community

  1. good riddance says:

    He’s a shitty primadonna who peaked with “spies like us” and was kucky to be on such a great show. I just wish he’d left last season so Harmon could have stayed.

  2. admin says:

    I can’t say that I disagree with any of this.

    But do you think Harmon would still have stayed?

  3. McG says:

    No Loss. His character had potential but never felt like Chevy was the right guy for it.

    If the show survives it will be better off without him. But I fear the powers that be, have their minds made up and there won’t be a season 5.

  4. admin says:

    I’m not sure about the demise of the show being a conclusion already.

    I think the decision to the delay the show until february could be a good thing as it’s expected to take back it’s regular thursday night slot rather than a friday slot of doom.

    That said, if the raiting don’t improve with the new showrunners, who I expect will try to make the show more general public-friendly show, NBC will surely question a renewal.

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