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Community Panel at the TCA

Between 5:15-6:00pm PST (8:15-9:00 EST) - Community is holding a panel at the Television Critics' Association Winter Press Tour. I'm embedding a widget that tracks the #tca hashtag, but I'll also be updating the post with any news that comes out of the event.

Be back here then for live updates!



PANEL NOW OVER!

Highlights:
**All of main cast except Chevy present. "Chevy Chase missing from the #Community panel because he's 'very under the weather.' Donald Glover mimes drinking #TCA #NBC"
**Dan Harmon says he always knew he would only be comfortable working on a versatile show, tonally. He's not a template sitcom guy. #TCA
**The class clown of #Community is @MrDonaldGlover "I like fart jokes," he says. Gillian Jacobs is the intellectual. #TCA
**"Ken can get a good giggle going just with himself" - @yvettenbrown And then Ken demonstrates, not on purpose. #Community #TCA
**Dan Harmon calls the "Modern Warfare" episode "high risk/high yield" and gave them extra latitude.
**.@MrDonaldGlover loves the more "genre-y" episodes; they feel like baby movies or movie camp. He likes the zombie one a lot. #Community #TCA
**.@alisonbrie enjoys both equally but enjoys getting to go back and forth to keep things fresh. #Community #TCA
**Abed is kind of @danharmon's point of view; he watches as much TV as he has and can be his voice. #Community #TCA
**"We get to see all the silliness but I love when I get to be a fan and watch what these people do dramatically." -@yvettenbrown #Community
**.@joelmchale retorts that she doesn't speak for everybody #Community #TCA
**Donald Glover spoils for us that no one on #Community will die. Dan Harmon compares Abed to Reverend Jim, Gonzo, Snoopy. #tca
**Danny: "For me, it's just really fun. I feel like sort of sometimes I'm this blank canvas walking around the story room w/explosions all over me"
**"Nobody wants that fourth wall most unbroken than the people equipped to break it. That's why we're able to experiment" - @danharmon #TCA
**"No idea, making it up as I go" - @danharmon on how #Community will top itself with big eps like Halloween, paintball, etc #TCA
**"I do have a lot of weird theories in my head. The bottom line is, I should dream of such problems!" - @danharmon on if #Community goes on
**"We're too busy having adventures to study!" - @MrDonaldGlover on if its realistic to be in college in season six or seven. #Community #TCA
**"I have a pillow in my backpack. That should tell you how well we're doing (at school)." Donald Glover #tca #community
**"That song was out when she was already old" - @MrDonaldGlover on Betty White not knowing the Africa song she learned on set #Community #TCA
**"I thought this was going to be like #24!" jokes @joelmchale about learning that #Community was an ensemble. #TCA
**"Every time I read one of Dan's scripts, I mean, other than the spelling errors, it's just incredible." Joel McHale #tca #community
**The ensemble also allowed @joelmchale not to be the straight man dealing with all the "looney tunes" according to @danharmon #Community #TCA
**"You know what the coolest part of it is? He has a backpack, which is sick." Donald Glover on Andrew Garfield Spider-man photo. #tca
**"I'm just a farmboy from WI making a show on the greatest network on the earth" - @danharmon is not being glib; it's how he feels #Community
**Dan Harmon says he's never worked for a more creatively deferent network than #NBC. they're focused on the show being good. #tca
**"I have two seasons that no one can take away from me. Everything else is gravy"- @danharmon on #community's bubble status.
**"God forbid we ever make a normal episode." Dan Harmon, again. #Community #nbc #tca
**To his credit, Harmon admits the "Apollo 13" episode came too close to the Zombie episode. #community
**There are some "genre experiments" coming up, one in which the group plays D&D for an episode. #Community #TCA
**Another episode will be shot entirely in a hospital, where Pierce is staying, said @danharmon. #Community #TCA
**.@GillianJacobs feels the bottle episode was the perfect showcase to give everyone moments of high drama, absurdity, still conceptual. #TCA
**.@joelmchale doesn't think of the episodes as parodies b/c then they become sketches. Also lots of character development in each. #Community
**"I fell so hard for this show. I was already really crushing...it took our relationship to a whole other level" - @alisonbrie on animated ep
**.@kenjeong says his favorite episodes are the bottle episode and the stop-motion Christmas. #Community #TCA
**"It's why I even wanted to quit my medical job & be a comedic actor-- to be involved in something like that. It's so humbling" - @kenjeong
**. @yvettenicolebrown tried to steal one of the miniatures of herself from the stop-motion episode #community #tca
**"Everyone kept asking me why Bill Hader was playing Jeff" - @joelmchale on his puppet figure #Community #TCA
**"I think if a certain number of seconds where you don't have the option of laughing, that's probably a mistake for a sitcom." -DH #TCA
**Community has the "highest percentage of sap." Harmon says. #tca
**"Troy and Abed's relationship can be kinda tragic sometimes." Donald Glover. #community #tca
**Donald Glover thinks a lot of episodes can be really sad depending on viewer's mood. points to animated Xmas episode. #community #tca
**"Christmas is special to me. I always feel like it's a depressing holiday to me in a good way." Dan Harmon #community #tca
**The panel ends with a sincere, sappy thanks to us. Thus, the last words come from Yvette Nicole Brown.

Articles

http://stayinginwithvlada.com/2011/01/13/tca-press-tour-community-panel-highlights/

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/livefrom/post/2011/01/tca-press-tour-nbc-community/1

Photos







Getty Images Photos:







(see the rest!)

Wire Image:





(more here!)

NBC PRESS PHOTOS (no time to put up tonight)

PLEASE LEAVE MORE GOODIES IN COMMENTS FOR AFTER I GO TO BED. ♥

Comments

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blond_bear
Jan. 14th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for pulling this together! Would love to be there in person but this is the next best thing :)
htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Make sure to refresh the entry for more info afterward! :)
blond_bear
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)
Done and done - the recap/highlights are perfect! I missed a few comments over the panel :)
flyingpigs_live
Jan. 14th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
omg this is amazing, i love them all so much. i wish i was there.
htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
So do I!
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htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
Added!
_carly_
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing this! That panel went by so quickly. When do NBC usually announce what shows they're renewing? I'm getting so edgy with all these other networks announcing their returning shows lately, I just want NBC to be all, "Community will be back for season three... BOOYAH!"
htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
They usually wait until May, either right before or just after finales. It's sooooo cruel, isn't it?
_carly_
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
Aww man! That *is* cruel. In my dream world they would get a multi season deal like TBBT did - Community deserves it!
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htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Oo, so many! I think I may just post the link? Unless there is demand...
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htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
Did that! :)
eva_aftagrl
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Troy and Abed in a hospital, is a YES! I imagining it right now. :p I wonder if Pierce will be only any type of medication that will make him loopier. hehe. I also wonder if this means Rich will be in the episode?

Seeing Chang in a lab coat would be priceless as well.
htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
Oo, yes, I hope it means more Rich as well. :)
wowsugarpuss_
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
Some untagged from Wireimage!


htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
Great! Do you have the page you found these so I can link in the main post?
htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Man I wish I could stay up all night to compile...!
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htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
But you can't update this entry... Just add to comments, though! I'll fix it tomorrow when I get the chance. (But Fridays are killer so it won't be until evening!)

Which reminds me. Could you periodically check nbc.epk.tv for me during the day? They often post them the Friday before new eps, and I feel with MJW, they'll do a set.
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colonialburn
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for compiling all this!
htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
NP! Love the show, do what I can!
colonialburn
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
Well it's a lot of work and we appreciate it so much! You rule.
engelen
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
oh Joel~
htbthomas
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
That hair, right? I wonder when that style will show up on the show...
engelen
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
soon, very soon...

it wasn't just the hair, BTW. I don't know if I'll ever cease being amazed at how well this man dresses. So much style~
(my brother dresses like a homless guy and I go to philosophy and letters school. I'm not used to seeing men dressed this sharply).
vivalana
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
I think the hair looks much better than it did on the Soup.

Speaking of which, I love how much this image reminds me of any reunion special from the Bachelor: http://tinyurl.com/46k5jcu

"Look, all the women I met were wonderful, and I'm sure we're going to be friends forever!"

:|
:(

Also, Danny has such a pretty smile! It's too bad we only get to see it OOC.
engelen
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

haha, I just pictured Jeff actually doing something similar to being a "bachelor" XD
... and yet, I think he'd bemore genuine than Jake Pavelka XD

(I've never seen the bachelor TBH, I just know what the soup tells me, and for what I've seen throughout the years, Jake was the most fake of them all)
vivalana
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
I haven't seen much of The Bachelor either (Joe Millionaire / Joe Schmo Show 4-EVA!) but that's how I imagined it to be.
vivalana
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/Bme4Cgtg9cl/2011+Winter+TCA+Tour+Day+9/XxkEfMCDN9l

I've never realized how long Alison's neck is! It's very pretty, but impressive.
aileen_4ever
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
SWEET! Thanks for posting this so quickly, just seeing this enjoying a full hour of Community made my day/night/weekend!Love them all!

Also think that finally they made Joel's hair look way better, now he is looking good (well like always) ;)

So hope NBC renew it for a third season, then the fourth! :)



Edited at 2011-01-14 03:51 am (UTC)
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