Zach | 23 | Chicago
“Community never ceases to amaze me! This gem is truly genius!”
Via Reddit. People not born between 1987 and 1991 won’t get this.
“As of Season 3, my relationship with Community’s fans is the longest relationship I’ve ever had. It’s also the most successful, unless you go by ratings or awards.
I think the fans and I work well together because we began our relationship with TV instead of sex, so it always feels like the spark is still there. Also, we can never take each other for granted, because neither of us ever really knows if the other will be there next week.
We cherish every second we have together, which is easy for me, because our fans are the smartest, sweetest, most creative people in the world. They are the people who, in spite of their intelligence, believe, deep down, that humanity doesn’t give itself enough credit.
It was a terrible business decision to write a show for the “smart and nice” demographic. I may as well have written for three-legged unicorns. But this show stopped being about business the moment I saw my first Community fan video on YouTube.
And it wasn’t about business when the fans voted for us to be on the cover of TV Guide Magazine. They’ve been with our show for triumphs and they’ve been there when NBC asked us to cast Hilary Duff, and they’ve decided that the benefits are worth the risks.
That’s love. It’s definitely mutual. Our fans give my life an order and a value that it has never had before, and will never have again.
My therapist will be excited to see this article. I think she knows she can buy that house now.”
The words “Dan Harmon era” make me ): Especially if Sony decides to push for a fifth season.
Happy birthday Dan Harmon. There are so many wonderful things about you, and most of them seem to go straight over your head. Maybe you don’t see it, or maybe you are just humble…but I am not willing to overlook those for you. Thank you for carrying a new generation of show runners that communicate directly with their fans. Thank you for always sticking up for us and your cast, for investing yourself emotionally in both your fans and your work. Thank you for Community, a show that has taught us profound truths about human nature while making us grin ear to ear. Thank you for making us feel included and giving us power in the creative process that we didn’t know we were even allowed to have. Most of all…thank you mister Harmon for letting us into your life, and letting us be a part of yours.
“Guess what, as many of you in the audience have been doing at various points in your lives, particularly the broken points, two of these people have been, in an ungodly middle finger to our fairytale perceptions of monogamy, using each other as sex toys.
Presenting the idea that you’re full of shit believing that, too, was intriguing to me because that’s how the relationship with my girlfriend and virtually betrothed mate happened. It started as friends with benefits. It started with this ironically romantic concept that romance didn’t need to be in the equation. It made it exciting. Love always finds a way. If two people have been hurt enough, they trick themselves into falling in love through a different door. They just need to protect themselves with a certain chant beforehand, like “This is bullshit.” And, for that reason, what I love is when the show doesn’t presume any factual positions on things that have any binary truth to them. “Is there any such thing as true love?” The question is the important thing. There’s no answer”.
- Dan Harmon on the Jeff & Britta in season 2
All the awards.