Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was popular for its cult television and film references throughout the whole show – Community

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.  -IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

6 seasons

Characters:

 

Joel McHale – Jeff Winger

Gillian Jacobs – Britta Perry

Danny Pudi – Abed Nadir

Alison Brie – Annie Edison

Ken Jeong – Ben Chang

 

Trivia

  • After the third time that “Beetlejuice” is said in the series, he walks by in the background
  • Dan Harmon modelled the characters of Jeff Winger and Britta Perry after himself and an ex-girlfriend, respectively.
  • Dan Harmon originally wanted Annie to be played by an Asian or Latina actress. He eventually cast a white actress, Alison Brie, in the role, but later created a character named Annie Kim, played by Irene Choi, who is Asian, as a nod to his original idea.
  • After five seasons, NBC cancelled this show in May 2014. Sony, the show’s production owner, was involved in talks with Hulu, to renew the show for its sixth season. Talks with Hulu collapsed, however, but Yahoo! purchased a thirteen episode order, and renewed the show in June 2014 for a sixth season. Harmon said in a July 2014 San Diego Comic Con panel: “Community season six, now you’re watching the way you used to watch, only now it’s legal”, jokingly referring to how many in its audience watched the show illegally on their computers. This show aired new episodes exclusively on the online streaming site, Yahoo! Screen, in March 2015.
  • Sir Patrick Stewart was considered for the role of Pierce Hawthorne.

 

Classic Clips

 

Funniest Moments on Community

 

Romantic Expressionism

 

Jeff VS Annie