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'Community' Star Chevy Chase Previews This Week's Episode, 'Advanced Gay'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 2nd 2011 11:00AM
Chevy Chase, 'Community' - 'Advanced Gay'Sometimes I only have to hear the title of a 'Community' episode to know I'll love it. That's the case with this week's 'Advanced Gay' (Thurs., Nov. 3, 8PM ET on NBC).

I'd heard about 'RuPaul's Drag Race' stand-out Shangela guest starring, but when I visited the 'Community' set and saw rainbow flags everywhere and a script with that fabulous title on it, I got really excited.

And finding out that Shangela's scenes would be with Greendale's most inappropriate, unfiltered, racist, gaycist student, Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase)? People, it doesn't get more awkward than this.

So I broke my 'Community' set visit streak -- no matter how many times I've been on that set, I never seem to talk to Chase -- and got a little scoop about Pierce's lesson in advanced gay from the man himself. Keep reading for more ... including Chase spouting terms like "a gay," "a straight" and "a tranny" in the most Hawthorne-ian of ways.

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'Community' Season 3 Preview: New Teachers, Romance & Something Called Torg

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 22nd 2011 12:00PM
'Community' Season 3 starts off with a hallucination, some epic TV references and a quick and fun musical number (Thurs., Sept. 22, 8PM ET on NBC) -- and that's just in the first episode.

I visited the set to find out more about the season premiere, titled 'Biology 101,' and what else is coming up for our favorite Greendale Human Beings.

'Community' cast
We know Annie gets a new nemesis in "Asian Annie," Chang is now a security guard and Troy and Abed are roommates (with Annie moving in with them soon, too), but what's changed for the rest of the study group?

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EXCLUSIVE 'Community' Photo From This Week's 'Competitive Wine Tasting'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 13th 2011 11:00AM
'Community''s Chevy Chase as Pierce HawthorneEvil, evil Pierce Hawthorne ... Chevy Chase has had quite the season of tear-inducing manipulation, but what's he up to this week on 'Community'?

Plotting? Scheming? Laughing maniacally to the tune of an ominous new personal theme song?

Hardly. In an exclusive photo from this week's all-new 'Community,' Pierce appears to be ditching his tough exterior and actually taking some sound advice. But what the advice is about and who's doling it out may shock you.

Keep reading to see the full picture and to hear more details about this week's episode, 'Competitive Wine Tasting' ...

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Oprah's 'SNL' All-Stars Show: Tracy Morgan Thanks Jane Curtin and Chevy Chase for Making His Father Laugh After Vietnam (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 12th 2011 9:15PM
Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Dana Carvey, Jane Curtin, and Chevy Chase on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'Tracy Morgan is known as a good talk-show guest, mainly for his freewheeling comic style. Today on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated), he provided an emotional moment on a 'Saturday Night Live All-Stars' show that also included Tina Fey, Dana Carvey, Jane Curtin and Chevy Chase.

Winfrey prompted Morgan to share the story of his father, a Vietnam veteran and a fan of the original 'SNL.'

Morgan pointed at Curtain and Chase and thanked them. "I remember my father coming from Vietnam," Morgan said. "He had went through that and he wasn't laughing much. And then one night in 1975 he turned on 'Saturday Night Live' and ... I'd never heard my father laugh like that."

Curtin and Chase seemed touched by Morgan's gesture. It looked like something Morgan had perhaps wanted to say for a while.

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Tasered on 'Community' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 13th 2010 10:45PM
Tasered on 'Community'On 'Community' (Thu., 8PM ET on NBC), a secret about Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) is revealed, leading him to be replaced as Spanish teacher at Greendale Community College. Chang thinks that Jeff (Joel McHale) has betrayed him, and takes out his revenge by smashing Jeff's car with an electronic keyboard.

[Spoiler alert.]

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Paint Wars on 'Community' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 6th 2010 9:55PM
Paint Wars on 'Community'There can only be one. One winner of a paintball game, that is. On 'Community' (Thu., 8PM ET on NBC), a college-wide game of paintball turns the campus into a war zone. The stakes couldn't be higher. Well, they couldn't be higher for college students, at least. The winner of the paintball contest gets to register early for next semester's classes. It's enough to turn all the students against one another.

Britta (Gillian Jacobs) uses her feminine charms on Jeff (Joel McHale), and is about to take him out of the competition. Her plan seems to be working -- until their teacher Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) shows up. He's armed to the hilt with multiple paintball guns, and also paintball bombs. And he's playing to win.

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'Community' - 'The Art of Discourse' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 30th 2010 8:05AM
'Community' - 'The Art of Discourse'
(S01E022)
I don't even go to college anymore (because I went at the right age ... DUH!), and those damned three teenagers were driving me crazy, too. Not crazy enough to do what the above scene is depicting, perhaps, but it makes me wonder how we let our teenagers survive into adulthood. They're almost too annoying.

It's nice to see, though, that as adults we are able to stay above their juvenile antics. We'd certainly never reciprocate in kind. We have our own pranks to pull. After all, that's what college is all about. It's on Abed's list.

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Pulling Pranks on 'Community' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 29th 2010 11:15PM
Pulling Pranks on 'Community'It's pranking time. Abed (Danny Pudi) has a college "bucket list" -- i.e., a list of things he wants to do before finishing the school year. On 'Community' (Thu., 8PM ET on NBC), he sets about crossing items off this list. First up, smashing the guitar of someone playing a love song -- which he does to fellow student Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase). In a nice extra touch, the scene is a parody of 'Animal House': a movie starring Chase's old buddy John Belushi.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Community' - 'Contemporary American Poultry' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 22nd 2010 10:45PM
(S01E21) Tonight, on a "very special episode" of 'Community,' Abed learns that there is a right way to being accepted and embraced by your fellow students, and then there's the quick way.

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'Community' - 'The Science of Illusion' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 26th 2010 4:26AM
Gillian Jacobs, 'Community'(S01E20) One of the criticisms about 'Community' throughout this season has been with the characterization of Britta, as portrayed by Gillian Jacobs. While the rest of the ensemble has received praise for their goofy character quirks and the humor they bring to the series, Jacobs has been considered a bit of a buzzkill in the fan community.

Big props to the producers and writers of the series for tackling this criticism head on by making Britta's lack of "fun" the central plot of the episode. In doing so, they even did a respectable job of explaining to us how they see her role in the study group, and I guess I can buy it.

On the other side, because of April Fool's Day, Annie and Shirley are temporarily hired as campus security guards, just in time for a real crime to solve. Did I mention Pierce in a wizard's robe waving around a cookie on a stick?

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'Community' - 'Basic Genealogy' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 12th 2010 12:39PM
Katharine McPhee & Joel McHale, 'Community'
(S01E18)
Joel Mchale caught a McPheever this week when Katharine McPhee guest-starred as Amber, a hot chick on campus. The format of 'Community' makes it so easy to drop in guest stars, and yet they didn't just make McPhee simply another student. Instead, we got a "Family Day" event where everybody got to bring in members of their family.

On 'American Idol,' where she came in second to Taylor Hicks, McPhee always touted herself as a singer-actress, so I was looking forward to seeing what skills she would bring to the set. While she wasn't given a very challenging role in Amber, she proved that she could hang with the big boys without sticking out like a sore thumb, so I'll give her kudos for that.

It was a blast seeing Shirley's kids again, as well as Abed's dad. Troy's grandmother, on the other hand ... I don't even know what to say. That mean old relative is a sitcom staple, but still this on went in a very disturbing direction. "I don't understand you, Britta!" Troy shouted to her at one point, and I'm right there with him.

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Katharine McPhee and Joel McHale Lock Lips on 'Community' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 11th 2010 11:35PM
Community, Katharine McPheePierce really, really doesn't want Jeff to hook up with his stepdaughter Amber on 'Community' (Thu., 8PM ET on NBC). He even tells her that Jeff is gay, and throws more cold water on the situation during the introductions.

"Actually it's a very big world, with five billion other women in it," said Pierce. "Good luck." That was just the push Amber needed to move in for the kill, which she does with just the right amount of tongue.

Nice little role for Katherine McPhee, too. Look for her to star in the upcoming NBC pilot 'The Pink House.'

Watch the video after the jump.

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'SNL's' Presidential Reunion Video Hits Funny or Die

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 4th 2010 8:45PM
Nearly 30 years of one of American television's most storied and beloved traditions (i.e. portraying our presidents as moronic simpletons whose inability to tie their own shoes could send the country to Defcon 3) came to a glorious fountain of awesomeness at Funnyordie.com.

The website premiered a new public service announcement on federal finance laws directed by Ron Howard in the form of a very funny "Presidential Reunion" sketch that features the likes of Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Dana Carvey, Dan Aykroyd and even Chevy Chase reviving their classic impressions of former presidents including (respectively) George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Jimmy Carter and (the most hilarious in my opinion) Gerald Ford who come together to help the beleaguered Barack Obama, played by Fred Armisen. Jim Carrey also stepped in the room to play Ronald Reagan probably because Randy Quaid is nuttier than a Payday bar these days.

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FunnyOrDie Video Features 'SNL' Presidents Reunion

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 3rd 2010 5:30PM
Holy 'Saturday Night Live' presidents reunion, Batman!

FunnyOrDie.com is famous for its riotous celebrity videos, but this one featuring current star Fred Armisen and 'SNL' veterans like Will Ferrell, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Darrell Hammond and Maya Rudolph, as well as an over-the-top performance by Jim Carrey, may take the cake.

In a dream, Armisen's Barack Obama is visited by Hammond as President Clinton, Carvey as President Bush Sr., Aykroyd as President Carter, Chase as President Ford, Ferrell as President Bush Jr and Carey as President Reagan.

Catch the video after the jump.

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'Community' - 'Communication Studies' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 12th 2010 8:34AM
'Community' - 'Communication Studies'
(S01E16)
Suddenly I want to spend at least 40 more minutes in the world of 'Community' after tonight's episode. I wonder if those 40 minutes will come back to haunt our dear friend later?

Jeff and Abed tore it up with one of the most bizarre drunk montages I've ever seen, culminating with Abed in the absolute best "aftermath" position I've ever seen. And Jeff did it all to try and make things right with Britta again. Try as they might, those two just can't seem to get their awkward feelings for one another to stop interfering with their relationship as "just-friends."

With the Valentine's Day dance looming, Troy and Pierce tried to regain some of their own dignity early in the episode, only to lose it completely by the end of it. Surprisingly, despite his "skills" on the dance floor, Chang either has no dignity to lose, or has so much that it's impervious to anything he does.

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