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'Community' Is Hiring! Filling the Greendale Yearbook with More Awesome Human Beings

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 28th 2011 11:00AM
It's been a busy week for the casting directors of 'Community.' Greendale Community College is in hiring mode, and the faculty is freshly stocked with two new, sufficiently awesome (and yes, a little random) teachers: Michael K. Williams, coming on board to play a fresh-out-of-jail biology professor, and John Goodman, the new vice dean of the school of air conditioning repair.

While neither actor seems quite perfect, tonally, for the offbeat, referential comedy, the choices may prove brilliant for that very same reason.

With that in mind, we got to thinking about some other slightly plausible, square-peg-in-round-hole teacher choices that might just be crazy enough to work.

Even if they don't take any of our casting advice, that faculty lunchroom is about to get even weirder, in the best way possible.

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World Series-Winning Pitcher Brian Wilson Brings His Beard, and 'Gimp,' to the 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 5th 2010 9:15AM
World Series-Winning Pitcher Brian Wilson Has a 'Gimp' and a BeardSan Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson is a weird guy. He's also the man who threw the winning pitch in the World Series -- which gave the Giants their first title in over five decades. So it might be worth putting up with his eccentricities. Jay Leno tries to get to the bottom of it all on the 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

What are Wilson's quirks? Well, he insists on wearing bright orange sneakers, which led MLB to fine him $1,000 for "non-conforming" shoes. Brian had said he was punished for having "too much awesome" on his feet.

... But that's nothing. Wilson also thinks he learned ninja skills in a dream, has a mohawk -- and now sports an enormous beard, which he dyed black. In response to this, Giants fans adopted the slogan "Fear the Beard."

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