Chevy Chase off 'Community'


College is not for everyone.

Chevy Chase is being expelled (or dropping out, whichever you would prefer). The comedian is leaving NBC's Community - a move that has seemed to be the only outcome of his irritation towards the show for quite some time. 

Chase played Pierce Hawthorne for three seasons on the comedy and for most of the fourth season, which has been filmed but not aired yet. At this time, only a few episodes of the fourth season are to be filmed still. It is not known how his departure will be handled.

The tipping point may have been is use of the "N" word in October on set, a move that he "immediately" apologized for. There comes a point where enough is enough, though. (EDIT: read about that here. He was using it to criticize his character's racism. He still said it, however, around black cast members.)

Chase and show creator Dan Harmon went head-to-head, with a nasty voicemail from Chase being leaked to the internet last spring. 

The critically acclaimed but lightly viewed series has had a rocky year. It was renewed in May, after appearing to be on the chopping block. It was scheduled for Friday's on NBC, but was pulled to promote it more. Have you seen a lot of promotion? Now the series is scheduled to come back to Thursdays, at 8 p.m. in February.


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Written by: Hamatosan
Nov 21st, 2012, 4:32 pm


Level 4 (93%)
Since: 02/Aug/12
Message Posted On Nov 22nd, 2012, 7:17 am

The N word was not the only reason for this move, though. Both sides were unhappy.


Message Posted On Nov 22nd, 2012, 3:52 am
But the "Black" people I know at least in the UK and they don't care about the "N" word, they call it each other in jest all the time. Sticks and Stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me!! remember that people!!

Level 2 (77%)
Since: 02/Mar/10
Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 10:45 pm

If there were only a few episodes left (somewhere else it said 1 or 2), it seems unprofessional that they couldn't work out their differences if only to finish the season and try and minimize the fallout. There are probably more than a few episodes, and replacing him might be a bigger problem than they're letting on... All speculation, but who knows?


Level 4 (93%)
Since: 02/Aug/12
Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 7:57 pm

I think that is true of a lot of shows, Sam. No need to drag things out, like The Office has.


Level 3 (36%)
Since: 16/Feb/12
Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 6:20 pm

Four seasons is probably all the show is getting anyway, unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, depending on how season 4 goes). I liked Pierce as a character, but I think he'd gone about as far as he could. Kind of speaks for the whole series really -- it's one of the best on TV, but it really doesn't need to go on beyond season 4. 


Level 4 (93%)
Since: 02/Aug/12
Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 5:52 pm

It doesn't matter in my eyes. He still used the word, around black cast members. I don't really see a difference. 

Complaining does not give you the right to act offensively, even if trying to make a point.


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Since: 03/Aug/12
Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 5:36 pm

To baddie's point, this is a case where it would be helpful to link to past stories on the topic...


Level 4 (22%)
Points: 263.4
Since: 22/Aug/12
Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 5:00 pm

Hey now, if you recall he used the 'N' word while complaining about the racism on the program, not exacerbating it.



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Points: 17879.2
Since: 08/Jul/10
Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2012, 4:35 pm

If only Chase had split before chasing Harmon away.

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