Needs a Little More Harmon-y: "Community" Season 4 Trailer
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Needs a Little More Harmon-y: "Community" Season 4 Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | January 14, 2013 | Comments ()


Dan Harmon has a tease of a name. It's not completely without relation to actual words, so it tempts you into making pun headlines with it, but it's really just a trap since there's only so many places you can go with harmony-harmonize-harmonious. Damn the man's name already.

So "Community" season four is happening beginning on February 7th. And by the morning of February 8th there should be a nicely divided set of articles on the internet, half insisting that it's gone to hell without Harmon, and half insisting that it's not noticeably different. Someone should get Dan Harmon to live blog watching the show. Because that wouldn't be awkward at all.

Here's a preview of the fourth season, which is to say, here's a single scene of the dean being the dean and setting up an episode riffing on The Hunger Games. You can queue up the jokes about Alison Brie handling arrows in the comments.

The bright side is that every time anything related to "Community" is underwhelming, we can just blame NBC for firing Harmon. Danny Pudi looking a little tired? That's because Dan Harmon always brought the coffee. Jim Rash's scalp looking a little dry? That's because Dan Harmon used to massage it with strawberry oil before every take. Annie's Boobs looking a little mangy? Dan Harmon used to pick the parasites out of its fur with his teeth. With his teeth, people. For shame, NBC. For shame.

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  • Buck Forty

    I have no interest in the Harmon debate, but that clip did make me think one thing: "*when* did Hunger Games get released"?
    It seems so dated.

  • Josh

    Hey even, if it does get cancelled, I'm not too worried cuz hell we got Arrested Development back on netflix and the fanbase for that wasn't nearly as strong or devoted as Community's. If people make enough of a ruckus.....which they'll come back....maybe even with Dan Harmon.

  • GDI

    That is a damnable lie and you know it.

    AD will always be superior. Should I mention the lifting of an entire AD episode for Community (Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design)? How about brick jokes with much more consistency and pay-off, and not fucking up half a season with Chevy Chase becoming an unbearably annoying "villian"? And don't get me started on what they did to Senor Chang. Season 2 really was the nadir of the series. The verdict is still out if it will plummet again with this new season.

    Now, I love me some Community. In it's greatest moments, it happens to be one of the best shows in recent memory.
    But it lacks in consistency. This is something that I wish Harmon would've addressed, but that's been done FUBAR at this point.

  • Enrique del Castillo

    I kind of feel sad for the cast; I mean, they are still employed, but they know that it won't last (we all know this is gonna be canceled soon) and the goodwill they got for the series will be lost once the Harmonless episodes start to suck; it's a lose-lose situation

  • lowercase_ryan

    This strikes me as same pratfalls but without caring about the set-up at all.

    How fast can we get to the zany shit the internets love so they won't call us sell-outs?

  • southworth

    I'm getting a distinct "we don't really know how to do anything new with this show so we'll just shallowly replicate jokes and themes from the last two seasons" feeling from this clip.

    Crazy set pieces? Check! Dean in lady's clothes? Check! Pop culture parody? WHERE'S MY CHECK?!

  • Kballs

    I'd still try to sex Annie, mangy boobs be damned.

  • phase10

    I was a little confused (shut up I'm tired), but then a voice whispered from the back corner of my brain "The monkey, stupid". Guess I'll have that caffeine now.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Annie or Annie's boobs? Weird monkey sex is one thing but...

  • lowercase_ryan

    have you all not seen Outbreak?!?!?

    Do. Not. Sex. The. Monkeys.

  • Kballs

    I'd wax them, salve them, then sex them. I'm not a complete savage.

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