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#SaveCommunity #OccupyNBC To Flash Mob 30 Rock... efeller Center Today

By Rob Payne | Industry | December 22, 2011 |

By Rob Payne | Industry | December 22, 2011 |

As a Pajiba reader, you are no doubt aware that NBC has taken “Community” off of its Spring schedule, with “30 Rock” taking its place in the 8/7pm CST time slot. You’re probably also aware that only fans of “Community” really care about this, all of whom seem to be on Twitter, where the hash tags #SaveCommunity and #OccupyNBC are still being updated frequently despite this being month-old news. What you might not know (and possibly still not care about) is that the — ahem — movement is finally taking form in the real world as a flash mob at NBC headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York.

Granted, so far only 153 people have committed to going on the Facebook page, which means only half those people are actually likely to be there at once. But it’s planned to take place between 1-1:30pm this afternoon, which I take to be mean is the time that the NBC executives, and other 30 Rock (if not “30 Rock”) employees, will be returning from their lunch breaks to see a crowd of the show’s most ardent, in-the-neighborhood fans* singing songs from the recent Christmas “Glee” parody episode, Regional Holiday Musical. The flash mob itself won’t likely make much of a difference, but, as an obvious fan of the show, I appreciate the sentiment and would absolutely be there if I could.

Since I can’t be, I hope somebody who does go will take some video of the “event” and post it online. I’ll definitely update this if I find one. Or, hey, if you’re in the area, go for us and get a Pajiba “exclusive?” I desperately want to see how a flash mob performs this:

* Fans who have organized on the Internet and probably haven’t had a chance to really practice singing together, so it could easily be misconstrued as a dislocated TRL audience. (TRL is still a thing, right? Total Request Live? Is Carson Daly still alive?)

Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you’re into that sort of thing). He realizes he may be a little obsessed, but he needs “Community” like some people need shame.