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.