PORTLAND, ORE.—That's right, a dateline! I made it out to a recording of Harmontown this evening because Dan Harmon dropped by my fair city for the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, an annual event showcasing some of the best comedians in the country and their bajillion podcasts. And it figured to be a big Harmontown, given that Harmon's NBC series Community was canceled yesterday after five seasons, and Harmon has a history of expressing his opinion to the max. 

But of the 80-minute freeform discussion that spanned topics such topics as homeless people freezing in Wisconsin, being "anti-book," and mistaking discarded jelly donuts for used feminine-hygiene products, scant minutes were spent talking about Community. In fact, almost 30 minutes passed before Harmontown co-host Jeff Bryan Davis decided it was time to at least acknowledge Community's cancellation. 

"Dan you're burying the lede," Davis said after what may have been a full 20 minutes of talking about a near altercation in a bar the two experienced the night before. "Your show got canceled." That was followed, quite appropriately, with boos from the crowd. 

"I was on my way to LAX, and somebody from Sony called me," Harmon recalled. "Listen I—the fans of that show have more reason to be upset than I do. I can go create another show. And also I got paaaid. The people that are most devastated are people that put unpaid labor into the show. Like, 'I'm hash-tagging this, I'm getting a tattoo of this, I love this show,' they didn't get compensated for it. They had a relationship with the show." 

"The fact that [Community] is now done, how does that make you feel?" Davis asked. 

"It'll take weeks to sink in," Harmon said. 

And then it was back to praising Portland and talking about having lumberjack babies that will look like the lead singer of The Spin Doctors. 

Harmon, who was admittedly and obviously touched by alcohol (and in the wake of Community's cancellation, I don't blame him) spent much of the podcast freestyle rapping, and he spit some fire that was mostly about sodomizing my mother. But he did include a rhyme about going to Kickstarter to fund another season—so maybe there's hope? Of course, he also said he made love to my mother so hard that she had a hysterectomy, and I know for a fact that my mother has never had a hysterectomy, so who knows what's truth and what's fiction. 

The man I saw on stage was in a good mood; if you didn't know it, you wouldn't've guessed that he'd just had one of his pride and joys taken away from him. Harmon didn't speak ill of NBC, he didn't complain about scheduling or ratings, and he wasn't sad. He expressed sympathy for the show's fans, but based on his multiple mentions of making a new show, he appeared to be ready to move on.


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Community will be back! Mark my words.
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Shows come and go. Sometimes shows survive as long as they could, sometimes they end at the right time, sometimes they end way too soon...New shows come. Some are promising and last for a good amount. Some are really good and don't last for a long time. Some are just bad....It's okay...because my TV schedule is insane and some shows need to go to free up space. (though new/more shows take the spot all the time)...Community, Parks & Recreation, and Parenthood all had a good run. It's okay to let go. We don't need 10 seasons. Five or six seasons is enough. Seven seasons should be the max but I prefer shows to go to five seasons at most.
Arrow, Person of Interest, and Hannibal were made after a few good shows got cancelled. That's okay because those shows are really good. All are surprisingly good. (I wasn't expecting to like them as much as I like them but really each week I'm like looking forward to those shows more than anything else and I watch a lot of TV.)
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Also, it's so tragic about that asteroid that wiped out Greendale.

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Sorry to hear about your mother, Tim. ;-)
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He should give some of that money back, we only got half a good season 5.
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The main thing I got from this is that Dan Harmon is an alcoholic
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Rick from his show is an alcoholic. Dan just likes a bev. There's a difference.
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Yes and no. On the one hand, I do think he can control it. On the other, he seems to drunk very often.
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The main thing I get from this is that you do not know the meaning of the word "alcoholic". Look it up.
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Was surprised it didn't get a final season just because I wish it'd have gone out on a brighter note but in all honesty, this season wasn't the second coming people thought it would be and it'd never go out the way it's suppose to (with Troy).
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While I am still holding out hope that we will get a sixth season, I would be content with getting #fiveseasonsandatrilogy?
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Was thinking about it since they cancelled Community, if there is a chance of a 6th season I would love to see a epic film made out of claymation (like Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas).
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I predict that Netflix will pick it up for a season to follow it with a movie.
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All the unanswered question on Community we will never know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwnygPClGYY&app=desktop
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A Community Community
Thursday 8:00 PM on NBC (Returning January 2nd, 2014)

Uggh.. Change this !
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Ok, question - does Harmon "own" Community?
If so, then he shouldn't have any troubles getting it made via Kickstarter or such. I'm so fucking tired of Networks dictating what's "good enough" and not.. Community has such a loyal fanbase behind it so if Harmon has the desire and right, he'll get it made.. Otherwise, didn't Abed say the world ended unless they came back? That's a sad note to end on;)
Also, I think they can have a shorter season(Like the final season of Fringe and Nikita)which they can use to set up the Movie.
And I don't like the idea of Community ending without Troy, he should be there in the end..
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Dan Harmon owns a piece of Community. Sony owns the majority of it.
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Harmon must not own any of it seeing how they replaced him in season 4.
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Sony owns Community.
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Man I'm jealous Tim - sound like a graphically good time. Hopefully "being ready to move on" will turn into - ready to move onto Netflix, Amazon, Kickstarter if necessary, etc. I'm not giving up on #sixseasonsandamovie yet!
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or means let it die. i sat through 2 bad season for one good ep. i dont want it back. i dont you or the actors or Harmon begging me for money for the show. it is over. there was only a small audience for the show and the fact it lasted this long is a small miricle.
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If you don't want it back - then don't watch it sheesh don't deny it to the rest of us like what you just said is in some way a good thing to say - what's wrong with you? Are you EvilMarcusLuera from the #darkesttimeline ? wow.
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I only recall one bad season, it's a shame that you managed to find two. have you checked your house for a gas leak?
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Omg, that was great, and now I'm going to cry. Again.
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I'm ok with it. I'm not a die hard, but season 5 like a parody of a bunch of stuff. Much like a South Park episode.

I do love the cast, they were great. Maybe if Troy hadn't left I might have different feelings.
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What is community
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A show that ran for 96 more episodes than Supanatural.

I mean you no ill will, but I felt compelled to exploit that opening.
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Ouch.
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Nevermind I googled it
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Lol.
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Don't keep us in suspense!

Tell us of this obscure phenomena known as "Cah-mew-ni-tee".

Tell us, oh unique snowflake!
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oh good a snarky comment, never seen one of those on the net.
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Harmon's the best, he's a man of the people. I'll watch any new show he creates. After Community and Rick and Morty the sky's the limit.
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His work on Channel 101, Acceptable.TV and Heat Vision and Jack were great. I really enjoyed Monster House too.
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I would like some disgusting evidence on how exactly you "know for a fact that my mother has never had a hysterectomy".

My conclusion thus far is that you are a GROSS human being.
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probably cause she would have told her family? just a guess.. weirdo..
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Then you wouldn't know for a fact, unless the mother was magically incapable of lying. Dumbass.
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