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Season 2008 Episode 20080101


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Series creator Dan Harmon talks about the origin of the show and cast members talk about zany moments.This William S. Paley Television Festival live event honors Community, a comedy series about a group of adult students at a small community college.John Young (staff writer, Entertainment Weekly) moderates the following panelists: series creator/executive producer/writer Dan Harmon; executive producers Neil Goldman, Russ Krasnoff, and Garrett Donovan; executive producers/directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo; and cast members Chevy Chase (Pierce Hawthorne), Ken Jeong (Senor Chang), Gillian Jacobs (Britta Perry), Joel McHale (Jeff Winger), and Donald Glover (Troy Barnes).The panelists touch on such topics as: parallels between the show's premise and Harmon's real-life experience in community college at age thirty-two; Chase's take on his co-stars, and how they compare to his legendary Saturday Night Live cohorts; and why Chase refuses to watch McHale perform hosting duties on The Soup.Questions from the audience then lead to a discussion of the following topics among others: ways in which the actors "feed off each other" and Chase's penchant for "infamous" stories.moreless

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