Time to lock and load: Another extremely colorful installment of Community is headed your way.
Gentlemen, assume the party once again: Koogler is back.
The hard-partying, good-time guy that Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz played in a season 5 episode of Community will make his return to Yahoo’s community college-set comedy, EW has learned.
Five episodes in and it feels like Yahoo’s techno-zombie Community has already gotten into the swing of things. The latest episode wasn’t a season premiere, or a bottle episode, or a meta state-of-the-student-union on the show’s evolution, or really a Very Special anything. The status quo was maintained and instead it was two solidly funny plots filled with plenty of typical but still very amusing japery, something that will definitely be needed in the middle stretch of the sixth season.
Chang and the Dean, the Dean and Chang. Both characters have been around since the show’s start, hanging around the edges of the group, always good for a bit of drive-by absurdity, and occasionally hitching their trailer to whatever adventure the main cast is engaged in. They can both be hilarious but only in moderation, lest they be the ingredient that overpowers the rest of the comedy stew. “Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing,” however, gives them more front-and-center attention than they’ve gotten in seasons.
If Community had a motto it’d probably be something like “More with less.” That is, if it isn’t “Six seasons and a movie” or a quote from Bloodsport or “Weird, Passionate, and Gross” translated into Latin. Actually, there are probably about as many possible mantras for the show as there are classes in Ruffles the Dog’s course load—including Greendale’s own “You’ve already been accepted”—but suffice it to say a certain narrative thriftiness has always been one of the big guns in Harmon & Co.’s arsenal.
When The Office debuted ten years ago, it was not a very good sitcom.
We can rebuild it. We have the technology.
Now that this cult comedy has moved from NBC to Yahoo! (dropping a new episode every week, following the first two, which premiered today), creator Dan Harmon has freed it from the network-television structure he once described this way: There’s the setup, then the funny costumes, then “everyone apologizes…and then a tag where maybe someone has a fern on their head.”
After half a decade of constant cancelation anxiety, Community airs its 98th and 99th episodes today. Well, “airs”: The show has left old-fashioned television behind, and is now a flagship killer app for Yahoo’s new original-content initiative. (Community is to Yahoo as Arrested Development is to Netflix.)
Class is almost in session, Human Beings.
Yahoo Screen has unveiled the first look at Community’s sixth season, the first to air on the streaming service.
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