Community Creator Dan Harmon: Show Is Like Watching “Family Get Raped” (UPDATE)
UPDATE: Dan Harmon has apologized for his colorful comments on his podcast regarding the last season of Community— which, if you haven't read the original story, compared watching it to "being held down and watching your family get raped on a beach." A beach, specifically!
Dan wrote a good, long apology post on his Tumblr, and while he gets into specifically why it's wrong, it's maybe best-summarized in this sentence: "After five seconds of thinking, I realized, as usual, that other people might be hurt, and that I really need to do this whole 'saying things and thinking about other people' cycle in a different order at some point."
Earlier: Some people keep quiet after they get fired. Others, not so much.
Never the type to keep his feelings to himself, Community creator Dan Harmon opened up about what it was like to watch last season of the show, which he was not a part of.
He reveals on his podcast over the weekend that the season of Community's previous season was “not my cup of tea,” calling it an “impression, and an unflattering one.”
Dan says that the episodes felt like the show saying, “DURRRR! I’m Dan Harmon! DURRRR!” Way to be modest and take the high road, buddy.
But things get even more shocking as Dan continued.
He compared watching Season 4 to “flipping through Instagram just watching your girlfriend blow everyone” and seeing a friend 'Like' a photo of your ex-girlfriend with her new boyfriend on Facebook." That is one graphic Instagram account.
Then, he brought up his anger about the fact that James Brolin had been made the father of main character Jeff Winger during Season 4, when Dan had long been hoping to sang Bill Murray for the part.
“There’s something awesome about having all of those preconceived notions kind of ripped away from you," Dan says. "It’s exciting. There’s something awesome about being held down and watching your family get raped on a beach.” Wow. Just wow.
We kind of wish Dan had been a little more gracious about last season, especially since the show was being run last season by his former writers, David Guarascio and Moses Port. Still, we can imagine Dan was hurt by the whole process.
And a note to self: Never go to the beach with Dan Harmon.