Community shows NBC why you shouldn’t mess with comedians.
NBC might be cancelling Community. Sad times. But don’t weep salty tears of disillusionment into your keyboard just yet. They only might be cancelling it. They’re being pretty vague about the whole thing actually. The network hasn’t said that season six definitely won’t go ahead, and they haven’t said that it definitely will. It’s a bit like your boss strolling up to you next to the photocopier and casually muttering ‘I might fire you next week, I haven’t decided yet’. But quietly, so you’re not sure if you heard him. You might just be going mad.
Anyway, if there’s one thing networks should learn, it’s not to fuck with comedy writers. The cast and writers of Community responded during the end credits, with a series of suggestions for shows to replace them. None of them are good suggestions, in case you hadn’t guessed.
And now, Twitter is involved. That’s how you know it’s serious. Ken Jeong, who plays Ben Chang (aka Senor Chang, aka Kevin) in Community, has started the ‘Chang the world’ campaign, which astutely points out:
This has led to a variety of responses which range, in classic Twitter style, from supportive to racist to straight-up stating the obvious (and missing the point completely):
.@kenjeong It’s not even clever, you keep using it as the word CHANGE.
— Fat Phil (@mresnick77) April 21, 2014
Say what you see, Fat Phil. In the meantime, we’ll just have to play the waiting game. The worst game ever.
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