Sunday, June 7, 2015


As I type this it has been almost a week since the Community season 6 finale. As many others did, I teared up a few times during the episode. Like the best Community episodes, I laughed loudly at parts like everyone's season 7 pitches or the insane tag at the end. I also cried whether it was Abed's speech at the bar or the scene between Jeff and Annie in the study room.* I know that it was a very uneven season with some great episodes (paintball, Ladders, Chang/Karate Kid) and some not so good ones (Garrett's wedding, giant hand ep.) but I am so glad we got to spend one more season with this study group.

*Also only of the biggest emotional moments was Jeff taking Abed and Annie to the airport and Jeff's hug to Abed. Ends of the Earth will forever remind me of this moment like Rivers and Roads reminds me of Chuck's series finale.

So this post right here is thoughts on the show and what it has given me. This show has saved me. A few months after my dad died, I was lost and depressed. I found Community one day on a Saturday re-air and it just got me hooked. I related with the characters and I became a Human Being that day.

So after six seasons and 110 episodes, I am so grateful for what this show has given me. First, the memories both good and bad. Good ones like all the live-tweet nights and the rewatches. The hashtag trending when we were trying to get the show renewed. The joy every time we heard NBC had picked up the show for another season. The last second news that Yahoo! had picked Community so we could get that long-awaited sixth season. Interactions with the cast and crew. Also the bad - hearing that NBC delayed the third season, the news that Dan Harmon had been fired after season 3, the cancellation of the show after season 5.

Also the show has given me so many friends online. I have met so many wonderful people on twitter thanks to this show. I love talking and chatting with everyone about Community and then striking friendships about other things. The pride I have of being even just a tiny part of the fandom that helped get Community it's #sixseasons fills me with so much pride. I don't think Ill ever be able to fully convey thanks to everyone who has talked, argued, agreed, yelled and laughed with me about this show over the past 3 years I've been on twitter.

So as you could see I left out #andamovie when I mentioned the famous tag. As of now, nothing has been confirmed for a Community movie but the signs look very promising. All I know is, whatever this show needs to get that movie I will do: Tweet #andamovie hashtag a million times, Donate via kickstarter, sell my soul.. I will do EVVVVVEEEERRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYTHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNGGGGGGGGGG it takes to make this possible. After all, this show has given me so much, how can I not?

So once again thank you to Dan Harmon, Chris McKenna, Rob Schrab, Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Keith David, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, Paget Brewster and the rest of the cast and crew who work on season 6.  Whether you liked it or not, "At Least it was here."

1 comment:

  1. I have always had the opportunity to just enjoy Community. It never was a salve for real world pains or a substitute for things missing in real life. What I have always liked about the show was its consistent unwillingness to accept the limitations of expectations. The result was a group we could be a part of: all of us. It is the only show that has surprised me consistently with their humor, form, and love.

    While I could have just consumed Community, sharing it with people like you on the internet through twitter and other social media outlets has made the show more compelling. It had layers that I needed other's help to peel back. It made the show something more, and with its struggles, we also became something more. If this is the end. I accept. If it isn't, I can't wait.

    Charles, I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you. The internet is full of crap and people flinging it like monkey's at a zoo. You are, and continue to represent, the kind of people I want to associate with. Thanks for being a class act in a sea of never-tried-to-be's.