Another audio clip between actor Chevy Chase and Community creator Dan Harmon has emerged, that illustrates how aggrieved Chase is with the show’s artistic direction.
In a phone call posted on Celebuzz, Chase tells Harmon he is unhappy with the editing of his scenes and the storyline.
“Like everyone gives a shit about the f***ing story when they don’t even know who the f***ing characters are?
“You’re missing the f***ing point! I mean, this is not my kind of comedy. I thought you hired me for what I do that’s funny. You’ve got to give me some range.”
Chase told Harmon “obviously you don’t get my humour at all,” to which Harmon replied, “That’s true.”
“Or what is it that I do that’s funny that actually makes people laugh,” said Chase.
“I do agree with that,” Harmon responded.
Chase did compliment Harmon on his writing but said he wasn’t present at either the shoot or the editing, before adding, “It’s just a f***ing mediocre sitcom! I want people to laugh and this isn’t funny.
“It ain’t funny to me because I’m 67-years-old and I’ve been doing this a long time. I’ve been making a lot of people laugh — a lot better than this.”
Chase has since said the message was more than 12 months old.
The news follows audio of an expletive-laden phone message that Chase left to Harmon which became public last month.
Harmon has since apologised for making it public at a comedy venue, noting, “It was in that venue, months ago, that I made the horrible, childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional decision to play someone’s voicemail to me.
He didn’t intend for 150 people to listen and giggle at it, and I didn’t intend for millions of people to read angry reports about it. I was doing what I always do, and always get in trouble for doing, and always pay a steep price for doing. I was thinking about myself and I was thinking about making people laugh.”
NBC is yet to confirm if Community will be renewed.
You can hear the audio here.