1. One of series creator Dan Harmon’s first efforts was the “Laser Fart,” series, which he wrote and starred in as a superhero who shot … laser farts. The shorts also featured Jack Black, who would later star in Envy, a movie about a man who discovers Vapoorize, a spray that instantly removes dog feces.
2. Dan Harmon got started as the co-founder of Channel 101, in which participants submit a short film in the format of a pilot under five minutes in length and a live audience decides which pilots continue as a series. One of those series was “Water and Power,” which starred Harmon, and featured the likes of Chevy Chase, Joel McHale, and Aziz Ansari.
3. We all know that Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton, recently received an Oscar for co-writing The Descendants. However, Dan Harmon co-wrote Monster House, a film that was nominated for an Academy Award for best animation film.
4. Before Channel 101, Dan Harmon was part of a Milwaukee-based sketch group, The Dead Alewives. It looked really bad.
5. Dan Harmon has never been nominated for an Emmy for his work on “Community,” but he did win an Emmy for writing the lyrics to Hugh Jackman’s opening dance number at the 2009 Oscar ceremony.