On Saturday, the cast and crew of “Community,” including creator Dan Harmon and Warming Glow’s number-one person ever Alison Brie, appeared at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles as part of PaleyFest, a two-week-long celebration of all things TV. I wasn’t able to attend the LA panel, because of the inconvenient fact that I don’t live in California, but I WAS able to go to the New York “viewing party” at the Paley Center for Media.
Bookended around a live stream of the discussion (more information later) was a costume party, which our own Nadia Chaudhury took photos of, and screening of the show’s first post-hiatus episode, "Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts," set to air on March 15. I don’t want to reveal too much about it (though it's "spoiled" in the Paley chat, just FYI), but I will say it’s a very good, smaller-scale episode, with a wedding, drunken antics between two characters, someone looking like a "wealthy murderer," and the true meaning behind Shirley's Miss Piggy voice. Plus, Annie's boobs and Annie's Boobs.
Slides ahead, with behind-the-scenes NUGGETS and cosplayers.
The "official" stream of the Alan Sepinwall-moderated discussion won't be on Hulu until mid-March, but someone uploaded the entire thing to YouTube, which you can watch in six parts (part one above). Highlights include:
-Everyone fake-stripping when they came on stage, including Alison
-Could there be another leader in the study group, other than Jeff?
-Jim Rash and his Oscar, which he, naturally, brought with him
-Dan Harmon saying, "I work in a different room...with just a glass of vodka and the ghost of my dad."
-What a “Community” movie would look like (it’s a brilliant idea)
-Annie discussing Yvette’s breasts at length
-Gillian doing her pizza dance
-Will “Community” be back for season four? (Hint: it’s looking good...)
Here's Alan's take on it all.
Blanket fort. There are three rules to Fluffy Town: no smoking, no pillow fighting, and no farting, the last of which someone broke in about five minutes. It...did not smell good.