We also learned Jeff would be meeting his dad soon:
Did you have any plans for the 4th season of Community before shit went down? Do you know if the new showrunners are allowed to use any of those ideas? I guess my main question is, does anyone still working on the show know what your original goal for season 4 was and plan to honor it?
I’m sure there’s lots of things we talked about over three years that will be useable by the new guys. And yes, it’s their property to use if that’s the case. One thing I’m sure will happen in season 4 is Jeff will meet his Dad, because we were going to do it in season 3 but then one of the NBC execs started saying “just make sure Jeff meeting his Dad isn’t a dark story,” and I didn’t want to write one of the series’ most important stories under that hex, so I said, “let’s just punt that story to season 4.” And we ended season 3 with Jeff googling his Dad, so…!
Why did we never get to see a Troy and Abed in the Morning web series?
because network TV doesn’t know the internet exists yet.
Could you give us the speech you give new writers you hire?
“Please help me make this the best show it possibly can be. Please give everything you have to it. I promise when you bleed, it will mix with my blood. I can’t guarantee you’ll be directly rewarded for it by the system, but I promise you it’s the right thing to do. And please come to Comic Con and stand in the audience and listen to what they do when the actors come on stage. That is our God, that is the thing for which we’ll be suffering.” Pretty pretentious but it’s an honest answer.
What is your all-time favourite episode of Community?
I think the Dungeons and Dragons episode in season 2.
Did a person dressed as a dinosaur molest Britta?