Community was one of the cult classic shows of it’s time, and fans of the show just cannot get enough of the meta humour of the show, even years after it being pulled from the air. The cast got back together for a reunion, but not in the way you think.
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What is Community?
Community is a cult classic show which aired its first season in 2009 and final one in 2015. The show follows a band of misfits attending a Community college located in Colorado. This includes characters such as a disgraced former lawyer, an old man, a former drug addict, and many more. The show ran for 6 seasons total, and was constantly plagued by development issues and creative butting heads.
Some of the more major incidents include a falling out between Chevy Chase and showrunner Dan Harmon, making Chevy’s character being killed off from the show before its run finished. Another issue was that main character Troy Barnes, played by Donald Glover, was also taken off seeing as Glover wanted to continue pursuing his rap career, which he did and now performs under the name Childish Gambino.
What is this Panel?
This panel took place at the “Vulture” Festival. This event was headlined by various members of massive nerd-doms across the world. Community just happened to be one of the specially featured circles on this particular festival. This one was particularly special as aside from a few comic-con appearances, the cast hadn’t been seen together on this scale since the show went off the air nearly half a decade back.
The panel began by the panel runner inviting members of the cast and production crew up on to the stage. This included original cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, and Dani Pudi, as well as showrunner Dan Harmon, and one of the lead writers. After a bit of back and forth banter between all the members, especially showrunner Harmon, the panel officially was kicked off. In essence, Vulture had personally asked each of the people on stage to share their personal favorite episode from the show, and the panel went on to discuss each and every episode anyone had cited as their favorite.
All in all, it was great to see the cast having such great chemistry in real live, as they did on the show. You could tell that they were really enjoying each other’s company, and that they had the ability to bounce of each other in a non-scripted manner. If nothing else, this was a great chance for fans to re-live the glory days of their favorite show. The idea of a movie was also thrown around, but that has been the case since the show even came on the air, cursed by it’s catchphrase of “#SixSeasonsAndAMovie”. But it seems unlikely this will happen seeing as aligning the schedules of all the involved parties would be impossible at this point.