Chevy Chase delivered a scathing review Community and his scenes with his former cast members.
The previous Saturday Night Live The 79-year-old star played Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC sitcom, which ran for six seasons from 2009 to 2015.
Chase appeared as a main cast member in the first four seasons and returned for a guest role in the fifth.
Review of the show in a new interview on WTF with Marc Maron On the podcast, Chase said candidly: “I honestly felt like the show ultimately wasn’t funny enough for me. I felt a little restricted.”
He continued: “Everyone had their advantages, and I liked them all. “It just wasn’t hard enough for me.”
However, according to Chase, he didn’t enjoy filming the many scenes in which the main cast, playing members of a study group, gathered around a table in the Glendale Community College library.
He said that while he “didn’t mind” his character, he “felt happier when he was alone,” explaining, “I just didn’t want to be around that table with those people every day.” It was too much .”
According to the sitcom’s creator Dan Harmon, Chase was the actor who improvised the most. In 2012, it was reported that Chase allegedly used a racial slur on set when questioning a line of dialogue involving black characters played by Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown.
A source told The Hollywood Reporter At the time, Chase “immediately” apologized and reached an agreement with NBC to leave the show.
Six years later, in an interview with The New YorkerSeries creator Dan Harmon said that Chase would try to disrupt Donald Glover’s scenes and “cause racial altercations between takes” because he was “jealous” of his co-star’s talent.
“I remember after a particularly rough night of Chevy’s non-PC talk, I apologized to Donald and Donald said, ‘I’m not even worried about that,'” Harmon recalled, adding that Glover described it as ” “Fight time”. Chase told the publication he was “sad to hear that Donald perceived me in this light.”
When Chevy spoke to Maron about whether he had a good relationship with Harmon, he said, “I don’t know. I haven’t seen him since. I have no idea if we’re okay. I’ve never not felt well. He’s kind of a p***er. He was angry.”
In September 2023 it was announced that the long-promised Community the film continues.
Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong will all return for the film. It is also believed that Glover will return as Troy Barnes. Chase is not affiliated with the project.