This weeks TV guide has a great article on Community and Joel McHale on working with Chevy Chase. The article also includes a great photo of the two stars looking a little too chummy. Also check out Community on TVguide.com for videos, photos and the full length pilot.
Empire online has named Christmas Vacation number 39 on its list of 50 greatest movie sequels. http://www.empireonline.com/50greatestsequels/default.asp?c=39
Not only that, Warner Brothers has decided to make me buy another special edition of Christmas Vacation with its “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Ultimate Collector's Edition)” being released November 3rd. Included: Coasters, Fake Snow, collectable tin, Santa hat and for the bluray version a Marty Moose mug!
I loved the show. As a reluctant Community College Graduate I thought it really nailed the Community College Experience. The cast was great so far. Chevy as always was amazing and I really liked the dynamic between him and Joel with the unspoken fact that they are the same. Chevy is just older and has already made the mistakes that Joel’s character is headed towards. Gillian Jacobs is really great and I too have a thing for Elizabeth Shue. Danny Pudi gave the most laugh out loud moments and I can’t wait to see more of John Oliver. The thing about Community College is that no one is happy about being there. The students and the teachers would rather be at a University but for what ever reason (normally laziness in my case or bad life decisions) they can not be there. I think that everyone’s general feeling that they would rather be somewhere else is the best part about going to a Community College… it is a bonding experience. I made more friends at Community College than the University and even still speak to some of the teachers and most of my friends. The show captured that feeling great. I can’t wait to see more and the Breakfast Club theme at the end made me tear up a bit.
This may be off topic but I can not help but to post about the passing of John Hughes today. They say he defined a generation and he sure nailed mine and created a whole world that I wanted to live in. He wrote some of the greatest films of all time, from the first three National Lampoons Vacation films to Great OutDoors, Pretty in pink, Breakfast Club, 16 candles and the list goes on. His films and their soundtrack have been a huge part of my life and I know we all will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Link to Hughes’ original short story from national lampoons magazine from which the Griswold’s are based “Vacation ‘58”: http://www.bizbag.com/Vacation/Vacation%2058.htm
http://www.greendalecommunitycollege.com/ Site includes bios on our students (Check out Pierce’s favorite movie!) Hopefully NBC will be updating regularly. They have done amazing interactive sites for the Office.