Community Talking Points Memo, Full Version

Last night, The Hollywood Reporter released a leaked talking-points memo from Sony Pictures Television to the cast and show representatives of Community, explaining how to respond to questions about Dan Harmon’s firing in upcoming interviews. If only they released a leaked talking-points memo explaining how to respond to the question of WHY WE SHOULD EVEN WAKE UP IN THE MORNING ANYMORE, RIGHT? Ahhhhhh! Haha. No, just kidding. Life goes on, no matter who is the definitely too stubborn and kind of unbearable show runner of a sitcom with a small but loyal following. But here are the questions and answers Sony provided:

Why did Dan get let go from the show?
We’re not made aware of why staffing changes take place but I will always be grateful to Dan for his great work on the show and wish him only the best. We’re also excited that we’ll be back on NBC’s schedule in the fall and are looking forward to working on those episodes.

Were you aware that Dan was going to be let go?
No, that’s not something we’re consulted on. I’m sad to see him go but I am looking forward to starting our next 13 episodes of “Community.”

Did the studio or network consult with you about these changes?
No they didn’t but we’re looking forward to working with David Guarascio & Moses Port on a new season of Community.

What are their plans for the new season?
It’s a little early to say at this point but we’re looking forward the stories our characters will find themselves in come Sept.

All basically perfect and VERY human-y responses, finally we all understand what White Zombie was talking about, but actually somehow The Hollywood Reporter cut off a few of the talking points from the end? Weird how they did that. Luckily we, EXCLUSIVELY, have the rest of them after the jump.

Did Dan Harmon ever pull any on-set pranks?

Yes, Dan Harmon pulled an appropriate amount of on-set pranks though we were not ever consulted on the pranks nor affected negatively by them, and we look forward to pranking with David Guarascio & Moses Port during the filming of the new season of “Community.”

Can you give an example of an on-set prank Dan Harmon pulled on the cast/crew?

While the pranks were lighthearted and appreciated, we cannot recall any on-set pranks Dan Harmon pulled during his time with “Community,” which is something that we will always be grateful for, “which” referring to his time with “Community,” not to the fact that we cannot recall any of the on-set pranks, we look forward to telling anecdotes about on-set pranks David Guarascio & Moses Port pull during the filming of the new season of Community.

Is the cast as close off-screen as they are on-screen?

We appreciate what Dan Harmon has done for us and are excited about being included in NBC’s upcoming fall schedule.

What are you thoughts on HBO’s Girls?

We are impressed by Lena Dunham’s talent and look forward to filming the next season of “Community.”

Do you guys think Kurt Cobain actually committed suicide, or like…?

We all have our personal views on the subject, though we are willing to admit as a group that there is a lot of evidence to the contrary and we look forward to exploring it more during the filming of our next 13 episodes of “Community,” which is something that we are also looking forward to.

Moon landing: real or staged?


What about Beyonce? Do you think she really had that baby?

Yes, probably, though — well, yes. Yes we think that. We look forward to “Community.”

Again, super weird that The Hollywood Reporter left those talking points out. Now you know!