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58 Reasons Why I Love Community, One from Every Episode

Before Community aired its first episode in 2009, Joel McHale was the guy from The Soup, known to most only as "The Guy from The Soup"; Gillian Jacobs was the girl who had a topless scene in Choke; Alison Brie was the rarely-seen Trudy on Mad [...]

By Joshua Kurp

The Lost Roles of Animal House

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring what might have been in TV and film comedy, taking a different comedian, writer, or work each week and examining the casting possibilities and career moves that almost came to be. This week: the nixed [...]

By Bradford Evans

The Lost Roles of Chevy Chase

Say what you will about the quality of Chevy Chase's movies, but you have to admit his influence on modern American comedy is vast. As Saturday Night Live's first breakout star, he was largely responsible for the show becoming a surprise hit, [...]

By Bradford Evans

Community Casts Pierce’s Dad Using The Sophia Petrillo Principle

Picture it: Greendale. 2011. Joining the rich tradition of inappropriately-aged comedy parents, Chevy Chase's father on Community will be played by actor Larry Cedar, most notably of Deadwood fame and a good 12 years younger than Chase. Cedar [...]

By Halle Kiefer

The ¡Three Amigos!, Together Again

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the comedy western ¡Three Amigos! (or just because they could and it was a great idea), Empire brought together Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short and their director John Landis for a reunion [...]

By Halle Kiefer

Warner Bros. to Reboot the Fletch Franchise

Warner Bros. is looking to "re-imagine" the Fletch movies, which included the classic 1985 original and somewhat less classic 1989 Fletch Lives. The studio is “aiming for a reimagining, not a remake, and hope to make an smart action comedy that [...]

By Adam Frucci

Saturday Night Live Debuted 35 Years Ago Today

This is the 35th anniversary season of SNL, yes, but it was 35 years ago today that the show actually debuted. Its first episode was hosted by George Carlin and had two musical guests: Billy Preston and Janis Ian.

By Adam Frucci

Chevy Chase: Conan Should ‘Go to the Beach’

Conan O'Brien is still in talks with Fox for a new late-night show at the network, but according to Chevy Chase, he might as well just enjoy an early retirement.

By Matthew Perpetua