As the absurdly dedicated fans of the series wait for updates on “And A Movie,” Community’s most recent season gets an audio refresher from its creator…
Before I was super addicted to podcasting and listening to hundreds of hours of podcasts, DVD commentaries were my preferred audio delights. Hearing the writers of The Simpsons or Mr. Show tell silly stories about the minutia of producing my favorite shows was worth the price of the box sets. And the same goes for all seasons of Community, minus the gas leak year, of course. But would that continue with the recently completed season on Yahoo! Screen? Listen for yourself.
Your ears do not deceive you. That is commentary straight from the genius creator himself, Dan Harmon. As listeners of the Harmontown podcast know, Dan Harmon’s personality is infectiously hilarious, as the prickly executive producer doesn’t hold back his opinions on much. And for a season as oddly produced as this one, I’m sure he’s got a lot to say, so you can head over to the Yahoo! Screen page and listen to Communintary like the one above.
These days, DVD commentaries are more endangered than DVDs, and even my beloved Simpsons commentaries seem to be coming to a close as Fox stops producing extras for the physical media of its shows. Maybe Harmon can lead the way for other creators to add bonus commentary to streaming media – it’s honestly a bit shocking that Netflix or Hulu haven’t yet jumped on this.
By the way, Dan Harmon hugged me at Comic-Con last year, no big deal
Oh, and if you’ve never heard Dan Harmon’s previous commentaries, I highly recommend them. The discs of Community Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3 are full of him telling stories he probably shouldn’t, and the same goes for Rick and Morty Blu-ray. I don’t know if season 6 is full of him talking about drinking all the vodka he can or a disastrous break-up, but I think there’s a good chance you’ll hear him burn bridges on top of giving you incredible insight into the creative process. Here’s a taste of some of the wonder of Community commentary.
Are you going to give Community another viewing now that Harmon is talking over it? Are you one of those fans that skipped season 6 for some dumb reason? I want to hear you admit to your crimes in the comments!