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Chevy Chase Continues To Bash Community! Calls It The 'Lowest Form Of Television'

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Is Chevy Chase turning into an angry old man?

The 67-year-old actor famously chewed out Community's former showrunner, Dan Harmon, last spring and even though he's back for season four, he's continuing to bash the NBC comedy!

In a recent interview, he described his decision to take on the role of Piers Hawthorne as "a big mistake" and insinuates that he's only sticking around for the pay check. He continues to explain since sitcoms, like his own, are "probably the lowest form of television", he can't wait to get back into movies.

If he thinks this show is worse than VH1's Rock Of Love, he must REALLY hate his job! At least he likes working with the cast — even if they aren't "the great innovators of all time."

That's a nice compliment back-handed insult, right? He doesn't need to kiss their butt and inflate their ego, however, he could refrain from the subtle jabs at their level of talent.

Maybe we're just misinterpreting everything the guy is saying since we're reading it off of the page and not actually hearing him say it. Maybe like Mr. Harmon, we're just not getting Chevy's "kind of comedy." Check out his responses for yourself … AFTER THE JUMP!!!

Q: Why did you decide to do a TV show after doing so many movies?

"It was a big mistake! I saw this pilot script, thought that it was funny, and I went into the room where they were casting and said, 'I would love to play this guy.' Then they mulled it over. Then they hired me and I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want. My wife has just been in the Antarctic, and Cuzco in Peru, and Lima, and Machu Picchu… she likes to travel. That was about a month of travelling, and that will take about a year of work."

Q: Do you enjoy doing TV?

"Well, what else have I done, besides a lot of movies? I prefer movies because the money is better and certainly because you really know where you stand when you are making movies, and I have made a lot of them: 50 something, I don't know. The hours in this kind of show are not commensurate with the actual product.

The hours are hideous, and it's still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television. That's my feeling about it. I think the reason I have stuck around is because I love these kids, the cast - they are very good. It's not like I am working with the great innovators of all time, but at the same time, they are my friends and I am out, and one of my daughters is out here, and wants to be in the business, so she is living with me. I will have some time off and I will be looking for a film, which I think will be my next thing, my next move."

A simple no probably would have sufficed. Ha!

[Image via WENN.]

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20 comments to “Chevy Chase Continues To Bash Community! Calls It The 'Lowest Form Of Television'”

  1. CJ0812 says – reply to this


    Its one of the worst kept secrets that Chevy Chase is an a-hole. Not surprised by this or his comments about Louis C.K. Just trying to stay relevant.

  2. LoriC says – reply to this


    What do you mean "turning into…."? He is a NOTORIOUS PRICK from way back. He's been rumored as one of the biggest assholes in the business. Where you been?

  3. 3

    It seems evident, when watching him on Community, that he doesn't care about what he's doing–which makes him not fun to watch. And unprofessional.

  4. 4


  5. Oh shut up says – reply to this


    His next move should be sleeping six feet under, the old senile fart….

  6. 6

    he was past his prime 40 years ago….
    and he thought jane c was a slut…what a joke.

  7. Tara says – reply to this


    I use to love Community but latest one he is senile in it and cant stand him anymore. hes too old they need to fire him and bring in more of the Asian guy.

  8. 8

    And the National Lampoon's series were academy award winning? What an old turd.

  9. Rochelle says – reply to this


    Old people say the darndest shit,

  10. nope says – reply to this


    He is a known jerk….total ego maniac…he is a has-been who needs to face that he was never that talented…he got lucky. Hey Chevy….you are old and ugly and we are sick of your tantrums…get lost loser. Just ask any of the SNL alums…they hate him.

  11. 11

    He needs to listen to No Doub, "get in line and settle down"

  12. Christina says – reply to this


    If he hates Community so much he should definitely quit and make a 51st shitty film no one will see or care about.

  13. 13

    What a d*ck! No wonder his wife travels out of the country so much. Being jobless and his wife having to take her vacations to Bakersfield would be sweet, sweet karma.

  14. Dom says – reply to this


    Chevy is just a bitter old comedian who Is crying because he isn't the star of the show. In my opinion the show can do without him.

  15. 15

    Re: Esin Emko
    I would LOVE to see Pierce's character 'accidentally' killed in another science lab explosion, and Jane Curtin replace him!

  16. LadyD says – reply to this


    Geeze. What an ungrateful jerk. With so many unemployed, broke, losing their homes folks and this wart is whining about his job and his wife's lavish trips. At least he HAS a job! I bet he has health insurance as well. Chevy-a word to the wise-try to put things in perspective. Assuming you have it in you.

  17. @v@ says – reply to this


    Oh, come on. Chevy's too old to be a suck up. He's discussing the sitcom's unspoken pecking order in the production genre. Grandma and Grandpa usually tell it like it is, or was, and so can Chevy. Political correctness is over rated. He said he loves the kids and the cast and the earnings, but the hours are horrific, and they are. I'd rather talk to an honest guy than a bs spinner.

  18. 18

    Re: @v@ – Exactly. The comments above from Chevy Chase are taken out of context. If you read the whole interview it comes clear that he actually does appreciate working on Community even though TV work is a bit more hard work than working on a film.

    Chevy Chase seems to be a person who gives backhanded compliments about everything. His character on Community is pretty brilliant and he is doing a great job in one of the most uderrated ensemble shows on tv.

  19. 19

    Grumpy old shit

  20. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: The SwedishMystery – Right, and he's not 25 anymore, so it probably kicks his azz. Betty White does it, so Chevy might think about getting into some kind of shape, hehe.