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Dan Harmon on Getting Fired from Community

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I’m 39, now. The friends my Mom warned me about are bigger now, and older, bloodying my nose with old world numbers, and old world tactics, like, oh, I don’t know, sending out press releases to TV Guide at 7pm on a Friday.

But my Commodore 64 is mobile now, like yours, and the modems are invisible, and the internet is the air all around us. And the good friends, the real friends, are finding each other, and connecting with each other, and my Mom is turning out to be more right than ever.

Dan Harmon got fired from the fourth season of his show, Community. NBC has managed to screw its talent again, not realizing that writers are usually very good at articulating how, exactly, they got fired. This bit towards the end sounds like an admission that network television itself is outmoded. A final “fuck you” to the network.

Even if you don’t like the show, this is a great little piece of writing about what it’s like to be a creative person working in the entertainment industry.

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