Community creator Dan Harmon just gave a self-deprecating, literate and fun interview to G4’s Attack of the Show. The conversation (video below) covered his exit from his NBC comedy and his thoughts on television in general (including seemingly taking a couple shots at Community’s Thursday night time-period rival Big Bang Theory).
“If 20 people call you a horse’s ass, you buy a saddle,” Harmon told G4 interviewer Marc Maron. “I feel like I’m a good person and a professional, a very able leader of men. I also feel like I’m 25 … Maybe I am just a jerk. To people who work above me I am a liability that isn’t worth the benefit. It’s a low-rated show that’s not generating much revenue.”
Harmon acknowledged that he started creatively “farting around” on Community, such in the much-loved paintball episode, once he started to believe the show was going to get cancelled by NBC. “In the third season you can see me start to go, ‘Never mind, just give me a good review in the Times.'” Harmon said NBC respected the idea of Community being a critical darling, but also noted the comedy was getting clobbered in the ratings — especially by CBS’ Big Bang Theory. “Why does the robot get to eat the people?” he joked about Big Bang‘s popularity. READ FULL STORY