Chevy Chase Trashes 'Community' Again
Talk about a backhanded compliment. Chevy Chase is being brutally honest once again about his Community experience, saying that it was a "mistake" to do the show in the first place, calling the sitcom format "probably the lowest form of television" and claiming that he continues to do the show because he loves the cast, even though he says they are not "the great innovators of all time."
"The hours in this kind of show are not commensurate with the actual product," the 68-year-old Chase told The Huffington Post U.K. "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."
Chase says he prefers 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: fiftysomething, I don't know." He explains that he took on Community in the first place because he thought the pilot script was funny, then hung around to "make some bread" to take care of his family "the way they want."
"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," he explained. "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."
Back in April, a somewhat heated phone conversation between Chase and Community series creator Dan Harmon was leaked, revealing that Chase felt the show was "mediocre" and "isn't funny."