Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Now, I promised a full audio interview back in my set report for Community and here it is.
This began as a one on three, me being the one and a couch full of very attractive people being the three. Those people were Ms. Alison Brie, Ms. Gillian Jacobs and Mr. Joel McHale. However, as you’ll come to discover when listening to the audio interview below, that was not to last long. What starts as friendly ribbing by McHale escalates into Ken Jeong and Danny Pudi joining the conversation, which gets so loud it attracts two other cast members, most notably Donald Glover who (I shit you not) comes into the conversation screaming, busting through the blinds of the study room (which has no real windows, I found out).
I mentioned how surreal it was to be on the set as a fan of Community, but this 15-ish minutes really did feel like I was in an episode. Picture a tubby geek coming to interview students about what it’s like to be at Greendale Community College and the craziness that ensues should feel like bottle episode of the show.
As you’ll notice, I sit most of this out, letting the cast drive this manic, and hilarious conversation. You’ll notice at a certain point the audio levels get… louder. That’s because Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale and Alison Brie ended up picking up my recorder and speaking directly into it, handing it back and forth, to combat the loud talking of their fellow cast members.
So, with that, I’ll give you the big link followed by some minute marks to look out for! Enjoy!
0:46 – McHale tells Danny Pudi and Ken Jeong to shut it
1:57 – Cast talks about resolving their problems with Pierce
2:30 – Gillian Jacobs refers to Ken Jeong “as that idiot” and the cast talks about his new position of power.
3:30 – Jeong tries to talk fight scenes with McHale, but gets shut out by Jacobs
3:59 – Brie talks about being nervous/excited about the possibility of working with John Goodman
4:29 – Brie talks about breaking Josh Holloway
4:48 – An inside joke is repeated and underlined
4:55 – Pudi starts reading from a prop book lying around the set
5:20 – I compare the rapid-fire rate of humor of the show to Preston Sturges and find out McHale is a big fan
5:48 – Brie and Jacobs do a Joey Lawrence impersonation
6:43 – McHale talks about what he wants to do to critics who think Community is only a parody show
7:50 – Leeeeeerrrooooyyyyyyyy Jenkins!
8:40 – I begin talking about the best spoof movies which leads to some “Vampire burns” from the cast to Jeong
9:00 – The cast reacts to Donald Glover busting through the glassless window
9:10 - “I heard noise so I wanted to be in it.” – Donald Glover
9:25 - “Donald, you’re bleeding out your asshole!” – Alison Brie
9:29 - “You’re bleeding out your asshole!” reprise
9:37 - Yvette Nicole Brown checks out the noise and in a spectacular sitcom entrance that draws some “Hey hey hey”s from the group.
10:05 - Pudi proves that he reads AICN
10:14 – Brie talks gangsta about her Twitter account
And there you have it. I love all these people now and am very happy to have them back on television every week.
I have a few more traditional interviews to come with Yvette Nicole Brown, Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi, Chevy Chase and showrunner Dan Harmon! Stay tuned!