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Full audio interview craziness with Quint and pretty much the entire cast of Community!

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!


Click here to download the very funny interview in its entirety!


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!

-Eric Vespe
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  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST this show...thx quint

    by scrote

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    that was great

    by Bloo

    Thanks Quint and thanks COMMUNITY, if you're reading (which apparently Danny Pudi does as he knows both FIRST and PLANT...or at least did), so in honor of that I'm going to make my first not first FIRST!

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    1.7 18-49 ratings

    by supertoyslast Ouch. A show this good deserves a lot more. 23% down on the Season 2 premiere.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Stupid employment...

    by Sw0rdfish

    My job blocks streaming audio and video; will have to listen at home.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by TheNothing

    Thanks for posting the audio, Quint. That was awesome. Love this show, and I hope it keeps going!

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I want to fuck Trudy so bad

    by darthpigman

    She is amazing.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Brie gives me a boner

    by melonman

    The cheese and the woman

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by buffywrestling

    I wonder how hard it is to settle them down & direct them for a scene. Must be like getting kittens to stand still.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    I blame the ratings dip on McHale's crappy wig

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I blame the rating dip on mst3kpimp

    by buffywrestling

    I've used the same math!

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 11:44 p.m. CST

    quick question...

    by gotilk

    at the beginning of episode one of this season.... why was there a guy, at the end of the musical sequence, wrapped in sheets, hanging from the ceiling spinning? Maybe don't answer.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 11:45 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    it was a download, not a stream. Righty-clickey, savey -asey.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Guy hanging from the ceiling = Human Being mascot

    by buffywrestling

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 11:58 p.m. CST

    The most original show on TV. Thanks guys.

    by Fat and Curious

    This level of self-aware humor is something I doubt we'll ever see again. I laugh so hard at Community that I shit myself twice a week, once watching it and once just randomly, usually after I eat buffalo sauce.

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 3:09 a.m. CST

    buffywrestling thx that cleared it up

    by gotilk

    wait.... wha??

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 4 a.m. CST

    Community exists therefore God exists, QED.

    by Keith Maniac

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 4:46 a.m. CST

    This table keeps our books from falling on the floor

    by melonman

    Troy's gasp of realisation = genius

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 5:51 a.m. CST


    by supertoyslast

    Greendale College is so PC that the only thing it can have as a mascot is a Human Being. But it has to be a gender-neutral, race-neutral Human Being with no facial characteristics. So it ends up looking like a gimp in lycra. Go Human Beings!

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    And thus, the bar for crazy interviews has been set.

    by Prydie

    Were they all given reams of pixie sticks? Loved it! Cheers, Quint.

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    THIS is why Community is a great, great show

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    because these people can entertain a crowd even without a fancy script - just chatting into a smart-phone, they can make me smile, reflect, and then laugh more. There hasn't been a show this perfectly cast since Taxi.

  • Sept. 25, 2011, 3:01 a.m. CST

    This thread will be dead...

    by INWOsuxRED

    before I get to listen to the audio. I suspect that will happen to others as well. I'd at least like to contribute to the quantity of posts here. Thanks for an interview that sounds like it will be good and will find a nice home on my ipod shortly.

  • Sept. 25, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    found Inspector Spacetime on twitter

    by gotilk

    well, at least the actor. I don't think too many have found him so far. (35 followers) @sivartis The actor's name is Travis Richey and I am trying to remember where I have seen him before. I know I have. A memorable commercial? That's my guess, for some reason.

  • Sept. 25, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    OH wow, that's funny. I need to catch up with what I've missed. This is a better show than I realized it was.

  • Sept. 25, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Great interview

    by theneonsamurai

    Nice one!

  • Sept. 25, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Outstanding! And I hate you!

    by m00kiedood

    Not really so much with the hate, but Quint, you magnificent lucky bastard! That was so much fun to listen to, and even though at first I wanted to offer up a "fuck you for not putting this on video", in the end I loved listening to the back and forth, and forth and back. This is the best comedy on television right now, and you know that the cast knows it, and respects it, and are sharing and having fun with it. Relish this time guys, you're part of a crazy mix of talent and timing that happens once or twice in a career. And having Pudi name check AICN was extreeeemely meta. Cherry on the geek sundae, Quint.

  • Sept. 27, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by AnnoyYou

    Wow - the Community people are making it their mission to co-opt every big showbiz website out there: Hitfix, the AV Club,, TV Guide Mag, now AICN. Guess they know their people and how to stroke them.

  • Oct. 3, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Great Interview!

    by Redmantle

    I love this show. It's one of the best on TV. This and Parks and Recreation. Very good stuff Quint. Love it!!