October 22nd, 2012 by faye
Comedian and actor Chevy Chase had another angry tirade on the set of NBC’s TV show “Community” — dropping the N-word during a rant about the direction of the show.
According to reports, 69-year-old Chevy Chase — who has expressed his opinions about “Community” several times — was complaining about the direction of his character, Pierce Hawthorne, who he feels has grown increasingly bigoted as the years have gone on. The actor was reportedly becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the material and was frustrated that his previous conversations about the writing had apparently gone ignored.
TMZ reports that Chevy Chase got so frustrated while discussing his character, he shouted something along the lines of, “What’s next? Am I gonna say the word ni**er?”
However, Chevy Chase reportedly apologized right away to the cast and crew of “Community” for the remarks he dropped, which was not directed at anyone in particular — certainly not to the show’s African-American cast members, Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown.
As he has expressed before, Chevy Chase has not had the smoothest ride while being on the show of “Community.” He even told The Huffington Post UK, “It was a big mistake [taking the role]! 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.”
Chase also noted, “The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television.”
So what has kept him on the show? “I think the reason I have stuck around is because I love these kids, the cast—they are very good,” the actor said.
A rep for NBC had no comment about the latest tirade of Chevy Chase.
Born into a prominent New York family, Chase worked a number of odd jobs before moving into comedy acting with “National Lampoon.” He quickly became a key cast member in the inaugural season of “Saturday Night Live,” where his Weekend Update skit soon became a staple of the show. Chase is also well known for his portrayal of the character Clark Griswold in four “National Lampoon’s Vacation” films, and for his roles in other successful comedies such as “Caddyshack” (1980), “Fletch” (1985), and “¡Three Amigos!” (1986). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, “The Chevy Chase Show.”
April 4th, 2012 by faye
Comedian Chevy Chase completely lashed out at “Community” creator Dan Harmon, slamming him in a hatred-filled voice mail, telling him that he is a “piece of s**t” and “g*dd*mn a-hole” who sucks at writing.
According to reports, Chevy’s rant was in retaliation for Harmon who allegedly insulted Chase at the wrap party of the hit NBC comedy show – this after Chevy Chase walked off the set during filming of a key scene in the season finale of “Community.”
The news of a possible feud first emerged on Reddit in a forum for fans revealing that Dan Harmon publicly called out Chevy Chase with a “f–k you” speech in front of his wife and daughter for storming off before the production could finish up the third season’s final episode. As per “Deadline” reports, Chevy Chase left the party as soon as the “Community” creator went off on him and subsequently left Dan Harmon a scornful, curse-filled phone message in which he slammed him for the offensive scolding and explained that he bailed on filming because of Harmon’s failure to supply a script.
“You didn’t give us a script to begin with so nobody knew what the f–k was going on,” fired Chase at Dan Harmon. “I don’t get talked to like that by anybody, certainly not in front of my wife and daughter.”
Chevy Chase, who plays moist towelette tycoon Pierce Hawthorne on the show about students at Colorado’s fictional Greendale Community College, then suggested Dan Harmon play the voice mail for anyone who agrees that what the producer did was good. Harmon did just that and the outburst found its way to the Web.
In response to one follower who wrote, “Nothing warrants what you did to Chevy in front of his wife and daughter. Chevy may be a d–k, but you’re no better,” Dan Harmon tweeted: “Very brave and sensitive of you! Absolutely ingenious topic to pretend to know anything about with just the right audience.”
However, it seems that Chase isn’t the only “Community” cast who has issues with Dan Harmon. A show insider claims that actors didn’t receive scripts in a timely manner. The insider also added that Chevy Chase hasn’t exactly been a sweetheart on set, leading to an inevitable feud between the two.
“Chevy doesn’t remember his lines, so we have to make cue cards for him to read. Also if things aren’t going well because the script is changing so constantly, Chevy gets mad and wants to go home – and does go home,” reveals the source.
When asked about his future on “Community” recently, Chevy Chase told the Huffington Post, “I probably won’t be around that much longer.”