A council was called.
You’re a football player. It’s in your blood.
There should be a show just called “AU”
every single episode, a group of the same characters are in a different alternate universe with no explanation as to why.
Community | Abed Nadir
We’ve known each other for almost two years now. And yeah, in that time I’ve given a lot of speeches, but they all have one thing in common: they’re all different.
This is an interview with Dan Harmon, the creator and showrunner for the sitcom Community. This is for an art show that was entirely different kinds of fanart; you can see handmade plushies that were in the show behind him.
The thing that I wanted to point out is, I AM SO EFFING GLAD HE’S BACK WITH THE SHOW.
First thing is, Dan Harmon has ASD, he was actually diagnosed after the show started, because he was doing research for his Autistic character, Abed Nadir, and ended up getting evaluated.
Notice the monotone voice, the stimming, the flat affect, the lack of eye contact (with interviewer *or* camera), and the part when he accidentally knocks something over when he gets excited about something.
It means a lot to me as an autistic person to see an autistic character on a show that ISN’T the butt of jokes, is presented realistically, and is a whole person, and is also person of color.
And in the first segment (this is a 15-minute video so most people won’t watch the whole thing, but at least watch the first segment!), he talks about getting the idea for the show when attending community college at age 32, and getting a “study group” forced on him, and having the “well, this is the part where i do all the work and get nothing out of it”.
And the, he did. So he made a whole show about accidentally forming real human connections.
THIS IS WHY I LOVE THE SHOW.
THIS IS WHY I WAS HEARTBROKEN AND BETRAYED BY SEASON 4’S SHITTY, DUMBED-DOWN BULLCRAP.
You can see how much Harmon respects the audience. Here’s a quote someone made into a macro from this video:
(p.s. i still cringe terribly every time a white person uses the word “ghetto” ever.)