'Community' creator apologizes for Chase leak
April 4th, 2012
02:49 PM ET

'Community' creator apologizes for Chase leak

The co-creator of NBC comedy “Community” has issued an apology to fans for a voicemail he played for a crowd following a clash with comedian and "Community" star Chevy Chase.

Dan Harmon’s “sorry” comes after he played a message said to be from Chase on which he calls Harmon an “abomination” and quite a few other choice words.

According to Deadline, Harmon received the voicemail after he hurled the F-bomb at Chase in front of his wife and daughter during a wrap party.

Writer/producer Harmon admitted to playing the voicemail at a comic book store during a monthly comedy show, and it's something Harmon says he now regrets.

“[It was] in that venue, months ago, that I made the horrible, childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional decision to play someone's voicemail to me," Harmon wrote Tuesday on Tumblr.

“[Chase] didn't intend for 150 people to listen and giggle at it, and I didn't intend for millions of people to read angry reports about it," he said. "I was doing what I always do, and always get in trouble for doing, and always pay a steep price for doing...I was thinking about myself and I was thinking about making people laugh. I was airing my dirty laundry for a chuckle."

"That was a dumb, unclassy, inconsiderate move on my part,” he added, calling himself a “selfish baby” and a “rude a–hole.” “I'm very sorry it's reflecting poorly on the show."

In the end, Harmon said, “Community” is all that matters.

"I agree with [the fans] that the show is what's important," he said. "I will always do everything I can to make sure we get our six seasons and a movie...I'm just really sorry that I'm so damn bad at that job in so many specific ways, and I promise you that every time I screw up at it, I try to get better."

soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Dissapointment

    i used to watch this show. Until this.

    April 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ed

    Wow, this guy really rips into himself. I've never seen someone publically apologize with so much self-deprecating enthusiasm.

    Just keep the show going. Intelligent people need an alternative to the mindless crap that CBS puts out. NBC keeps drawing from the higher standard that Fox set years ago with Arrested Development.

    April 5, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dino

    observation post secure, recondo complete, bravo zulu iron eagle over and out

    April 5, 2012 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. Leucadia Bob

    I been pumpin dem dudes in da pooper!!

    April 5, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. MoonDancer

    @6:10 peace and I , we're open, spread and ready for your d!cks! bring on guys!! mama r waiting with ky and all

    April 4, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |

    well spoken guys, i luve ur talk on regarding dis issues.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. be quiet

    why you're at it, Mr. Harmon, why don't you apolozige for the constant barrage of "Please watch Community! Please watch, please watch our show! Did I mention you should please watch Community?"

    The Soup has gotten unwatchable because of the constant reminders to PLEASE WATCH COMMUNITY.

    Shut up already. The show is not that great. Let it die already.

    April 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • RebelYell

      Why is the Soup-guy always playing a non-comedic role on this show and never smiles? This sit-com (if that is what it is) is for morons. And Chevy make another Caddyshack for us. Maybe a pre-quel. RY

      April 4, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Damon

    Look at the losers going from blog to blog again. get a life. Non of us trolls wants to be ur friends

    April 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Leucadia Bob


    April 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tracie

    I would like for him to si t on my face and take a hefty dump

    April 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ?

    Thought they were going to say chevy chase peed his pants!lmao

    April 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ?

    Y your still here, at obsever, is a bigger mystery.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Observer

    Beyond unprofessional. Why this show is even still on is a mystery to me.

    April 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan Harmon

      Chevy? Is that you? Look, I said I was sorry, and we made sure your trailer is stocked with Toblerone and Diet Sprite at all times per your request... What else can I do?

      April 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janet

      And why you're still trolling the internet, leaving your inane and usually negative comments is beyond the rest of us, too.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janet

      By the way, I am a lez-bo and am lookin for some butch dy-kos to party with. Drop me your digits and I will drop my panties.

      April 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Community is still on because it's a quality show... Let me guess, you think Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother are just great, right?

      April 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • josh rogen

      it's a great show, just not for the masses

      April 5, 2012 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Leda

      Because it's funny, original and better than any of the crap on CW/ABC/FOX at that time...are you a fan of reality shows?

      April 5, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |

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