Donald Glover took the stage at the Writers Guild of America Awards and called out his Community co-star Chevy Chase. Created by Dan Harmon, the NBC sitcom centered on an eclectic group of students enrolled at the fictional Greendale Community College. Glover starred as Troy Barnes a former high school athletic star who embraces his nerdy side with best friend Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi).
During the production of CommunityChase reportedly did not get along well with much of the cast and crew. In one instance, it was alleged that he called Glover a racial slur.
While presenting Atlanta executive producer, Paul Simms, with the Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence at the 75th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards, Glover took a jab at Chase’s past comments. Read what Glover said below:
This award was named after Herb Sargent, a writer who worked on [Saturday Night Live] and came up with the “Weekend Update” with Chevy Chase. Chevy Chase once called Herb one of the funniest writers working in television. And Chevy Chase once called me… you know what, this is about Paul.
Glover and Chase’s Controversial Past Explained
Through the filming of Community In seasons 1 through 4, Chase butts heads with his co-stars. The comedy actor was known to poke at his colleagues with politically incorrect humor and refused to act in certain scenes he did not find humorous. During an angry rant while filming of season 4, Chase called Glover the N-word. As a result of his reprehensible actions, the cast walked off the set and Chase was swiftly removed from the series.
Following Chase’s rapid departure, Pierce was written out of several episodes of Community season 4 with a large portion of his appearances amounting to voice work. Ultimately, the moist towelette millionaire was killed off-screen in season 5, episode 3. Glover departed the series as well in season 5, only appearing in five episodes that season before leaving the show altogether.
Glover left Community to deal with personal issues and wanted to take time to focus on his own projects. Harmon called Glover’s departure the “death” of the series. However, with a Community movie officially in the works for Peacock, there is a significant chance for Glover to reprise his role as Troy. Jeff Winger actor Joel McHale recently announced that filming for the movie will take place this summer. Regarding Chase’s unlikely return, Harmon’s recent comments make it seem that Pierce will never make another appearance in the franchise.
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Source: Writers Guild of America