There are two comedy shows that the internet loves more than all others: Community and Arrested Development. So what would happen if the showrunners of these two shows got together to create something that’s never been done before? We got a taste of what that could be like when Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz guest-starred on Community last week. Now, Community showrunner Dan Harmon is hinting they have a joint project in the works.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Harmon revealed the real reason why he asked Hurwitz, who is typically not an actor, to appear on the show. “I invited him to come down on the show and then I parlayed that into what I really want from him,” he said, “which is friendship, hanging out, talking about how dumb people are when they tell you what to do!”
He went on to discuss the potential collaboration in very scant detail to reporter Logal Hill:
Will you ever work with Mitch again?
I’ve begged him to come to the writers’ room on Community, but he has wisely declined. I don’t think he’d be able to stand being on someone else’s thing. He and I have talked about doing a project together, so that every time I see him, I’m like, “We weren’t just drunk, we’re really gonna do that?” And he’s like, “Yeah.”
Wait — you and Mitch Hurwitz are going to work together?
I don’t want to talk about it… Okay, it would embrace the emerging mediascape, and use us both in a way that we weren’t compromising each other, but are still collaborating, and giving the audience a lot to digest. That’s all I’ll say.
I have no idea what that means.
I know! I could lay it out in one sentence, but then it’ll be on the Internet and I’m worried that that’ll somehow ruin it. Right now it’s the genie in the bottle, and I don’t want it to come out and go away.
Well, might be too late for that. But let’s just hope that doesn’t mean they can’t make something happen.
To see what it looks like when Harmon and Hurwitz team up, watch the final scene from last week’s episode of Community:
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