Just two days after the “Community” set became the setting of the latest meltdown from Chevy Chase, one of the show’s cast members is going to be stopping by another program in order to give an interview. Even though this booking obviously happened long before Chase decided to start using the n-word in reference to how bigoted the writers have made his character, we have to believe that it is still going to be a topic of conversation.
In a post on her Twitter account, Yvette Nicole Brown (who plays the always-upbeat-unless-she’s-playing-Foosball Shirley Bennett) announced that she is going to be on “Watch What Happens Live!” Sunday night, and she also a string of other appearances coming up including the lives of “Anderson Live!,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and others. Is she really going to be able to get through all of this without being asked about Chevy? Even though the actor was not directed any of his offensive language towards her or fellow African-American co-star Donald Glover, the blowback is still in many ways the same.
The saddest part of all this is that it is once again a distraction from a great show, especially since “Community” still does not have a season 4 premiere date. We cannot particularly imagine NBC wanting to put it on the air around the same time that everyone is talking Chevy Chase using racially-charged language, so we honestly would not be stunned at all to not see the series on TV until early next year. Its only other hope is that “Guys with Kids” suddenly tanks on Wednesday night, and the network opts to give it some play in the November sweeps.
Do you think it is fair to ask any of the “Community” stars about Chevy’s comments given what happened?