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(2009– )

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The Pierce Hawthorne character is supposed to have made his fortune with a moist-towelette company called "Hawthorne Wipes." Chevy Chase, the actor who plays Hawthorne, in real life also has a family fortune derived from a personal sanitation product. Chase, whose real name is Cornelius Crane Chase, is the grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, who was heir to the Crane Plumbing company, which manufactures and distributes plumbing fixtures and products (most notably, toilets for home and commercial markets) in North America.
Dan Harmon modeled the characters of Jeff Winger and Britta Perry after himself and an ex-girlfriend, respectively.
The show was based on Dan Harmon's life at community college, attempting to reconcile with his girlfriend in Spanish courses. He has also stated the characters are loosely based on the people he hang around with and has nothing to with his film and television career.
The movie posters in Abed's room (Back to the Future Part II (1989), Vibes (1988), Stand by Me (1986), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), etc.), hang in different spots from episode to episode.
Dan Harmon originally wanted Annie to be played by an Asian or Latina actress. He eventually cast a white actress, Alison Brie in the role, but later created a character named Annie Kim played by Irene Choi, who is Asian, as a nod to his original idea.
Andy Dick, Jerry Minor, Tony Hale, John Michael Higgins, Ian Roberts, Rob Corddry and Jeff Garlin have all appeared in Arrested Development (2003) as well as in Community. The creator of Arrested Development, 'Mitchell Hurwitz' (qp), has also made an appearance and Dan Harmon made a cameo appearance in Arrested Development.
The character of Abed is based on a real person also named Abed: Abed Gheith
Takes frequent shots at competing show, Glee (2009).
Each episode ends with a credit as "A Dan Harmon/Russo Brothers _________". The last word(s) include "Fiasco", "Parade of Tears", "Diorama", "Bridal Shower" and "Tantrum".
The show's creator, Dan Harmon, was the co-founder of Channel 101. Many actors who have appeared on the show have also appeared in Channel 101, including Jack Black, Drew Carey, Rob Corddry, Chevy Chase, Donald Glover, Joel McHale, John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, and D.C. Pierson.
The actor that plays Abed, Danny Pudi, is actually half Polish and speaks the Polish language fluently.
In the fourth season (without creator Dan Harmon's involvement), the main cast were given more freedom to improvise.
In 2009, Donald Glover told The New York Daily News that one of his inspirations for his "Community" character, Troy Barnes, was the character of Brian "Smash" Williams in the TV show "Friday Night Lights." Glover said, "When you think of the former high school football star, you think 6-foot-2, white, meathead as the model for that kind of character. Since I'm not 6-foot-2 or white, I just thought about what I could bring to it. I thought about Smash Williams from 'Friday Night Lights,' like the cocky quarterback, and played around with that."
The drawing of the head peeking over the wall in the opening credits when Joel McHale 's name is shown, is of Kilroy. Famous for popping up in World War II with the line, "Kilroy Was Here".
Patrick Stewart was considered for the role of Pierce Hawthorne.

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