Yes, indeed. In a leaked phone conversation, Chevy Chase makes a plea to Community creator Dan Harmon for his character to get better storylines. "The point I want to make is this: There's a disconnect somewhere," says the longtime comic actor as he goes on to blame "the editing," "the final product" and Harmon not appreciating him.
"You don't get my comedy," says Chase in the audio posted this week at Celebuzz. "You have no sense of me. ... I don't like it. ... I should have had this talk face-to-face but I didn't want to because I really like you. I think you're great. But you're not there when it's shot and when they edit."
He also says, "It's just a (bleeping) mediocre sitcom! I want people to laugh and this isn't funny."
An angry Chase adds, "It ain't funny to me because I'm 67 years old and I've been doing this a long time. I've been making a lot of people laugh — a lot better than this."
NBC has yet to confirm if Community will even be back for a fourth season. But the feud between Chase and Harmon has been brewing for awhile. This is apparently the second conversation between Chase and Harmon.
Last week, before this audio went up, Harmon posted a lengthy apology for allowing the first call to get out.
"I made the horrible, childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional decision to play someone's voicemail to me," writes Harmon. "He 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 adds, "I'm very sorry it's reflecting poorly on the show."