Despite the improving ratings, things aren’t all paintballs and imaginariums in the world of Community. Series creator Dan Harmon and Chevy Chase are in the middle of a relatively public feud, one that involved Chevy walking off set on the last day of shooting, Harmon insulting him in a speech during the wrap party in front of his family, and Chase leaving an expletive-filled voicemail for Harmon that Harmon then played in front of an audience at a show in LA. It’s a mess!
Both Harmon and Chase have reputations for being difficult to work with, so it’s not entirely surprising that the two would butt heads — apparently, Chase has walked off set a few times before. What remains to be seen is what this means for Chase’s involvement in a potential season four, which is looking more and more like it’s going to happen. One would like to think that cooler heads will prevail, or at least a realization of mutual dependence, and they can get past this and back to making what will inevitably end up as a bunch of animated gifs on Tumblr together next fall. Stay together for the gif makers, guys!