“When any television show is lionized for being ‘smart,’ someone’s laughing all the way to the bank — some company … That there’s a difference between any of this shit is the greatest joke that television ever told. I mean, as the creator of Community, I’m telling you: It’s all garbage. And the idea that my garbage, y’know, needed a better time slot or deserved an Emmy or didn’t deserve an Emmy, the idea that it was better or worse than 30 Rock or Arrested Development or Freaks and Geeks and all that shit — you only have to take a couple steps back before you realize that you’re looking at a bunch of goddamn baby food made out of corn syrup … you’re just watching jokes written by a bunch of people who all have one thing in common: They’re not allowed to say whatever they’re thinking! They’re not allowed. You’re definitely not getting truth; you’re getting lies.”
- Dan Harmon in a profile for Grantland for which the writer spent 36 hours on the road with the Community creator during his Harmontown tour and listened to, I assume, dozens of interesting rants like this one.