Emmy Watch: Joel McHale on the 'Community' season finale
Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to return nomination ballots, EW.com is running a series called Emmy Watch, featuring highlight clips and interviews with actors, producers, and writers whom EW TV critic Ken Tucker has on his wish list for the nominations announcement on July 19.
As disgraced former lawyer-turned-community college student Jeff Winger, Joel McHale has delivered a few speeches in his time on Community. The show even poked fun at Jeff’s frequent soliloquizing in an episode last season. But few scenes were a better showcase for actor and character than the courtroom drama which closed out the show’s third season finale. Jeff was serving (somewhat against his will) as an attorney in the trial to decide whether Pierce or Shirley get to own the college’s new sandwich shop. Jeff is working for Shirley; Pierce hires Jeff’s old co-worker, Alan, played by guest star Rob Corddry. Alan offers Jeff an ultimatum: Throw the case, or never get his old job back. In his closing arguments, Jeff initially seems to be throwing the case…but then he takes a left turn, demonstrating just how he’s evolved over three seasons. Watch the speech below, and then learn more about how the speech came together. (Hint: Prep time was at a minimum.)
Joel will be in Canada for the “Just for Laughs Festival” on July 28. That day is criticalfilmstudies’ birthday. She can’t afford to go.
I think it’s pretty clear something needs to be done about this.
She is an adorable human being who always makes gifs for all of us, gets us unavailable videos to share with the internet, and does so always with a smile on her face (or at least a smiley emoticon), never expecting anything in return. She loves COMMUNITY with all her heart, and likes Joel as much as I do. So. I’m thinking that if 30 people donate 10 bucks, we can get her on a plane on her way to see Joel ON HER MOTHERFUCKING BIRTHDAY.
DO SOMETHING COOL FOR A NICE PERSON WHO DOES NICE THINGS FOR ALL OF US!!
“Everyone’s making Emmy predictions/wish lists early since voting has started, though the nods come out on July 19. This week’s Entertainment Weekly had a whole paragraph with Joel on Ken Tucker’s wish list for Best Actor Comedy. I only bring it up here because at the end, he states “McHale has held down a tricky position on Community - the leading man in an ensemble cast, the romantic lead on a sitcom that refuses to let the romance ever fully blossom. Which has made his scenes with Alison Brie’s Annie poignant as well as funny.”—This week’s Entertainment Weekly x
“Hey, we won something! This is really unexpected,” series lead Joel McHale said in accepting the award. “I want to thank the creator Dan Harmon, who created the greatest show on television…. We would like to thank NBC for keeping us on the air…. Jokes all aside, we are thrilled to be here tonight.”—TVLine.com (via thedisneyface)
Hollywood’s Best Dads Share Their Parenting Secrets
In honor of Father’s Day, HollywoodLife.com caught up with celeb dads Tim Allen, Joel McHale, and Mark Paul Gosseler to find out their tips and tricks to keeping a happy household.
You never know what you’ll get when you’re raising your kids, it will always be a unique experience that everyone will have their own tips and tricks on how to do it best. So consider us happy that Hollywood’s best Dad’s gave us their own tips to help us all out!
During the SAG Foundation’s 3rd Annual LA Golf Classic even big name actor dads have a hard time getting their kids to do what they want them to do. Community’sJoel McHale joked about his fathering skills saying, “Just sugar! Sugar! I just like to throw raw sugar at them I usually like to lay it down like I am laying down gun powder and they just snort it up!”
I decided to put a post together in which he’s being a dad, because I know we all appreciate his DILF side, and what better day to do that than Father’s Day, right?
We would really like to wish Joel McHale a Happy Father’s Day, but we’re not sure he’d read our tweets, or if he’s even happy about the existence of this day (seeing how he’s not particularily fond of St. Valentine’s), so… yeah, enjoy ♥
Highlight: Brought my kids to Toy Story 3. I cried like a baby. Lowlight: My kids now think I’m a pussy.
Every parent should thank God for the gift that is their children’s health, and shower them with love.
Being a parent is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me on Earth.