More Whatnot Contest: Why the Crap Aren’t You Watching ‘Community’?

As some of you may know, I appeared on Rob Cesternino’s “Rob Has a Podcast” er…podcast a few months ago to talk about CBS’s hit reality show “Survivor” and NBC’s cult favorite comedy “Community.”

Quick Question: Can you appear on a podcast if it’s only audio?

Odds are, due to Rob’s status as a “Survivor” favorite, that the majority of people listening to the podcast were there to hear about “Survivor.” At one point, Rob caught me off guard and asked me to give my best pitch as to why people should watch “Community.”

And I choked. I don’t remember what I said, but it was beyond stupid.

However, despite my idiocy, every now and then someone will drop me a line to thank me for turning them on to “Community.” Rob himself also credits me with getting him into the show. And, I can only assume that his fond-of-footwear wife Nicole got a glimpse of Joel McHale when Rob was watching and became a fan too.

Personally, I think that’s awesome. Go Internet.

My question now? What’s with you holdouts?

I recently received a free copy of “Community” Season One on DVD, and while it’s tempting to keep it for myself for when my copy inevitably wears out, I think it’d be better served converting someone who’s never seen the show into a fan.

That’s why I’m pleased to announce the “Why the Crap Aren’t You Watching ‘Community’?” contest.

The Rules: To enter, leave a comment telling me what you’re so busy doing on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET. when you should be plopped in front of your TV.

I’ll pick the answer I consider to be the best and send them this brand spanking new copy of “Community” Season One on DVD.

The contest will end Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Entries will also be accepted in diorama form.

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22 Responses to “More Whatnot Contest: Why the Crap Aren’t You Watching ‘Community’?”

  1. Lucas Hayes Says:

    I had never heard of this show until the podcast that you talked about. For the past 14 years I have been working with kids under 12 who have been abused… 2006 I had a son. To be able to stay home with him and not have to put him in day when my wife went back to work my hours changed. I now work 16 hours sat. 16 hour sun. And 4pm to 12 am on Thursday…. There for because I have put the needs of children before my own I have never been able to see community !

  2. Jessica Frey Says:

    I didnt watch Community until two things: Josh Holloway and Rob Cesternino’s podcast! And Now i love the show. I too am in College in UC Irvine and I have my own study groups.. I like Annie want to get good grades. In addition, I watch crazy amounts of TV like Abeb and until recently I never had time to watch this show. I realized that if show is cool enough for Sawyer to grace its presence and to have its own special podcast, I have to watch.

  3. Jessica Frey Says:

    *at UC Irvine
    *I, Like, Annie

  4. Kevin Regan Says:

    DAMMIT! I watch but want that DVD set…perhaps a haiku why one should watch:

    I watch Thursday night,
    Not only for Annie’s Boobs
    also for Troy’s butt!

  5. benharlum Says:

    Ignoring the fact I’m in Australia so Community is on some ridiculous timeslot, I’m too busy to watch new episodes because I’m still trying to work out how Annie’s breasts could steal a pen…

  6. comicscrit Says:

    I LOVE COMMUNITY. However, I recently became unemployed and went back to school. Then I found work and stayed in school. Therefore, I am out of the house between 8am-12midnight! Monday-Friday. Therefore, in order to provide for rent, food, & all other costs, I am not at home on Thursdays at 8pm watching this super-awesome show! 🙂

  7. Connor Says:

    Masturbating furiously.

  8. Optimus the Ninja Says:

    Dammit. I’m a huge fan and want that DVD!

  9. Will Baer Says:

    Well usually on Thursday, a little before 8 I mix up a batch of riot punch, then I drink that and go work with my black surgeon best friend at the local hospital, and after work I like find banana stands and burn them down

  10. alexhp7 Says:

    Being a fan sucks D:
    good luck y’all

  11. Amy Says:

    I love Community, but I missed the claymation episode. I know. I feel ashamed calling myself a fan. I’m sure that I was doing something important that night as I really don’t have a life and I’m usually already in my jammies by eight o’clock. Actually, that might have been the night I got my gallbladder removed. Yeah. I’ll go with that.

  12. Raunak Ajwani Says:

    hearimng shit from my girlfriend because im too busy in front of the tv instead of making out with her! true addict!

  13. Shelby Royston Says:

    Working in the prep foods department, closing six days a week having to deal with people upset over Pennsylvania’s Stalinist laws on beer or fried chicken orders that I had somehow completely screwed up. Taking a mountain of trash back to the dumpster for the fifth time that day and trying to squeeze in a fifteen minute break wishing I was watching Community.

  14. Siena Says:

    Sorry, Thursdays are my obsess over backstreet boys days. If you want me to obsess over community, you’ll have to reschedule. Mondays are free.

  15. Jason Says:

    The reason I don’t watch Community you ask? There is no glamorous answer. I work midnights. Making muffins. Not even in a bakery, in a factory. For McDonalds nonetheless. To be fair, they are more like hockey pucks than muffins, but I digress. Because of this, I can only watch TV during the day, or days off. During the fall TV schedule, my DVR is packed to the brim with the latest episodes of Survivor, The Amazing Race, Criminal Minds, Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men (although not for long, #losing), and many other shows that are on my favorite network; CBS. Let’s be honest, FOX and NBC don’t have an amazing track record. But because my favorite podcast host, and my 14th favorite guest on said podcast, recommended the show, I am willing to give it a shot. However, I am not willing to shell out the money for the DVD, even if I could buy it through Rob’s affiliate shopping links. So I urge you Gordon, as a TV free agent, to get me hooked on Community. My family will hate you. My friends will hate you. Coworkers will hate you. Random people that I talk to will hate you. But I will thank you. Even if it means sitting through all those hours of television and becoming overweight, I’m okay with that. I followed you on Twitter, and I didn’t bother to find out who your girlfriend was so I could follow her and boost her count. Most importantly, if I were to ever pass you along in life again, and you were laying there, dying of thirst, I would give you a drink of water. I plead to the TV viewer in you tonight, to think a little bit about the world that we are in, I feel we owe it to the Television gods to let it be, in the end, the way that they intended for it to be; for this cat to get fat. Goodnight Seattle! (Disclaimer: I’m actually Canadian, but I had to throw in a Niles/Frasier shoutout in there).

  16. Lucas Hayes Says:

    Thursdays was my free Richard hatch meetings day. Just like in the movie the hurricane. A small group of us Canadians spent every Thursday going over case notes to get him free. He got out and not once thanked us… So then we spent every Thursday coming up with ways to send him back. Now that he is back in jail Thursday’s are spent watching the golden girls. Now that show rocked!

  17. justin jones Says:

    I could be like Jeff’s dad, William the Liar, which by the way, Dan Harmon answered my tweet as to whether Jeff’s character was a nod to Bill Murray’s character in the movie Stripes named John Winger (Dan said “yep”) but I won’t lie. I am a huge fan already, nae, “I am an academic”. I could wipe the floor with some Greendale trivia, try me. =-) But, while I am such a big fan, I do not have the dvd yet, actually waiting on this new job to start paying. What I can offer you though is this. Already my campaign to convert the masses to the brilliance of this show has begun, and this dvd would elevate that to all the way to the top, o.k. being Greendale, all the way to the middle. Seriously, I would have dozens and dozens if not hundreds of folks who would share the good word that is Community on dvd. My new job is taking me to Maryland to work a large festival with many workers who I will share this with. In summation, you could give it to one newbie and hope they like it or give it to me, knowing hundreds of people would enjoy this. Greendale on three, no wait every second counts, Greendale on two, guys come on, For Greendale!

  18. Shawn James Says:

    Im so busy on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET. because I am filming myself singing Faith by George Michael as my Survivor audition tape. This is why I am unable to watch the greatest show ever. “You gotta have Shawn”

  19. justin jones Says:

    A short P.S. Just after I posted my comment above Dan Harmon posts this on twitter, “Hey, I want Bill Murray, too. I named him Jeff “Winger” so my dream would always be known. But that’s like wishing I peed lemonade.”

  20. ILuvSurvivor Says:

    After Survivor switched days, I honestly though there was a Black Hole in its original time slot. Cross my heart; I swear! And for the people here who all ready watch, too bad…you don’t get it!! Those are the rules after all…

  21. justin jones Says:

    @ILuvSurvivor

    not trying to start a fight but you brought up the ‘rules’:

    “The Rules: To enter, leave a comment telling me what you’re so busy doing on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET. when you should be plopped in front of your TV. I’ll pick the answer I consider to be the best and send them this brand spanking new copy of “Community” Season One on DVD..
    I’ll pick the answer I consider to be the best and send them this brand spanking new copy of “Community” Season One on DVD.”

    and the original mentioning only says:

    “I recently received a free copy of “Community” Season One on DVD, and while it’s tempting to keep it for myself for when my copy inevitably wears out, I think it’d be better served converting someone who’s never seen the show into a fan.”

    just say don’t make it a technical thing, is all.
    =-)

  22. ILuvSurvivor Says:

    Hahaha! Okay. I suppose you’re technically correct.

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