Dan Harmon is really sorry for the horrible things he said about the fourth season of Community.
The creator of the struggling NBC series launched into a rant about the show’s most recent season. During his podcast on Sunday, Harmon said watching the episodes was not unlike “flipping through Instagram and watching your girlfriend just b*** a million [people].”
The series creator must have felt a little guilty about what he said. On Tuesday morning, Dan Harmon issued an apology on his official Tumblr page under the head “It Won’t Happen Again Again.” Needless to say, he’s a very sorry about trashing the show, the writers, and the cast and crew.
“Even if my goal had been to hurt someone, it would never have been you,” he wrote to the show’s fans. “What I said was disrespectful to your love for this show, love that I sometimes erroneously equate with validation of me as a person.”
He said to the Community writers: “I’m sorry I pooped on your work. You had to do something nobody should have to attempt, and you had the option of doing it the lazy way or the sellout way and you clearly did what you did because you were thinking of the fans. There was some amazing stuff in there. Funny jokes.”
Dan Harmon is returning the show after he was fired for getting into a very public feud with Chevy Chase. However, NBC decided to bring him back as an executive producer for the fifth season. This made his very bitter and unusually cruel podcast rant that much more surprising to fans of the series.
“I was just indulging my petty feelings about being left out. It seemed kind of funny at the time because it seemed at the time like I was the only person with feelings. Because my head was up my a**,” he wrote.
What did you think about Dan Harmon trashing the fourth season of Community on his podcast? Do you think the former showrunner was completely out-of-line?