'Community' Will Make Stop-Motion Christmas Special

09.20.10 8 years ago 10 Comments

Further proof that “Community” is one of the best sitcoms on television: the Christmas episode this season will be stop-motion animated like the classic Christmas specials Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

“It’s going to be like a timeless Christmas classic in the stop-motion medium that used to give us so much happiness as children,” creator and executive producer Dan Harmon told reporters Friday… “There’s a reason for it to be stop-motion animated, but it’s not a dream. It still exists within the reality of the show,” Harmon said, noting that characters will be able to refer to the episode’s events afterwards.

Harmon said the Christmas episode is just one of several upcoming special episodes, including a space-themed episode and what Harmon called “an extravagant and insane” Halloween episode directed by Anthony Hemingway, who recently directed True Blood‘s Season 3 finale.

“Second season, we’re coming out of the gate with episodes that I refuse to wait to do,” Harmon said. “We’re doing stuff that you shouldn’t be allowed to do in an entire season.” [TV Guide]

It sounds like Harmon is pushing creative boundaries in order to make the best show possible instead of catering to a large audience. You know what that means: this show is SO getting canceled.

Below: two preview clips from the new season of “Community.” Yes, there is Alison Brie.

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