Larry King interviews Joel McHale. Comedian & actor McHale discusses Chevy Chase & the "Community" controversy.
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Joel McHale is an American comedian, actor, writer, television producer, television personality, & voice artist. He is best known for hosting "The Soup" on E! & his role as character Jeff Winger on NBC comedy series "Community." McHale's role as voice actor includes Elliot in "Open Season 2," filling in for Ashton Kutcher. His other acting appearances include movie "Spider-Man 2" as bank manager Mr. Jacks, CBS crime drama "CSI: Miami" as Greg Welsh, & family film "Spy Kids: All The Time In The World" as Wilbur Wilson.
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LARRY KING: Why was Chevy [Chase] so pissed?
JOEL MCHALE: He, as you may or may have not followed the saga, he did not want to be there. I mean, he said in every interview that he doesn't like the writing & he doesn't like the hours. So...
KING: But he...it almost made & recreated his career, didn't it? Chevy had kind of disappeared.
MCHALE: I mean, yeah, he was really funny on the show. I mean, I thought he as Pierce was really funny on the show. There's a couple episodes where he should have been nominated for a Khloe or an Emmy.
KING: Why was he so mad?
MCHALE: I don't know. I think he did not like the hours & he kept saying he did not like the writing. And I feel like maybe after three years of that & there was an incident that happened.
KING: What? I don't know so help me.
MCHALE: Oh. Well, he made some remarks that were deemed to be racist - a comment that he made. And I think that was kind of it.
KING: What was it like to...
MCHALE: Good times. It was a fun night. Great to be there. You guys should come by.
KING: What is it like on the set when someone is unhappy?
MCHALE: Oh, fun! Fun set.
KING: Just couldn't wait to get the work.
MCHALE: You're like, "What's gonna happen now?" This is great. It's like a party with unhappy people. You know, he wasn't...
KING: He did the scenes, right?
MCHALE: Yeah, I mean he would complain about the hours but the hours were the hours & they were very long...but that was the show.
KING: How did you get along with him?
MCHALE: I got along with him very well. He still texts me. I forward most of them to you & I don't know why you haven't responded again.
KING: You dance the dance then, right?
MCHALE: I dance the dance.
KING: Sony likes you, you like Chevy...you sort of avoid any discord.
MCHALE: Well, it was more to...I mean, Chevy could be great sometimes.
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