|—||Dan Harmon, on the use of James Brolin as Jeff’s Father in Season 4 (via eltigrechico)|
While I was watching season four, I called [Bill Murray] and left a voicemail … I said, ‘My name is Dan Harmon. I created an NBC show called Community. I would like to talk to you as soon as possible about the possibility of you… I didn’t want to like try too hard or try to not try to hard, so I probably just sounded like a robot … I think he just calls you back and goes like, ‘Hey, it’s Bill Murray.’ I don’t know. I know it’s not gonna happen to me, but I think it was a healthy exercise because I was watching the ‘Jeff meets his father’ episode. Of course, I always wanted Jeff’s father to be Bill Murray. I kept putting off the meeting between Jeff and his father because I kept hoping that somehow fate would allow for that to be the case. I named him Jeff Winger. His last name’s Winger after Bill Murray’s character in Stripes. I just always thought Jeff Winger’s dad would be Bill Murray. But there’s something awesome about having all of those preconceived notions ripped away from you. It’s exciting. There’s something exciting about being held down and watching your family get raped on a beach. It’s liberating. It makes you focus on what’s important.
Boy, this guy’s really taking a pounding in this conversation.
Shutout to people who liked the smiths before perks of being a wallflower.