How (Not) To Revive A Show: Arrested Development vs. Community

  • Published on:  9/12/2018
  • In my second attempt at a TV-centric video essay, I attempt to point out the parallels between two of television's most innovative comedies of the past two decades: Arrested Development and Community. Both are highly acclaimed and feature award-winning writing and performances, but they have another, more specific thing in common; they both failed- twice. Which one did a better job handling their attempted rebirth, or did both of them crap the bed their second time around? I offer my two cents. watch my last attempt at a video essay:"Efficiency in Comedy: The Office vs. Friends"► my appearance on the gus & eddy podcast:► my merch:► my own personal revival:twitter - - - - for watching! I tried to be a bit more informative and research-based with this video rather than solely opinionated. While I admit this video is less funny than what I usually attempt to put out, my goal was to take a documentary-like approach to the history of two shows I love. Let me know what you think.And remember- the goal for this video is 1 billion likes, so smash that mf'ing like button and see if you can get another 14% of the world's population to do the same!


  • A Simody
    A Simody 11 months ago+1757

    "Virgin nerd guy say smart thing" and "two hot girl do dumb job"
    * hilarity ensues *
    Probably exactly how these shows were presented to their respective networks.

  • Retro Pyro
    Retro Pyro 6 months ago+1312

    If Community had been picked up by Netflix, I think we would have already gotten the ..."and a movie".

  • the apotheosis is upon us
    the apotheosis is upon us 7 months ago+1170

    parks and rec vs brooklyn nine nine (mike schur edition)

  • nick da bott
    nick da bott 5 months ago+911

    Arrested Development is one of the greatest shows on Netflix and Community is one of the greatest shows on Hulu

  • Dayle Beazley
    Dayle Beazley 8 months ago+577

    This video made me watch both Arrested Development and Community and boi, that was the best decision I've made. Thaaaaanks Drew

  • Katie Moore
    Katie Moore 2 months ago+252

    I love Community so much and it just always felt under-appreciated to me

  • Luc Robillard
    Luc Robillard 5 months ago+585

    Community is literally my absolute, number 1 favorite show in all of space-time.
    oh my so many likes :D tyhanks guys!!!!!!

  • Spencer Kindra
    Spencer Kindra 4 months ago+265

    "I've made a huge tiny mistake."- Fox's CEO when he realized how popular Arrested Development was.

  • OpathicaNAE
    OpathicaNAE 6 months ago+251

    I didn't even realize this was Drew Gooden until fucking 15 minutes in. Great essay, thanks buddy. I actually really like something different.

  • Forine
    Forine 11 months ago+5245

    I heard some relatives call The Big Bang theory the "greatest thing ever" and "incredibly funny" and then I see my mum looking at minion memes. I genuinely have no hope.

  • Ntombi Nom
    Ntombi Nom 3 months ago+113

    I actually enjoyed every season of Community . I mean when Troy left it was all dead for me but I watched it to the end anyway. It was sad, I mean even Sherlly left which was really just extremely fucking sad but I kept on going because Abed was there to the end. My favourite episode you asked? Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples, season 2 ep 5. It was so meta that I'm still somewhere lost in it. Either way, community will always have a special place in my "heart."
    Troy and Abed in the morning.😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

  • Julia Marlin
    Julia Marlin 4 months ago+174

    Arrested Development is my favorite comedy show of all time (the original seasons)

  • Joga Bonito
    Joga Bonito 7 months ago+235

    The first 3 seasons of Community is the best show I have ever seen. I would rather have an new episode from Community at its peak than the last season of Game of Thrones

  • Thomas Changarathil
    Thomas Changarathil 9 months ago+373

    I think its depressing that monumental shows like Community and Arrested would be killed off because they would not regress to the mean like formula garbage like 'Friends' or 'Big Bang'. Im glad they tried to revive the shows in that it gave some credence to the cult followings that can appreciate the creative style of comedies that is so lacking in the shit factory of mainstream 'laugh track' factories. Im glad that TV is on its way to obsolescence.

  • Firethon
    Firethon 11 months ago+2369

    Cool vid. You’re my favorite YouTuber, Danny Gonzalez!

  • AX System
    AX System 8 months ago+453

    Community was one of the greatest TV shows ever made*. I think that orginal producers don't realize the huge mistakes they have take by saying goodbye to Harmon for a season, cancel it and send it to new owners known by *no one with few main characters missing.
    Although the 6th season was pretty good if it's watched by nobody it makes a empty shot of it

  • Ethan Lochridge
    Ethan Lochridge 7 months ago+192

    I downloaded YAHOO screen just for Community

  • Kiean Coba
    Kiean Coba 5 months ago+63

    community and arrested development NEEDED to be revived they were THAT good, its sad it just didnt work out.

  • juan torres
    juan torres 2 days ago+4

    Your speech patterns and general voice reminds me a lot of Drew Gooden when he explains something.

  • Mew [Jacob]
    Mew [Jacob] 11 months ago+642

    Drew, that picture of the banana holding the other banana made me really uncomfortable. Please apologize, thank you.