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!


  • Forine 9 months ago

    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.

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  • Sub Bot 22 hours ago

    its a good show period, not the greatest but good.So was 2 and a half men

  • Retro Pyro 4 months ago

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

  • Hayley 8 months ago

    Cool. Cool cool cool.

  • Hugo Sutherland 10 days ago

    CuriosityKilledTheCat SatisfactionBroughtItBack ayyyy

  • Jordan Davis 8 months ago

    I love Community so much

  • Chad 5 days ago

    Jordan Davis i love your mum so much

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

  • FrezZyK1nG 8 days ago

    @Hilary Ng i didn't read the whole message but I agree with you, B99 season 6 is worse

  • Luc Robillard 3 months ago

    Community is literally my absolute, number 1 favorite show in all of space-time.

  • Cassun 13 days ago

    @Connor Taylor I was fine when Chevy Chase left, because I didn't like him all that much to begin with, the loss of the Troy-Abed dynamic hurt the show so badly

  • Connor Taylor 2 months ago

    The loss of Shirley Troy and pierce in such quick succession killed the show for me though, it ended up feeling like the cast knew it was over before the writers did

  • nick da bott 3 months ago

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

  • Mike Vandemark 8 days ago

    Hi Me Yeah I wasn’t really feeling that honestly

  • Hi Me 8 days ago

    @Mike Vandemark season 4 sucked but season 5 felt more like 1-3

  • seemsfishy23 8 months ago

    I feel like Alex Hirsch's decision to end Gravity Falls (which, yes, is technically considered a kid's show but is also excellent) after only two seasons is all the more brave and commendable after seeing so many wonderful shows go on for too long and lose steam.

  • Tony Morris 2 months ago

    Thing is, both of these shows could have walked a LOT longer without interruptions to their development. I can get a lot more work done if I put 8 straight hours into it than if I do 3, think I'm going home for the day, and then have to come back in 5 hours later and have to do the other 5... You lose the flow.

  • Dayle Beazley 6 months ago

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

  • CommandereON 1 months ago

    For much of the success of the Russo Brothers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they got their experience working on both shows.

  • Alex Ander 1 months ago

    which episode would you say you got hooked on AD? i got to episode 8 and said fuck that, boringgg

  • Tyler Channell 9 months ago

    I have to admit, while I really enjoy watching you criticize other creators content. I LOVE watching these comedy analysis vids. So, good!