Creator of Channel 101, The Sarah Silverman Program, Community, Rick and Morty and Heat Vision and Jack. Frequent collaborator of Rob Schrab and master of creating Cult Classics. Show runner on Community for seasons 1-3, as well as making a return to his old job for the fifth season.Interviews with the cast of Community suggest he reads a lot of websites regarding his show. This, combined with the nature of Abed suggest he's One of Us. He is a confirmed reader of TV Tropes. Also a confirmed redditor with two amazing IamA AMAs. He also hosts the weekly podcast Harmontown with Jeff Davis.
Tropes pertaining to Dan Harmon:
- Anti-Nihilist: Both Community and Rick and Morty are about how the meaninglessness and randomness of existence make family and friendships really important as they're our only way of dealing with the world.Morty "Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs everywhere. Everyone's going to die. Come watch TV?"
- Bias Steamroller: REALLY hates Glee.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall / No Fourth Wall: All his shows break the fourth wall at one point.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Let's be honest, the man would've been banned from ever working in television years ago if he wasn't so brilliant at what he does.
- Doing It for the Art
- Executive Meddling: On Community and The Sarah Silverman Program, his Bunny-Ears Lawyer nature was what got him kicked off both shows. (Although he was rehired for the former.)
- Insufferable Genius: According to Sarah Silverman, Dan is great at what he does but extremely hard to work with due to his perfectionist nature.
- Old Shame: Monster House.
- One of Us: Oh definitely.