Creator / Dan Harmon

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Creator of Channel 101, The Sarah Silverman Program, Community, Rick and Morty, HarmonQuest, Great Minds with Dan Harmon 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 three 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 of existence makes family and friends really important as they're our only way of coping in a hostile 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.
  • Insufferable Genius: According to Sarah Silverman, Dan is great at what he does but extremely hard to work with due to his perfectionist nature.

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