by 99 Seats
While I didn't do a lot of TV talk this season (because, honestly? TV sucked a lot this past season), my love of Community knows no bounds. In fact, it keeps growing. To aid in that, The Onion's A.V. Club had Dan Harmon, the show's creator sit down and talk about each episode of the season, the genesis, the back story. It's like DVD commentary, but, you know, written down. In it, he has this absolute gem, while talking about adding diverse writers to the staff:
Race is another thing entirely. It would be fantastic to have 18 percent black writers on your TV staff and stuff. But the fact is, black women have ovaries and white women have ovaries; black men have testicles and white men have testicles, so actually, race is far more an artificial construct than gender. There’s a literal, actual difference between men and women, and it’s in their blood, and it’s in their brains, and it’s in their fingertips, and it’s in our conversations. I think women are different, and I think having them in the room is crucial to a family comedy, ensemble comedy, television comedy, where half the eyeballs on your show are women.