Can critically-‘cclaimed cult college comedy caper Community compete in cartoon and comedy categories? No, according to a bunch of incensed cartoon writers – including all 537 Simpsons writers as well as the Family Guy manatees – who wrote a strongly-worded letter to the esteemed representatives of television to protest Community stepping on their turf (their turf being the Emmy categories Best Animated Program and Short-Form Animated Program). See, once again Community is eligible for an Emmy or two in animated categories thanks to a special animated episode – last year it was the stop-motion “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas” (which won Individual Achievement in Animation, the show’s only Emmy so far), this year it’s “Digital Estate Planning,” an excellent video game-based episode. But since Community is normally a live-action show, it’s also eligible for the usual live-action categories that animated shows are apparently ineligible for, including Outstanding Writing in a Comedy.
Is it just us, or is there something a little weird about a knife stabbing deeply into the “Nicole Brown” part of actress Yvette Nicole Brown’s name? We don’t doubt that SAG naming rules have forced Brown to suffer enough when slating her name in auditions (“Yes, ‘Nicole Brown,’ like OJ’s murdered ex-wife”), but now that unfortunate comparison’s been enshrined in the opening credits of her big break.