“Community’s” new season may not launch until Friday, October 19th at 8:30pm on NBC, but fans are already joining together to stop the show from being cancelled, starting today. And if you’re in New York City, you can join the Kazoo Army to help out.
Yup, 1pm today (October 4th, if you’re reading this in the future), the ’“Save Community” Kazoo Serenade and Sean Von Gorman Straightjacket Escape’ hits 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the sidewalk near the NBC store (49th Street btw 5th and 6th). There, according to the press release, “Fans will perform the Community theme song “At Least it was Here” on kazoo, then create a kazoo (and perhaps ukulele) orchestra to accompany Sean Von Gorman’s straitjacket escape.”
The kazoos are pretty self explanatory: they’re awesome. The straitjacket, though, probably comes from the metaphoric episode last season which found the gang in an insane asylum, imagining their adventures at Greendale Community College. And now, metaphorically, the fans will help them escape.
Anyway, it should be a good time, unless it rains. Here’s the full release, and we’ll see you there?
Kazoos and a straightjacket among props employed to help save Community
In a mash-up of outlandish talents, fans of the NBC sitcom Community will serenade the 30 Rockefeller Plaza NBC store on kazoos, then Sean Von Gorman will attempt to escape from a straightjacket, in a passionate bid to save the show from cancellation after mid-season.
Fans will perform the Community theme song “At Least it was Here” on kazoo, then create a kazoo (and perhaps ukulele) orchestra to accompany Sean Von Gorman’s straitjacket escape.
The lengths fans will go to in order to save a show from cancellation seem to know no bounds. Antics like these are especially fitting in raising the profile of Community, a perpetual underdog buoyed by voracious fans who relate to the characters’ predilection for fantasy and geekery.
“If you could print one quote from us, please tell everyone to watch NBC Communty on Friday, October 19th, 8:30pm, and set your DVRs to watch by Monday every week. The one thing that unites Community fans is the love of the absurd. If you join our event, we promise that you will be laughing and having a great time. Also, our friend Sean Von Gorman puts on a fine
show with his straitjacket escape. I don’t think we have the permit necessary for a Human Cannonball act yet.”
Any and all fans are invited to participate and can RSVP via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/305143179593913/; the event is BYOK (Bring Your Own Kazoo). The event’s organizers, Catherine Boyd, Sean Von Gorman, and others involved are available for advance interviews via phone and email.
EVENT: “Save Community” Kazoo Serenade and Sean Von Gorman Straightjacket Escape
DATE and TIME: October 4, 2012, 1:00pm. EST
LOCATION: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, sidewalk near NBC store (49th Street btw 5th and 6th)
Sean Von Gorman is a comic book artist. His Houdini comic spawned fantastic straitjacket and chain escapes! http://seanvongormanart.carbonmade.com/