Like a lot of ambitious TV, it has been a magnet for a small, oddball cadre of viewers, the ones who analyze comic beats in the manner of Talmudic scholars, wear T-shirts with slogans that only the elect will understand, and criticize tiny flaws in a thread that goes a thousand comments deep. The show succeeded. It found us. There just weren’t a lot of us. (via Culture Desk: “Community” Had Low Ratings. So What? : The New Yorker)
I didn’t read a lot of comics, but Scud and La Cosa Nostroid were kinda my jams. That they were co-written by Dan Harmon, who went on to create Community, is 1) fuhgeddabout it, and 2) not talked about enough. Next thing, you’re gonna tell me Sam Kieth is, like, Vince Gilligan’s childhood best friend or something.
also, there’s this:
Rob Schrab (pronounced “SHROB”) is a comic book creator, actor, comedian, writer, and film and television producer. Schrab grew up in Mayville, Wisconsin. He is known as the creator of the comic book, Scud: The Disposable Assassin, co-writer of the feature film Monster House, the unaired pilot Heat Vision and Jack, competitive film festival Channel 101 and the co-creator of Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program.