Chevy Chase Rips Boss in Angry Phone Message
'Community' star attacks Dan Harmon by voicemail
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2012 4:36 PM CDT
Actor Chevy Chase arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012, in West Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Welcome to the club, Chevy. Community star Chevy Chase has joined Christian Bale and Alec Baldwin in the legion of celebrities whose recorded freak-outs have gone viral, Deadline reports. "I don’t get talked to like that by anyone," Chase said in a phone message to his Community boss, producer/showrunner Dan Harmon. "Certainly not in front of my wife and daughter you goddamn a******."

He goes on—you can hear the profanity-laced message here, being played aloud for giddy listeners. But behind the outburst is a tense relationship between two Hollywood hotshots described as "passionate" or "volatile," take your pick. Chase reportedly walked off set without filming one of his scenes last month, and Harmon dropped the F-bomb on him at the season wrap party. Hey, maybe this little drama will boost Community's ratings—which currently run second to NBC's highest-rated comedy, The Office. (For Bale's particularly nasty meltdown, click here.)

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793tango
Apr 2, 2012 5:17 AM CDT
Chevy Chase.....didn't he used to be somebody?
DraftyBeer
Apr 1, 2012 6:12 PM CDT
If ya want reconition.....I'll send ya a big fluffly cryin towel....SNL and the movies ya did are it.....you were kinda funny ....Yer gettin hyped...go fishin and enjoyed your last days of life...drink some beer and go nighty nite...hahahhahahahha.....thats what I do..Take care everyone...
mikech
Apr 1, 2012 5:35 PM CDT
With my memories of his really great movies and SNL, Chase's performance on Community (and even his later movies) seems uninspired and wooden, which makes them somewhat depressing to watch. I enjoy Community, but would not miss Chase in the least. I wonder why he is doing it?