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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Baby Boomer Santa links

I want y'all to know: I don't advocate piracy at all.

I'm putting Baby Boomer Santa online because we're long-suffering fans, and NBC should have done the right thing and put it online themselves. Hello? We have a Christmas special coming now in April?

So here you are, my friends. Happy Holidays; Merry Christmas. It's because of the love from all of you that we have some good cheer!


I got some Christmas time for me! I got some Christmas time for a tree!

Friday, November 30, 2012

CommuniCon Date: February 9-10, 2013

Hello Communies!

Listen, we were all losing our minds on twitter today, screaming from sheer joy in all caps for an hour when our dear @CommuniConNews announced the dates for CommuniCon. PLEASE follow this account on twitter. It's completely gonzo amazeballs and we're so happy.

Here's the FAQ, straight from @CommuniConNews

A very lovely teaser poster:

Listen, it doesn't matter if we do or don't get a Season 5 anymore. I mean, okay, it's stupid and horrible that this beautiful show gives us an attack of abdominal cramps and tears every six months from all the STRESS for no reason, WHATEVER.

But the fans, cast, crew, and writers have more than enough love to go around.

Here are the details from the AV Club via NBC Street Team on Pinterest, and YES I will update the UnstoppableCommunity website soon:



How I feel right now:

"How long does peyote last? I'm asking for a friend."

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Blog post so Bobrow can see my 411

My Darlings,

So it's Thursday already, God help us all. I can't get on my island (I live in Ventnor CIty NJ, RIGHT where the stupid thing hit), because the sewer system is on overload already and extra people will make the sewage flow into the street. My Pathmark in Ventnor Heights, 10 minutes around the corner, got 8 feet of water. I'm literally losing my mind; my best friend has a house in Ventnor Heights and she can't get any information on whether it's OK or not. 

I spent the week with friends far inland. Aside from one 45 minute power outage, we had warm food, hot showers, live music, NewsRadio DVDs, laundry, phones and computers. We got out just in time. My Granddaddy keeps telling me to be thankful that we're all safe and healthy. My cat is happy. As you read the rest of what I have to say today, keep in mind that my relatives are saying that to me over and over. Haaa! Also, please feel free to forward this to other Community fans.

We're trying to go back today, but (gentlemen, please cover your eyes) my monthly hell business just started up and I'll be damned if I drive two hours in pain. So while the Advil kicks in, I'm gonna write to you guys and pour my heart out.

There's a big benefit concert on NBC this Friday, 8-9pm, with money going to the Red Cross to help New Jersey residents affected by Sandy. Bruce, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, et al are going to be on air.

If I didn't have a wedding Friday night, maybe I'd see if I could play violin on the show. I played with Willie Nelson and kd Lang, so it's not like if what I'm saying is completely out of the realm of possibility. I was going to try to see if they could use some of my husband's prints for fundraising, also. He did a poppy print for St. Jude one year, and it did really well. My husband's website:, mine My anxiety level is so bad, I just can't put it all together.

Truth is, I've been unable to go to sleep every night. I'm worried sick about my husband's artwork in our garage and in his store on Ocean City (which we just found out got 2 feet of water). We're not allowed to go and check on anything yet, we're not allowed to go back on these islands for whatever reason (looting, potential poops in the street, we're tenants in the store and the owners are letting insurance adjusters in first instead of us). It takes mold only 12 hours to take root. On top of the raw sewage and toxic chemicals, oh God I'm crying again. We may have lost 200K of artwork. I pray that it's less. Not knowing is making us crazy.

I'm worried sick about mold growing on my husband's artwork. I cry when I think of the food spoiling in our fridge. It's not like we're super wealthy people here. I feel guilty for staying on this island all this time so I could keep working in my rock band (I quit the band recently and am now planning on moving us inland).

We're supposed to stay with a friend tonight, who lives about 20 minutes away from our place. There's a tree across his driveway, so thank God my instinct was to take shelter far inland. I have a wedding Friday and Saturday night, so it will be good to be closer by my jobs with power, water, heat, computer.

I know I'm rambling; forgive me.

If there's some way you guys could organize a hashtag for Friday that directs people to the NBC fundraiser and the Red Cross website for donations, especially the New Jersey sector, I would be very grateful. Snow, Jon, Jennifer and Splais on the emails (Ashleigh, Jon, Jennifer, and Shawn) are all beautiful Redditors. I've found that the hashtags travel well on reddit, and maybe then tell everyone to spread it as many forms of social media as they can, OK? Some people call me "Captain" even though I don't see myself like that. But tell the others: the "Captain" is down right now. All hands on deck. I am actually in a very bad situation and need help; it's no joke. I honestly perceive the Red Cross as one of the more stable, honest organizations to give to, so this concert and effort makes a lot of sense to me.

I'm sitting here, thinking if there's some way I can make this easier. Maybe a hashtag suggestion? #RedCrossCommunity with a link to main red cross donation link in the tweet?

YOU GUYS are my Community. Right now, the "Community" part of the hashtag is all of you. I'm in tears as I type this.

I don't know how much I can do today except RT stuff, but if you tell the world even a tiny part of my story (please leave out the Advil part), THIS is what the Community fandom is really about. 

I love you guys. Right now, I really need you.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

10/26 NBC Community Social Media Plans

Hi guys!

Listen, last Friday's hashtag, #Darkest401, was a smash success. We trended #2 in the US and #5 worldwide, for an hour or two. Plus, there were some AMAZING pretend versions of the unaired episode, and both Yvette Nicole Brown and Andy Bobrow tweeted their enjoyment of our escapade.

By popular request, we're doing (#)Darkest402 this Friday, too!

1) Remove parentheses only at 7:30pmEST on Friday, 10/26, and tweet lightly for an hour.

2) Tweet as much as you like, and RT other people's tweets at 8:30pmEST.

3) Only one hashtag per tweet, and we'll rocket up there again.

4) Until Friday, please share this plan on every social media platform that you can, OK? If you're short of time, you can use the links from the main website (2nd link below).

Here's the Reddit link:

And here's the main website link:



Friday, October 19, 2012

10/19 NBC Community Social Media Plans

TL;DR (with a big thank-you to Fringe): Tweet (#)Darkest401 Friday 10/19/12.

1) Remove parentheses at 7:30pmEST (to preserve the power of the hashtag) and tweet lightly for an hour

2) Tweet as much as you like, starting at 8:30pmEST

3) Use only that one hashtag in each tweet. Any more hashtags than that will reduce the tweet's power.

4) Why not say hello to the ad sponsors?

Guys, the UK "Community" fan who put this together on Reddit is my personal hero.

Here's a link to the website, with all the details:

Also, I'd like to point out the lovely work that @SuperSarah33, @SmoochyDaisy52, @UhOhMorsheDios, and @Dramakim did today:

1) Scroll down to 10/18/12 and observe all the joy from the Pen Awards, which @Danielletbd delivered to the NBC Community cast today:

2) Here's @DramaKim's lovely turn, representing "Community" fans very well, in a @Vulture debate/cage match with a Dr. Who and Real Housewives fan:

Excuse me now, while I go die from happiness. Cremate me when I die, spread my ashes on the Trinity River in Fort Worth Texas, THANK YOU.

"Community" fans are the BEST IN THE WORLD.


Monday, October 1, 2012

URGENT: PR instructions for 30 Rock kazoo serenade and straitjacket escape, Thursday 10/4

UPDATE: I need help spreading this event around on all the social media sites, and also finding all the emails for EVERY network's evening news PLUS NYC radio stations.

Here is the link for the public, which I need sent around ASAP:

Here is the link to this blog, to solicit help from others for PR work today:

Dear Fans (and our friend Sean),

There is a LOT on my plate right now. I need some help getting the word out about our kazoo serenade and straitjacket escape this Thursday 10/4, 1pm. This is an urgent situation, and this is your official mayday. Please forward this email to every Community fan and NYC videographer you know immediately. Also, email me at immediately if you can help, or know a videographer who can help.

Main webpage for the event; please include this in any tweets that go out. If you're finding help for us, please use this blog link.

1) I want to get us on the evening news.
b) If you open the document and select all the words, then copy into an email, it's better than just a link.
c) I need to find the news desks. All of them. Any help finding any network news desk, especially in NYC, is an urgent thing.
d) We can reach out to all the NYC newspapers, magazines, radio stations, etc.

2) I have the list of all the bloggers and newspapers that covered the event back in December, so I'll reach out to them with the press release now. EDIT: done.

3) I need practical help with tweeting the cast. Please find my last tweet at @violincatherine, copy and paste it to each Community cast member. This is most important today. EDIT: done. Yvette, Ganz, and Bobrow are BATMAN. If you'd like to retweet my most recent tweet to @JoelMcHale so he can finally see the darn thing in the sea of tweets he gets, that would be wonderful. Go to @violincatherine for the tweet. Thank you!

4) I have a dream of all of us going to the Today Show on Thursday morning. Kristina, who helped me write the press release, also gave me suggestions for how to figure out those email addresses. don't know who among the fans is available for that. I could bring a mandolin (I don't have a ukulele) and help with some chords. EDIT: emailed, waiting for response.

5) I need to email East Coast AP, Reuters, big news agencies

6) I have the emails for the 30 Rock store, plus all the NBC and Sony bigwigs. I can email them the press release, too. EDIT: done.

7) You have the previous email lists of fans, right? Plus we have Reddit and all the other social media (twitter, Facebook, pinterest, tumblr, etc). If you are on Reddit, please put this link up. I'll do my best to glean the contact information from the spreadsheet ASAP and try to put more together. 
a) I could use some help with an email and tweet. EDIT: email and tweet are done.
b) We can start sending this around; BIGGEST focus needs to be on other fans tweeting the cast for a retweet. I need to come up with a clean tweet. Any help is SO welcome.

8) I need to double check the Craigslist post and see if it needs to be renewed. EDIT: done.

9) Please send this blog post around to peeps that you think might be helpful; link is

Thank you, love you, owe you.


Monday, September 17, 2012

10/4 30 Rock kazoo serenade and straitjacket escape

Hey everybody!

In our bid to try to get Nielsen awareness of our funny little comedy show AND of some Houdini comic books, we're doing a kazoo serenade and straitjacket escape at 30 Rock on Thursday 10/4, 1pm, sidewalk outside the NBC store, 49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

If you'd like to send this press release out, please open this link, copy and paste into the body of an email (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V. Use apple key intend of Ctrl on a Mac):

30 Rock kazoo and straitjacket Press Release

Here's the Facebook event page:

AND here's the webpage:

Craigslist post:


Friday, August 17, 2012

Current @CommunityCult fan plans!

Hey y'all!

I know it's been a while. Listen, there are some festive fan plans brewing.

If you're not on twitter or tumblr yet, please sign up for both. Then please follow @CommunityCult and, OK?

New for today, please take our NBC Community fan leadership poll:

NBC "Community" Internet Fan Leadership Poll!

There are two other polls (@Uhohmorshedios and @SmoochyDaisy52), Flow charts for noobs from @SmoochyDaisy52, East Coast shenanigans from @SmoochyDaisy52 and @DramaKim, a secret fan plan and bumper stickers from @SuperSarah33, and a #CommuniCon brewing from @UhOhMorshediOs.


So, please find all of us on twitter, and we'll help you get it all sorted out!




Friday, May 25, 2012

My favorite writers are back. Ahhhh.

My heart healed 75% today because 4 of my favorite writers are back.
Megan Ganz, Andy Bobrow, Steve Basilone, and Annie Mebane are returning for Season 4.

Thank you, Lord.

Also, I sent an angry tweet to the @GuarascioPort account today. Some frightened fans think this account is real, and are threatening to boycott the show. I asked the owners of the account to label their profile "Parody Account." It's not even important if it's funny or not. My entire timeline was freaking out over losing fans to a misguided show boycott. The twitter study group has been through enough this week. It's not a lot to ask.

This should be obvious, but we've all had a truly horrible week. I can understand other people overreacting. (Ahem.) I was so ill last week, and I love Dan Harmon so much, and I was so invested with our Save the Show movement, that I became the Hulk, for God's sake. My heart was broken.

So we continue to cycle through the 5 stages of grief, my friends. I'm not saying that I will cease my lifelong boycott of Sony and NBC stuff, or that I'm not plotting some clever thing in protest. Oh no. BUT I'm starting to feel normal again. Also, I NEED a picture of Bobrow in leather pants. Sex GOD.

@OccamsBlazer on the AV Club board posted this bit of wonder, which is Radiohead songs rewritten as Community songs. He says @Automatic_Taglines and Evil Jeff helped. Enjoy.

OK Inspector lyrics on google docs

Also, this is me dancing right now:


Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Here's the original tumblr post for Thursday's hashtag!

Please spread the word. All International fans are SUPER important for us this Thursday, 7pmEST-1am, so please set your alarms!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Make a Wish (Subway charity) call for donations!

Dear Fans,

Our friend @Lightening_Bug put a lovely Make a Wish donation plan in place for us!

It's on behalf of @NBCCommunity, since @MakeAWish is a @Subway charity. Can we make this a joint #CougarTown thing, so it's also a #Communitown fan action? Obviously the #CougarTown message cards would go to ABC!

Here's the website:

Go Greendale, Go Greendale, GO!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cougar Town ad sponsors from 4/24 and 4/10/12

Why should we tweet the Cougar Town ad sponsors? Hell's bells, Trudy, here's why:

Because we love Cougar Town. Because #Communitown is a beautiful thing. Because we're rooting for them, all the way, and are happy they went up 13% in Nielsen viewers last night. Because @uhohmorshedios is a GODDESS and compiled this list. Because all @vdoozer shows need to remain on the tee vee. Tweet these sponsors and say hello, OK?

Here's 5/1/12 from @uhohmorshedios (San Fran) with #Community ad sponsors cross-referenced!

Here's 4/24/12 from @loulzb!

Wendys, doritos, internet explorer, dove soap, tropicana orange juice, office depot, Verizon, propel zero, campbells soup

@CougarTownRally 4/11/12 list: I got M&Ms, propel water, tropicana orange juice, office depot, turbo tax, wendys, TJ Maxx, nokia, dove chocolate

Last day to vote in Hulu poll!

Guys, please vote. We really need to #WinAllTheThings, OK? Also, tell EVERYONE and post EVERYWHERE. We're holding our own against the zombies, even without Community posting on Facebook and twitter. It shows me that we've gotten REALLY organized since December, and I'm proud of you guys.



Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Guys, there are funny prizes for the blanket vs pillow fort pictures!

Just thought you should know about it, since it's ALL FOR YOU. Consider this your fellow fans' personal thank you for your love and devotion! If you love NBC Community, you are eligible. Upload a picture of your blanket or pillow fort here:

Here's the @balen13 pillow fort!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Summary of Current Fan Work

Please consider buying weekly sub sandwiches from Subway, OK? #ILoveYouSubway


Pillow and Blanket Fort Contest/War:


All together now: #ILoveYouSubway!


Subway is hot young dude now.

PLEASE consider buying a weekly Subway sandwich with us, as part of #Communitown (i.e., with Cougar Town). Also, tweet @subwayfreshbuzz, interact on, and write some letters.

Subway sandwich online comment form:

Subway on Wikipedia. WOW they're huge:

Snail mail and phone (maybe don't call them):
Subway Real Estate Corporation 
325 Bic Dr, Milford, CT 06461
(203) 877-4281 

So please send a nice letter to:

  • Mr. Fred DeLuca
  • President 
  • SUBWAY Corporation
  • 325 Bic Drive 
  • Milford, CT 06460 


OH SHIZZ Y'ALL. Check out the Subway Facebook page and say hello! NBC Community is listed on 3/29/12. OMG!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

NBC Community ad sponsor tweet lists!

I'll keep this permalink running on the Pinterest Street Team Board (you don't have to sign in to use this; click the icon twice):

Here's the link to the NBC Community Street Team:

Please join @Lightening__Bug@Greendale_PR and @Greendale_PR_UK in a campaign to thank the ad sponsors. Here's @Lightening__Bug's #GreendaleGivesBack ad sponsor charity campaign:

Please tweet our ad sponsors with the #UncountedCommunity hashtag, make little vine videos about them, check in on TV Tag (formerly GetGlue) during the show's airing, say hi on Facebook, and buy something if it makes sense for you (But: you can make a Vine video at a car dealership, about to take a test drive, for example). Let them know that an ad buy on our fine show gets them a LOT of buzz!

Lots of repeats, holy crap! Thank you to all the ad sponsors; huzzah!


Current Ad Sponsors:

3/6/14 508 Ad Sponsors: East Coast (@Lightening__Bug):

Houston - use tabs at bottom for 3/6 (@JenniferWorthen):

West Coast - scroll down for 3/6 (@UhOhMorshediOs):

2/27/14 507 Ad Sponsors: East Coast (@Lightening__Bug):

1/30/14 Ad Sponsors: East Coast (@Lightening__Bug):

Houston - use tabs at bottom for 1/30 (@JenniferWorthen):

West Coast - scroll down for 1/30/14 (@UhOhMorshediOs):

1/23/14 Ad Sponsors: East Coast (@Lightening__Bug):

Houston - use tabs at the bottom for 1/23/14 (@JenniferWorthen):

West Coast - scroll down for 1/23/14 (@UhohMorsheDios):

1/9/14 Ad Sponsors
East Coast (@Lightening__Bug):

Detroit (@MaggieTrundles):

Houston - Use tabs at the bottom for different dates (@JenniferWorthen):

West Coast - scroll down for 1/9 (@UhOhMorsHEDios):

1/2/14 Ad Sponsors
East Coast (@Lightening__Bug): 

Detroit (@MaggieTrundles):
501 1st ad break Neutrogena
501 2nd ad break
501 3rd ad break Freedom Aveeno

Houston (@JenniferWorthen):

San Francisco (@UhOhMorsheDiOs):


3/14/13 Ad Sponsors
East Coast:
@VerizonWireless @Motorola Droid Razr Maxx (2 ads!), @FocusFeatures #Admission movie, @CutiesCitrus, @TheHobbitMovie, @Ford @FordFocus@Subaru_USA iphone (2 ads tonight), @MillerCoors Redd's Apple Ale, , #BurtWonderstone , Cruze
Central Time:
Add @Wendys and @Dodge truck month! (Thanks @GwenTrundlebed and @BrittLikesTV!)
West Coast (thank you @UhohMorsheDios!):

3/7/13 Ad Sponsors
Say hi on Facebook too: Shall we do another group twitter yogurt buy? What do you guys think? Yoplait is AMAZING.
EDIT: @JohnFriedaUS exists; I just couldn't find it last night! So use that, sorry!
Eastern Time:
Central Time (thank you @GwenTrundlebed and @JenniferWorthen!):

2/28/13 Ad Sponsors
Eastern Time: Another @Yoplait ad! Also, 2 @Tmobile ads in the 2nd act!
Western Time (Thank you @UhOhMorshedios!) Scroll down to see this week:

2/21/13 Ad Sponsors
Eastern Time (South Jersey)! Another @Yoplait ad; 2nd one this season. I bought some Yoplait!

2/14/13 Ad Sponsors
Eastern Time! Another @Ford double shot:
Central Time! Thank you @JenniferWorthen!

2/7/13 Ad Sponsors
Central Time! THANK YOU @JenniferWorthen!
LOTS OF REPEATS, including @YOPLAIT and a double shot of @FORD!
West Coast! Thank you @UhOhMorshEdios!

5/10/12 Ad Sponsors
East Coast! Batman = @Gwentrundlebed and @Greendale_Love!

West Coast! Batman = @SuperSarah33!
Add , and

West Coast (San Fran)! Batman = @uhohmorshedios!

5/3/12 Ad Sponsors
East Coast! Thank you @Gwentrundlebed and @Greendale_Love!

4/26/12 Ad Sponsors 
New Jersey @violincatherine and Detroit (say thanks to hubby!) @GwenTrundlebed
San Francisco @uhohmorshedios
Portland @SuperSarah33

4/19/12 Ad Sponsors (Yadda Yadda @Subway, yadda yadda @YoplaitYogurt)
New Jersey  @violincatherine and Detroit @gwentrundlebed
San Francisco @uhohmorshedios
Portland @SuperSarah33

4/12/12 Ad sponsors (NOTE: @Subway and @YoplaitYogurt had ads this week. If you can buy/tweet their products, they are VERY friendly to us. This is GREAT NEWS!):
New Jersey and Detroit @violincatherine and @gwentrundlebed
Portland @SuperSarah33
San Francisco @uhohmorshedios
@GreendaleYear4 Milwaukee

4/5/12 Ad sponsors:
East Coast @Greendale_Love
West Coast @supersarah33

3/29/12 Ad sponsors:

@violincatherine and @RobZuber (thank you, Rob!)

@SuperSarah33 got the West Coast!

3/22/12 Ad sponsors:

@violincatherine (I don't know why Fiat, Lowes, and L'oreal fell off my twitter feed. That's why this redundancy is so cool!)

@SuperSarah33 West Coast

3/15/12 Ad sponsors:
Here are 3/15/12 NBC Community Ad Sponsors.  We were impressed by the local ones! Also, THANK YOU to @Greendale_Love and @SuperSarah33. #CoolCoolCool
and follow-up additions and West Coast!
3/16/12 Next day Hulu ads:

Street Team!

Here's my Pinterest Street Team board:
@SmoochyDaisy52, @Greendale_Love and @MsDaisySteiner (Pinterest board: helped with all these ideas today.

@SmoochyDaisy52 says she is the Britta in the Street Team, and I am Jeff. Feel free to call yourself any other name at Greendale. Multiples are OK; no fighting, children!

The original impulse for a Street Team comes from Sherlock fans. They post chalk graffiti and flyers everywhere, then put an image of the post on a google map. (See #4 and #5 below, or just click on the top Pinterest link.)

Rock band street teams: distribute flyers/stickers, sell merch at shows, send emails out, call TV/radio stations.

Street marketing in Europe sometimes involves people in strange costumes, engaging passersby in social media buy-in to win contests. Now a bald cap and a gaga dress beckon me.

  1. Any fan can join the Street Team. You don't have to do anything, OK? You can just say you're in it. It's Greendale!
  2. If you want to throw some silly ideas, we need idea people. If you want to RT, we need retweeters. If you want to do more, then do more.
  3. I guess I need to make some funny flyers for us, then. 
  4. Vandal that I am, I bought some Easter-egg chalk at the dollar store tonight. (There were 2 other ladies in the dollar store, buying neon silly string to vandalize a friend's car. Rapscallions!) I'm planning on tagging various buildings with chalk graffiti, taking pictures, and posting it on the Interactive Street Team map.
  5. And here's the map, which is also on the Pinterest board: 
  6. I saw some cool street team and street marketing ideas on the Internet earlier today. 
  7. @MsDaisySteiner on chalk graffiti tag and name of Street Team:  "My suggestions Graffiti- "NBC's Community is streets ahead". Team name - Streets Ahead team." Also,  "Greendale is where YOU belong" or "Greendale wants YOU" and maybe a hashtag so people can find more info."
  8. I liked #MyHeartBelongsToGreendale, but Daisy's idea is better.
  9. @SmoochyDaisy52 wants a puppy parade. YES. Maybe team up with local ASPCA/animal shelters?
  10. @Balen13 conjured the actual Greendale amusement park. WIth a big paintball course. I see a permanent blanket fort in the adjoining hotel. Plus a campus, classes, lectures, assignments.
  11. @SmoochyDaisy52 said we should have stickers. @TeamAsunder made some great round icons for Abed4President, so I'm going to find some sticky paper and print some out.
  12. I think we should all write thank you notes to Uncle Bob Greenblatt, CEO of NBC, for putting the show back on the air. Thank you, Uncle Bob!
  13. It would be funny to call all our local TV and radio stations and talk to them about NBC Community
  14. I like the idea of sending a ton of emails/tweets to parallel fandoms. 
  15. Going back to the straight rock band idea, we could rally around the merch and @nbcstore for something, too.
  16. Well hey, I'm treating the show like a struggling rock band. Why not?
  17. Let me know if you have any other ideas. The sillier, the better!
Streets Ahead Street Team "Jeff"

NBC Community Fan Universe, a Post Just So Pinterest Will Likey

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cougar Town + Community Viewing Party!

URGENT, please post in craigslist today: scroll down 4 short paragraphs to bold header. Follow step by step directions. A tweet to me at @violincatherine with the city you covered keeps me from double posting in that city, OK? All #Communitown hands on deck, please! UPDATE: Here's the NYC craigslist post, so you can see this baby live! (Posts are now in Baton Rouge, San Diego, Chicago, NYC, Philadelphia, Austin, Boston, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, and Ann Arbor: Thank you, Pirate @balen13, Batman @nwahs086 and sweet Aggie @jenniferworthen!

Here are 3/15/12 NBC Community Ad Sponsors.  We were impressed by the local ones! Also, THANK YOU to @Greendale_Love and @SuperSarah33. #CoolCoolCool
and follow-up additions and West Coast!
3/16/12 Next day Hulu ads:
Tweet to them, say hi on Facebook, and buy something if it's a fit for you. Let them know that an ad buy on our fine show gets them a LOT of buzz!

Please donate wine corks and buy some Subway sandwiches with #Communitown. I'm also going to GMA for the Cougar Town rally on 4/6!

Here's a spreadsheet to keep and help me fill out. I just filled tonight's craigslist fan work in the map that's at the upper left. Please feel free to add online work and real-world flyers to the map. We need blue pins across the midwest and south, OK?

OK, here we go. Communitown fans, unite! 
1) Go here and find a city that strikes your fancy, but a focus on the South and Midwest will help our Nielsen push:
2) We are most interested in targeting Nielsen families by US Census areas. Scroll through the list down the page, and try to fill in all top areas by population if you can: Yes, I am a nerd. Click on the map, note how it overlays craigslist cities. NIELSEN!
3) Click on "events" under "community"
4) Click on "post" at upper right corner
5) Click "events," a city if specified, a location if specified
6) fill in 2012/4/18 to 2012/5/2 for dates (or use today's date to 2 weeks from now, alright?), 
7) use this blogpost title for the title: Cougar Town + Community Viewing Party!
8) Give a specific location
9) put your main email in the reply line. I suggest making it anonymous
10) Cut and paste from below this numbered list to the very end into the body of the post.
10) click continue a couple of times, then publish
11) IMPORTANT: go to your email and click the link, then click that you accept craigslist terms, to make it live. 
12) If you get any crap from craigslist, change a few words around. If you get REALLY stuck, tweet me at @violincatherine.

Dear New and Old Fans,<br><br>
For time-strapped people, here's a summary! Two funny shows on TV this week:<br>
<li><i>Cougar Town</i> is on ABC this Tuesday at 8:30pm!</li>
<li><i>Community</i> is on NBC this Thursday at 8pm!</li>
<br>We promise our shows will cheer you up, OK? Yay! For those who aren't working 17 hour days or something, here's the rest of the story:
<br>Fans of NBC's <i>Community</i> and ABC's <i>Cougartown</i> formed a Super Group (yes, like the Traveling Wilburys) called <b>Communitown</b>. Both of our shows are critically-acclaimed, side-splittingly funny half hour TV sitcoms. Both of our shows need more viewers.
<br><br>Our question, fan to fan: it's important that quality shows stay on the air, right? Aren't you tired of the same old thing? <i>Community</i>, a show about a lovable gang of misfits at a community college, actually breaks new ground with every show. <i>Cougar Town</i> is NOT about Cougars; it's about some good-looking people having fun and hanging out in Florida (just like ALL our friends from New Jersey during the winter)! Come join our fan nationwide viewing party. We'd like to celebrate good TV with you this week!
Hold onto your hats, folks. Here's the NBC <i>Community</i> Season 3 trailer:  <a href="">THAT'S a proper trailer! From NBC; wow!</a>
<br><br>And here's the ABC <i>Cougar Town</i> Season 3 Highlight reel:  <a href="">Link from the fabulous TV critic, Alan Sepinwall</a>
<br><br><i>Cougar Town</i> fans are as passionate as <i>Community</i> fans. For those who already love the show: they're raising money to buy wine corks to send to ABC, buying Subway sandwiches with the <i>Community</i> fans on Mondays, and planning a group action at the end of March. Follow them at <a href=""></a>. If you'd like to get involved, the easiest #Communitown organizers to find are Cougar Town Rally and Evil Troy and Abed on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you and enjoy the funny!
Communitown Fans (#CougarTown and the #Greendale7)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Communitown (joint Community and Cougar Town Subway sandwich fan action); Spreadsheet

Dear Fans,

3/30/12 update: Current Subway hashtags on twitter: #ILoveYouSubway and #EatFresh. @brittanymackk mentioned #sixinchesandamovie today. Ha ha!

It's always nice to thank people for airing your show on TV. Please send some nice hand-written letters to NBC Executives. We have a lot to celebrate. Tell them about the Subway campaign, and that we're here for them. Addresses:

Also, PLEASE send a nice letter to:

  • 325 BIC DRIVE 
  • MILFORD, CT 06460

UPDATE: Cougar Town fans are gathering money for a massive wine cork purchase to send to ABC. Also, I'm personally going to their (early morning, like 6:15am, ouch) gathering at ABC's Good Morning America broadcast in Times Square on Friday, 4/6. Anyone want to join? I just bought a Penny Can t-shirt and Cougar Town baseball cap.

URGENT, Summary of fan action:
1) Buy a Subway sandwich on Mondays
2) Fill out an in-store comment card that says "#savecommunity and #savecougartown! #Communitown thanks you for your ad sponsor and product placement support of BOTH shows!"
4) Tweet the living daylights out of @SubwayFreshBuzz with #Communitown hastag.
5) Follow Cougar Town fan leaders @CougarTownRally, @loulzb, @JeffRaissle, and @CougarTownFTW.
6) Facebook event post:
7) From @MsDaisySteiner: Deanway! SubDean?
8) Paste this Penny Can label on a paint/coffee can; bring it with you to Subway!
9) Goatee pattern; cut one out of felt or construction paper, wear to Subway!

Please vote in TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorite poll (2 categories, Comedy and Ensemble. We're NBC shippers too, so Debra Messing in the Comeback category is nice):

tl;dr, scroll down to the final paragraph of this post for the overall summary in bold text. Subway fan action reasoning: Thank you!

The one good thing about the hive mind is flexibility of ideas. Bees butt each other in the heads to get a better idea across. The bee who brought me the #Communitown idea appears to be shy, but she is Batman.

Also, the Community Paley Fest gave me hope that a 4th season is possible. We need to stay loud. I'm not shelving the World Record blanket fort and International Paintball Month, but I'm going to chat with Chuck fan organizers and @lightening__bug for event planning ideas. If we have a party in LA, we can invite the cast. Also, Comic Con is in June. We can do paintball when it's warm outside.

OK, there's a Subway sandwich display in the Greendale cafeteria, right? (Season 3 Jim Rash Has An Oscar promo). And Subway was featured in Abed's scene on Cougar Town, and is a current Cougar Town ad sponsor?

If we form one gigantic Community plus Cougar Town super group, and all start buying sub sandwiches on Mondays, we may be able to save BOTH shows. I'm willing to eat Subway sandwiches for 2-3 years if it gains us 2-3 more years. Let's feel it out; try it for one month and see what the response is like. I predict the media attention on this is going to be HUGE. I want Cougar Town to succeed; they weren't prepared for this timeline and need our help. Please follow her fan leaders, @CougarTownRally and @Loulzb. Use the hashtag #Communitown on Mondays, fill out comment cards in the store that say #SaveCougarTown and #SaveCommunity, and fill out this online form:

1) Chuck already set up this habit, so it will be easy for us to use the same trail.
2) As opposed to courting a random ad sponsor, Subway is using product placement in BOTH shows.
3) Have you ever seen a combined fan action before? People are usually so terrified that they get tunnel vision and can't band together. I predict that this is going to be BIG news. Both shows desperately need a WSJ/NYTimes/CNN news story to draw wealthy Nielsen viewers. Cougar Town is listed as an underdog in the news, so the story will shift to the fighting underdog. The Scrubs staff is on both shows, and Abed appears on Cougar Town in a cameo. Bill Lawrence worked very hard on the marketing, so there is an existing story there as well. I think we have an 85% chance of landing in the business sections of big media.
4) ABED WOULD WANT THIS. Also, @CougarTownRally and @loulzb are super nice. That is all.
5) I'm calling for this fan action one day from today. If you buy a sandwich THIS WEEK, that's fine. Cougar Town need immediate assistance. Can you imagine being in their shoes, off for all those months, and then having this kind of trouble after one month?
6) Anybody want to help me tweet out the Cougar Town ad sponsors for Tuesday at 8:30pm? I've got the East Coast covered. I could use help with the midwest and west coast. Also, I'll do next day Hulu ads. I want to see what they have, and if there's any other overlap with NBC Community (scroll back to posts from late November and early December for the old lists).

So that's the update there. The $74K TV Guide Magazine fan ad is still a good idea. When I find a graphic design intern, I'll let them loose on it.

FUN IDEA. If you are a #Community fan going to #SXSW for either the Film or the Music festivals, please let me know, OK? I'm planning on sending a T-shirt order down for 10 Napoleon Dynamite style shirts (aka Vote for Pedro, but with show details on it), and post it on Craigslist in Austin. I can also send flyers and stickers to a Staples store in Austin. Any ideas or revisions? Is NBC going to be there (I'm assuming yes)? Cougar Town, my lovely sister show, I'm not Miss Moneybags or I'd naturally do the same for you. We can run parallel actions if you want. You have my email address. Anything you need, just ask, OK?

Also, to get some serious water cooler buzz going, let's post some funny Craigslist stunts. Include both shows and our Subway initiative (NBC Community, Thurs 3/15, 8pm. ABC Cougar Town, Tues 8:30pm. We're all buying Subway sandwiches on Mondays to save both shows, so Eat Fresh with us and watch our funny shows too!). It's FREE, you can make it say whatever you want, it's in most cities and regions of the US (hello Nielsen), and everybody reads craigslist. If they don't, they have friends who do, and they'll hear about us soon. And yes, @MetropoLois, go CRAZY with Annie's Boobs if you want.

EXPERIMENT: I asked twitter if anyone was on Pinterest. The demographics of that site are CRAZY, like 85% ladies, age 25-54, am I right? @MsDaisySteiner has a board there, #GreendaleIsWhereIBelong: I'm afraid of Google+ too, but I'm going to do my best to post about our #Communitown efforts on both sites. As usual, I'm an awkward nerd anyway, so please forgive my N00b ways! Whee!

OK, last thing. Please pass this link around, and feel free to add to it:
The upper two left squares are URGENT matters.
1) Map link:  NEW IDEA: Post your local Subway store on this map; Cougar Town, you are officially part of this map now, too. Cougar Town flyer: Quick reasoning: we have dropped in dratted Nielsen viewership over 2 years, which is why NBC Community is in a precarious position. If you could please post some flyers/graffiti chalk art/posters in your neighborhood, take a picture of where/what you posted (optional), and drag a blue pin onto your city (type your city in the top, a pin comes up, then drag the blue pin to it; use the rich text button to post a weblink), we could get some inroad on the Nielsen problem.

If Nielsen is truly a representative sample of the US, then maybe 45% have no computer. Flyers and street art are necessary to reach them. Also, my estimate is that 30-40% are religious, so go easy on Jim Rash in tights on the flyers, but go heavy on his Oscar win, particularly in the South and Midwest. Please mention Thurs, 3/15, 8pm, watch NBC Community. This lovely idea comes from @Mayh___, who found  Sherlock fans' street art. When the Harvard administration leaves Sherlock chalk graffiti from students on its brick walls and it's news, you know it's a good idea.

2) Please write some letters, as outlined in @supersarah33's lovely post ( If you buy one Subway sandwich this week, place one flyer with a corresponding blue pin on the map (OR link to your local Subway store), write a funny craigslist post, and write one letter to Bob Greenblatt, you are officially Batman to me.


(P.S. - The lovely genius who came up with the Subway idea is shy, but she is Batman. I have a deep gut feeling of joy about this idea. I really think it's going to take off. I'm not abandoning our other ideas, but we HAVE to save Cougar Town. Think of Abed! -CB)
(P.P.S. - Cougar Town, we are officially one team and one hive now. Don't feel shy or like you'll offend me if you use my ideas. You may need to act quickly on something right now, so do what you need to do, and we've got your back. As soon as you have a Facebook post, please let me know and I'll include it here. There are a million Cougar Town fans listed on Facebook. I'm cool posting in all the comments of all the posts on the main page. Let's go, OK? We've got this. We're officially in Mayday mode to defend and protect you. I'm here for you. xoxo -CB)