Miracles do happen, it seems, as Greendale is reuniting with its wealthiest, allegedly dead-iest alumni: Chevy Chase. Yes, Pierce Hawthorne will be appearing at least once during the sixth season of Community, the actor confirmed in his Reddit AmA on Monday.
When asked about his relationship with the series by a fan claiming the show had lost some of its luster in the wake of Hawthorne’s departure, Chase made the quip that not only had audiences not seen the last of their favorite cantankerous millionaire, but that the actor would be open to doing more of the former NBC-turned-Yahoo-Screen-baby, should creator Dan Harmon want him. “I will be in a small cameo at the beginning of Community and if they ask me to come back and do one or two appearances, it’s a possibility.”
It’s quite the turnaround from Chase’s departure during season five of the series, where he died. Yeah, that’s right: in “Basic Intergluteal Numismatics,” the audience learned that Pierce was no more, giving his shares (and wealth) away to Troy. So how could he return, eh? It *is* Community, so, y’know, anything could happen but it does give them an interesting challenge to overcome. Perhaps we’ll see Pierce’s grumpy, racist consciousness preserved in some sort of fancy computer/screen situation? Unless he faked his own death to get away from the group for awhile? The possibilities, particularly in the hands of the series’ creator, Harmon, are truly endless.
Are you happy to hear that Chevy Chase is making a cameo return to Community? Let’s hear your theories as to what that cameo might be in the comments.