Chevy Chase Drops N-Word on Community Sets, Halts Filming

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Chevy Chase created quite a stir on the set of Community this week, forcing production to temporarily shut down as a result of a tirade based around his use of the N-word.

According to Deadline sources, the actor - who has made his disdain for the show and the path it has taken Pierce down well-known - was frustrated once again over the direction of his character and snapped, angrily asking producers whether he will next be asked to refer to Troy or Shirley by the aforementioned racial epithet.

The on-set insider confirms Chase did not directly refer to either Donald Glover or Yvette Nicole Brown by that term, but both stars were upset over its general use.

Pierce and Britta

Filming was briefly shut down after the incident and Chase eventually apologized to the cast and crew.

Last year, Chase feuded with Community creator Dan Harmon, who has since been replaced.

In a recent interview with The Huffington Post UK, he said of signing on: “It was a big mistake! I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want."

Community, meanwhile, was schedule to premiere October 19, but as Troy and Abed explain, that could really mean anything.

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The Dean: I thought you had a degree from Columbia.
Jeff: Yes, and now I need to get one from America.

Looks like someone woke up on the regular side of bed.

Troy [to Britta]