Yeahhhh bitches. Bet you wish you were me right now. 😉😂
Two days after I got that invitation I was on the set of Cougar Town, Jeff. Cougar Town… The people were wonderful. You know, not just the actors but the crew, everyone. There must have been two hundred people, each with a specific function, but all dedicated to a single purpose. It was like a village, or like a living thing and, you know, I’m talking to the director and he says, ‘Why don’t you jump into the background?’ I say, ‘Now wait a minute, jump into the background of what exactly?’. And he says, ‘Jump into the background of this scene. Walk through it. Walk through Cougar Town.’ Well, before I can react this girl, she takes me by the hand and she stands me behind this patio where Courtney Cox and the actors are doing this scene. And the girl says, ‘Now when you hear action I want you to walk from here to there.’ That’s when I really started to panic, Jeff. Because, if I’m a person that watches Cougar Town, how can I be in Cougar Town?
You know and the more I started thinking about it, the less any of it makes any sense at all. And I just want to turn and run, but it’s too late because the director’s calling action. So, before I take my first step I realize that I have to stop being someone who’s ever seen the show and become a character on the show. Become a man from Cougar Town. You know, someone born there, someone whose name I decide is Chad.
And I take my first step, as a child might, learning to walk, as Chad. And with each step it becomes easier, and with each step I start remembering things from Chad’s life; like his first kiss under the big tree at Cougar Town field. Playing soccer at Cougar Town junior high. Finding my first chest hair in the shower, my first apartment. My first true love, falling for my best friend. Birthdays, weddings, car crashes, taxes. Playing charades at Thanksgiving. Chad had lived, Jeff. Chad had lived more than Abed.
And then they called cut, and the scene was over, but I wasn’t ready to stop being Chad. So I said the the director, ‘Can we have one more take?’ but they were already moving ahead. Courtney had nailed it. My lips started trembling, my hands and my feet went numb. My knees buckled, and, as I fell to the floor I pooped my pants.
I did, because the truth is Jeff that I had been Chad and Chad was dead. But as Abed I was still alive, so someone helped me up. And the wardrobe lady came over, she gave me new pants, I thanked everyone, I apologized, and then I just got on a bus and went straight to the airport." - Abed S2E19 Community (via 4th-floor-dragon)
COUGAR TOWN, JEFF. COUGAR TOWN.