It's a sad, sad week, as The Pop Almanac bids adieu to Dan Harmon as the showrunner of NBC's low-rated, loved-by-nerds sitcom Community. Your hosts (on the record as both huge nerds and huge Community fans) chart the roller coaster of emotion from the thrill of the cult hit's improbable renewal, to the blow of losing its driving creative voice.
And on another, much less surprising note, Saturday Night Live said goodbye to castmembers Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and (maybe?) Jason Sudeikis at the end of its 37th season. What does this mean for the future of the show? And what characterized the era of SNL that's just drawn to a close?
Listen below, and then bone up on some vintage Dan Harmon with Yacht Rock episode 1: