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Celebrate the History of Sadie Hawkins Day – in Real Life and on TV

Celebrate the History of Sadie Hawkins Day – in Real Life and on TV

Originally posted 11/11/2015 03:25PM

Everyone knows that a Sadie Hawkins dance is the yearly high school tradition in which the girls ask guys out – even if they have no idea who Sadie Hawkins is. In fact, most people probably know this even if their particular high school didn't offer any such opportunity to reverse gender norms.

Why, then, is it so celebrated? Well, for one it's long been a staple of pop culture and of teen-centered TV shows in particular. In fact, a lot of people may have only ever experienced a Sadie Hawkins dance through TV. And TV shows are still doing it today, even if we've gotten to a point in American society where it wouldn't be all that strange for a girl to ask a guy to prom, homecoming or any other major dance. (Actually, it wouldn't be so out of left field for a girl to ask a girl, a guy to ask a guy, or any other combination these days either.)

In honor of Sadie Hawkins Day, which is generally celebrated in early November, we're recounting its history and its long life as a plot device in TV shows.

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Community's Joel McHale Shares What You Can Expect from New (Uncensored) Season


UpdatePosted 03/17/2015 03:45PM

Community's Joel McHale Shares What You Can Expect from New (Uncensored) Season

Originally posted 03/17/2015 03:10PM

Class is back in session – and this time there are no rules.

After five seasons on NBC, the cult sitcom Community has moved to Yahoo Screen, where the show has escaped the restraints of broadcast network regulations.

"We don't have the FCC restraints anymore," star Joel McHale tells PEOPLE. "But that's not to say that we will be nude and cursing all the time."

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UpdatePosted 03/03/2015 07:00PM

Community Season 6 Trailer: The 5 Most Hilarious Moments (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/03/2015 05:35PM

It's un-Dean-iable, the trailer for the new season of Community has us super excited for season 6 to hit Yahoo Screen on March 17.

For those who have not had the chance to watch it, here are the five most hilarious quotes from the new trailer:

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Get an Exclusive First Look at the New Season of Community


First Look: Community Heads to Yahoo for Season 6

Originally posted 02/17/2015 01:00PM

Attention Greendale, class is back in session.

When Community was canceled by NBC last summer, fans feared they had seen the last of the critically acclaimed comedy.

But Yahoo will release a sixth season of the sitcom on March 17, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the new episodes.

In anticipation of the upcoming release, star Joel McHale tells PEOPLE about the new season and what it was like to be saved from cancellation at "the last hour of the last day."

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Yvette Nicole Brown: Why I'm Not Wearing Weaves or Wigs

Yvette Nicole Brown: Why I'm Not Wearing Weaves or Wigs

Originally posted 08/24/2014 01:45PM

"I want to show African American women that all of our hair is beautiful in its natural state," the Community star tells PEOPLE

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UpdatePosted 08/15/2014 01:50PM

Watch the First Trailer for Yahoo's New Web-Only Community Season

Originally posted 08/15/2014 01:00PM

Community fans were thrilled when Yahoo announced it had picked up the canceled cult comedy from the NBC dustpan, brushing the dirt off the low-rated series and setting it up as the centerpiece of its streaming lineup at Yahoo Screen.

Now, the web giant has premiered the first trailer for the upcoming sixth season of Community, partly fulfilling the fandom's hope that the show will run for "six seasons and a movie."

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No Kidding! Joel McHale Named Top Entertainer for White House Correspondents' Dinner Host

Joel McHale Named Entertainer for White House Correspondents' Dinner

Originally posted 02/14/2014 11:40AM

Something tells us this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner will be particularly entertaining.

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WestJet's Christmas Miracle Commercial Will Melt Even the Frostiest Hearts

The Most Important Things Online: WestJet's Christmas Miracle Commercial, the Dr. Who Christmas Trailer and More

Originally posted 12/13/2013 01:00PM

Holiday travel is awful.

You're lugging around a bulky coat. The lines at the airport are unbearable. And there's always someone insufferable on your plane (and, usually, sitting right next to you).

But it doesn't have to be an express jet to hell. This year, WestJet pulled off the sweetest "miracle" for passengers, with a little help from Santa and his elves (er, their employees). Santa asked passengers what they wanted for Christmas – only to find their presents coming down the baggage shoot when they arrived at their destination.

Plus: Another video that will make you weep, more that will make you laugh, the trailer for the Dr. Who Christmas special, and more of the most important random things online.

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It's Joel McHale's Birthday: Here Are 5 Reasons We Love Him

Joel McHale

UpdatePosted 11/20/2013 07:00PM

It's Joel McHale's Birthday: Here Are 5 Reasons We Love Him

Originally posted 11/20/2013 11:00AM

It's Joel McHale's birthday Wednesday, and we'd like to take this opportunity to wish the star of The Soup and Community a very happy 42nd!

Here are five reasons we love him.

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Donald Glover Posts Troubling Notes on Instagram

Donald Glover Posts Troubling Notes on Instagram, Opens Up About Leaving Community

Originally posted 10/16/2013 03:30PM

Community star Donald Glover has posted a series of rambling, troubling notes – all written longhand on hotel stationery – to his Instagram account, revealing, "I've been sick this year. This is the first time I've felt helpless."

The 30-year-old actor-rapper, widely considered the breakout star of the comedy, which returns to NBC for its fifth season, addressed many deep personal and professional issues in the seven letters posted Oct. 14.

"I feel like I'm letting everyone down. I'm afraid people hate who I really am. I'm afraid I hate who I really am," he wrote. "I'm afraid my parents won't live long enough to see my kids … I'm scared [my girl's] still in love with that dude."

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