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Leaked Sony Emails Show Joel McHale Asked For A Discount On An $8,000 TV After "Community" Cancelation

The funny exchange, which McHale today acknowledged on Twitter, was noticed in the leaked Sony emails by Business Insider.

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The leaked Sony emails have provided a glimpse of behind-the-scenes in Hollywood, including lots of smack-talk and examples of how messy it can be to make a film. And also, apparently, some odd favors that celebs ask for.

Joel McHale
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Joel McHale

A laughable email exchange published by Business Insider shows that after Community got canceled in May, star Joel McHale asked Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko's assistant to get him a discount on an $8,000 Sony TV.

McHale wanted the 65-inch X950B 4K Ultra HD, which retails for $7,999.99.

He wrote:

Hello Fayanne,

It's Joel McHale. You might remember me from such canceled Sony tv shows as—Community.


Very sad.

So when I was talking to Steve about the show ending last Friday, I asked about a discount on a Sony tv. He said of course. He's the greatest as you know. I didn't want to bother him with the specific details of the screen I want so I thought I would bother you. I hope that is it [sic] cool.

It's below. You can check with Steve obviously if this all sounds strange.

I'm not sure how this all works but I'm happy to send a credit card number wherever necessary.

Thanks Fayanne. I'm very much going to miss working at Sony.



And Mosko was actually like: / Via NBC

And asked for the TV, which was on sale for $6,000, to be purchased, writing: "how much is it? just get it...put it against community deal w money later" / Via NBC

The best part (besides Community getting another season airing on Yahoo Screen in June) is that McHale addressed the whole thing on Twitter today.

U bet your sweet ass I want my employee discount! 4K's r outstanding RT @chilibeanie67: Sony Leak Reveals McHale Nice

Joel McHale@joelmchaleFollow

U bet your sweet ass I want my employee discount! 4K's r outstanding RT @chilibeanie67: Sony Leak Reveals McHale Nice

9:30 AM - 11 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As did co-star Gillian Jacobs.

My favorite Sony leak.

Nicely done, McHale. / Via NBC
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